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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

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Eyelid Surgery in Beverly Hills

What Is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that addresses visual field obstructions and the aesthetic appearance of the eye. Depending on your specific condition, blepharoplasty can be performed on your upper eyelid, lower eyelid or both.

The procedure involves removing excess skin and adding or removing fat from the eyelids. When the upper eyelid is addressed, a thin incision is made in your natural eyelid crease. The placement of this incision is vital as it allows any resulting scar to be virtually invisible.

When the lower eyelid is addressed, incisions can be made directly below the lash line or on the inside of the eyelid.

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  • Is Blepharoplasty Right For You?

    As is with any surgery, a consultation with your doctor is needed to ensure the correct procedure is done. Dr. Liu takes a slightly different approach; he will get to know you and the results that you’re looking for. In the one-on-one consultation, you will have all your questions answered and concerns fully addressed. Dr. Liu will ensure you understand the procedure fully, so there are no surprises. He is dedicated to delivering the best blepharoplasty Beverly Hills has to offer (for men and women!).

  • What To Ask For On The First Visit?

    For your initial consultation, be prepared to discuss your options, treatment suggestions, recovery times and other important details. Some questions you may want to ask include:
    ● Is there a non-surgical solution to my issue? What are the newest treatment alternatives for eyelid surgery? Am I a good candidate for this treatment? What kind of side effects and recovery issues might occur?
    Choosing your Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeon comes down to feeling comfortable, not only on a personal level, but also with regards to his or her credentials as well. Be sure the cosmetic surgeon you choose is board-certified by a reputable board for this specialty. Ask for referrals from friends or colleagues and of course, trust your own instincts. If you find the surgeon to be professional and considerate while taking the time to thoroughly explain every procedure, odds are you will have a good relationship throughout the entire process.
    Be sure to schedule a consultation well in advance of your procedure. Tell your plastic surgeon of any medical problems you may have, as well as any special concerns or requests. If you are planning your procedure to coincide with a special event in your life (for example, a wedding or other important occasion), schedule your surgery far enough in advance to allow adequate time for healing and recovery. Talk to your surgeon about the best time frame for this. Prior to surgery, it is always advisable to get your eyes checked by your ophthalmologist for underlying visual or globe pressure problems that you may not have noticed. Typically, your eyes will be moderately swollen for 2-3 days. After that, you will have trace swelling for 3-6 weeks before your eyes are back to normal.

  • Blepharoplasty Can Treat These Conditions:

    ● Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision● Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids● Bags under the eyes● Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid● Baggy or droopy upper eyelids● Droopy lower eyelids, which may cause white to show below the colored part of the eye (iris)● Excess skin on the lower eyelids● Upper eyelids that are too prominent

  • Blepharoplasty To Resolve Limited Vision

    Upper eyelid surgery reduces excess eyelid skin affecting vision – a critical surgery for many patients, often covered by health insurance. As we age, it gets harder for the upper eyelids to support excess fat and muscle. The surrounding muscles and ligaments weaken. The eyelids gradually begin to droop, limiting vision. Upper eyelid surgery will make you look younger while improving your vision.

  • Blepharoplasty Recovery

    The recovery time for your Beverly Hills blepharoplasty is relatively short, but after surgery, bruising and swelling will be noticeable, this will start to dissipate quickly. Using a cold compress for 48 hours after surgery, as well as a light activity such as walking, can greatly reduce the bruising and swelling.

    Bandages are usually placed over the incision sites and can be removed within a couple of days. Most people may return to normal activities after 7 to 10 days following the procedure. By two weeks, the bruising and swelling should be completely gone.

Double Eyelid Surgery (Asian Eyelid Surgery)

For many men and women of Asian descent, cosmetic surgery is an important choice in their overall vision and appearance. The procedure, known as Asian double eyelid surgery in Beverly Hills, helps to correct eyelid creases to conform more closely to widely accepted aesthetic norms.
In some cases, the eyelid is so heavy that it covers half of the iris, which can obstruct vision as well as give the appearance of being tired or not engaged. If you are seeking ethnically sensitive Asian eyelid surgery, Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Perry Liu can help you achieve your goals. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon known for his aesthetic and intricate double eyelid surgery procedures.

“Double-eyelid Surgery” or supratarsal crease creation is a very popular procedure among the Asian population. Asian eyelids are structurally different from Caucasian eyelids in several different ways:

● Lack a supratarsal crease (double eyelid)● Thicker and fattier eyelids● Hooding of the eyelid skin in the middle corner of the eye (epicanthal fold)

  • Incision Or Suture Technique?

    There are two established methods of double eyelid surgery in Los Angeles; sutures or incisions. Each method has advantages and disadvantages both in outcome and recovery time. Prior to surgery, depending on your doctor, Dr. Liu will discuss both techniques, and depending on how much excess skin or fat exists in the eyelid, he’ll make his recommendation.

    If sutures are the procedure of choice, the crease will be formed by creating small openings through which stitches are used to attach muscle and tissue forming the crease. For patients who choose the incision technique, an incision is made where the eyelid would naturally crease. Excess skin and fat are removed, and when the incision is closed, the double eyelid is created. The incision is placed within the crease so that there is no scar visible after healing.

  • Dr. Liu The Best For This Delicate Procedure

    Double eyelid surgery and revisional Asian blepharoplasty in Los Angeles is done on an outpatient basis at Avant Aesthetic’s state-of-the-art surgical center under local anesthesia with sedation. This removes the risks associated with general anesthesia and usually results in patients being able to return home shortly after surgery. Additionally, local anesthetic with sedation is necessary to allow interaction between the patient and our doctors during surgery to ensure proper placement of the crease.

    Reshaping the upper eyelid requires an in-depth examination of the thickness and quality of the eyelid skin as well as an evaluation of the anatomy of the eye. Other factors that are considered are the amount of fat under the eyelid, healing history, age and gender. With all of this information to hand, Dr. Liu creates a unique surgical plan that will produce a natural crease in the eye without losing the Asian characteristics that define ethnicity.

  • Asian Blepharoplasty Recovery 

    Recovery time with sutures is less than with the incision technique. Patients can return to work or school a few days after having a suture technique. Those with incisions will need about a week before they might want to reappear at their normal activities.

    Outcome for sutured eyelids is very good but may require revision surgery several years into the future. The sutures can move or aging can change the anatomy of the eyelid making the crease less evident. With the incision technique, outcome is excellent and permanent in the vast majority of cases.

    Whether the suture or incision technique is used, patients can be confident that they have chosen world-class specialists for their procedure. Dr. Liu and the entire Avant Aesthetics team strive to provide the most refined Asian eyelid surgery available in all of Beverly Hills.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Many men and women experience bags under the eyes, puffy lower eyelids, and lower eyelids that droop. These conditions cause you to look older, tired, or just worn down. Dr. Perry Liu is a board-certified plastic surgeon who can drastically improve these conditions using cutting-edge techniques.
He has 15+ years of advanced training in multiple plastic surgery procedures, and they bring this knowledge and experience to every patient they care for. It is no wonder that Avant Aesthetics patients say we deliver among the best lower eyelid surgery in Los Angeles.
Your face has a natural symmetry unique to you; if one part is changed without special attention to how it aligns with your natural symmetry, a poor, unnatural look is the result. Dr. Liu has gained skilled aesthetic eyes throughout his career. Dr. Liu, especially from his years of interest and appreciation for Chinese painting, where balance and harmony are an integral part of the process. That same philosophy of balance and harmony is integrated into every patient on every procedure to rave results.

  • Is Lower Eyelid Surgery An Option For Me?

    The most common reasons people seek treatment of their lower eyelids are:
    ● Puffy lower eyelids● Excess wrinkles on the lower eyelids● Dark circles under the eyes● Drooping of the lower eyelids
    These conditions can happen at any age and be the result of genetics, heredity or injury and in the majority of cases can be treated easily by Dr. Liu’s skilled hands.

  • Lower Eyelid Recovery

    Beverly Hills lower eyelid surgery is done on an outpatient basis; no overnight stay is required, so you’ll go home the same day. After the procedure, it is common to experience discomfort or a small amount of pain. It is not a very invasive procedure, so the healing process is relatively mild. You may also experience slightly blurred vision that usually disappears within 24 hours.

    As with all reconstructive surgical procedures, there will also be bruising and swelling, this may last a little over a week, and most patients return to work after one week.

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Eye Ptosis Surgery

Ptosis (pronounced “toe-sis”) is the term used to describe a drooping of the upper eyelid or droopy eyelids. This drooping or lowering can give you an obstructed field of vision and change your appearance. People suffering from this condition have trouble keeping their eyelids open and to compensate, will often arch their eyebrows in an effort raise their drooping eyelids. Overtime this can contribute to premature or increased forehead lines and wrinkles besides the “lazy eye” or sleepy look that ptosis causes.

Ptosis can be congenital, occurring in children. Children that have ptosis can develop a stigmatism due to the pressure exerted on the eye from the drooping eyelid and require treatment as soon as possible to prevent vision conditions worsening as the child develops.

  • What Causes Drooping Eyelids Or Ptosis?

    The muscle that lifts the eyelid is called the levator muscle, when this becomes weak or is underdeveloped, ptosis can result. Eye ptosis usually occurs over time, as we age, but there are also other factors that can contribute to the condition such as:
    ● Contact lens wear● Diabetes● Complications from corrective eye surgery or cataract surgery● Head injury● A tumor● Neurological conditions such as Horner’s syndrome and nerve palsy

  • Ptosis Symptoms

    While ptosis itself is usually not painful, the condition can lead to aches and pains in other areas of the body. Ptosis, even if slight, causes your eyelid to droop and cover part of your eye thus obstructing your vision. People compensate for this obstruction by tilting their head up to see better, this can result in a sore neck which can mistakenly be attributed to a neck condition and is only handled when the ptosis is treated. Other symptoms to look out for that might indicate ptosis are:
    ● Blurred or double vision● Tearing● Tilting of the head in a chin up position● Eye tiredness● Frequent raising of the eyebrows in an effort to lift the eyelids● Eyestrain and headache

  • Ptosis Surgery

    Dr. Liu has an extensive background in many types of plastic surgery. This has given him a wide range of skills in this field and he has come to understand the aesthetics of the face completely. Being able to create a beautiful symmetry of facial features lends itself to fantastic results in ptosis treatment. Your eyes are your most expressive feature and must look natural and radiant and complement to rest of your face.

    Treating drooping eyelids or ptosis can be done in many ways, each one tailored to your specific condition; tightening of your levator muscle may be the correct option for you. If your levator muscle is extremely weak, a “sling” operation can be performed which involves using the forehead muscles to raise the eyelids. Another involves surgery on the muscle inside the lid of the eye. These are all out-patient procedures and usually use only local anesthesia with a minimal recovery time.