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Upper Vs. Lower Eyelid Lift: Which is Right for Me?

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Ginger Lizardo, RN

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that aims to restore a person’s optimal eye appearance, leaving the patient with a more refreshed, rested, and youthful appearance. The procedure is highly customized according to each patients’ needs and goals. There are two types of eyelid lift procedures that can be performed on their own or paired together as a combination procedure to achieve enhanced results.

Dr. Brady Harris and Dr. Carey Nease are triple board-certified cosmetic surgeons who routinely perform blepharoplasties. Dr. Harris has the skills, expertise, and experience performing upper and lower eyelid surgical procedures to help you meet your goals for a more refreshed look. Throughout his career, Dr. Harris has helped thousands of men and women achieve the natural-looking results they want. He meets with each patient individually to create an optimal outcome based on their aesthetic goals.

 Ideal Candidates for Eyelid Lift Surgery

The ideal candidate for eyelid surgery is an otherwise healthy adult who has realistic expectations about what the procedure can do for them. Like all surgical procedures, non-smokers typically experience the best results. If you’re bothered by the appearance of your eyes, it might be time to consider one or both of the below blepharoplasty procedures.

Upper Eyelid Lift

An upper eyelid lift might be the solution you’ve been looking for if you are bothered by moderate to severe eyelid sagging. If you’ve noticed puffy, droopy, or wrinkled upper lids, upper blepharoplasty can help. During your procedure, Dr. Harris will work to restore a more youthful version of yourself. Through careful, well-hidden incisions, he thins and repositions fat pads, tightens eyelid muscles, and trims excess or overhanging skin.

Lower Eyelid Lift

If your primary concern is under-eye bags or hollows, a lower eyelid lift is probably your best treatment option. It’s common for many men and women to feel self-conscious about their overall appearance due to these deep, dark marks, but they are treatable with the help of a skilled surgeon such as Dr. Harris. A lower lift can be done as a sole procedure or paired with an upper lift for enhanced results.

How Do I Know What’s Right for Me?

Without an in-person consultation, it can be difficult to determine which of the two procedures is right for you. One patient might be able to achieve their goals with a quick upper eyelid lift, while another may need both an upper and lower lift to get the results they want. In addition, some patients may want to consider a brow lift for total upper face rejuvenation.

At Image Surgical Arts, we recommend speaking directly with Dr. Harris to ensure you’re getting the end-results you want. Dr. Harris will assess your concerns and go over each of your options in-depth. He’ll work with you to craft a personalized treatment plan according to your specific needs.

My experience with Image Surgical Arts was amazing! Dr. Brady Harris and his team of professionals are awesome. The office is absolutely beautiful and inviting so you feel right at home. The staff are very helpful and kind. I highly recommend everyone to them.


Take the Next Step

Ready to learn more about upper & lower eyelid lifts? Schedule your in-person consultation with triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Harris at Image Surgical Arts today. Simply fill out the contact form on this page or give us a call at 615-499-4224.

*Individual results may vary.