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?

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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.

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 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.

I have used Dr. Pittman for numerous surgeries and have highly recommended him to all of my friends and family members (which have also already been in to have surgery). My most recent surgery was my eyelid surgery. They were very tired looking and puffy. Dr. Pittman made me look years younger and I feel great!! Each day when I wake up and look in the mirror I just LOVE my results! Dr. Pittman and his staff are phenomenal. They have lots of before and after pictures and even offered to let me speak with their other patients who have had the same surgery. I am so happy with all of my surgeries I am signed up for more in the fall!

If you are looking to have plastic surgery, I would definitely recommend contacting his office.

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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