Eyelid skin is usually smooth, but over time, the lid tissue stretches, and the muscles weaken. This can cause the eyelids to appear puffy and tired.
An outpatient eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) surgery can mitigate this sagging and puffiness, eliminate under eye bags, and help restore a more rested, youthful appearance.
During an upper eyelid surgery, the incision is marked along the contour of the eyelid crease. The surgeon then removes excess skin and seals the incision with fine sutures. The incision mark typically fades over time and remains discreetly hidden within the upper lid fold.
In a lower eyelid lift, the surgeon places incisions (either on the inside or on the skin of the lower eyelid) and removes excess skin and/or bags.
Incisions made within the eyelid are not visible externally while the incisions on the skin are barely perceptible and usually fade over time. The surgeon will help patients determine which approach is most suitable for them.
Oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Hui provides advanced solutions for various eye ailments as well as cosmetic facial concerns to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and surrounding locations.
Ptosis may also impact the eyebrows. Sagging brows can interfere with the upper vision field.
The symptoms of this condition include a reduced ability to keep the eyes open, eye strain, and eyebrow fatigue due to the increased effort necessary to elevate the drooping brows. This is a contributing factor to facial aging.
In a majority of cases, an outpatient procedure can be undertaken to raise the eyebrows. Dr. Hui will discuss the options with the patient and assist them in identifying the procedure that is most suitable for them.
The patient’s health insurance may offer coverage for brow ptosis repair. A brief visit involving an examination, visual field testing, and photography will help establish whether this procedure is eligible for coverage.
Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation
Oculoplastic surgeons have a detailed understanding of eyelid anatomy and function as well as its relationship to facial expression and ocular function. This knowledge is vital to attain optimal outcomes when administering botulinum toxin around the eyes.
Since 1989, ophthalmologists and oculoplastic subspecialists have been using Botox for the treatment of blepharospasm (involuntary spasms of the lids), strabismus (crossed eyes), and hemifacial spasm.
The FDA approved the use of Botox in the Spring of 2002 for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. Botox and Dysport are variants of botulinum toxin.
Non-surgical options are an increasingly sought-after method of facial rejuvenation. These outpatient procedures offer a significant improvement in the appearance of wrinkles and facial lines surrounding the eyes and on the face.
Non-surgical options include dermal fillers, such as Juvederm and Restylane, which can be injected in the office. Dr. Hui will assist patients in establishing where to administer the injections to accomplish optimal outcomes.
No anesthesia or sedation is necessary, and there is no specific recovery duration associated with these procedures. The procedure is completed in a short span of time.
The patient will experience only minimal and brief discomfort. Mild inflammation and bruising may occur at the injection sites, but the patient can camouflage these areas with makeup. The outcomes of the injection can sustain for up to twelve months.