Q. Can you really improve aging just by changing your eyes?
By addressing issues such as dark circles, excess fat, and sagging skin, cosmetic procedures can effectively reduce wrinkles. These interventions can rejuvenate the eye area, contributing to a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
Q. Can drooping eyelids be improved with blepharoplasty?
As we age, the thinning of the fat layer can lead to symptoms of aging or sagging. Depending on the specific nature of the sagging, surgical interventions, like an upper blepharoplasty or an eyebrow lift, can offer effective improvement. These procedures can address and eliminate dark circles, excess fat, and saggy skin, reducing wrinkles, ultimately giving a more youthful appearance.
Q. It's frustrating because I can't see properly even with my eyes open. What surgery is done in such cases, and how is it performed?
Upper blepharoplasty involves making an incision in the skin of the eyelid and removing excess fat and muscle. Lower blepharoplasty, on the other hand, involves either removing or repositioning the protruding fat beneath the eyes.
Q. I've heard that there are cases where the appearance changes significantly after surgery. Is that okay?
We aim to achieve both functional and aesthetic improvements simultaneously, striving to create a natural and soft impression that harmonizes with the overall face shape.
Q. Do I have to make double eyelids for upper eyelid surgery?
You do not have to. However, if you don't desire pronounced double eyelids, it is recommended to opt for 'inner double eyelids'.
Usually, double eyelids are created when merely cutting the eyelid skin doesn't yield the desired results. When you have double eyelids and undergo a procedure to cut the skin in that area, the skin tends to roll up slightly upon opening your eyes. This provides a better improvement for sagging eyelids compared to eyes without double eyelids.
For those who don't want prominent double eyelids, subtle inner double eyelids can be designed to optimize the surgical outcome.
Q. Does upper blepharolasty remove wrinkles at the corners of the eyes?
If you want to get rid of the crow's feet, you need a subbrow lift. Upper blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure in which an incision is made in the upper eyelid area and the skin is pulled.
Since crow's feet are formed on the outer part of the eyes, it is difficult to obtain a satisfactory improvement effect with upper blepharoplasty.
By lifting the skin under the eyebrows through subbrow lift, wrinkles on the outer part of the eyes are also improved.
Q. Does upper eyelid surgery change your impression a lot?
The change is not substantial. You will gain a softer and gentler impression. The purpose of upper blepharoplasty is to comfortably open the eyes. This procedure corrects natural eyeshape instead of creating thick double eyelids, resulting in natural changes in impression.
Q.Does lower eyelid surgery get rid of 'aegyo sal' (aegyo sal refers to the small area of puffiness or fat just beneath the lower eyelid that is believed to give the eyes a youthful and charming appearance)
It's not as straightforward as that. The goal is to restore the youthful shape of the 'aegyo sal' through surgery. Removing sagging skin and muscles under the eyes can result in a flattened appearance.
At AB Plastic Surgery, the approach involves not only preserving the 'aegyo sal,' but also performing lateral canthal fixation to recreate the 'aegyo sal's' youthful look.
By using lateral canthus fixation to pull the skin under the eyes towards the outer corner, the procedure effectively rejuvenates the lost 'aegyo sal' effect.
Q. Will lower eyelid surgery turn my eyes upside down?
It's not as you might think. Lower eyelid surgery actually prevents lower eyelid retraction, a common side effect associated with this procedure.
This effect can make it seem as if the eyes are pulled downward, creating an upside-down appearance. This phenomenon can be triggered by excessive cutting of the skin or orbicularis oculi muscle, as well as the formation of a hematoma (blood pooling) following the surgery.
To mitigate this, AB Plastic Surgery employs a technique that firmly secures the outer corners of the eyes during lower eyelid correction. This significantly reduces the likelihood of the eyes turning or their shape changing after the surgery.