Cosmetic surgery is often performed to make an individual look and feel younger and more vibrant. Cosmetic surgery techniques and other aesthetic procedures have advanced rapidly over recent years, allowing fellowship-trained surgeons to opportunity to offer many different services to a wider population of people.
Blepharoplasty (commonly known as a “eye lift” or “eye tuck”) is the most common cosmetic surgery performed in the United States. It makes sense if one thinks about it: the eyes are the first thing other people notice. As discussed in the blepharoplasty section of our website, the tissues of the eyelids and surrounding tissues sag and bulge with age, potentially making someone look tired, sad or angry. Blepharoplasty can cause a dramatic improvement in how you look in the mirror and how others see you. At the same time, when performed properly, the results should be subtle enough that it should leave them guessing as to why you look so fresh and energetic.
The procedure can be performed in the office or in the operating room. It can be combined with other procedures, both functional and cosmetic, if desired. The recovery is fairly quick and the results become more evident daily after surgery. It is important to recognize the upper eyelid is continuous with the eyebrow, just as the lower lid flows into the cheek. To obtain desired results, certain situations may require a brow lift or cheek lift, either instead of or in addition to eyelid surgery. Both can be performed with minimal incisions. A frank discussion of one’s goals and a careful assessment with Dr. Escaravage are important in achieving these desired results.
The most important predictor of a satisfactory cosmetic result is an experienced, qualified surgeon. Surgeons from other specialties can perform eyelid surgery, but an oculoplastic surgeon can offer the unique perspective and experience of both an eye plastic surgeon and ophthalmologist, capable of caring for all aspects of your surgery, from the assessment to the surgery to the recovery process for both the surgical sites as well as the eyes.
Out of respect for the privacy of our patients, we do not provide before and after photographs of our patients on our website. We do have a collection of photographs of those patients who have given permission for review during your consultation.