Eyelid Surgery Before & After Case 1
A blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, was performed to remove the excess eyelid skin.
She is seen at 2 weeks, with a refreshed look and a wider field of view!
She still has some fullness to the upper eyelids because of her brow ptosis. In this case, she is considering a brow lift in the future, and a balance was struck to ensure that if/when she is ready for that, there will still be enough eyelid skin to look natural and not cause any problems with eyelid retraction, dry eyes, or an unnatural appearance.
Eyelid Surgery Before & After Case 2
Asian eyelid surgery is a procedure to help highlight the natural beauty of one’s eyes.
More commonly seen in Asians are eyelid anatomic features that can make one appear more tired. The skin can be thicker and heavier, resting on the eyelashes. The fat in the eyelid may sit lower and be heavier. The connections between the skin and the deeper muscle (that produce the eyelid crease) may be weak or absent.
This woman is seen 3 weeks after her procedure done in our office. This was performed with an open technique, which tends to be more precise and long-lasting in my hands.
Extreme care is taken in marking and remarking with the patient awake. Partway through the procedure we are able to sit up the patient, and be sure the shape and symmetry is satisfactory, before completing the closure.
She loves her result, and we do, too!
Eyelid Surgery Before & After Case 3
“I can see if anyone crazy is coming up beside me now! And my eyelids don’t feel as heavy or tired any more.”
5 weeks after upper eyelid lift done in the office, she is enjoying feeling refreshed and seeing the world more completely. Performing this procedure under local anesthesia saves on the costs and potential risks of general anesthesia.
Sutures are removed within a week, and patients usually feel presentable by about 2 weeks. Return to full activities is normally at ~4 weeks post op.
Eyelid Surgery Before & After Case 4
What a joyous person and follow-up appointment! Several centimeters of excess skin was removed from her upper eyelids, helping her feel and look refreshed, without being “overdone”. Upper eyelid lifts can be done under local anesthesia only in the office. This means a quicker recovery, and avoiding the risks and recovery after general anesthesia. Follow-up is at 5-7 days for removal of sutures and ensure there is no sign of infection, and then again at 4 weeks to review scar care and for clearance for all activities. The scars are healing well here at 1 month, with a small suture tail trimmed in clinic leaving a temporary spot that will heal in 1-2 days.
Eyelid Surgery Before & After Case 5
This woman hoped for improved symmetry after extensive previous reconstruction after a car accident.
Anatomic analysis showed insufficient skin and bulk of the upper lid and brow.
The forehead and brow grafted skin was advanced downwards, and filled in with a dermal fat graft to match the normal thickness of eyebrow tissue.
The lower eyelids were softened with fat transposition and fat grafting, to help her feel a little more refreshed using an incision on the inner side of the eyelid.
We agree that it’s a great step, and we look forward to helping offer some hair transplantation and further refinement with small in-office procedures as desired!