Learn the Differences Between Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty

By: Dr. Shoib Myint


Are you bothered by the appearance of droopy upper eyelids or puffy, tired-looking eyes? These are some of the most prominent signs of aging and are among the most common cosmetic challenges for men and women alike. In some cases, the presence of excess eyelid skin can even interfere with a person’s vision, creating a concerning functional condition. Whether aesthetic or functional in nature, eyelid issues lead many to seek out effective solutions beyond what eye creams, serums, and lotions can offer.

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift surgery, at Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery can be an excellent solution for removing excess eyelid skin and giving the eyes a more youthful, lifted appearance. As a board-certified and fellowship-trained Oculo Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Shoib Myint has extensive expertise in performing eye surgeries, including blepharoplasty. He deeply understands the delicate nature of eyelid lifts and has performed many upper and lower blepharoplasties at his Las Vegas, NV and Beverly Hills, CA facilities. As a world-renowned oculo facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Myint helps patients around the globe determine if an upper or lower eyelid lift can help rejuvenate their appearance and enhance their quality of life.

Are you a candidate for upper or lower blepharoplasty?

Patients routinely turn to Dr. Myint to bring a more youthful, vibrant appearance to their eyes. Vision impairment is also a common concern due to saggy upper eyelids or the loss of muscle tone in the tissues above the eye. While age, loss of elasticity, and gravity can certainly play a role here, some individuals are simply genetically predisposed to developing hanging or enlarged tissue around the eyes. You may be a good candidate for upper or lower blepharoplasty if you have one or more of the following issues:

  • Droopy, hooded, or saggy upper eyelids
  • Excess eyelid skin or tissue folds
  • Vision obstruction due to eyelid tissue
  • Puffy undereye bags or fatty tissue
  • Dark undereye circles

What is the upper blepharoplasty process?

Upper blepharoplasty at Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery enhances the upper eyelids by removing loose or excess skin and fatty tissue for a tighter, lifted appearance. When performing this procedure, Dr. Myint often creates the incision within the natural crease of the eyelid for a seamless outcome. He may also be able to increase a patient’s field of vision by lifting eyelid tissue that’s causing eyesight obstruction. Though commonly desired by middle-aged to older individuals, men and women of all ages may be good candidates for upper blepharoplasty at our Las Vegas or Beverly Hills facilities.

How is lower blepharoplasty performed?

To perform lower eyelid enhancement surgery, Dr. Myint will create an incision just below the lash line. Excess fat tissue will then be removed, and the delicate skin will be carefully and precisely lifted to reduce the appearance of undereye bags, dark circles, and wrinkles. Lower blepharoplasty can also renew your appearance, often transforming tired eyes for a brighter, more energetic result.

Dr. Myint can also perform lower eyelid blepharoplasty by making the incision from the inside of the eyelid so there is no visible scar. Dr. Myint is also only one of few surgeons who will move your fat in the eyelid to fill in the dark circles called fat transposition surgery.

Enhance your youthfulness with an eyelid lift

Whether you’re seeking functional improvements or looking to refresh and rejuvenate your appearance, we're happy to help you explore whether upper or lower blepharoplasty is a viable option for you. Eyelid surgery can not only make you look years younger – but it can also increase your field of vision when excess skin is causing eyesight impairment. At Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV and Beverly Hills, CA, Dr. Shoib Myint and our experienced team want to help you achieve your health and cosmetic goals. We invite you to schedule a visit at one of our state-of-the-art facilities to further explore eyelid lifts or other treatment options.

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