Some signs of aging, such as the unwelcome appearance of “crow’s feet”, for instance, or furrows between the eyebrows, are easy to recognize. Unfortunately, other symptoms of aging are so subtle that it can be difficult to understand why you always look exhausted or why your face no longer reflects the youthful vigor you feel. Small changes to the upper eyelids can be difficult to see, yet even slight alterations can seriously undermine your youthful, refreshed look and detract from your natural beauty and youthful glow.
In fact, the delicate, fragile eyelids are extremely susceptible to unwelcome aesthetic changes brought about the natural aging process and constant, daily exposure to the sun and environmental pollutants. Two of the most common changes—upper eyelid ptosis (drooping) and “hooding” (or dermatochalasis, in medical jargon)—can begin as early as the late 30s or early 40s. Ptosis is caused by the weakening of the levator muscle, and can prevent the eyelids from opening fully. Hooding is caused when the thin skin of the upper eyelid sags and hangs down over the edge of the upper eyelid. Both of these conditions can easily contribute to a heavy, sleepy, and simply older appearance.
Moreover, both upper eyelid ptosis and hooding can potentially lead to medical concerns such as:
- Loss of peripheral vision
- Inability to let sufficient light into the eye
- Fatigue, headaches, and wrinkles caused by the unconscious lifting of the eyebrows to improve field of vision
Dr. Kenneth Steinsapir is a world renowned oculofacial and cosmetic surgeon with extensive experience in specialized eye surgery techniques designed to correct medical and aesthetic concerns associated with ptosis, hooding, and other upper eyelid concerns. Known around the world as one of the top oculofacial experts for cutting-edge, less aggressive surgical techniques, Dr. Steinsapir performs upper eyelid lift surgery with an innovative technique known as “structured micro-blepharoplasty”. This advanced technique focuses on preserving the integrity of the upper eyelid by ensuring structure and sparing collateral damage to the delicate issues of the eyelid. This technique ensures naturally-beautiful results with less downtime and less risk of complications.
A “structured micro-blepharoplasty” or upper eyelid lift surgery with Dr. Steinsapir is ideal for patients who are seeking to:
- Minimize puffiness or swelling by removing excess fat
- Excise surplus skin that obscures the natural fold in the upper eyelid
- Correct droopiness by tightening and lifting eyelid musculature
- Eliminate the appearance of “crepe-y” skin that can interfere with the placement of makeup
Dr. Steinsapir’s “structured micro-blepharoplasty” offers significant improvement over traditional, overly-aggressive eye surgery techniques that can carry an increased risk of damaging the fragile musculature around the eye, hindering the ability to fully close the eye, and resulting in an unnatural, “over-worked” appearance. Dr. Steinsapir’s approach, combined with his emphasis on a personalized, patient-centric approach, minimizes these risks to ensure that your unique aesthetic and medical concerns are addressed at the root of the problem, and to ensure consistent, natural-looking results: a refreshed, rejuvenated appearance that truly reflects your youthful vigor!
Dr. Steinsapir’s private practice is located in beautiful Beverly Hills, California. If you are interested in having upper eyelid surgery performed by a true expert, or would like information on other eye surgery or cosmetic surgery procedures, please contact our office today!
To learn more about procedures and treatments performed by Beverly Hills | Los Angeles Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Kenneth Steinsapir, contact us at 310-274-7422