Your eyes communicate with the outside world. Excess skin folds, undesired bulges, or drooping of the upper lids close to your pupils make you look tired and older than you feel. At Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center, Dr. Gordon H. Sasaki offers upper eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, in Pasadena to help patients from the Los Angeles area address these signs of aging and improve their appearance. He is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in facial procedures to improve the appearance and functionality of the eyelids.
Eyelid Surgery Before & After Photos
Upper Eyelid Surgery
Aging of the eyes is frequently noted before other signs of facial aging. Treatment of the upper eyelid could be a simple skin excision performed under local anesthetics or it might require fat removal, fat grafting, or muscle repair depending on the etiology of the problem. In older individuals or patients with history of trauma, the muscle responsible for eyelid elevation may require repair.
Dr. Gordon H. Sasaki
Triple Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Few plastic surgeons can match Dr. Sasaki's combination of expertise, compassion, and experience. He's a distinguished educator and a renowned innovator whose work and research have influenced a generation of plastic surgeons. Dr. Sasaki will work with you to make the improvements you desire.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
“Puffiness” of the lower eyelids is another common reason for seeking plastic surgery. This could be due to excessive fat accumulation under the skin, or laxity of the ligaments and herniation of the fat as a result of aging which in turn stretches the overlying skin and muscle. Systemic illness and allergies are among other common etiologies.
Depending on the amount of skin and fat excess, lower eyelid surgery will include skin excision, fat excision or redraping. The goal of lower eyelid surgery is to create a smooth transition from lower lid to cheek and sometime patient requires fat grafting or fillers to the cheek area to achieve a youthful appearance. Based on patient’s age and facial anatomy the incision can be either behind the eyelid or right under the eyelashes. It heals very well and after a few weeks will not be noticeable.
Are you ready to discover all the ways Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center in Pasadena can enhance your appearance and confidence? Request a consultation using our online form or call for an appointment.