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EYELID SURGERY

The eyes are often called the “window to the soul”, which is perhaps why we place emphasis on ensuring that our eyes look attractive and also why eyelid surgery is now more popular than ever.  

Popular types of Eyelid Surgery performed at Apex Medical Center:

  • Asian Eyelid Surgery or Double Eyelid Surgery, is a specialized procedure that focuses on the upper eyelid, the technique gets rid of the excess skin and fat (if the patient desires) and creates a crease in the upper lid. It helps give the appearance of being more expressive and alert.
  • The Facial Rejuvenation method in the upper lids, lower lids, or both smoothes out wrinkles and fine lines, reduces bags, and corrects sagging (ptosis).
  • The removal of vision-impairing bags or other obstructions; these may be present on the upper or lower lids as well.
  • Medial Epicanthoplasty to elongate the eyes horizontally to make them look bigger and wider.

Bigger and Brighter Eyes with Double Eyelid Surgery

The differences between Asian and Caucasian eyelid anatomy has resulted in revised techniques in eyelid surgery. It has been estimated that 50% of the Asian population doesn’t naturally have a double eyelid fold.  However, this can be easily achieved by eliminating excessive sagging folds in the upper lids. An upper, lower or double eyelid lift can open up your eyes for a more rested and youthful look.

What happens during Double Eyelid Surgery? 

Double Eyelid Surgery is a specialized procedure that focuses on the upper eyelid, the technique gets rid of the excess skin and fat (if the patient desires) and creates a crease in the upper lid. Various factors will be evaluated by our doctor including, your age, gender, your skin thickness and quality, the fat volume under the skin and also your face shape and unique anatomy around your eyes. You will be given a mild sedative to make you feel relaxed before a local anesthetic is administered. 

Depending on the amount of extra skin and fat under the upper eyelid, our doctor will customize the procedure to create the fold and then perform a non-incisional or an incisional procedure. The focus of upper blepharoplasty is on removing excess skin and fat in upper eyelids. A double-eyelid surgery aims to give opportunities for one to be more expressive with their eyes and give them self-confidence.

Lower Eyelid Surgery, Blepharoplasty

As we get older, we get wrinkles, bags, and pouches under our eyes. The good news is that we can have them removed to create a more youthful look. The incision is made along the lower lash line after which, any excess fat (often known as eye bags) is removed. Once the incision has been stitched, any excess skin will be removed and you will be left with smoother, younger-looking skin underneath the eyes.

Eye muscle weakness (drooping or falling of the upper eyelid -Ptosis)

There are many causes of Ptosis, including age-related weakening of the muscle, trauma, and congenital weakness. The lid may droop only slightly, or it may cover the pupil entirely. In some cases, ptosis can restrict and even block normal vision. The drooping may be worse after being awake longer when the individual’s muscles are tired.  It can be present in children as well as adults and may be treated with surgery. It can affect one or both eyelids be inherited, be present at birth or it can occur later in life. Ptosis is corrected by tightening the levator muscle by shortening it to allow the muscle to sufficiently elevate the eyelid.

Ptosis surgery has several benefits:

  • An improvement of symmetry of patients’ eyelid height and contour
  • Ability to close both eyes together.
  • The patient will look much more awake, refreshed, and younger.

Why Choose Apex for your Eyelid Surgery?

To ensure a safe successful result, it is essential that eyelid surgery is carried out by highly skilled doctors in sterile conditions, using state-of-the-art equipment. Apex is a world-class medical center with experienced board-certified doctors that use the most up to date technology so you can be sure that you are in safe hands with us. Apex Medical Center is also JCI (Joint Commission International) accredited, which is one of the highest levels of safety and quality that a hospital can achieve.