Dr. Kang’s Perspective on Eye Surgery
Your eyes are one of the first things people notice about you. They are also one of the first to show signs of aging. In the upper eyelid, as the skin around the eyes begins to sag over time, the eyelids look droopy or puffy and the skin folds covering the lashes may even block your peripheral vision. In the lower eyelids, excess fat can cause puffy “bags” and shadow under the eyes, imparting a tired or sad look to your face. Fortunately, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can significantly reverse these effects of time providing a more rested, youthful look to your eyes. After treatment, the upper lids will be tighter and eyelid folds better delineated. The skin under the eyes will be tighter and smoother with baggy appearance resolved.
Dr. Kang always reminds the patient that while the eyelid surgery significantly improves the overall appearance, it doesn’t “erase” all the fine wrinkles around the eyes. For further improvement of this area, Dr. Kang recommends Botox, sometimes in combination with dermal fillers. For patients wishing further improvement of the eyelid skin tone and texture, he will recommend a series of light chemical peels or quick recovery laser peels. Finally for patients with significant volume loss of upper eyelid sulcus, he will recommend lipo-transfer to this area either at the time of surgery or following surgery. For patients with severe tear trough deformity, he will recommend lipo-transfer or use of dermal fillers to “fill-in” the trough, ultimately to provide a more youthful frame work around the eyes.