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Eyelid Surgery - Los Angeles Office Is Ready To Work With You To Improve Your Eyelids

The eyes are one of the first areas to show signs of aging in many people, both in the upper eyelids with the sagging skin, and in the lower eyelids with the bag formation and wrinkling. Both men and women are concerned about this "tired" look, which friends and associates often comment on. Since the eyes are the proper focus in conversation, it is natural that the changes in this area are more noticeable, and are frequently the first problem that brings patients in to see Dr. McGuire. In some cases, sagging of the eyebrows is also a factor, often giving patients an unhappy and tired appearance. Surgery to elevate the eyebrows and reduce the frown lines can be done with the upper eyelid surgery through the same incision, and is discussed in a separate section on this site.

The modern approach to the changes that occur in the upper and lower eyelids has dramatically improved the results, avoiding the artificial and distorted shape of the eyes that was sometimes seen with older techniques. Surgery on the upper eyelids is done through the crease line, so that the scar is very minimal and undetectable. The excess skin is reduced, and sometimes surgery is done on the eyebrows and frown lines at the same time. In the lower eyelids, in most cases, the surgery is now done through the inside of the eyelid, avoiding any external scar at all, and reducing the pull on the lower eyelid that often resulted in distortion. The bags of the lower eyelid are actually fatty tissue, which over time bulges outward through a weakening of the membrane that holds the fat in place during youth. The older procedures removed most of this fat, and often left a sunken appearance to the lower eyelid that was equally undesirable and often artificial. Today, the fatty tissue may be reduced, but it is also used to fill in the depression just below the bags to give a very smooth contour to the lower eyelid that is much more natural and youthful in appearance. If skin wrinkling in the lower eyelids is a problem as well, this can often be treated at the same time with a mild resurfacing procedure of the eyelid skin, using either a laser or a chemical. Both upper and lower eyelids can be treated at the same time under the same anesthesia, which is a light general anesthetic. The modern light general anesthesia used is extremely safe, effective, and without the subsequent problems sometimes seen in the past. After surgery, there is some bruising and swelling for up to a week, but the pain is minimal, and most patients are back to normal activities and work within a week. The result is a more vibrant appearance, as well as more youthful, and the results are long-lasting.

 

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Eyelid Surgery - Los Angeles Office Is Ready To Work With You To Improve Your Eyelid

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