The upper eyelids softly frame the eyes.
In youth, the upper eyelids are naturally full and wrinkle free. As we age, the eyelids sag. They give a patient a tired look. They can create a heaviness that is uncomfortable and sometimes even interferes with our vision.
Sculpting the eyelids, by removing excess tissue, can create a more rested, youthful and natural appearance.
Upper eyelid surgery (upper blepharoplasty) is performed through an incision in the natural crease of the upper eyelid, refreshing the upper eyelids, rejuvenating the eyes and enhancing their natural beauty.
This office procedure can be performed alone or combined with lower eyelid surgery and/or a brow lift to refresh the area around the eyes.
Upper Blepharoplasty can also be combined with BOTOX® treatments to raise the eyebrows or reduce the appearance of wrinkles and crow’s feet.
Asian Eyelid Surgery (Asian Blepharoplasty)
Cosmetic eyelid surgery is the most common elective procedure among people of Asian ethnicity in the United States and in Asia. The procedure can thin a full eyelid, alter the shape or height of the upper or lower eyelid, decrease a pronounced epicanthal fold (the flap of tissue on the nasal side of the eyelid), or create a natural-looking crease in a double eyelid, which occurs in about 50-70% of the Asian population.
A common misconception is that blepharoplasty is performed to “Westernize” the eyes in an attempt to look “less Asian.” While each person’s reasons for having surgery are unique, this kind of cultural dissatisfaction is almost never a factor. Rather, the overall goal is to help the patient look and feel his or her best by changing the eyelid shape to achieve a more attractive or younger look, balance the facial features and boost self-confidence.
The procedure itself varies depending on the techniques used as well as the patient’s goals and eyelid anatomy. Generally, the surgery is performed under local anesthesia.
If you are considering having a Cosmetic/Aesthetic Procedure please contact us online or call one of our locations closest to you.