The objective of upper eyelid surgery is to remove the fold of the skin that forms between the eyelash and eyebrow, which conceals the natural eyelid and obscures the cleft that separates the lid from the brow. Eyes appear “hooded.” This profound pleat-like fold of skin may interfere with normal vision when it becomes heavy.
Standard upper lid surgery removes this excess skin and fatty tissue through an incision neatly placed in that natural crease between the eyelid and eyebrow.
Lower eyelid surgery is performed primarily to remove “bags” caused by bulging fatty tissue beneath the skin. Upper and lower eyelid cosmetic surgery can be performed independently of each other or together.