There are two main options for eyelid surgery: upper and lower. Your doctor will discuss each with you during your consultation. You’ll be able to ask questions, and together you’ll decide the best option for you.
- Upper-eyelid surgery (to tighten heavy, sagging upper eyelids): An incision is made that’s hidden in
the natural folds of the upper eyelids. Fatty tissue, excess skin and sometimes a small portion of muscle will be removed.
- Lower-eyelid surgery (to reduce puffy bags under the eyes): An incision is made just below your lower lashes, allowing excess fat, skin and muscle to be removed, creating a smoother look. Your surgeon may also redistribute fat to eliminate bulges under the eyes or use a laser to tighten the skin on the lower eyelid.
An incision may also be made inside the lower eyelid, which prevents scarring and lets your surgeon remove excess fat, but doesn’t allow for removal of excess skin.
You may also choose a combination of upper- and lower-eyelid surgery.