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
Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery
Beverly Hills Kuwait offers an easy-to-access and unique location that is attached to the world-famous Symphony Style Hotel Kuwait. We have renowned doctors fly in from all over the world, including chiefs of different established departments, professors from top schools and programs around the world, and Harvard-trained experts. Our center, which takes up two entire floors of the Symphony Style Hotel Kuwait building, offers VIP doctors, outstanding patient service, electronic medical records (EMR), and the absolute latest technology. Our center has attracted patients from around the world, and there is nothing else like it in the entire gulf.
What is cosmetic eyelid surgery?
Cosmetic eyelid surgery, which is also known as blepharoplasty or bleph, is a surgery that improves the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. It is a very popular procedure for eye doctors to perform. A Blepharoplasty is used to give a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you look younger, more rested and alert. Upper eyelid surgery can remove excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the upper eyelids and it can also treat loose or sagging skin that creates fold or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid. Lower eyelid surgery, meanwhile, can remove excess skin and fine wrinkles, bags under the eyes, and droopiness of the lower eyelids.
Am I a good candidate for cosmetic eyelid surgery?
This type of procedure is usually performed on adult men and women who have healthy facial tissue and muscles. Good candidates for cosmetic eyelid surgery are:
- Healthy individuals who do not have medical conditions that can impair healing
- Individuals without serious eye conditions
- Individuals with excess skin obscuring the natural fold of the upper eyelids
- Individuals with loose skin hanging down from the upper eyelids
- Individuals with a puffy appearance to the upper eyelids
- Individuals with excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelids
- Individuals with bags and dark circles under the eyes
- Individuals with lower eyelid droopiness
How is cosmetic eyelid surgery performed?
Eyelid surgery is very different than most surgical procedures because it can be performed in an office rather than an operating room. When a procedure can be performed in an office it is often much less risky because it doesn’t involve the use of anesthesia. Typically, a bleph on both eyes will take less than an hour to perform. The procedure itself is painless because local anesthetic is applied. However, you will need a few days of down time because there be some bruising and slight swelling around the eye(s).
Several different surgical techniques are available, and may be suggested to improve the appearance of your eyelids. The particular technique that your skilled plastic surgeon recommends will depend on many factors, such as the amount of excess fat and skin in the eyelid areas, the position of your eyebrows, and the condition of muscles around your eyelids. Because we always put the patient first, we consider all individual factors before selecting the surgical technique we believe will create the best outcome for you including your overall health, family history and personal goals
Upper eyelid surgery
For upper eyelid surgery, an incision is hidden within the natural fold of the upper eyelid, and extends slightly beyond the outside corner into the laugh lines or other existing creases. Through this incision, excess skin and fatty tissue is removed. Since the incision follows the natural contour of the upper eyelid, it is usually inconspicuous.
Lower eyelid surgery
For lower eyelid surgery, the incision is hidden just below the lower lashes. Through this incision, excess skin, muscle, and fat are removed. Fat may also be redistributed to eliminate puffiness or bulges. As with upper eyelid surgery, placement of the incision in natural crease lines allows for the scar to usually heal in an inconspicuously.
Cosmetic eyelid surgery recovery
After cosmetic eyelid surgery, there will be stitches in both lids that will remain for up to about a week. Swelling and bruising may occur post-surgery, but most patients will look and feel normal within a week or so. After the procedure it will be important to have at least a week away from work to allow the swelling and bruising to subside.
If you are considering cosmetic eyelid surgery, schedule a consultation with an ophthalmologist at Beverly Hills Medical Center of Kuwait today by calling +(965)-222-89999.
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