Eyelid procedures are useful for correcting both cosmetic and functional issues that affect the eyelids. However, depending on the location of the problems, there are a number of them to choose from. For instance, if your upper eyelid has started to droop, then an upper eyelid procedure is the treatment option that is right for you. During this procedure, the surgeon will make an incision in your upper eyelid and remove, as well as reposition any excess skin, fat, and muscle tissue. Once it is fully healed, your upper eyelid should respond more flexibly. A lower eyelid procedure also removes excess skin, fat, and muscle tissue, but it is in the lower eyelid region. This procedure is used to treat wrinkles around the eyes and bags underneath the eyes.
While these sound good for rejuvenation issues, there are other eyelid concerns that different procedures can help with. For example, if you were born without a natural-looking fold in your eyelids, then a double eyelid procedure is designed to place one in each eyelid. In some cases, the eyelid can be repositioned to create a crease through the use of sutures. In other cases, the skin, muscle, and fat will need to be removed and repositioned in order to create the crease in the eyelid. If you are curious what a typical double eyelid surgery result looks like, review the double eyelid surgery before and after photos online or in our office. If you have had a double eyelid procedure performed in the past that you are unhappy with, contact our expert in Asian eyelid revision in Los Angeles to learn about your retreatment options.