Spotlight On: Eyelid Surgery (blepharoplasty)

Upper lid Blepharoplasty

This middle aged woman has developed worsening sagging of the upper eyelids.  This is a common problem as people age.  The major functional problem is that it can obstruct vision.  It can also give the face a look of fatigue, disinterest, or even anger.  This woman wanted a functional correction that would also leave her looking more rested and rejuvenated.  She only wanted her upper eyelids worked on, though, and was particular that she not leave looking imbalanced with the upper lids very tight and the lowers still relaxed.  This correction achieved that look of balance–it restores a look of restfullness, but keeps the face in balance, such that it is not obvious that she has been worked upon.

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The following patient is Asian, and was very particular that the unique ethnic characteristics of his eyes not be erased.  He had severe drooping of his upper eyelids, so much so that he constantly held his eyebrows up to be able to see.  We were able to provide a good correction that cleared his eyelids from his field of view, restored a wakeful look to his eyes, and allowed him to relax his forehead and get rid of the constant surprised expression that his raised eyebrows had made.  His upper eyelid fold was also kept low and hidden, in keeping with his normal anatomy.

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