Cosmetic Eye Surgery Procedures
Eyes are one of the first features that draw attention of others because most people will make an eye contact as they come face to face or speak with each other. Therefore, any signs of aging around the eyes will show very quickly. A number of innovative cosmetic surgery as well as non-surgical procedures are available to reduce the wrinkles and lines around the eyes. Two of the major cosmetic procedures include upper and lower eyelid surgery.
It is most important that any procedure related to the eyes should only be performed by an appropriately qualified eye surgeon. Safety of the eyes is the prime concern in such cosmetic procedures because the nerves in this area are very delicate. Dr. Jennifer Hui is an experienced oculoplastic surgeon who is specially trained to provide eye surgery procedures. Dr. Hui receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and surrounding communities.
Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty
Upper blepharoplasty or cosmetic surgery of the upper eyelid is one of the key procedures designed to make the eyes appear more youthful and rested. This eyelid surgery procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis, mostly using local anesthesia and IV sedation. Typical aesthetic concern with upper eyelids can be the presence of loose skin. In some cases, ptosis may also occur along with loose skin, resulting in drooping upper eyelids.
In such cases, the patient will have an appearance of partially shut eyes even when they are fully awake. An oculoplastic surgeon is in the best position to determine the presence of underlying ptosis. This condition must be corrected along with eyelid surgery to eliminate the appearance of tired looking eyes. Dr. Hui is a trained and experienced eye surgeon providing upper lid blepharoplasty to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and nearby locations.
An experienced surgeon will place the incision discreetly along the natural crease of the upper eyelid so that the scars remain inconspicuous. Through the incision, the excess skin will be removed and the incision will be closed with fine sutures.
Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty
Due to aging, sun exposure and other factors, the lower eyelids may appear tired and puffy, and the skin may appear rough like crepe paper. The eye surgeon may recommend a lower eyelid surgery to correct this condition and restore a rejuvenated appearance of the eyes. The procedure begins with the surgeon placing incisions discreetly in the lower eyelid area. If eye bags are visible below the lower eyelid, the incision will be placed just below the eyelid margin to remove excess fat and skin.
However, if the problem of eye bags is minimal or non-existent, the surgeon will place the incision inside the eyelid. This will make the scar totally invisible on the outside. In some cases, both upper and lower eyelid surgery may be performed together to achieve the patient’s aesthetic needs. Most patients will be able to return to work or resume their regular activities within one to two weeks following blepharoplasty. Sun protection for at least three months is recommended for the eyelids after the surgery.