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Category Archives: Eyelid Surgery

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Nonsurgical Eyelid Rejuvenation

No one wants to appear worn down or tired, but rather relaxed and refreshed. People strive with a healthy lifestyle to be vibrant and full of energy! However, natural changes of facial fat, bone, and skin affect our appearance to the world. The eyes, more than other facial features, can convey the appearance of low energy via dark circles, eye bags, droopy eyelids, and wrinkles. Patients complain of appearing tired despite a healthy diet, adequate sleep, and energy levels with exercise. Even millennials can have bags and dark circles, which is not from age alone or sun worship. The eyes … Continue reading »

3 Different Types of Upper Eyelid Surgery

Blépharon is the Greek word for eyelid. Blepharoplasty is the medical term for plastic surgery of the eyelid, either lower or upper. Some who want a more enhanced rejuvenation of the eyes may choose a “quad blepharoplasty”, where both upper and lower eyelid surgery is performed. Upper blepharoplasty is very popular and falls into three general groups of patients: Wrinkled eyelid, Droopy eyelid, Asian eyelid. Men or women can fall into one of these groups, while some patients may have mixed reasons for having upper eyelid surgery. Upper blepharoplasty for Wrinkled eyelid This group are patients, who are often over 40, … Continue reading »

Your Thyroid can affect the appearance of Eye Bags

Yes, your thyroid can affect the appearance of eye bags. Eye bags are not always from fat. The lower eyes and eyelids can become puffy or bulge from a variety of reasons, such as allergies and hormones. Read more about puffy eyes in our plastic surgery blog. How can the Thyroid gland affect the Eyes? Thyroid disorders, either with elevated hormone level (ie. hyperthyroidism) or a depressed hormone level (ie. hypothyroidism), can affect the eyes. Statistically an under active thyroid gland is more common, which may contribute to increase tired, worn-out appearance and wrinkles. For some thyroid patients, especially with … Continue reading »

A Liquid Lift with Fat and Filler for Facial Volume Loss

Refreshed, full of energy, vibrant. Those who visit a plastic surgeon want to look their best. While facelift surgery can be required to improve one’s appearance, especially if you have loose skin, a liquid facelift with fat or filler plays a significant role in facial rejuvenation without surgery What is a Liquid Lift? A liquid facelift is a nonsurgical treatment with injections to rejuvenate the face. Injections can fill hollow cheeks, reduce wrinkles, improve dark circles, and augment lips. Certain liquid facelift injections have also been reported to possibly stimulate your own body to rejuvenate the skin itself, alternatively known as “stem … Continue reading »

Revision Eyelid Surgery in Asian Patient

What is Eyelid Surgery? Cosmetic eyelid surgery (i.e. blepharoplasty) of the upper and/or lower eyelids helps rejuvenate one’s appearance. Often patients report appearing “tired” or “low energy”, when in fact they are full of energy. The facial appearance of some patients doesn’t match to how they actually feel and subsequently seek consultation with a cosmetic surgeon to explore potential options. Eyelid surgery can deal with the upper eyelid, lower eyelid, and/or brow for aesthetic improvement. Excess skin and fat is often conservatively reduced, sagging muscle may be tightened, and droopy tissue can be lifted. Read more about eyelid surgery in … Continue reading »

    Houtan Chaboki, M.D.