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.
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.
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EYELID SURGERY 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 after an Eyelid surgery?
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.