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One of the most popular facial procedures in an upper eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) to address droopy or heavy eyelids. Development of excess skin of the upper lids, contributing to a heavy or tired look is a very common part of facial aging. The eyelid crease becomes saggy and the extra skin can make the eyes feel tired as the day goes on. Too much extra skin can even obstruct some of your vision.
Luckily, most upper eyelid lifts can be done as a straightforward procedure in the office. The procedures takes less than an hour and can be done with local numbing medication. After careful marking of the lids to ensure the right amount is removed, the excess skin is excised and the eyelid is tightened. Your natural eyelid crease is restored without changing the size or shape of your eyes. Your freshened, more awake appearance can be achieved very naturally with a scar that is virtually invisible.
Whether it’s genetic or from facial aging, bags or “puffiness” in the lower eyelids can contribute to looking tired or sad. This problem is often due to bulging of excess fat pads that naturally occur under the eye. Removing this excess fat to address a puffy look is performed with a lower blepharoplasty.
In this procedure, incisions are hidden behind the lower eyelid. The bulging fat underneath the skin is carefully removed to create a smoother appearance. When completed, the lower eyelids appear less puffy and less tired. This procedure has no visible scars, and no sutures are needed. Recovery is typically less than one week.
Lower eyelid surgery is very delicate and also carries important risks. This surgery should only be performed by fellowship-trained surgeons who are experts in eyelid surgery. If you are interested in improving your lower eyelids, a consultation with Dr. Yamamoto is essential to find out of you are the right candidate for a lower blepharoplasty.
* Individual results may vary.
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Under Eye Enhancement
Dr. Yamamoto’s most popular injection, the Volume Under Eye Enhancement, addresses the common complaint of having dark circles under the eyes. Dark circles contribute to the eyes looking older and tired. This problem can be attributed to an area of depression or a groove just under the eyelid which causes a “shadow effect.” This shadow can make the skin look darker, causing that tired looking dark circle. The Under Eye Enhancement is designed to fill in those areas of depression and smooth out the skin of the lower eyelid.
In this procedure, very small amounts of Restylane® are delicately injected along the under eye to carefully fill the area to correction. This is a technical, delicate type of procedure and should only be done by an eyelid and injection expert. A cannula is often used during this injection to improve comfort and minimize bruising.
This is a short and convenient procedure that can be done over your lunch break. Another great advantage of this procedure is that filler injected in this area can last 1.5 to 3 years. You can walk out of the office and enjoy these long-term results immediately. Of all of the procedures that use dermal fillers, this is one provides some of the most dramatic results and is a great bang for the buck. Come for a consultation with Dr. Yamamoto to see if the Under Eye Enhancement is right for you.
Written on May 11, 2019
Dr. Yamamoto immediately put me at ease, and made me feel comfortable. He was easy to talk to, and a very good listener. I had an upper eyelid surgery done in the office. Everything was explained to me ahead of time and I knew I was in good hands. I feel better about myself and the change to my appearance is wonderful! My eyes look fantastic and I look more refreshed. I’m so happy with my results! I highly recommend Dr. Yamamoto and his great staff ! They’re the best!