Your eyes are one of the first features noticed by others, and your eyelids provide your eyes with character. Eyelid skin is very thin and delicate in quality. As years go by, eyelid skin loses its resilience, and as a result, begins to sag. At times, eyelid sagging becomes so extreme as to affect one’s vision at this point, it may be time to consider eyelid surgery in Palo Alto.
Eyelid surgery – what does it entail?
Every person has a unique appearance, and your eyelid surgery will be customized to match your needs. Dr. Graw performs several types of eyelid surgeries, including the following:
- Upper eyelid surgery: Markings are performed before the surgery to ensure optimal final appearance and symmetry. These markings are the most important part of the surgery. You will then undergo local anesthesia. The surgery is performed by removing the excess skin that was marked before your surgery, with the idea that your final scar will end up within the natural crease of your eyelid. A sliver of muscle and fat may be removed to decrease fullness in the area. Your incision is then restored with small, delicate stitches.
- Lower eyelid surgery: Dr. Graw performs a special technique that achieves long-lasting results. Typically, other surgeons will perform just skin and/or eye fat removal. Results from this technique usually last 2-3 years. However, Dr. Graw performs a unique eye muscle suspension technique that allows for results to last at least 10 years. Through an incision just underneath your eyelashes, and within your natural skin creases, Dr. Graw will remove any excess skin you may have. Furthermore, she will fill “hollow-looking” areas beneath your eyes with your eye fat. Additionally, she will remove any excess eye fat you may have. To really secure your eyelid lift for long-term results, she will tighten your under-eye muscle, and suspend it to your surrounding tissues. Once this is performed, your incision is then closed with small, delicate stitches.
- Asian eyelid surgery: Markings are performed before the surgery to ensure optimal final appearance and symmetry. These markings are the most important part of the surgery. You will then undergo local anesthesia. If you have any excess skin, this will be removed, with the idea that your final scar will end up within the natural crease. Otherwise, Dr. Graw will proceed to create your “double-eyelid crease,” according to the natural shape and size of your eye. Once this has been performed, your incision will then be restored with tiny stitches.
Eyelid surgeries are performed on thousands of people each year by many plastic surgeons. However, the surgical techniques of your plastic surgeon are critical. Dr. Graw uses a precision approach to ensure you achieve your aesthetic ideal.