Blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid surgery or eyelid lift, is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to reduce the signs of aging around the eyes and restore a youthful and rested look to the face. Eyes are the most delicate and sensitive external organ of the body, which makes it important to choose the right surgeon for any cosmetic procedure related to the eyes.
The two most common types of eyelid surgery procedures include upper and lower blepharoplasty. A few surgeons also perform ethnic eyelid lift procedures designed specifically for ethnic patients with unique eye related characteristics. Dr. Eugene Kim is a pre-eminent board certified plastic surgeon providing blepharoplasty and other procedures to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding areas.
If an individual is bothered by the excessively droopy upper eyelids due to aesthetic reasons or because it is obstructing the vision, they may be a strong candidate for upper blepharoplasty. Individuals who are interested in improving or correcting the appearance of puffy or saggy lower eyelids may choose lower blepharoplasty. Ethnic patients who seek to achieve a more attractive eye appearance may also be appropriate candidates for both lower and upper eyelid cosmetic surgery.
Lower Eyelid Lift
Excess fat tissue from below the eye will be removed as a part of lower eyelid lift. If the skin is loose in the lower eyelid area, it will be excised to create a tighter and smoother surface above the cheek area.
In some cases, the plastic surgeon may recommend fat transfer injections or dermal filler treatment along with lower eyelid surgery for added benefits and to reverse the appearance of a sunken eye area.
Transconjunctival Eyelid Surgery
For individuals who do not have the problem of lower eye bags may not need muscle tightening or even removal of loose skin in the eyelid area. In such cases, the surgeon may perform a transconjunctival procedure involving very small incisions made inside the eyelid.
Excess fat deposits will be removed through the incisions. External scarring will be avoided in this procedure. Dr. Kim provides eyelid lift procedures to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and nearby locations.
Upper Eyelid Lift
If the upper eyelids are inflated or droopy, the condition can be improved with upper eyelid lift procedure. The surgery will involve the removal or redistribution of excess fat and reduction of loose skin to restore a rejuvenated and rested appearance of the eyes.
The surgeon will make an incision along the natural crease of the upper eyelid to ensure that the scarring remains discreet. If the vision is getting partially obstructed due to excess skin, or is giving a tired look to the eyes, it will be trimmed away. Underlying muscles may also be tightened through the incision in some cases.
Asian Eyelid Lift
Asian upper lid anatomy and a Caucasian eyelid will usually differ. Many of the Asian patients may have minimal or no appearance of the upper eyelid crease. A customized ethnic eyelid surgery can be performed by an experienced surgeon to improve the appearance of the eyelids.
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