Cosmetic eye lift surgery by Oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Amiya Prasad is not a “one-shape-suits-all” procedure. His approach to cosmetic eye lift surgery is as diverse as his patients, and many decisions will be influenced by the patient’s age, genetic predispositions, gender, race, health condition and personal preferences.
In addition to the individual variations in people, it is important to note that some people want a certain look that might not be inherent to their particular background, but one that they find desirable. For example, some women find the most desirable eye shape to be an almond-shaped eye, for its exotic appearance — but again, such a feature is not for everyone.
As an Oculofacial plastic surgeon, Dr. Amiya Prasad is a Super Specialist in Oculofacial plastic surgery and places a great deal of important in listening to every patient’s story. The end result of the cosmetic eye lift surgery procedures he performs is the consensus between him and the patient in terms of what will look best for an individual’s face.
Cosmetic Eye Lift Surgery — Special Considerations for Individual Designs
Asian Cosmetic Eye Lift Surgery
The Asian eyelid is different from the Caucasian eyelid in many ways. One of the most frequent mistakes plastic surgeons have made is “Americanizing” or “Europeanizing” the Asian eyelid, which results in a very unnatural appearance. Dr. Prasad uses his expertise in Eyelid Surgery to provide Asian patients with a natural eyelid fold. The “double eyelid” surgical approach preserves their ethnic appearance while allowing them to have a beautiful upper eyelid crease that enhances their features.
Dr. Amiya Prasad Talks About Asian Blepharoplasty
Men’s Cosmetic Eye Lift Surgery
As the world of business continues to become more youth-oriented and competitive, men are realizing that they need to project a powerful and energetic image in order to keep up with things. With the media’s focus on appearance, many men recognize that an optimal physical appearance translates into a better chance for professional and social success.
Since the eyes are a focal point of the face, their shape and appearance weigh heavily when someone is determining whether someone looks reliable, hard-working, creative and dynamic.
For this reason, many men turn to eye lift surgery to give them a more youthful appearance. However, many surgeons make the mistake of “feminizing” the eyes. An experienced specialist such as Dr. Prasad knows how to alter his surgical approach so that a man’s blepharoplasty (eye lift surgery) makes him retain a masculine appearance.
Cosmetic Eye Lift Surgery for People of Color
Dr. Prasad’s specialized approach for people of color minimizes their two main problems requiring special consideration — avoiding the formation of keloids (raised unattractive scars) when their skin heals and also reducing the tendency to have long-lasting skin color changes when they heal.
Another feature given consideration for persons of color is that they may have more prominent eyes with deeper creases. In this situation, the upper eye lift surgery has to be adjusted for the height of the eyelid and the amount of skin that is taken off has to be reduced.
Dr. Amiya Prasad Discusses Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty for Darker Skin
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You asked: What Can I Use to Treat My Eye Bags?
Doctor: Thank you for your question!
You submitted a question with one photo asking about eyebags. Unfortunately, the photo is not ideal because you’re looking a little bit down. But I can appreciate at least on the left side that there is puffiness under your eyes. So I’m going to address your question as a lower eyelid puffy eyebag question and help you understand a little of what your options are.
So, based on the photos you submitted, the diagnosis I would probable say is right is something called lower eyelid fat prolapse. And what that means is that the fat is normally behind the eyes, under the eyes, particularly pushes forward and it creates a convex or bulge that is responsible for the eyes looking puffy.
So when we talk about eyes looking puffy all the time and fat pockets that are pushing forward, essentially there is one categorical solution and that solution is called lower eyelid blepharoplasty. Now when we talk about lower eyelid blepharoplasty, essentially it brings us to two options on what to do to address the fat pockets. And one is the external approach which I won’t discuss in detail because I think the other is better for you and that’s called transconjunctival approach. Now what that means is that from the inside of the eyelid, I routinely reduce and sculpt the fact pockets so they don’t look like they’re pushing forward anymore. That approach is preferred by younger people and by people with dark skin because there is no outside incision and there’s no sign that you had eyelid surgery. So essentially, even an ophthalmologist will have a hard time identifying unless the patient shared with them that they had this procedure because the place where we go to place the fat is fairly deep behind the eyelid.
Now, one the fat is reduced then the natural contour of the eyelid follows the shape of the eye and the area around it. Sometimes when people have issues in this area, they can also have a relative hollow area in the eyelid to cheek area. And in general, although from your photos there’s a little bit of shadow there, I tell my patients that we can wait to address that if it bothers them unless there’s some issue with pigmentation and wrinkling that we can address and in our darker skin patients, we’ll routinely use something called platelet-rich plasma which is derived from your own blood like from a typical blood draw that we do in the office at the time of the procedure. And at that time what we do is that we concentrate the platelets and use that part of your blood to help stimulate collagen. And we’ve seen eyelid skin improve with platelet-rich plasma.
So to summarize your concern and the recommended typical approach that I would do without performing a physical exam is that you have lower eyelid fat prolapse and that generally what we would do in our practice is a transconjunctival blepharoplasty. That means doing it from the inside of the eyelid under local anesthesia with a little bit of sedation, IV sedation or light sedation, and with a typical recovery time of less than a week before most people go back to work. So I hope that was helpful and thank you for your question.
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