What To Ask For On The First Visit
For your initial consultation, be prepared to discuss your options, treatment suggestions, recovery times and other important details. Some questions you may want to ask include:
- Is there a non-surgical solution to my issue?
- What are the newest treatment alternatives for eyelid surgery?
- Am I a good candidate for this treatment?
- What kind of side effects and recovery issues might occur?
Choosing your Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeon comes down to feeling comfortable, not only on a personal level, but also with regards to his or her credentials as well. Be sure the cosmetic surgeon you choose is board-certified by a reputable board for this specialty. Ask for referrals from friends or colleagues and of course, trust your own instincts. If you find the surgeon to be professional and considerate while taking the time to thoroughly explain every procedure, odds are you will have a good relationship throughout the entire process.
Be sure to schedule a consultation well in advance of your procedure. Tell your plastic surgeon of any medical problems you may have, as well as any special concerns or requests. If you are planning your procedure to coincide with a special event in your life (for example, a wedding or other important occasion), schedule your surgery far enough in advance to allow adequate time for healing and recovery. Talk to your surgeon about the best time frame for this. Prior to surgery, it is always advisable to get your eyes checked by your ophthalmologist for underlying visual or globe pressure problems that you may not have noticed. Typically, your eyes will be moderately swollen for 2-3 days. After that, you will have trace swelling for 3-6 weeks before your eyes are back to normal.
What To Know About Eyelid Surgery In Beverly Hills
Cosmetic surgery to your eyelid is technically known as blepharoplasty. This type of surgery can correct both visual field obstructions (from drooping, sagging upper eyelid skin, for example), and the cosmetic appearance of the eye (such as bags underneath your eyes or loose wrinkly skin of either your upper or lower eyelid).
During the process, excess skin and/or fatty tissue can be removed, resulting in a clearer field of vision and a more youthful appearance. These conditions are often more prominent as we age, due to the forces of gravity and the loss of the skin’s elasticity. Eyelid surgery can make a huge difference in your vision and your appearance. Depending on your specific situation, the Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeon will make recommendations on exactly what skin and/or tissue to remove to create the desired result. The eyes are the focal point for inter-personal communication and interactions. Look your best and look rejuvenated by eliminating tired baggy eyes that do not reflect you as a person.
Eyes and the eyelids are the most expressive features on the face; showing your emotion, pleasure and displeasure.
Your Words Communicate What You Want To Say But Your Eyes Show It
As we age, the skin around the eyes can sag, wrinkle and droop giving you an appearance that doesn’t match how you feel as well as making you look unnecessarily older. Dr. Perry Liu and Dr. Edwin Kwon have been helping people look their best by delivering the premiere blepharoplasties in Los Angeles.
It requires an aesthetic and artistic eye as well as surgical skill to provide you with the outcome you desire. Both Dr. Liu and Dr. Kwon have a unique, expansive background in the arts and years of specialty reconstructive surgery training.
“Dr. Liu is hands down by far the BEST surgeon ever. Her recovery time was FAST & his work was FLAWLESS….not to mention he genuinely cared for her and made her feel so comfortable. Knowing my daughter was in good hands was priceless and she is very happy with the results. I would not send anyone anywhere else and trust him 100%!” – T.H.
What Is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that addresses visual field obstructions and the aesthetic appearance of the eye. Depending on your specific condition, blepharoplasty can be performed on your upper eyelid, lower eyelid or both.
The procedure involves removing excess skin and adding or removing fat from the eyelids. When the upper eyelid is addressed, a thin incision is made in your natural eyelid crease. The placement of this incision is vital as it allows any resulting scar to be virtually invisible.
When the lower eyelid is addressed, incisions can be made directly below the lash line or on the inside of the eyelid.
The recovery time for blepharoplasty is relatively short but after surgery bruising and swelling will be noticeable, this will start to dissipate quickly. Using a cold compress for 48 hours after surgery can greatly reduce the bruising and swelling and well as a light activity such as walking.
Bandages are usually placed over the sites of incision and can be removed within a couple days. Most people may return to normal activities after 7 to 10 days following the procedure. By 2 weeks the bruising and swelling should be completely gone.
“Dr. Liu is a patient, efficient, and generous doctor. He did not rush through my appointment and took the time to answer my many questions without hesitation. Further, he went above and beyond my reasons for being there by introducing many different options that are now available.
His staff mirrors the efficiency of Dr. Liu. Very kind, considerate women willing to answer any concerns you may have, and to make certain the concerns are made known to Dr. Liu.” -L.F.
Is Blepharoplasty Right For You?
As is with any surgery, a consultation with your doctor is needed to insure the correct procedure is done. Dr. Liu and Dr. Kwon take a slightly different approach; they will get to know you and the results that you’re looking for. In the one-on-one consultation, you will have all your questions answered and concerns fully addressed. Dr. Liu and Dr. Kwon will insure you understand the procedure fully so there are no surprises. Both doctors are dedicated to delivering the best blepharoplasty Beverly Hills has to offer (for men and women!).
Blepharoplasty Can Treat These Conditions:
- Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision
- Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids
- Bags under the eyes
- Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid
- Baggy or droopy upper eyelids
- Droopy lower eyelids, which may cause white to show below the colored part of the eye (iris)
- Excess skin on the lower eyelids
- Upper eyelids that are too prominent
Blepharoplasty Could Be The Best Option For You
Your eyes are an important feature in personal interactions and create an impression. As we age, the eyelids may naturally begin to lose elasticity and begin to droop and sag. Fortunately, eyelid surgery can resolve these signs of aging in the eyes and restore a fresher, more youthful appearance. A correctly-performed eyelid surgery can be life-changing.
Talent in Eyelid Surgery: Dr. Perry Liu and Dr. Edwin Kwon
It is imperative that this surgery is performed by Beverly Hills plastic surgeons who are known for their artistry and skill, and who can produce a natural, fresh look. Both Dr. Perry Liu and Dr. Edwin Kwon are recognized as talented plastic surgeons, both for their meticulous approach to eyelid surgery and their ability to produce beautiful results. Every eyelid surgery is customized to match the needs of the patient.
Eyelid Surgery: Wake Up Your Face!
Eyelid surgery gives the face a more awake and rejuvenated appearance. This is accomplished by lifting the upper eyelids and tightening loosened tissue. Surgery can help make your eyes look alert, attentive, and more appealing. When performed with great delicacy and care, an eyelift gives the eyes a more energized look and wakes up the face – but looks natural, rather than pulled.
When the drooping, sagging skin is corrected, your eyes appear engaged, bright, and attentive, and can be far more appealing in appearance. Expression an important aspect of communication and your eyes play a critical role in how young and vital you appear. Time to do something about droopy, saggy eyelids, heavy brows, or another facial flaw? We can help.
Eyelid Surgery: Restore A Youthful Appearance
An eyelift corrects problems around the eye such as:
- Wrinkles under and around the eyes
- Excess fat
- Droopy tissue
- Bags under the eyes
- Dark circles
- Bulging and puffiness
Surgery removes excess skin, tightens loose tissue, and redistributes fat. Dark circles and bags are treated for a fresher appearance. A correctly-performed eyelid surgery will look fresh and natural, not pulled. Tightening the tissue around the eyes can take years off your appearance – but it must be performed right. Dr. Liu and Dr. Kwon are both known for creating exceptionally natural-looking results and can be trusted to employ the most advanced surgical procedures.
Blepharoplasty To Resolve Limited Vision
Upper eyelid surgery reduces excess eyelid skin affecting vision – a critical surgery for many patients, often covered by health insurance. As we age, it gets harder for the upper eyelids to support excess fat and muscle. The surrounding muscles and ligaments weaken. The eyelids gradually begin to droop, limiting vision. Upper eyelid surgery will make you look younger, while improving vision.
Blepharoplasty also resolves issues such as puffiness and swelling in the lower eyelids. Bags under the eyes are often a genetic feature – if your parent had them, you are likely to develop bags or dark circles, even at a younger age. Thankfully, modern aesthetic technology can improve this condition, and leave you looking fresh, youthful, and rejuvenated, free from unsightly under-eye bags. The result is a vibrant and revitalized look.