Fellow, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Ghassan Zein
Prof. Ghassan Zein
Fellow, Harvard Medical School
Prof. Jorge Alió, MD
Prof. Kenneth Wright, MD
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles
Prof. Stephen Foster, MD
Harvard Medical School, Boston
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Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery
Los Angeles, USA
Blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelift or eyelid surgery, is a procedure used to create a youthful and natural appearance. Today, we know that the aging changes around the eyes do not just involve sagging skin. It has multiple components, such as loss of skin elasticity, drooping of the eyebrows, and cheek fat pads and weakness of supporting eyelid structures that lead to puffiness under the eyes. The surgical approach our physicians take depend on a number of factors and varies greatly, but below is a list of the most common blepharoplasty options available today.
Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty
This procedure removes excessive skin, muscle folds, and fatty bags that are usually found in the inside corner of the eye. If the eyelid skin is excessive it may obstruct vision leading to a peripheral field defect. This becomes a medical rather than a cosmetic indication for performing an upper blepharoplasty. In such cases, a forehead or brow lift is performed in conjunction with an upper blepharoplasty.
Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty
This procedure corrects puffiness of the lower eyelids, which is usually caused by an accumulation of fluid within the skin or by excessive fatty deposits. This treatment option is also great for people who have dark circles under their eyes, commonly caused by pigmentations in the skin or by shadows cast by fatty deposits.
Sometimes, eyelid surgery does not have the desired outcome. At the Beverly Hills Medical Center of Kuwait, we see many patients who are unhappy with the results of their initial eye surgery. Luckily, our plastic surgeons have extensive experience with revision blepharoplasty, and can help you by performing corrective cosmetic and functional surgery. In many cases, a poor eyelid surgery can be spotted quickly by the rounded shape of the eye corners versus the natural shape. In other cases, the shape of the eyes is not symmetric, which can cause irritation when blinking. As a result, patients tend to complain about dry eyes. Our surgeons have achieved great results with revision blepharoplasty, and would be more than happy to evaluate your individual case and come up with an effective treatment plan.
For this procedure, our surgeons will create a crease in the eyelid in order to establish the double eyelid fold that is a sough after feature in Asian cultures. This is actually a rather simple procedure. Our surgical experts will either suture the eyelid, or make a small incision in the natural crease to excise a small amount of fat and muscle to create this favorable characteristic.
While the look of a female brow can vary greatly, the classic male brow is usually full, low, and thick. The eye crease is also different for males as it is much lower than females, which actually means that it is easier to create natural looking results for men.
Thanks to advancements in the art and science of eyelid lift rejuvenation, there has been a significant improvement in the non-surgical solutions for improving the appearance of the eyes. As a result, our eyelid experts utilize non-surgical volume restoration to improve the hollowness of the lower eyes and the laxity of the upper eyelids.
At the Beverly Hills Medical Center of Kuwait, we prefer to use Restylane, Juvederm, Botox, Sculptra, Dysport, and fat for our eyelid lift procedures. Restylane or Juvederm are generally injected in the hollow region of the lower eyes, and can also be used to reduce the laxity of the upper eyelids by improving the position of the eyebrows. Restylane and Juvederm generally have few side-effects and can last up to eight months. Botox or Dysport is often used to reduce the crow’s feet wrinkles in an Eyelid lift procedure, which further enhances the overall appearance.
Fat transfers, on the other hand, can achieve similar results to Restylane and Juvederm. The main difference, however, is that fat can be a permanent solution for about 90% of individuals. Fat is usually harvested from the abdominal region under local anesthesia and injected in the appropriate regions of the eyes, midface and brows for an eyelid lift. For individuals with significant hollowness and sagging, fat provides a better solution than hyaluronic products.
Another form of non-surgical eyelift is temple rejuvenation, which is a new technique to regain youthfulness around the eyes. In your 30s and 40s, your eyebrows droop, leaving you with a tired or angry look. Simultaneously, the temple region just in from of the hair line starts to hollow as well. This hollowness creates an imbalance in facial proportions, which leads to an aged look.
With the use of Sculptra, a collagen stimulator, our physicians will fill in the hollowness in the temple region and gently lift the brow to reverse the aging process and restore a youthful appearance. This technique creates a natural look, correcting the atrophy of the temple and reversing the drooping of the eyebrows elevating them to the original position again.
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Before considering blepharoplasty or any other eye surgery, make sure that you have chosen a qualified blepharoplasty surgeon who understands your needs and goals. To learn more about blepharoplasty, revision blepharoplasty, non-surgical eyelift, or our other procedures, schedule a consultation with our blepharoplasty surgeons today by calling +(965)-222-89999.
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