Here's an interesting question we received - is there a best time of year for eyelid surgery? Find out more in our latest Weiss Medical Minute!
What is Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery? (Weiss Medical Minute) As an oculoplastic surgeon, I have performed numerous types of surgery on patients throughout the years - from ptosis surgery to reconstructive and cosmetic eyelid surgery. Today, I'd like to briefly define what I mean when I say "cosmetic eyelid surgery" and what that encompasses.
Lower eyelid surgery could help you say "good-bye" to bags! Losing your bags can be infuriating when you're at the airport, but when they're hanging beneath your eyes, it can be a welcome change! One of the concerns I often hear about is dark circles or bags beneath the eyelids that don't seem to go away, even with a good night's sleep. These types of dark circles are not caused by a darkening of the skin; rather they are caused by shadows. This is the result of light shining (usually from above) and hitting the bulge caused by some excess fat producing a shadow beneath the bag. So we simply need to reduce the bag by removing some fat (without a skin incision) - and the dark shadow goes away! Watch the video above to learn more about under eye bags, dark circles, and how surgery may be the solution to getting rid of that tired look!
Whether you're on the fence about scheduling a procedure or nervous because you've already decided to proceed with one, I hope you'll watch this particular testimonial. This patient was quite nervous before her surgery, but was so thrilled at the outcome and the relative ease of the procedure that she wanted to share her experience with everyone! I occasionally ask patients to speak about their results, but it is certainly less common for a patient to ask if they can give a testimonial! While every patient's experience will be slightly different, if you're afraid of eyelid surgery this testimonial is worth a listen.
Brow lifts and eyelid surgery are related but not the same thing! For some, but not all patients, brow lifts can provide an enhanced result. Watch the video to find out more in our Weiss Medical Minute!
Welcome to an exciting new feature we're sharing with our family of patients - the Photo of the Week! In addition to our musical blogs and special offers and medical explanations, we'd like to share with you example cases of the procedures we are most famous for! Today's spotlight is on a patient who had both upper and lower eyelid surgery. Patient before upper and lower eyelid surgery. Patient after upper and lower eyelid surgery. I'm planning on making this a recurring feature (much like Weiss Medical Minutes and Weiss Music Minutes), so that patients and prospective patients can see the very visible benefits that our procedures can provide. More medicine and music coming soon!
Eyelid surgery can be a fairly quick and often painless procedure to quickly look years younger. But did you know that eyelid surgery isn't always just about cosmetics? Sometimes droopy upper eyelids can actually impede your vision and be a fairly serious medical issue! Today I'm excited to talk briefly about the difference between general eyelid surgery and specific types such as ptosis surgery. The key takeaway is the following: Blepharoplasty is a general term referring to all types of eyelid surgery. Ptosis surgery is a type of eyelid surgery that corrects droopy upper eyelids. Thanks for watching! And feel free to share this post on your favorite social media site! :)