You may know that an eyelid lift is one of the best ways to counteract sagging skin, undereye bags, and other common signs of aging. But did you know that there’s an upper eyelid lift and a
lower eyelid lift – and there are key differences between the two?
The best way to compare the differences between an upper eyelid lift and a lower eyelid lift is to take a look at the symptoms they’re designed to treat. Take a look at each description to see which eyelid lift procedure is right for you!
You’ll Want an Upper Eyelid Lift If…
Do you constantly look like you’re tired or half-asleep, even when you’re awake and alert? Then the upper eyelid lift may be right for you!
The best candidates for an upper eyelid lift usually complain of tired and heavy-appearing eyes where excess skin is folding over their creases. This effect creates the appearance that the patient is always tired or fatigued, thus adding years on to their natural appearance.
Another key sign you might need an upper eyelid lift is if you find it hard to put on eye make up because it just creases and cakes over the eyelid. Additionally, some patients have obstructed vision peripherally because of the excess skin. In these cases, the cost of an upper eyelid lift may be covered by your insurance.
You’ll Want a Lower Eyelid Lift If…
Do you look like you’re perpetually running on two hours of sleep – even though you’ve been sleeping soundly through the night?
You may be an excellent candidate for a lower eyelid lift if you’re constantly being asked if you are tired or how much sleep you had the night before due to the fat pads protruding under your eyes. The lower eyelid lift is designed to eliminate the appearance of these under-eye bags.
Additionally, patients may also be concerned with fine lines and wrinkles on the skin surrounding their eyes. The lower eyelid lift works to tighten skin to help minimize the appearance of these lines and wrinkles.
What Is Recovery Like?
No matter which eyelid lift procedure you choose to undergo, the recovery process is pretty straightforward. Recovery for the eyelid surgery is about a week; after this point, your sutures will be removed. Patients should expect some mild swelling and bruising.
Eyelid lift procedures can be done under local anesthesia – meaning, the patient does not have to be put to sleep. Local anesthesia allows for a much quicker recovery.
Experience an Eyelid Lift at Awaken Aesthetics
Ready for an eye-opening experience? Schedule your consultation and call (310) 791-2233 today to learn which eyelid lift procedure is right for you at Awaken Aesthetics in Torrance, CA. Awaken Aesthetics serves the greater Los Angeles metro area.