Eyelid Surgery

Author: Dr. Gordon Sasaki

Eyelid surgery is one the most commonly performed procedures among male plastic surgery patients. Dr. Sasaki is an expert plastic surgeon with experience performing eyelid surgery for men and women from Pasadena and the Los Angeles area of all ages. He performs both upper and lower eyelid surgery to help improve appearance and functionality, such as vision obstruction and dry eye.

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.

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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.

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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  (626) 796-3373 for an appointment.

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