Many patients don’t know what to expect when it comes to eye rejuvenation. They may have an understanding of the goals they’d like to achieve but not which procedure to seek out to address them. Dr. Karolak routinely sees men and women that come into the office wanting one procedure but can benefit from another instead. Today, we’ll take a look at the difference between upper and lower eyelid lifts and hopefully, expel some myths.
This procedure may not be suitable for every patient. All patients must be evaluated by a physician as to the appropriateness of performing the procedure.
The above testimonial represents the individual’s response and reaction to the procedure; however, no medical procedure is risk-free. Associated potential risks and complications should be discussed with the physician rendering this procedure.
Blepharoplasty is a loose term for both upper and lower eyelid lifts. While some patients may be better suited for an upper lid lift, another might benefit more from a lower lift. Conversely, the procedures can be performed alongside each other for enhanced results you’ll love.
Upper Eyelid Lift
Upper lift procedures help reverse visible signs of aging such as a sagging top lid that droops below the eye. Although an upper eyelid lift is typically done for aesthetic reasons, the procedure can also be used to address functional concerns. Whether you’d like to correct obstructed vision or simply take years off your facial appearance, an upper eyelid lift could be able to help.
Dr. Karolak performs upper eyelid lifts with a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable throughout. The procedure typically is done in under one hour allowing you to go home immediately thereafter. In most cases, upper lifts are a one-time procedure that produces exceptional lifetime results.
Lower Eyelid Lift
Lower eyelid lifts are designed specifically to minimize the appearance of dark under-eye circles, hollows, and bags. This common aging concern affects both men and women and can make us look much older on the outside than we feel on the inside. Dr. Karolak has helped numerous patients achieve dramatic, long-lasting results with lower blepharoplasty procedures.
The procedure is done on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. As a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Karolak uses his advanced surgical techniques to produce natural-looking results according to his patient’s individual aging pattern. Bruising and swelling can last up to 2 weeks, rarely longer. Lower eyelid lifts have minimal recovery so you can quickly get back to your day-to-day routine.
What’s Right for Me?
In some cases, Dr. Karolak may suggest pairing both an upper and lower eyelid lift for enhanced results and a single recovery period. Younger patients may be able to benefit from non-surgical blepharoplasties with dermal fillers. Dr. Karolak will assess your concerns and speak with you about your short and long-term goals. Together, you can create a custom treatment plan to effectively rejuvenate the eyes and restore a more youthful overall appearance.
I had eyelid surgery for my very heavy eyelids which I feel aged me a bit. I was 56 years old when I had the procedure done. What a difference this easy procedure made – I wish I had done it earlier. Dr. Karolak is the best! The office staff is awesome as well! I had no bruising and the healing process was less than seven days. After about one month you couldn’t even tell I had surgery!
Take the Next Step
Would you like to learn more about Upper & Lower Eyelid Lift procedures? Schedule an in-person consultation with board-certified surgeon Dr. Karolak by calling Karolak Facial Plastic Surgeon at (732) 955-9500, or simply fill out the form on this page. We look forward to working with you!
Karolak Facial Plastic Surgeon serves the greater Ocean County and Monmouth County New Jersey area.
*Individual results may vary