Do you have heavy eyelids or bags under your eyes that don't go away? Listen to Dr. Weiss in this Eyelid Surgery Medical Minute as he explains if you are a good candidate for eyelid surgery! Related Posts: A Complete Look at Upper Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Ask Dr. Weiss: Local vs. General Anesthesia Before you get eyelid surgery, get tested for dry eyes! New Music Post: Boogie Woogie on St. Louis Blues
Eyelid surgery is fairly quick and relatively pain-free, but everyone has questions! Here are answers some of your most common questions about eyelid surgery.
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!
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!
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! :)
Today's Weiss Medical Minute discusses the benefits of local anesthesia for lower eyelid surgery. If you're a part of our "family of patients", you probably already know how passionate I am about local anesthesia providing the best results. If you're a prospective patient, I hope this provides a quick but comprehensive look into why I feel the way I do.