What can eyelid surgery accomplish?
When performed by an expert plastic surgeon like Dr. Schwartz, eyelid surgery is able to successfully:
- Elevate drooping eyelids.
- Smooth deep wrinkles, fine lines and crow’s feet.
- Correct heavy bags under the eyes.
- Eliminate excess fatty deposits in the eye area.
- Restore a youthful, beautiful and well-rested expression.
An overview of eyelid surgery
To prepare for among the best eyelid surgery Calabasas has to offer, Dr. Schwartz will thoroughly explain what you can expect from the procedure during your initial consultation. During that time, he will carefully evaluate your unique needs and make recommendations that will ensure an optimal outcome.
Upper eyelid surgery alone is most often performed in our office with local anesthesia. Patients are given oral sedation. There is no need for an operating room, the risks of anesthesia, or the additional costs.
Your actual procedure will be broken up into two parts: the upper eyelids and the lower eyelids. To rejuvenate your upper eyelids, Dr. Schwartz will begin by making a precise incision in the natural crease of your upper eyelid. This ensures any resulting scars are well hidden and virtually imperceptible. Through that opening, Dr. Schwartz will remove and/or reposition unwanted fat and eliminate excess skin to unveil more open and beautiful eyes.
For your lower eyelids, Dr. Schwartz will either make an incision below the lower lash line or inside the surface of your lower eyelid, depending on your unique needs. From there, he will carefully remove and reposition unwanted fat and eliminate excess skin to correct lower eyelid puffiness and wrinkles.
Once both your lower and upper eyelids have been operated on and your youthful new expression has been successfully achieved, Dr. Schwartz will expertly close the incisions to ensure any scarring is very minimal and your final result is extremely natural.
In many cases, Dr. Schwartz combines CO2 laser resurfacing of the lower eyelid with the eyelid surgery itself. This combination can get rid of surface wrinkles that can’t be treated with surgery alone, providing the most comprehensive results from eyelid treatment.
Is eyelid surgery right for you?
As Dr. Schwartz believes in truly personalized care, he determines candidacy for all of his procedures on an individual basis. However, in general, most men and women can be considered candidates for eyelid surgery if they are bothered by tired, aging and weathered eyes that cause them to appear older before their time. In some cases, upper eyelid skin can sit on the eyeball itself, causing impaired vision. In such a case, removing the excess skin can restore impaired vision as well.
In addition, candidates for this procedure should be in good overall health and possess realistic expectations of what the procedure can accomplish. When performed by a highly skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Schwartz, eyelid surgery will not significantly alter your appearance so that you look like someone else entirely. You’ll still look like you – just with a more refreshed and youthful overall expression.
Dr. Schwartz’s talent and capabilities as a surgeon are beyond compare. Please take a moment to view our beautiful photo gallery, to see for yourself the exquisite results that are possible when you undergo eyelid surgery with Dr. Michael R. Schwartz.
Meet Dr. Michael R. Schwartz
Double board certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery, Dr. Michael R. Schwartz is the go-to plastic surgeon for face, breast and body procedures. With over seventeen years of experience, his vast expertise, meticulous eye for detail and rare level of artistry allow him to achieve results that are both beautiful and extremely natural.
Sought after all over the world for his expertise in plastic surgery, Dr. Schwartz has authored and presented numerous papers and has been an invited speaker at several national plastic surgery meetings. With his wealth of expertise, artistic skill and national reputation, few surgeons are more qualified than Dr. Schwartz to enhance your appearance and deliver the exquisite cosmetic outcomes you desire.