Blepharoplasty

How Can I Get Rid of Under-eye Bags?

Do you feel as though your undereye bags are preventing you from looking as young and energetic as you feel?

Undereye bags can definitely communicate to the world that we’re feeling tired, fatigued, and overwhelmed – even when we’re feeling the exact opposite or we’ve achieved plenty of sleep. While undereye bags can be exasperated by lack of sleep, the truth is that these pesky cosmetic issues are often caused by aging, especially when facial fat begins to break down.

So that probably leaves you with this all-important question: “How can I get rid of undereye bags?” Click to view more patient results!

Lower Blepharoplasty for Undereye Bags

In order to learn the difference between Ultherapy and other laser treatments, let’s take a look at what the Ultherapy procedure entails in the first place.

Ultherapy is a skin-tightening treatment that uses laser heat energy to trigger collagen production levels within the dermis. The long-term collagen production helps to keep skin looking smoother and younger. Additionally, Ultherapy helps create an almost-instant skin-tightening effect, which minimizes the appearance of wrinkles while shrinking the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Ultherapy is an excellent […]

By | 2018-11-19T14:10:42-07:00 October 22nd, 2018|

How Long is Recovery Time From an Eyelift?

Are you interested in undergoing an eyelift surgery, but not sure you have the time to devote to recovery?

It’s an understandable concern. After all, some plastic surgery procedures often require a lot of recovery time – and if you have a busy lifestyle, you can’t exactly afford to take weeks off. Between your job, your family, and everything else in between, it’s no exaggeration to say that you don’t have the luxury of free time to devote to recovery.

So with that in mind, how long is recovery time from an eyelift?

Surprisingly, an eyelift (also referred to as a blepharoplasty) doesn’t require a significant amount of recovery time. Actually, you might be pleasantly shocked to learn that you can return to work in as little as 2 to 3 days, depending on your job. Let’s take a closer look at what you can expect from the eyelift recovery process:

  • If you have a non-manual job, you can usually go back to work after a few days of rest. If you have a job that requires manual work, you’ll need to get sign-off from your plastic surgeon before going […]
By | 2018-05-31T09:06:42-07:00 May 26th, 2018|

Am I a Candidate for Double Eyelid Surgery?

For many women and men of Asian heritage, double eyelid surgery can help achieve a desirable aesthetic, where the eye looks much more awake and brighter. Double eyelid surgery is a procedure that adds a crease to the upper eyelid, thus breaking up a heavy eyelid without sacrificing the beautiful Asian eye aesthetic.

At Awaken Aesthetics in Torrance, CA, board-certified surgeon Dr. Eric Ahn specializes in surgeries for patients who wish to achieve a specific aesthetic while still preserving their Asian appearance. He can help you determine if you’re an ideal candidate for a double eyelid surgery, as well as walk you through what you can expect from the procedure.

Want to know if you’re a candidate for double eyelid surgery? You may be a good fit for this surgery if:

  • You’re a healthy non-smoker over the age of 18
  • You have thick, excess skin on your eyelids
  • You sometimes feel as though your eyelids make you look tired, even when you’re feeling awake and alert
  • Your field of vision has been obstructed by your eyelids
  • By | 2018-02-26T11:16:14-07:00 February 26th, 2018|

How Can I Effectively Treat My Undereye Bags?

If you have undereye bags, it may feel like there’s nothing you can do to make yourself look refreshed and rejuvenated. Serums, creams, and even getting a full night’s sleep can do little against the bags that might make you look older than you actually are. Is there anything that will help you get rid of your undereye bags for good?

As it turns out, there are a lot of treatments that can accomplish this goal – and they’re all available at Awaken Aesthetics in Torrance, CA!

 

Whether you’re looking for a non-invasive treatment or a surgical procedure, here’s how Awaken Aesthetics can effectively treat your undereye bags:

  • Lower Blepharoplasty: This surgical procedure is an excellent approach to getting rid of moderate to severe undereye bags. The lower blepharoplasty procedure is performed by making small incisions along the lower eyelid. Once the incisions have been created, the plastic surgeon removes fat pads and rearranges muscles to create a smoother look. The surgery also removes excess skin that might exacerbate the appearance of undereye bags.
  • Facial Fat Grafting: Undereye bags can look worse if other facial areas are losing key volume. Facial fat […]
By | 2018-10-16T01:12:42-07:00 November 30th, 2017|

Do I Need an Eyebrow Lift or an Eyelid Lift

Are you getting enough sleep, but still feel as though you look tired and fatigued? Are you frustrated by the appearance of sagging skin around your eyes, and want a solution that’s going to help you look more refreshed and rejuvenated?

Then you might be an excellent candidate for an Eyebrow and/or an Eyelid Lift. Both procedures are aimed at correcting sagging skin that comes with the aging process. Both procedures have helped patients look more well-rested and refreshed, as well as turned back the clock on their appearance.

But when it comes down to it, which procedure is right for you – an Eyelid and/or an Eyebrow Lift?

 

Let’s take a look at the differences between the two procedures, as well as how to tell which one you might be a candidate for:

Eyebrow Lift: An Eyebrow Lift is a surgical procedure that’s meant to subtly lift drooping eyebrows. Many patients notice eyebrow drooping once it becomes difficult to apply eyeshadow, as eyelid skin disappears behind the sagging skin. An Eyebrow Lift gently pulls sagging eyebrow naturally taut, which helps correct sagging around the eyes while addressing unconscious forehead use and therefore forehead wrinkles. The goal is to restore the normal position of the eyebrow, not overly […]

By | 2018-10-16T01:14:33-07:00 October 2nd, 2017|

Do I Need an Upper Blepharoplasty or a Lower Blepharoplasty?

If the eyes are the window to the soul, then they might be telling the world that you need a bit more sleep.  Sagging eyelids, undereye bags, and dark circles can make it look like you’re not getting enough rest, even if you regularly log in eight hours of sleep per night (if so, what’s your secret?).  That’s because the aging process breaks down fat pads around the eyes, creating sagging eyelids and undereye bags.  The eyelid skin is also really thin, making it that much more vulnerable to persistent wrinkles and fine lines.

A blepharoplasty procedure is a surgery designed to address sagging eyelids, undereye bags, fat pads, and significant wrinkles around the eyes.  This surgery is usually broken up into two procedures:  

  1. An upper blepharoplasty; and
  2. A lower blepharoplasty.

The upper blepharoplasty procedure is designed to treat sagging and wrinkles around the upper eyelid, while the lower blepharoplasty focuses on the undereye area. Which blepharoplasty procedure is right for you?

Here’s how to tell if you need an upper blepharoplasty procedure:

  • You have sagging upper eyelids
  • Your eyelids are […]
By | 2018-10-16T01:14:11-07:00 August 18th, 2017|

Is Recovery From an Eyelid Lift Painful?

An eyelid lift – also referred to as a blepharoplasty – is an excellent surgical procedure that can help patients who suffer from excess bags around the eyes.  The eyelid lift works to correct sagging and drooping upper eyelids while removing fat deposits underneath the lower eyelids.  The end result can help patients look more awake and revitalized, all while minimizing the appearance of sagging, wrinkling, and other aging effects.

While blepharoplasty procedures are pretty common (in fact, it’s one of the most popular surgical procedures in the United States), many patients are still concerned about the recovery process.  Common questions include:

  • How long will it take to recover from blepharoplasty?
  • Is the recovery process painful?
  • When can I expect to see results?

If you’re considering undergoing blepharoplasty and want to know more about the recovery process, here are the answers to the most common questions, stated above.

 

How long will it take to recover from blepharoplasty?

It’s usually recommended that you take 1-2 weeks off from work for the recovery process.  Much of this time off can be attributed to aesthetic concerns; your eyes will be swollen and bruised, so you may not want to be around coworkers during this time.  However, the real recovery length depends […]

By | 2018-10-16T00:30:50-07:00 April 5th, 2017|

What’s the Difference Between an Upper vs. Lower Eyelid Lift?

Eyelid lift Torrance, CAYou may know that an eyelid lift is one of the best ways to counteract sagging skin, undereye bags, and other common signs of aging. But did you know that there’s an upper eyelid lift and a
lower eyelid lift – and there are key differences between the two?

The best way to compare the differences between an upper eyelid lift and a lower eyelid lift is to take a look at the symptoms they’re designed to treat. Take a look at each description to see which eyelid lift procedure is right for you!

You’ll Want an Upper Eyelid Lift If…

Do you constantly look like you’re tired or half-asleep, even when you’re awake and alert? Then the upper eyelid lift may be right for you!

The best candidates for an upper eyelid lift usually complain of tired and heavy-appearing eyes where excess skin is folding over their creases. This effect creates the appearance that the patient is always tired or fatigued, thus adding years on to their natural appearance.

Another key sign you might need an upper eyelid lift is if you find it hard to put on eye make […]

By | 2018-10-16T00:21:53-07:00 February 8th, 2017|

An Eyelid Lift Can Awaken Your Eyes

An eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that can substantially improve the appearance of the eyelids, giving them a more youthful appearance.  The surgery can be performed on either the lower or upper lids, or both.

Whether one wishes to improve the heaviness of their eyelid region, or the eyelids are not functioning properly, an eyelid lift can rejuvenate the areas around the eyes.

Eyelid surgery can treat:

  • Sagging or loose skin that disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid. (This can sometimes impair vision)
  • Unwanted deposits of fat that cause puffiness in the eyelids
  • Droopy bags under the eyes
  • Lower eyelids that show white below the iris
  • Too much skin and/or fine wrinkles on the lower eyelid area

 

The Best Candidates for Blepharoplasty

The best candidates for eyelid surgery include:

  • Individuals who do not have a serious illness or any type of medical conditions that can stand in the way of healing
  • Individuals with specific goals in mind for eyelid surgery
  • People who have positive outlooks as this influences overall health and healing
  • Those who do not have serious eye conditions
  • Those who are seeking a plastic surgeon in Torrance

One should keep in mind that the eyelids are a facial feature.  When the forehead skin and eyebrows droop, so may […]

By | 2019-01-07T22:55:52-07:00 September 12th, 2016|
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