Blepharoplasty in Chicago
Blepharoplasty has evolved within the last 5 years. There are surgeons who still remove excessive skin and fat leaving patients with hollow eyes and high eyelid creases, devoid of wrinkles, but lacking a youthful appearance. Many of these surgeons will actually display these photographs on their websites or in journal articles as a "successful result." Unfortunately, this traditional approach to blepharoplasty can leave obvious signs of surgery and may actually be counterproductive, making the face more unattractive.
DR. SHAH'S APPROACH:
Dr. Shah's approach is to remove an exacting amount of skin and fat and recreate a youthful eyes. In some patients, he will restore volume in order to help create a youthful appearance. His approach to the eyes looks at patient's pictures of their youth and attempts to create an eye which fits each patient's own characteristics. This approach has helped create a natural, individualistic approach to upper eyelid blepharoplasty.
LOWER EYELID BLEPHAROPLASTY:
Lower eyelid blepharoplasty involves creating a smooth contour from the lower eyelid to the cheek. Again, in Dr. Shah's opinion, excessive removal of eyelid fat is detrimental to creating a youthful appearance in all patients. An individualized removal and sometimes addition of fat can create a natural eye contour. Preservation of lower eyelid tone and function is an important aspect of lower eyelid rejuvenation. Dr. Shah utilizes a specialized technique to preserve lower eyelid position and maintain lower eyelid function and tonicity. Dr. Shah has co-authored a sentinel article in lower eyelid anatomy and preservation of natural appearance of lower eyelid. It is important to take in consideration the position of the brow and the individual characteristics of the patient.
EYELID SURGERY PHOTO GALLERY: The before and after gallery represents a small fraction of the patients Dr. Shah has operated on. He has many more example of his work in his office. The gallery is intended to show a variety of aesthetics. All pictures shown are patients of Dr. Anil Shah. See photos.
WHEN CAN I TREAT MY EYE PROBLEM?: Many patients ask, "When is the best time to treat my aging eye area? And where do I start?" Compiled here is a guide to preventing and treating the eye area in your 20s, 30s and beyond. Read more.
WHAT IS AGING MY EYE?: The eyes are a complex and varied feature. There is not a 'one treatment fits all' solution for the aging eyes. One patient may have pronounced crow's feet and another, under-eye puffiness. Determine what issues you may be experiencing by viewing this chart. See more.
BLEPHAROPLASTY ARTICLES: Dr. Shah has authored over 50 scientific articles. All of the articles on this website have been authored or co-authored by Dr. Shah. His unique viewpoints about facial plastic surgery are highlighted, with several of the articles published exclusively for Plasticpedia. Browse now.
LEARN TO SPEAK THE LANGUAGE OF FACIAL AGING: Understanding your facial feature and how they age can seem daunting. Use this guide to help to know your jowl from your pre jowl sulcus or your nasal labial fold from your marrionette lines. Learn more.
ETHNIC FACIAL PLASTIC SURGERY (EFACE): The term "ethnic" is often used to describe any patient who is of non-caucasian origin. Most patients are seeking improvements that work with their facial features and ethnicity, not to change their racial identity. Dr. Shah has subdivided ethnic plastic surgery into a few backgrounds because the differences between the ethnic characteristics can be quite large. Read more.
FACIAL ANATOMY: Facial anatomy plays an important role in both analysis and the underlying cause of the facial aging. A simplified version of external points on the face are illustrated to facilitate communication. Learn more.
PROCEDURE TIMELINE: Many patients ask at what age can a patient have a blepharoplasty(or other procedure)? This timeline is intended to serve as general information on the ages at which patients may seek a procedure such as a blepharoplasty. See more.
COMING FROM AFAR: Dr. Shah sees a large amount of patients from all over the world. Using current technologies, such as video chat, Skype, and email, Dr. Shah makes traveling from afar a less daunting task.
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|INNOVATIONS: Dr. Shah has had or contributed to a number of innovations and discoveries in facial plastic surgery. Learn more.|
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:When can I wear makeup after the procedure?
You can wear makeup two days after the sutures have been removed.
How long until my scars become less noticeable?
It is normal for there to be a small amount of redness in the early post-operative period, most scars fade at the 6 month mark.
How long before I see a final result?
There can be some swelling with the eye, since the skin is so fragile and delicate. Usually by 3-6 months, the final result can be seen, since most of the swelling has subsided.
Will my brows be elevated?
No, this is a separate procedure. A bletharoplasty is designed to remove excess skin or fat from the eye area. A brow lift is designed to lift the brow.
Does a bletharoplasty remove crow's feet?
No, Botox is the best modality to remove crow's feet.
Is there an age when bletharoplastys are best performed?
It usually depends on the patient. The eye are the first to age, so in some patients it can be performed at their early 30s.
When can I use Latisse after a blepharoplasty?
Latisse can irritate the skin around the eye, so we recommend waiting at least two weeks before starting Latisse.
How can I find out if my doctor is board certified?
For surgeons certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery, please click here.
For surgeons certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, certification can be verified by calling 713-850-0399