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Is an Eyelid Lift the Same as a Blepharoplasty?

Is an Eyelid Lift the Same as a Blepharoplasty


There are a lot of procedures out there designed to help you achieve a more youthful appearance – and unfortunately, it’s not immediately clear which surgeries are the ones you’re actually looking for.

One classic example is an eyelid lift and a blepharoplasty. At first glance, they both look the same. But is an eyelid lift the same as a blepharoplasty? What are the differences between the two?

The Difference Between an Eyelid Lift and a Blepharoplasty

The truth is, there’s no difference between an eyelid lift and a blepharoplasty; in fact, they’re the same procedure. A blepharoplasty is the technical term used to describe an eyelid lift, which is the more common term used to describe the surgery that corrects sagging lids.

A blepharoplasty can be divided into two categories: an upper blepharoplasty and a lower blepharoplasty. The upper blepharoplasty refers to an eyelid lift procedure that’s performed on the top lid, while the lower blepharoplasty is performed on the under-eye area.

Both procedures aim to correct different signs of aging. For example, the upper eyelid lift targets sagging eyelid skin and drooping, while the lower eyelid lift corrects under-eye bags and sagging skin.

Are You a Candidate for an Eyelid Lift?

You’re a candidate for an eyelid lift if you meet the following criteria:

  • You have excessively sagging skin on the upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or both.
  • You have fatty deposits that surround the eye.
  • You have excessive wrinkles and folds around the eye.
  • You feel as though you constantly look tired and unfocused, even when you’ve had a good night’s sleep.
  • You’re a healthy nonsmoking candidate with realistic expectations for your procedure.

In order to determine if you’re a good candidate for this surgical procedure, we’ll have a consultation with you beforehand to discuss your concerns, medical history, and desired results.

Take the Next Step

Want to learn if you’re a good candidate for an eyelid lift? Schedule your consultation at Pittman Plastic Surgery in Athens, GA. Pittman Plastic Surgery serves the Athens metro region. (706) 549-3203

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