There are several types of upper and lower eyelid surgery. The combination of upper and lower eyelid surgery may be referred to as a “quad blepharoplasty.” Dr. Chaboki performs a variety of methods of eyelid surgery to rejuvenate the appearance of the eyes. Eyelid plastic surgery is tailored for each patient.
Upper eyelid surgery has 2 main types:
- Surgery for the aging eyelid (excess skin or hooding)
- Surgery for the Asian eyelid to create a crease (double eyelid)
Lower blepharoplasty has a few types:
- Skin pinch: a small amount of skin from the lower eyelid is removed by “pinching” excess skin. May be performed via local anesthesia in the office. Fat and muscle are not modified.
- Subciliary: an external incision is placed under the eyelashes, which allows modifications of the skin, muscle, and/or fat.
- Transconjunctival: an internal incision is placed behind the lower eyelid, then only fat is removed.
- Fat transposition: does not remove lower eyelid fat from bags, but rather repositions eye fat via a transconjunctival incision.