Sunday, November 19, 2017

Do I have to have both upper and lower eyelid surgery?

Patients presenting with concerns for their upper or lower eyelids may wonder if they HAVE to address both if they are mainly concerned with one. The answer is not necessarily.

Upper eyelid surgery will create a less heavy upper eyelid and allow a more open eyed appearance. This give a more alert and awake appearance and allows patients to more easily place eyeliner, eye shadow, and mascara.

Lower eyelid surgery will address the heavy bags, dark circles, and loose skin of the lower eyelid. This will give a more rested, refreshed, and youthful appearance.

Together, upper eyelid surgery and lower eyelid bags surgery will complement one another but patients have to choose which bothers them most and have a frank discussion with their surgeon regarding the best treatment regimen for their eyes.

Dr. Funk is a top facial plastic surgeon in Houston for eyelid surgery.