It used to be that cosmetic surgery was for the over fifty crowd. Patients waited until they saw wrinkles and then asked for “the works.” Their results were dramatic, but unfortunately, everyone could tell they just had surgery. Today, nearly one-third of that seeking facial rejuvenation surgery is between 35 and 50 years old.
Wrinkles and frown lines often first appear in the brow and forehead area. It is used to smooth out the wrinkles and correct drooping brows and heavy lids to provide a younger, friendlier appearance. A brow lift can be performed alone or with other cosmetic procedures such as a facelift, eyelid surgery, or laser skin resurfacing.
Sometimes, even after a great night’s sleep, it can be hard to feel alive and vibrant when one looks at those tired, drooping eyes looking back at you from the mirror. The loose skin over the eyes and the fat bags under the eyes makes one look more tired and older than one feel inside. Each year thousands of women and men choose eyelid surgery to help restore a more energetic and youthful appearance.
The doctor performs eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, for patients to correct sagging eyelids, remove fatty pouches beneath the eyes and remove excess skin from the upper eyelids. Blepharoplasty can be done alone or in conjunction with other facial surgery procedures such as a face-lift, a brow lift or laser skin resurfacing.
Loose skin over one’s eyes and fat bags under the eyes can make one look more tired and older than you feel inside. Heavy eyelids can also create an unfriendly appearance.
There are numerous differences between Caucasian and Asian eyes. Most of them are unseen muscular and other underlying tissue differences, such as the increased fat content and somewhat thicker skin of Asian eyes. Often the crease of the upper eyelids is incomplete or non-existent, allowing the skin to hang over the lashes and conceal much of the eye.
Dr. Brian Kinney performs eyelid surgery for patients in our region with a detailed understanding of the ethnic variations in eyelid anatomy and the surgical skill necessary to maintain ethnicity and achieve individual goals.