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What Are the Types of Eyelid Surgery Available?

The natural aging process can impact the skin on your eyes much sooner than other areas on your face. This is because the skin is thinner and much more susceptible to environmental damage and damage caused by poor lifestyle habits. There are a number of different procedures that can improve the appearance of your eyes. This can not only improve your overall appearance, but also improve your confidence. You may wonder, what are the types of eyelid surgery available? Below you will see the various types and which one is right for you.

What Are the Types of Eyelid Surgery Available?

Depending on your unique needs, there are a number of eyelid surgeries available. An eyelid lift and brow lift are both highly beneficial in addressing the signs of aging around your eyes. An eyelid lift can be split into two categories, blepharoplasty or ptosis repair surgery. Consider the following information about each of the three available eyelid surgeries. 


Blepharoplasty in Beverly Hills can be performed on your upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. Upper blepharoplasty involves the removal of excess skin and fat from your eyelids. During the procedure, the fat is repositioned to reduce puffiness to reduce the appearance of heavy brows. This leaves the skin around your eyes tighter and more lifted. It can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Lower blepharoplasty is similar to upper blepharoplasty as it removes the excess skin and fat from your lower eyelids. In some cases, the skin is tightened via laser skin resurfacing or a chemical peel. The fat can also be repositioned into the tear trough to reveal a fuller under eye area free from dark circles. Similar to upper blepharoplasty, this procedure can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, in addition to leaving your skin smoother and tighter. 

Ptosis Repair Surgery

Ptosis occurs when the upper eyelid droops over the eye. The drooping can be minor or as far as covering your pupil (the black dot in the center of your eye). Depending on the severity, the condition can block one’s vision which can make driving, reading, and other activities very difficult. 

The procedure involves lifting the upper eyelid area by manipulating the eyelid muscles around your eye. Still, these naturally weaken with age which can be exacerbated by rubbing your eyes, putting in contact, and other activities. Therefore, ptosis surgery involves removing the excess skin and fat to lift the upper eyelid area.

Brow Lift

A brow lift can help rejuvenate your eye area and leave you looking years younger. It is also referred to as a “forehead lift” as it raises your eyebrows and can smooth out the appearance of your forehead. There are a number of different types of eyebrow lifts. Depending on your unique needs, the technique and type of eyebrow lift can be discussed at your consultation. A lateral or complete lift are the most common types of brow lifts. 

Eyelid Surgery

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your eyes, consider eyelid surgery. The first step in moving forward involves setting up a consultation with an oculoplastic surgeon in Beverly Hills. They can do a physical examination of your eyes and assess your expectations about surgery. From there, a customized treatment plan can be created to achieve your aesthetic goals. Many patients combine their eyelid surgery with injectable treatment to further enhance their results.

The team at Taban MD Oculoplastic Surgery are skilled in eyelid surgery and have helped countless patients restore their youthful appearance. They are skilled and experienced in cosmetic eyelid surgery. Avoid waiting and contact their team today to schedule a consultation!