Eye Lift (Blepharoplasty)
It’s said the eyes are the windows to the soul. Aesthetically, eyes are key features of the face. Often times they are the first and last part of the face noticed by your friends and acquaintances. People frequently perceive your mood and general health status by looking at your face and eyes. Correction of “tired” eyes can be achieved with an eyelid reduction or eye lift surgery.
Baggy, puffy, or swollen lower eyelids can be reduced with the selective removal of fat pads under the eyes. In some cases, skin can also be removed to tighten the lower eyelids. Baggy, overhanging or visually obstructive upper eyelids can be corrected in a similar fashion. Skin and fat are removed from the upper eyelids to open up the eyes and reveal the lid margins.
Both procedures can be performed in the office surgical suite with minor sedation and local anesthesia. Recovery is quick, with minimal to no postoperative pain reported by most patients. Eye lift surgery almost always has the best overall postoperative patient satisfaction rating. Dr. Apesos himself has had his upper and lower eyelids reduced, so he knows both the surgeon’s and the patient’s viewpoint in this very precise procedure.
The epicanthal fold seen in Asian eyelids is very attractive to the westerners who don’t have them. Some patients, however, would like their eyes altered to a more “western” look. This procedure is very common in Hawaii and California, and today we see patients all over the country desiring eyelid adjustments. Dr Apesos has learned from masters of plastic surgery, such as Dr. Flowers of Hawaii, the essentials of the procedure, so it is available in our office.