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Creating Beautiful Eyes Eyelid Rejuvenation

Article courtesy of Jeffrey Hoefflin, MD, FACS
October 15, 2010

Eyelid Rejuvenation Before and After Photos
Our eyes are our most expressive feature and greatly contribute to our sense of beauty. One of the very first signs of facial aging can be visualized through changes in our eye appearance. Excess eyelid skin, heavy or droopy upper eyes, and puffy or fatty lower eyelids can make us look tired, sad, or angry. These conditions can typically be seen in our late thirties to early forties. Fine wrinkles around the sides of the eyes can develop as early as our twenties and thirties. In addition, hereditary factors can contribute to large extent.

Dr. Hoefflin is a Los Angeles and Beverly Hills board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in all aspects of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, including eyelid, facelift, browlift and necklift rejuvenation procedures. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

EYELID (BLEPHAROPLASTY) SURGERY

There are number of surgical, non-surgical, and non-invasive procedures that can offer patients immediate and long-lasting improvements in their eye area. For some patients, there is no substitution for traditional eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) by a properly qualified plastic surgeon. Dr. Hoefflin uses the latest eyelid surgery techniques to ensure natural, and non-operated eyelid rejuvenation results.

Dr. Hoefflin performs transconjunctival blepharoplasty surgery is a specialized eyelid surgery technique, whereby small surgical incisions are made inside the lower eyelids, thus avoiding any external incisions or the use of sutures. Fat can then be removed to create a more smotth external eyelid contour. Blepharoplasty (eyelid) surgery can also be combined with a Los Angeles forehead or brow lift, cheek augmentation, laser skin resurfacing, and chemical peels for further aesthetic enhancement.

BOTOX

Originally developed for the treatment of muscle spasms around the eyes (blepharospasm), patients treated with Botox were found to develop a more natural and refreshed appearance. Botox is a highly purified protein derived from a family of naturally occurring muscle-relaxing compounds. Botox works by blocking the nerve receptor on the muscle responsible for muscle contraction. Botox is FDA approved for the treatment of glabellar (area between the eyebrows) lines or wrinkles. Today, Botox is the number one facial aesthetic procedure performed.

Dr. Hoefflin performs his Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Botox treatments for the treatment of forehead lines and wrinkles, crow’s feet (area around the eyes), chin dimpling, improving a gummy smile, or raising the tip of the nose. The result is a more smooth, refreshed, and rejuvenated facial appearance.

INJECTABLE AND DERMAL FILLERS

As we age, a decline in skin-supporting collagen, fat, and dermal substance, in addition to external factors, including cumulative sun exposure and personal lifestyle habits, all contribute to the development of fine lines and wrinkles around and beneath the eyes.

Dermal fillers, or injectables, are designed to work by restoring the lost volume or filling in facial furrows. By plumping up fine lines and wrinkles, a more natural and youthful appearance is obtained. Commonly used dermal fillers for rejuvenating the eyelid area include Restylane, Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse

Since their introduction, injectables and dermal fillers have become a widely accepted means of maintaining youth, and slowing down the aging hands of time. Many patients favor injectables because of their lower associated costs and faster recovery.

FACIAL FAT GRAFTING, FAT TRANSFER OR FACIAL SCULPTING

Dr. Hoefflin performs an elegant facial sculpting procedure known as facial fat grafting or fat transfer under local anesthesia in his professional offices. Fat is harvested or removed from your abdomen, hips, waist, or inner thighs using liposuction. The fat is then purified and reinjected into your cheeks, nasolabial folds, lips, temples, and undereye regions. Because your natural tissues are used, there is no risk of allergic reaction. Approximately 50-60% of the fat survives long-term.


 
 


 
 

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