Eyelid Cosmetic Surgery (Blepharoplasty) by a Top Facial Plastic Surgeon in Corona, California
Marguerite Bernett, M.D.
Estrella Aesthetics & Surgical Arts
our eyes are the most definitive features of your face. They are the idiomatic “gates to your soul”. Aesthetic eye surgery will change the way you look. You could have the “bags” under your eyes filled and give your face the long lost appearance of youth it once had. Our faces lose fats as we age making us appear old. Changing the appearance of your eyelid skin can make you appear more youthful. Eyelid cosmetic surgery can be used together with exercise and proper nutrition to make you appear young.
A cosmetic eyelid surgery can make you seem young in a flash. The procedure takes less than an hour to be completed, and the reward is well worth it. The Blepharoplasty also has a very short recovery time of about one week. One hour of surgery and a week of recovery for a lifetime of beauty is a bargain of a deal to most people. The procedure has very minimal risk with virtually a 100% success rate. The surgery will change your face and make it radiant again.
Benefits of Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery:
- You will appear to be younger
- Might improve your vision
- It is a risk-free procedure with a short recovery period
- The anesthesia will only affect your face area
- Can be used together with other procedures to change your face more radically
- Your ethnicity portrayed by your face will be retained
- Can change Asian appearing eyes to more Caucasian ones
- Long-term results from an hour of surgery
Steps in Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery:
- An examination to reveal concerns regarding facial features
- Visual acuity and tear production tests are done. In the case of dryness, a thyroid disease screen is conducted.
- Oral sedation, antibiotics, and steroids are administered in order to minimize swelling after the operation.
- The amount of skin that should be removed is determined and if need be a canthopexy suspension procedure is performed on the lower eyelids.
- Each eyelid is injected with local anesthesia. Each eyelid takes eight to ten seconds.
- The face is prepared so that the surgical area is sterilized.
- Removal of excess skin and fat to change your face starts with an incision.
Most people are attracted to cosmetic eyelid surgery due to the possibility of s permanent change in appearance for the better as a result of a risk-free, painless surgical procedure that only takes an hour to be completed and less than a week to heal. It has minimal effect on one’s day to day life as opposed to other procedures.
Cosmetic eyelid surgery has no chance of removing dark circles, fine lines or wrinkles around the eyes. The above issues can be repaired via other means. If a person already has a drooping brow, a brow lift should first be performed so that the finished appearance is much better. A facelift can also be done in conjunction with cosmetic eyelid surgery.
Adjuvant Cosmetic Surgical Procedures to Cosmetic Eyelid (Blepharoplasty) surgery
Forehead Lift/Brow Lift– it is done to maximize the change in facial appearance in case someone has a drooping brow. The forehead lift is done first then the Blepharoplasty follows. The two will in most cases be part of one surgery.
Mid-Face Lift– it should be done if you want your eyelids and cheeks to stand out. The procedure will reveal the beauty of the eyes. To get the most change out of the procedure, the eyelids and the mid-face should be reconstructed in tandem. They age in a similar fashion as time passes.
Laser Skin Resurfacing– a person’s eyes and their skin are the most conspicuous features of their face. When laser skin resurfacing and eyelid surgery are performed together, they optimize the rejuvenation of the two features. According to an article by J Waibel in Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 2009, Marguerite Bernett utilizes the Best Wrinkle Improvement Carbon Dioxide Laser. The DOT Smartxide Laser, a fractionated, Carbon Dioxide laser by DEKA showed the most effect in wrinkle removal and was the best skin resurfacing device among the best ones used for that purpose.
Canthopexy– dry eyes and excess tearing are symptoms of aging eyelids that can be corrected by strengthening the lateral feature of the lower eyelid. Aging causes the eyelids to be pulled downwards. The right amount of skin needs to be removed from the eyelid or from the mid-face to give the face its aesthetic appeal back.
Dermal fillers or autologous fat transfer– the area just below the lower eyelid contains the tear trough. When the tear trough is empty, the eyelids will not be aesthetically pleasing. When the trough is full, the eyes appear youthful.
Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane or Artefill are all dermal fillers that can be placed in the tear trough are to give the eyes a rejuvenated appearance. They are delicately placed just under the lower eyelids using a blunt tip cannula like Dermasculpt. Another alternative is for patients to have some fat harvested from other areas on their bodies and have it injected into the tear trough. Aging leads to fat being depleted all over the face. Fat harvested elsewhere can also be injected in other facial areas to give the face a more youthful appearance.
Contact Marguerite Bernett’s Office for Your Free Consultation:
Marguerite Bernett and her staff are happy to discuss the Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery / Blepharoplasty procedure with you and answer your questions. Please feel free to call us at Estrella Aesthetics & Surgical Arts in Corona CA (951) 272-4455.