What is Oculoplastic Surgery?

What is Oculoplastic Surgery?

When it comes to looking younger and rejuvenated, oculoplastic surgery can go a long way towards taking the years off of your appearance.

But what exactly is oculoplastic surgery – and what does it include? Let’s take a look!

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What is Oculoplastic Surgery?

Oculoplastic surgery is any surgical procedure designed to correct the appearance of facial tissue surrounding the eye, including eyebrows, eyelids, and more. For the purposes of this article, we’ll example oculoplastic surgical options that correct signs of eyelid aging.

Upper Eyelid Lift

The upper eyelid lift – also referred to as an upper blepharoplasty – is a surgical procedure that corrects signs of aging around the upper eyes, including:

  • Sagging eyelids
  • Excess skin and wrinkles
  • Drooping eyebrows
  • And more

The upper eyelid lift is performed by a board certified plastic surgeon. A small incision is typically made along the lash line or in the fold of the eyelid; this placement helps to hide any surgical scarring.

An upper eyelid lift can help patients look more well-rested, rejuvenated, and alert.

Lower Eyelid Lift

The lower eyelid lift – also known as a lower blepharoplasty – is a cosmetic procedure that aims to correct signs of aging caused by undereye bags, excess skin, and deep wrinkles.

The lower eyelid lift is a great choice for candidates who feel as though their undereye bags make them appear more tired and fatigued than they actually are.

During the lower eyelid lift – which is also performed by a plastic surgeon – the surgical incision is made in the inner lash line, thus helping to hide surgical scarring. This incision allows your plastic surgeon to remove excess fat, as well as trim away any sagging skin.

A lower eyelid lift can help make patients look well-rested and youthful.

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Double Eyelid Surgery

Double eyelid surgery is a cosmetic procedure designed for people of Asian descent who want to correct eyelid creases to conform to certain aesthetic norms. Double eyelid surgery is an excellent choice for candidates of Asian ethnicity who are bothered by heavy eyelids, which can make them look fatigued or uninterested.

Double eyelid surgery should be performed by a plastic surgeon who understands how to achieve results without sacrificing the beautiful Asian eye aesthetic.

Is Oculoplastic Surgery Right for Me?

You’re a good candidate for oculoplastic surgery if you’re bothered by the appearance of your eyelids. 

Signs you could benefit from oculoplastic surgery include:

  • Excess under eye bags
  • Deep, dark undereye circles
  • Sagging eyelids 
  • Excess skin around the eyes
  • Deep wrinkles around the eyes
  • Crow’s feet
  • And more

Another Oculoplastic specialist insisted that I had to have surgery to correct my abnormal eyelid position but I was scared because he told me that it was only 50% that I would look normal even though he claimed he did more of these surgeries than anyone in LA. Dr. Liu told me that we could try a non-surgical approach, something that no one else had ever mentioned to me. Not only was it much safer than surgery, it gave me the result I wanted; Dr. Liu not only alleviated my fears of looking deformed but his creative approach made me look great! Thank you, Dr. Liu!

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You can also call our Torrance, CA office directly to schedule: (310) 791-2233. Awaken Aesthetics serves the metro Los Angeles region.

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