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Eyelid Lifts rejuvenate tired looking eyes by removing the hooding caused by excess upper eyelid skin and unpacking the bags under the eyes. Blepharoplasty, a short, outpatient surgery, can transform your appearance from sleepy and uninterested to awake and alert.

Blepharoplasty can also even out the upper eyelid creases to create crisp, distinct upper eyelid folds. This is commonly performed during double eyelid surgery for the Asian eyelid surgery, but can be used to create even, upper eyelid creases whenever the folds are indistinct.

Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty) for Tired Eyes before and after photos

An Eyelid Lift, or Blepharoplasty, rejuvenated this patient’s closed, heavy, tired upper eyelids to open the eyes and create an alert, rested appearance.

Bay Area Blepharoplasty

The San Francisco Bay Area is blessed with a diverse culture. As a result, Bay Area Blepharoplasty Specialists need to be well versed in the anatomical differences often seen among the many ethnicities in our communities. The following video segment discusses Eyelid Surgery as well as how to handle the lack of a crisp upper eyelid fold often found in Asians and, to a lesser extent, Hispanic and Caucasian upper eyelids.

Eyelid Lift Video Presentation

This video is taken from KRON 4’s Body Beautiful with Board Certified San Francisco Bay Area Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Joseph A. Mele, III, MD, FACS.

Caucasian Eyelids

Caucasian Eyelids usually have firm attachments between the skin and the deeper tissues of the upper eyelid. These fibers form a crisp fold about 9mm above the eyelashes and hold up the upper eyelid fat, keeping it away from the eye openings.

Even with a well defined and elevated fold, as we age, the upper eyelid skin descends toward the eye and eventually blocks the visual field. Blepharoplasty removes excess skin and bulging fat from the upper and lower eyelids and restores a rested and alert appearance.

Asian Eyelids

Asian Eyelids lack the well defined attachments mentioned above about half the time. When the fold is formed it is often lower (4 mm) than the Caucasian eyelid’s. Sometimes the attachments exist on only one side causing asymmetry. Without the structure provided by the fibrous attachments not only do the lids lack a fold, but it leads to two other features of the Asian eyelids: fullness of the lid caused by the periocular fat falling down and forward in the lids and the formation of the epicentral fold alongside the nose.

Asian Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty) for Tired Eyes before and after photos

The patient above has poorly defined upper eyelid creases, causing the upper eyelid skin to descend over her lashes. The fat descends, giving a puffy and tired appearance. Double eyelid surgery was performed to raise and define the creases and restore an alert appearance and the ability to wear eye makeup.

To create evenly arched folds, Asian Eyelid Surgery creates an attachment between the back of the skin and the deeper eyelid structures. The fixation causes the eyelid creases to fold distinctly and supports the upper eyelid fat up, away from the eye. The maneuver is also performed in Caucasian eyelids with indistinct eyelid creases to enhance the appearance and longevity of the results.

Eyelid Rejuvenation Consultations

Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery is a surgery that requires great attention to detail. Choose an experienced, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for the safest and most predictable results. In the San Francisco Bay Area call (925) 943-6353 to schedule your private consultation appointment.

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