Eyelid Surgery San Diego - Blepharoplasty San Diego CaliforniaYour eyes are the first thing others see when they look at your face. An immediate impression is formed about your age, level of energy, and how tired you are. The eyes are also the first part of the face to show the signs of aging. Read testimonials from eyelid surgery patients.. Eye Rejuvenation - Blepharoplasty FAQs Blepharoplasty
It is also important to note that when people look at our eyes, they are not just seeing the upper eyelids or lower eyelids, they are seeing the entire region around our eyes. This includes the skin, the hollows and dark circles beneath the eyes, and the sagging eyebrows. Therefore when developing a treatment plan for rejuvenation of the eyes, the changes that have occurred to the midface (upper cheek), eyebrows, skin, and volume have to be taken into account. Aging of the eyes starts in the mid 30's. One of the first signs of aging is loss of volume in the lower lid region. This results in hollows (tear trough deformity) and dark circles that leave the eyes looking tired and drawn. With time other changes occur. Puffiness or bags along the lower lid region, accumulation of excess skin along the upper eyelids, decent of the eyebrows, loss of volume of the midface and upper cheeks, and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes are the other changes that result from aging. Following a comprehensive assessment of the aging-related changes around the eyes, a much more sophisticated treatment plan can be prepared. Commonly the plan involves a variety of non-surgical and conservative surgical modalities that when put together, truly rejuvenate the eyes with minimal risk and downtime. This leaves the eyes looking revitalized and rejuvenated without changing the shape of the eyes or their function.
Eyelid Surgery - Blepharoplasty ProceduresBlepharoplasty is performed to remove the extra skin that sags and drapes over the upper eyelid. It creates a lighter, more contoured upper lid. While Men and Women enjoy looking years younger and benefit from this procedure equally, the techniques are different for each sex. A skilled and experienced facial plastic surgeon like San Diego resident Dr Karam will create a natural rejuvenation while maintaining eyelid function.
Men, commonly note how much younger and rested their eyes appear. For men in San Diego, looking younger and more energetic has major implications professionally. This is the most common reason our male patients choose to have this procedure. Upper eyelid surgery is most commonly performed under local anesthesia in the office. The eyelid crease is first carefully marked then the amount of excess skin is marked and an ellipse of extra skin is then carefully removed. Occasionally, fat or muscle is removed to decrease the fullness. The incision lies in the natural crease, therefore it is imperceptible even as early as 1 week after the procedure. Stitches are removed within 1 week. The actual downtime consist of very mild swelling and redness and typically resolves after 3-4 days. Bruising is very rare. The entire procedure typically takes 30 minutes. Blepharoplasty results are very dramatic.