Can I Get an Upper and Lower Eyelid Lift at the Same Time?

By: Dr. Shoib Myint


By as early as your mid-30s, you may begin to notice saggy, wrinkled upper eyelids or puffy bags under the eyes – both of which can add years to your appearance. Topical eye creams often become ineffective at this point, leading many men and women to consider their options for cosmetic surgery.

At Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery, Oculo Facial Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Shoib Myint performs a full range of blepharoplasty surgeries – including upper eyelid lift, lower eyelid lift, and revision eyelid surgery – to help patients in Las Vegas, NV and Beverly Hills, CA restore a fresh and youthful look they can feel confident about. Curious about if you can combine upper and lower eyelid lifts into a single procedure? Find the answer below.

What does blepharoplasty surgery do?

More commonly referred to as eyelid surgery or an eyelid lift, blepharoplasty is a popular facial rejuvenation procedure that addresses a wide variety of complaints regarding the upper and/or lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery is often performed to correct the side effects of aging, but it can also help patients with naturally hooded eyes and other concerns at virtually any age. Reasons for pursuing blepharoplasty surgery frequently include:

  • Sagging upper eyelids
  • Wrinkled eyelids
  • Excess eyelid skin
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Hooded eyes
  • No eyelid crease
  • Weak eyelid crease
  • Hanging eyelids obstructing field of vision
  • Bulging lower eyelids
  • Puffiness under the eyes
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Droopy lower eyelid bags

Can upper and lower eyelid surgery be performed together?

Yes. Many patients choose to have upper and lower blepharoplasty performed at the same time, which offers the benefits of:

  • More complete and balanced transformation
  • Single surgery
  • Single recovery period

A common misconception regarding the combination of upper and lower eyelid surgeries is that the recovery period will be longer than it would be for a single procedure. In reality, recovery after a combined upper and lower eyelid lift is similar – if not the same – as it would be when either procedure was performed on its own. Additionally, patients will only have to endure one recovery period with a combined blepharoplasty versus having two recovery periods when the procedures are performed on separate occasions.

How is blepharoplasty surgery performed?

In upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Myint places a thin incision within the crease of the upper eyelid, allowing him to precisely trim away excess skin for a tauter, more refreshed look. Tiny sutures are used to close the incision. Lower blepharoplasty is performed using an incision placed within the lower lash line. Excess skin and fat are removed, and the incision is closed with fine sutures. Both upper and lower eyelid scars are virtually imperceptible, thanks to their placement within the natural lines of the eyes.

How long does an eyelid lift last?

Most patients can expect their eyelid lift results to last for many decades. While the natural aging process will not stop, visible side effects of aging are typically slower to appear and much less dramatic following an eyelid lift, meaning patients can enjoy a youthful, vibrant look for longer.

Let your eyes shine through with blepharoplasty surgery in Beverly Hills, CA

If wrinkled eyelids, hanging skin, and puffy bags are aging your face, eyelid surgery may be right for you. Join the many men and women who have transformed their appearance and changed their lives with blepharoplasty surgery by calling Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery – with convenient locations in Beverly Hills and Las Vegas – to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Shoib Myint today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.