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The Differences Between Upper & Lower Eyelid Lifts

Posted on Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 by Douglas Stevens

The most rewarding thing about what we do everyday here at Douglas M. Stevens, M.D. is the sense of youthfulness we can bring to patients. Day in and day out, the Fort Myers community can take advantage of our procedures and come out of them feeling renewed and rejuvenated.

One of those particular procedures that renews the face and skin is that of an eyelid lift. However, it is common misconception that there is only one type of procedure here. That is not the case. There are two different eyelid lifts that a patient can receive, depending on the area that needs addressing.

Upper Eyelid Lifts

In addressing overhanging eyelids that cover and droop over the eye to a certain degree, an upper eyelid lift is the procedure to take advantage of. This particular surgery may involve some fat removal and will include a lifting of the skin above the eye sockets. It may result in a small crease, but the visibility is minimal. In having this surgery performed, the eye opens up. The face becomes brighter, and the patient reports a rejuvenated look.

Lower Eyelid Lifts

In addition to the upper, a patient may consider a lower eyelid lift. This acts to tighten the skin underneath the eye itself. The skin currently present may bulge or appear wrinkled, and the lower eyelid lift combats those effects. Often, the patient’s specific needs are what determines how this particular blepharoplasty is performed. This surgery is not a one-size-fits-all sort of procedure, but instead, is tailored to that specific patient’s aesthetic needs.

Whichever Blepharoplasty You Choose

No matter which blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) you choose, make sure that the team you choose to perform the surgery is that of Douglas M. Stevens, M.D. We take an immense amount of pride and reward out of performing eyelid lifts. That’s because these surgeries not only rejuvenate a look, but they rejuvenate a life! Contact us today at [phone].


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