Eyelid surgery is a plastic surgery procedure for correcting eye folds, deformities, wrinkles, and facial defects; for aesthetically correcting the eye area of your face; and for medically modifying the eye itself. It is also commonly called blepharoplasty, alopecia, or trichoptlosis. Eyelid surgery helps improve the patient’s appearance, self-image, self confidence, and psychological well-being. It also improves vision quality and visual function. Some of the common areas of Eyelid Surgery that are done include correcting any problems with the cornea, fixing under-eye bags, correcting astigmatism, reshaping the eyelid, improving eye alignment, removing eye scars, or changing the shape of the eye. Eyelid surgery is also a major cosmetic surgery, as it helps to improve the overall appearance of a person’s face and eye area.
A facelift is a major type of eyelid surgery and usually involves tightening of loose skin, muscle tone, bone structure, and underlying fascia using liposuction or a variety of small instruments. The procedure is also referred to as a “tummy tuck” and is a medical procedure. Tummy tucks usually require simultaneous removal of excessive fat, skin, and skin structures in the upper neck and around the ears. Other cosmetic surgeon procedures commonly done include brow lifts and chin lengthening, eyelid lifts, lip lifts, rhinoplasty, chin implants, and nose jobs.
Another popular eye-lid surgery technique is blepharoplasty. Blepharoplastic surgery is done to change or correct an excessive skin, fat, or laxity in the eyelid creases. Some of the most common areas of Eyelid Surgery that are performed by cosmetic surgeons are: Coluzzle Surgery, Rhytidectomy, Chin Implantation, Conventional Implantation, Fraxelift, Laser Assisted Treatment, Eyelid Lift, Laser Cleansing, and Laser Light Therapy.
An Eyelid Lift or blepharoplasty procedure may be suitable for you if you have drooping upper eyelids or excessive sagging below your eyes. This procedure will tighten the muscles in the upper eyelids and can produce a dramatic result. It is most effective for people who are within ten to fifteen years of age. Eyelid lifts and blepharoplasty can also be performed on patients who are suffering from droopy upper eyelids, habitual eyebags, excessive skin at the upper eyelid corners, excessive eye blinking, and thinning skin at the lower eyelid corners.
If you have lost the use of one of your eyelids or your need for a laser-assisted eyelid lift surgery has been eliminated due to age, then you may benefit from a rostamo. A rostamo is a type of closed upper eyelid surgery that is similar to an eyelid lift surgery but uses a special laser called a light emitting dye (LED) that is used to treat areas of your skin. The LED burns away the pigment in your skin that causes pigmentation, such as dark circles or wrinkles, or makes the skin tighter. This treatment is also effective for eliminating the thinning skin at the upper eyelids, as well as treating under-eye bags.
If you are interested in a more minimally invasive approach to treating the bags and puffiness in your eyes, then your surgeon may recommend you to undergo a Tummy Tuck. This surgery involves a major incision across the bottom half of your nose, which will then create a long incision across the top half of your nose. Your surgeon will then make smaller incisions in the lower lids. This surgery typically produces great results for people who have excess skin at the upper lids. This surgery is sometimes combined with a mini face lift to achieve a sleeker, more youthful appearance to your face.
Reza Nabavian MD
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Santa Monica, CA 90404