Blepharoplasty (Eye Lift): – Dr. Matt Hershcovitch
Youthful Looking Eyes: Small Changes Create Big Results
Serving Patients in Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Encino, Tarzana, West Hills, Woodland Hills, Westlake Village, Agoura Hills, Bell Canyon, Thousand Oaks and the greater Los Angeles area.
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelift and or eyelid surgery, has revolutionized the way we treat comprehensive facial rejuvenation. Traditional blepharoplasty surgery involved the removal of significant fat, skin and muscle in order to obtain what is perceived as “youthful” eyes. This one-size-fits-all approach often led to hollowness of the eye area and a rounded look of the corner of the eyes that looks unnatural and changes the entire appearance of the person. Also, complications were higher with this more extensive type of dissection.
Dr. Hershcovitch has extensive experience with a more modern approach to address age related changes around the eyes. In addition to removal of excess skin and fat, several other age related changes including weakening of the skin elasticity and drooping of the cheek fat pad. Puffiness of the lower eyelids can be caused by an accumulation of fluid within the skin or most often caused by fat protrusion. This fat herniation can appear worse from allergies or fluid retention. This leads to a tired, unrested appearance. Lower lid fat herniation can contribute to dark circles under the eyes by shadows cast by fatty herniation.
Often it is necessary not just to remove the fat, but reposition it to areas of deficiency. This leads to a smooth contour under the eyes, decrease puffiness and lessen the “dark circles.”
Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty
The eyes can be refreshed and rejuvenated with a simple procedure called blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty is sometimes referred to as an eyelid lift or eyelid surgery. Dr. Hershcovitch will take time during your consultation to discuss your specific eyelid concerns and explain in detail the best treatment plan for you. There are two main types of blepharoplasty surgeries: upper and lower blepharoplasty.
Upper eyelid surgery can be performed alone (without lower eyelid surgery), and lower eyelid surgery can be performed without upper eyelid surgery. These procedures can also be performed together for those patients who have a significant amount of excess skin and deep wrinkles in the eye area. In addition, our blepharoplasty patients may combine eyelid surgery with other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as laser resurfacing and facelift.
Patients often ask; what kind of specific changes will I experience?
Removal of excess droopy skin from the upper eyelids
Decrease and eliminate lower eyelid bags
Lessen and camouflage dark circles under the eyes
Improve contour of the lower orbital rim
Meticulous closure of eyelid incisions so that once they are healed, they will
Schedule Your Blepharoplasty Consultation Today
If you have been thinking about whether you might be a blepharoplasty (eyelift) candidate, schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Matt Hershcovitch to find out. You can schedule your appointment by calling C/V Surgical Group at (818) 888-7878.