One’s eyes are often the first things others notice. If those eyes look tired or worn, it can reflect on how old one is perceived to be.
Blepharoplasty (also known as eyelid surgery) is a popular procedure that can help to rejuvenate the area surrounding your eyes, and rid your face
of that tired appearance. Dr. Lee specializes in eyelid surgery, using minimally invasive surgical techniques, which conservatively removes excess
skin. This carefully crafted procedure results in a refreshed, bright-eyed look.
As we age, the upper and lower eyes develop loose skin, which results in puffy looking eyes. In addition, the quality and texture of one’s skin can
change and become wrinkled. This is seen particularly due to damaging sun exposure. With the help of an upper or lower eyelift, you can revive those
eyes sagging, tired eyes, and expose the vivacity you carry within.
Even a few years ago, this cosmetic procedure called for a fairly aggressive removal of the patient’s skin, muscle, and fat. This often led to a
volume loss in the upper eyelids. Dr. Lee’s modern approach is geared toward restoring a healthy, natural looking upper-eyelid area, by clearing
away as little skin as needed, along with a certain degree of volume augmentation, so as to avoid a sunken or hollowed look. This newer approach
creates a fuller eyelid to gain that desired look of youth and spirit.
Upper eyelid surgery
If you have drooping skin on the outer aspect of the eye area, this can also be addressed in an upper eyelid procedure. This drooping skin will
leave a very fine line in the lateral hood region resembling that of “crow’s feet.” After removing any excess lax skin, the underlying fat is
re-sculpted, carefully trimmed and repositioned as needed. The upper eyelid lift will have a fine line incision placed in the normal crease of the
eyelid that you currently possess, where it will practically go unseen.
Lower eyelid surgery
Dr. Lee generally performs lower eyelid surgery by placing the incision along the inside of the eyelid. Here it is entirely unnoticed. This is a
far more advanced method. An incision placed within the lower lid achieves a natural contour, as opposed to older, more aggressive techniques.
Occasionally, Dr. Lee will remove lower eyelid skin by “pinching” the excess skin, which heals essentially unnoticeably within the lash line. Dr.
Lee may also find it suitable to recommend reducing wrinkles with such treatments as laser surfacing or chemical peels for optimal results. Dr.
Lee harnesses her skill and exquisite precision to deliver some of the best eyelid lifts Los Angeles has to give.
About Dr. Lee’s technique
Dr. Lee’s technique for the upper and lower blepharoplasty is based on her philosophy of creating a result that naturally fits your features
without introducing a sunken eye appearance. Dr. Lee removes a minimal amount of fat and then repositions this tissue as needed into any areas that
may appear hollow. Furthermore, Dr. Lee places the incisions inside the upper eyelids to curve upwards on the corners to lift the corner hoods up,
rather than lower, within the folds of the sides of the eyes, which can lower the eyebrow.
Eyelid surgery can be performed for strictly cosmetic reasons, as well as to improve one’s vision, by lifting droopy eyelids out of the patient’s
range of view. Eyelid surgery may be paired with any coordinating procedures, such as a brow lift, facelift or even Botox to help reduce the
appearance of wrinkles or dark circles under the eyes. Dermal fillers can even out the hollowness between the lower eyelid puffiness and cheek area,
and are a great, easy alternative to surgery. That being said, dermal fillers do not correct the lower eyelid fullness or any abundance of skin.
Dermal fillers don’t require any down time, so you can return to your daily routines quickly. However, the results only last about 1-1.5 years.
The goal of an eyelid lift is to appear more refreshed and youthful. A consultation with Dr. Lee is recommended so that she may be able to
determine which treatment will best serve your needs. Dr. Lee strives to deliver some of the best eyelid lifts Beverly Hills has to offer.
If you would like to set up a consultation to discuss having an eyelid lift in Los Angeles, you can contact us online. Or you may call the office
directly, and one of our staff members will be able to assist you.