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Upper eyelid surgery is one of the most common procedures that we perform in our outpatient surgery center. Patients of all ethnic background and age are candidates for upper eyelid surgery but the technique and approach is variable so it is very important to have a plastic surgery consultation to determine the best technique for each individual. We specialize in Asian upper eyelid surgery. This procedure can be safely done under IV sedation and local anesthetic to make patient comfortable, but also awake enough to cooperate during surgery to determine the desired outcome of the upper eyelid fold. This is only way to make sure that the shape and size of the eye is symmetrical.
At our certified outptient surgery center, this procedure is performed either with general anesthesia or under iv sedation with local anesthesia. The incision is made starting inside the hair above the ear, and down in front of the ear, and then behind the ear tracing down to the hairline in the neck. The skin is not lifted up much, but a layer of tissue called the SMAS/platysma is elevated extensively. This is used to re-elevate the facial structures and reposition the tissues to it/s more youthful location. This ensures a natural appearance.
After the procedure, you will need to do serial follow ups to receive medications to minimize swelling. You will be given specific instructions to how and when to wash your hair. Sutures will be taken out in 5 days then in 10-12 days and you will need to wear a facial garment to help minimize swelling and help reshaping the neck line. Most of the scars are well hidden and they will fade over time. Temporary swelling and numbness of the face are expected and the patient usually can return to work in 2 weeks.
Lower lid is one of the first places that change as part of our aging process. It is probably the most common surgery that is performed in both men and women. Usually in men, the condition is more severe and noticeable. Patients usually complain of:
Rejuvinating the periorbital region can be safely done in our certified outpatient surgery center in our Koreatown office or Beverly Hills office. IV sedation is given to make the patient comfortable but also allow the patient to be awake enough to assist during the surgery by opening and closing the eyes to optimize the shape of the eyes.
Some Asian patients have a condition where the width of the eyes are too narrow. To restore the normal anatomy, the soft tissue in the inner and outer corners of the eyes can be rearranged to make the eyes appear wider. This procedure can be done in conjunction with upper and/or lower eyelid surgery.
Medial epicanthoplasty is a procedure to rearrange the excess skin (Mongolian fold) which obstruct the inner corner of the eyes. This procedure decreases intercanthal distance and also reveals medial half of the eyes by turning aside the redundant drooping Mongolian fold. As a result, the eyes will look bigger and brighter, less slanted.
The outer corner of the eye can also be reshaped to lengthen the eye. Lateral canthoplasty is a procedure to reposition the lateral canthal tendon by detaching the junction of the outer upper and lower eyelids. Scars are hidden within the eyelid margins and are usually not visible. Approximately, 1-3 mm can be elongated on each eye and they rarely re-attach. This procedure is also convenient for the eyes that are slanted upward, but because of individual factors, not everyone will achieve the same result. In-office consultation is recommended.
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18435 & 18437 E Colima Road Rowland Heights, CA 91748 Phone: 626-581-3619