Upper Blepharoplasty – Upper eye lid lift

Upper blepharoplasty commonly known as upper eyelid surgery or eyelid lift is a surgical procedure aimed at removing saggy and excess skin of the upper eyelid, resulting in improvement in the appearance of the eye lid giving a more rejuvenated look and removing the appearance of saggy eyelids. Such upper eyelid surgery is primarily a cosmetic procedure however excessive overhanging eyelids over the eyelashes could obstruct your vision and would necessitate cosmetic eye surgery.

Lower Blepharoplasty – Lower eyelid lift

A lower blepharoplasty is an operation focused on the permanent eye bag removal and sagging skin from below the eyes reducing the appearance of puffy eyes. Under eye puffiness can result from many causes, primarily, age and genetics, while some creams and lotions may improve the appearance of sagging slightly they do have their limitations when it comes to giving you the outcome you are looking for. Surgical options offer a significant and long-term improvement in the appearance of your under eye area and the removal of puffy eye bags.

Ptosis – Droopy eyelids

Droopy eyelids known to surgeons as Ptosis is when one or both of your upper eyelid’s border rests at a position lower than normal giving the appearance of constantly looking tired. Ptosis or droopy upper eyelid can cause visual problems in both adults and children in addition feeling your eyes are strained, fatigued when reading and generally finding it challenging to keep your eyelids open, headaches from subconsciously raising your eyebrows to improve your vision.

While surgical treatment for droopy eyelids invariably can fall under cosmetic eye surgery, there are medical conditions associated with ptosis, so if you have droopy eyelids its worth having a medical professional examine them. 

You can find out more from the NHS website here