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Upper vs. Lower Eyelid Surgery

By dsherris on July 08, 2013


Buffalo BlepharoplastyIn plastic surgery, it is often the case that the most dramatic rejuvenations can be achieved through the most subtle alterations. Such is the case with eyelid surgery, clinically known as blepharoplasty. The skin around the eyes is highly susceptible to wrinkles and other signs of aging. Through minimally invasive eyelid surgery, plastic surgeon David A. Sherris can transform a patient’s appearance, erasing years from his or her face.

Depending on an individual’s unique needs and goals, Dr. Sherris can perform upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, or a combination of the two. The beauty of eyelid surgery is that it produces stunning results without displaying any of the tell-tale signs of surgery such as visible scarring. It is a potentially ideal procedure for anyone who wishes to turn back the clock without undergoing more invasive procedures such as face lift or brow lift surgery.

If you are beginning to exhibit signs of aging around your eyes, please contact plastic surgeon David Sherris today for further information about cosmetic eyelid surgery.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Upper eyelid surgery is the perfect antidote for heavy upper eyelids plagued by excess fat and skin. Drooping upper eyelids can make a person look perpetually tired, angry, or simply older than his or her years. Working through incisions strategically placed in the natural fold of the upper eyelid, Dr. Sherris removes excess skin and fatty tissues, creating a lighter, tighter lid. After a period of healing, patients achieve natural-looking results that last for years.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Patients with puffiness or bulging skin under their eyes may be good candidates for lower eyelid surgery. Dr. Sherris makes subtle incisions in the lower lid so that they can be concealed by the eyelashes or the small folds in the lower lids. Through these incisions, he removes excess fat and skin and restructures the remaining fatty tissues and underlying muscles to ensure the most natural-looking, aesthetically pleasing results possible. As with upper eyelid surgery, patients can expect the rejuvenating results of the surgery to last for years.

Comprehensive Facial Rejuvenation

For patients who wish to achieve more dramatic facial rejuvenation results, upper eyelid surgery and lower eyelid surgery can be combined with each other as well as with other facial plastic surgery procedures. Many patients of Dr. Sherris’ plastic surgery practice elect to undergo eyelid surgery in conjunction with brow lift, rhinoplasty, or face lift. Others enhance the results of their eyelid surgery with injectable treatments, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and Restylane®. Whatever course of treatment you choose to pursue, you can expect Dr. Sherris to tailor each procedure to your unique needs and goals. He customizes eyelid surgery and all of the other procedures he performs to the individual patient to ensure results of only the most surpassing standard.

Learn More about Eyelid Surgery

If you are interested in learning more about eyelid surgery or in scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. David Sherris, we encourage you to call or email our plastic surgery practice today.

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