Upper vs. Lower Eyelid Surgery By Peter Brownrigg on April 09, 2012

If you want to look your youngest and effectively overcome signs of advanced age, it's important that you meet with a skilled Ontario plastic surgeon to talk about all of your options for facial rejuvenation. There are numerous surgeries out there that will reduce wrinkling, sagging, and drooping in different parts of your face. That goes for the eyelids, which are particularly pesky in terms of what they'll reveal about your age.

About Upper Eyelid Surgery

One of the most effective and well known options for cosmetic eyelid surgery is the upper eyelid surgery. This is an ideal option if you want to reduce sagging of the upper eyelids, which can sometimes be so pronounced that it obscures part of your vision. During upper eyelid surgery, excess skin will be removed from the upper eyelid, making you look years younger and more refreshed in the process. Upper eyelid surgery can also be performed to create a fold in the upper eyelid if the eyes are very narrow.

How Upper Eyelid Surgery is Performed

An incision is made along the natural fold of the upper eyelid. Through this incision, excess skin is removed. The skin is carefully sutured. That is the surgery in a nutshell. Since the incision is concealed in the fold of the eyelid, scarring is virtually undetectable.

About Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower eyelid surgery is a great option if you have issues with puffy lower eyelids or sagging lower eyelids. Sometimes the results of a lower eyelid surgery can be comparable to that of an Ontario facelift. During the surgery, excess tissue will be removed from the lower eyelid area through a careful procedure.

How Lower Eyelid Surgery is Performed

During lower eyelid surgery, an incision is made just beneath the lower eyelashes. Though this incision, excess skin is removed. Some facial liposuction may also be used in order to remove pockets of fat from the lower eyelid area. This will be performed very carefully to ensure no major complications occur.

Which option is best for me and my needs?

You can probably tell which surgery is best for you and your needs already. If you have drooping or sagging upper eyelids, then the upper eyelid surgery will be ideal for you. Puffy lower eyelids will best be dealt with through the use of lower eyelid surgery. Regardless the case, it's important that you meet with a skilled Ottawa plastic surgeon for a full consultation. All of your options for facial enhancement will be covered in full detail.

Learn More About Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery

As you can see, both upper eyelid surgery and lower eyelid surgery are great options to enhance your overall appearance. To find out if one of these surgeries is ideal for you and your needs, be sure to contact our Ottawa, Ontario cosmetic surgery practice today. Our entire team of plastic surgery professionals looks forward to your visit and the conversation that we will have about all of your aesthetic goals.

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Dr. Peter Brownrigg

Dr. Brownrigg has focused on facial plastic surgery since 1984. He is affiliated with a range of prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Has acted as the Canadian Region Vice President of the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Has acted as the treasurer and president of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Ontario Medical Association

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