Eyelid Surgery Variations and Techniques

Eyelid Surgery is a versatile procedure that can dynamically impact one’s appearance and health. For these reasons, it’s become quite popular among all kinds of demographics. Below we cover the main eyelid surgery variations and techniques.

Eyelid Surgery Variations and Techniques

However, many people don’t realize that there are several different varieties of this kind of procedure. Within the variety, there are many different types of conditions that are intended to be treated.

If you’re interested in obtaining some type of blepharoplasty, then consider reading over the following information. I might help you to decide which type of blepharoplasty is right for you.

Upper Blepharoplasty

An upper blepharoplasty is an eyelid surgery that specifically targets the upper eyelids. This makes it a natural choice for those who are specifically interested in making adjustments to this part of their body.

Upper blepharoplasty is performed in the same way as in the rest of the country.

Lower Blepharoplasty

A lower blepharoplasty compliments an upper blepharoplasty in that it is a surgery that directly targets the lower eyelids.

One very positive element of a lower blepharoplasty is that the results from this procedure tend to last a very long time. This is because they aren’t as afflicted by the forces of gravity to as much of a degree as upper blepharoplasties.

Subciliary Blepharoplasty

Subciliary is a term that refers to below the lashes. If you receive a subciliary blepharoplasty, you’ll be having a procedure that involves making an incision just below the eyelashes.

From there, a physician can adjust the muscle and fat underneath in order to reposition those elements to create pleasing aesthetic results.

Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty

Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty is a trending type of lower eyelid surgery that is gaining in popularity because it leaves no visible scar.

Also, transconjunctival refers to the fact that the procedure goes through the inside tissue of the eyelid, also known as the “conjunctiva.”

Ptosis Surgery

Ptosis surgery is a procedure that seeks to help a patient deal with the problem of medically obstructive Ptosis.

Additionally, ptosis is a condition that refers to the upper eyelid skin and muscles beginning to droop to the point that they become a medical issue. Ptosis becomes a medical issue when it progresses to the point that it possibly interferes with daily life.


SOOF refers to Sub-Orbicularis Oculi Fat. This is the fat that lies beneath the lower eyelid muscle at the top of the cheek.

During a SOOF lift, a physician raises the fat to fill out any hollowness or depression in this area of the body. Sometimes this procedure is erroneously referred to as a midface lift, though there are significant differences.

Fat Transfer

During a fat transfer, a physician harvests fat from one area of the body. They then inject this fat into another area in order to fill out the target area.

Also, fat transfer can be very effective and produce very beautiful results that many patients enjoy due to their “natural” looking results.

Fat Graft

Fat Grafting is another procedure that is currently trending.

This is because patients nowadays are finding that they prefer an aesthetic presentation that doesn’t remove excessive amounts of fat. This is because doing so can contribute to an “unnatural” looking appearance that seems sunken or hollow.


Canthoplasty is a procedure where a physician tightens the ligaments and muscles that support the outer corner of the eyelid.

This procedure is commonly used to prevent or correct pulling down of the lower eyelid. It is also commonly used to create the “cat eye” effect that many cultures find attractive.

Laser Blepharoplasty

Laser Blepharoplasty is another procedure that is becoming very popular due to the fact that it is non-invasive in terms of surgery.

A Laser Blepharoplasty utilizes a laser of intense light and heat to make the surgical adjustments rather than a scalpel. This carries with it its own set of complications but generally is thought to be lower maintenance than most invasive blepharoplasties.

Functional Blepharoplasty

Functional blepharoplasty is so named because it doesn’t so much refer to an aesthetic procedure. It rather refers to returning “function” to a set of eyes that have experienced dysfunction due to obstructive drooping skin or muscles.

In this way, it is very similar to ptosis surgery.

Double Eyelid Surgery

Double eyelid surgery is also known as Asian eyelid surgery. This is because it is very popular among Asian demographics.

During double eyelid surgery, a physician makes adjustments to the crease of the eye in order to enhance its appearance and functionality.

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If you’re interested in any of the above procedures, then schedule a consultation today, and find out why we’re the best place for eyelid surgery in Chicago.

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