Differentiating Between Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery

Submitted by Dr. Joyesh Raj on Tue 08/22/2023 - 09:00
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Bags under the eyes, drooping eyelids, and unflattering lines and wrinkles — it often seems as if we cannot escape these and other stubborn signs of aging, despite our best efforts. Fortunately, eyelid surgery at Raj Plastic Surgery is an excellent rejuvenation option that can eliminate an aged appearance around the eye area. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Raj can perform eyelid surgery on the upper or lower eyelids, depending on your specific needs. The procedure is designed to remove excess skin, fat, and tissue surrounding the eyes to tighten, smooth, and refresh this delicate area. Many patients wonder if they should have the procedure done on their upper or lower eyelids; Dr. Raj provides clarity below.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

If you are bothered by sagging eyelids, upper eyelid surgery may be right for you. As we move through life, age, gravity, and lifestyle factors influence how we age, and the eyelids are often one of the first places to show these signs of aging. The skin on the eyelids can become stretched and the muscles that support the eyelid can become weak over the course of time, leading to droopy lids which can occur in one or both eyes.

Upper eyelid surgery treats this area, effectively reducing the sagging skin on the eyelids which improves their appearance. If the eyelids droop significantly, they can affect your field of vision. In these cases, upper eyelid surgery can even improve your range of vision, making it easier for you to enjoy activities such as driving or reading.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower eyelid surgery is concerned with improving the appearance of the lower eyelid. This is achieved by the strategic removal and repositioning of fat in the treatment area, which corrects lower eyelid wrinkles and noticeable fat bulges in this area. While fat and skin are removed on the lower eyelid, Dr. Raj carefully preserves enough tissue to help ensure you are left with a youthful, natural-looking appearance.


Following eyelid surgery, you can expect a beautiful, youthful contour around the eye. No two patients are alike, and depending on your needs and cosmetic goals, Dr. Raj may recommend both upper and lower eyelid surgery to help you achieve the results you desire.

Rejuvenated Eyes in Westlake

Aging is natural, but it is possible to look youthful while doing so. If you are interested in eyelid surgery at Raj Plastic Surgery, take the first step to a more youthful you by contacting our office for a consultation today.