Facial Plastic Surgeon in Baltimore, MD


Samuel Hahn, M.D.

Restoring sense of self and wholeness through facial plastic surgery.

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Differences Between Blepharoplasty and Ptosis Surgery

For many, the eyes are one of the most important features of the face. After all, they can make or break a first impression, or set the tone for relationships to come. So if your eyes begin to droop or sag, you may feel as though they no longer reflect the true nature of your feelings. Fortunately, eyelid surgery exists to help combat the loose, sagging skin above the eye. But what are the differences between blepharoplasty and ptosis surgery? Allow us to explain:

Understanding Blepharoplasty

The upper and lower lids are subject to aging and require different approaches to revive them, so that they look their best. In upper lid blepharoplasty, loose skin along the upper eyelid is removed to reduce the hooded appearance that can make even the most energetic individual seem disengaged. In lower lid blepharoplasty, excess fat is removed or relocated to fill any hollowness around the eyes and give the eyes a brighter appearance. In both cases, the eyelids will remain at the same height, but the excess fat and skin is removed to alleviate the tired, haggard appearance.

Understanding Ptosis

Unlike blepharoplasty, ptosis involves changing the height of the eyelid, so that it rests higher up on the surface of the eye. This is useful for patients whose upper eyelids may actually cover the pupil, making it difficult to see. As a result, the surgery assists with both form and function, improving the patient’s quality of life.

Which One is Right for Me?

The need for blepharoplasty, ptosis or both is one that should be made in conversation with Dr. Samuel Hahn. Each patient is unique and, as a result, will require a different approach to receive the desired results. As a result, we recommend scheduling a consultation to better understand the steps you can take to restore youthfulness to your face.

At Maryland Center for Facial Plastic Surgery, we have helped men and women in Baltimore, Towson, Columbia and the surrounding Maryland communities restore a younger more energized appearance with the help of eyelid surgery. There is no better time to learn more about how we can serve you. So if you have questions and are ready to take the next step, do not hesitate to contact us.