Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)Posted on July 5, 2019
Tired or old looking eyes can sometimes make a person appear angry, tired, or sad. But it is possible to address these signs of aging around the eyelids through blepharoplasty cosmetic surgery.
Blepharoplasty can enhance the functional and cosmetic aspects of the upper and lower lids. Sometimes a patient may require treatment in the upper and lower eyelids simultaneously.
This procedure can also effectively address heavily drooping upper eyelids that may be leading to partial vision hindrances.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Kim provides eyelid lift to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.
- Reduces upper eyelid puffiness by eliminating fatty deposits around the eyes with an upper eyelid lift surgery.
- Eliminates folds, sagging skin, and lines around the lower eyelids.
- Treats under eye bags.
- Addresses the visible white underneath the iris which may develop due to sagging lower lids.
Aging and other reasons may cause the eyelid muscles to become loose and the lid tissue to stretch leading to upper eyelid sagging due to elasticity loss. As a result, the upper lids may look wrinkled and droopy making the face look older.
Such people may consider an upper blepharoplasty to treat these concerns and create a more youthful, rejuvenated eye appearance.
Some patients may experience severely drooping upper lids (ptosis). This condition may occur along with aging lines over the eyelids.
The eyes may look partially closed with sagging upper lids even when the patient is wide awake. This distortion in the appearance of the eye may occur due to an underlying condition called ptosis. Upper eyelid lift surgery is an effective treatment for these conditions.
The surgeon initiates this procedure by making an incision along the natural eyelid contour crease to ensure that it remains discreet. Through this incision, they will remove sagging upper eyelid skin to make it smoother and then close the incisions with fine sutures.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
The lids may appear tired and puffy due to loose tissue and weakened muscles. Additionally, the eyelid skin may appear rough and wrinkled. Lower blepharoplasty plastic surgery can correct this condition.
In this procedure, the surgeon will make a tiny incision either on the skin or inside the lid to remove excess skin and reduce the appearance of puffy under eye bags. They will make the incisions right beneath the eyelid margin to make any future scarring inconspicuous.
The surgeon will also tighten the underlying weak muscles through these incisions. If there are excess fatty deposits in this region, the surgeon will eliminate or redistribute it to create a more youthful eye appearance.
Following the procedure, the patient should use ice therapy on the treated site frequently for the first 48 hours to feel comfortable and help the swelling dissipate. Most patients can return to their normal activities in nearly a week. It is vital to protect their eyes from sunlight for the next several months.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. David Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for eyelid lift.
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