Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery can be used to achieve both medical and cosmetic benefits. In addition to restoring function and appearance after trauma and correcting vision problems caused by anatomical changes, eyelid surgery is also undertaken improve an aged appearance. By addressing fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles and under-eye bags that can make you look tired and older,  blepharoplasty is a popular procedure to repair and enhance the eyelid region. Targeted areas include the upper and lower eyelids as well as the hollows beneath the eyes and the tear troughs. These cosmetic concerns can be corrected separately or in tandem depending on your desired outcome and Boca Raton oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Steven Fagien’s evaluation and recommendations.

Reverse the Signs of Aging

Sun exposure, genetics, and the aging process all have an impact on the skin around eyes over time. The muscles and supportive tissues around the eyes start to weaken with age, leading to a droopy appearance, under-eye bags, fat loss and shifting, deep grooves and dark circles. In addition, the delicate skin around the eyes loses elasticity and resiliency which contributes sagging and wrinkling. Cosmetic eyelid surgery helps to restores a youthful appearance to the eyelid area by improving a variety of common issues and concerns, and provides an overall rejuvenating effect that extends to the entire face.

Types of Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty

This procedure is used to reconstruct the upper eyelid, lower eyelid or both at the same stage or different stages. The surgery repairs and restores the appearance of the skin, muscles and fat around the eye as needed. Oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Steven Fagien will carefully examine each patient’s eyelid area to determine the optimum treatment plan to achieve the most natural-looking and lasting results.

Canthoplasty

This procedure is used to lift the outer corners of the eyes or provide extra support for the eyelids after upper or lower eyelid surgery. A canthoplasty is ideal for improving a sad or tired look and restoring a more youthful appearance, and to correct the unwanted effects of previous eyelid surgery or trauma. This technique utilizes the same incision used for lower blepharoplasty, resulting in undetectable scars once healing is complete.

Tear Trough Correction

The space between the lower eyelid and the upper cheek where tears naturally fall is called the tear trough, and the natural aging process can cause this area to become hollow over time. This creates a sunken appearance, dark circles, puffiness and under-eye bags may be more pronounced. Dr. Steven Fagien offers both non-invasive and surgical solutions for treating the tear trough area. In some cases, blepharoplasty surgery combined with injectable fillers will yield the most optimal age reversing aesthetic results.

Asian Blepharoplasty (Double-Eyelid Surgery)

Many patients of Asian descent undergo blepharoplasty to create a natural-looking eyelid fold. “Double-eyelid” surgery requires experience, expertise and an artistic eye in order to maintain each patient’s ethnic integrity while improving the appearance of the eyelid area. When considering double-eyelid surgery, it is important to consult with a highly experienced oculoplastic surgeon like Dr. Steven Fagien who has a proven track record for successful outcomes.

Eyelid Surgery for Men

The number of male patients seeking eyelid surgery increases year after year, and it’s essential to find a surgeon who has experience tailoring their techniques for men’s unique anatomy, which includes thicker skin and stronger muscles.

Non-Surgical Treatments For The Eyelids

Restoring a youthful, rested look often involves a combination of surgical techniques and non-surgical treatments such as injectable fillers (Restylane Silk, Juvéderm, and Belotero), BOTOX, Dysport and Xeomin, as well as laser treatments to ensure the best possible outcome.

Juvéderm, Restylane Silk and Belotero

These hyaluronic acid fillers add volume and restore youthful elasticity to the skin under the eyes. With age, the body’s production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid slow down, in turn causing skin to become loose, less elastic and more prone to wrinkles, sagging and thinning. Under-eye fillers correct these issues, and their effects last an average of six months to a year. To maintain improvement, speak Dr. Fagien about a follow-up plan and other treatments that can optimize the results achieved with injectable fillers.

BOTOX, Dysport and Xeomin

These wrinkle-smoothing botulinum toxin injections contain a protein that reduces movement in targeted muscles by blocking their communication with the nervous system. This decrease in muscle movement leads to smoothing of the skin, and improvement in the appearance of lines and furrows. To improve “dynamic” lines such as the crow’s feet and forehead furrows and horizontal wrinkles, Dr. Fagien will inject small doses of a neuromodulator into specific muscles with a very fine needle. These injections relax the muscles within a few days to one week, softening the appearance of lines in the skin.

Laser Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing harnesses the power of light energy to reveal fresher, more youthful and healthy skin. These treatments remove the uppermost layers of damaged skin, wrinkles and discoloration. The two main laser technologies used for resurfacing and rejuvenation are carbon dioxide (CO2) and erbium, as well as fractionated lasers and combination therapies. In addition to removing damaged skin, these powerful lasers stimulate the skin to produce new collagen, which results in smoother, tighter skin that continues to improve over time following treatment.

Is Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Right For You?

As with any surgical procedure, it is important to do your homework when considering all the options. The first and most important step is consulting with a reputable and experienced oculoplastic surgeon like Dr. Steven Fagien, who performs both surgical and non-invasive procedures to improve the wide array of eye-area concerns. At the time of the consultation, Dr. Fagien will conduct a comprehensive examination of your eyelids to determine the ideal treatment plan for each individual patient. All surgery involves some risks, and the he will explain the procedures recommended in detail during the consultation process.

Boca Raton’s Leading Cosmetic Eyelid Surgeon, Dr. Steven Fagien

Dr. Steven Fagien, MD, FACS

If you are considering cosmetic eyelid surgery, the next step is finding a physician who has the expertise necessary to achieve the optimal results. Dr. Steven Fagien is one of the foremost oculoplastic surgeons in the United States and he has built his reputation on challenging traditional techniques and developing cutting-edge advances for a variety of procedures. In addition to participating in many of the clinical studies that led to the FDA approval of various injectables, Dr. Fagien has authored over 300 publications, penned his own bestselling textbook on Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery, and has given more than 1,000 lectures about his techniques to surgeons around the globe.

To learn more about blepharoplasty and other eyelid procedures, schedule a consultation with Dr. Steven Fagien at 561.393.9898.

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Meet Dr. Fagien

Steven Fagien, MD is one of the world’s foremost experts in oculoplastic surgery, and he has devoted more than 25 years to facial aesthetics.

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Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery can be used to achieve both medical and cosmetic benefits. In addition to restoring function and appearance after trauma and correcting vision problems caused by anatomical changes, eyelid surgery is also undertaken improve an aged appearance. By addressing fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles and under-eye bags that can make you look tired and older,  blepharoplasty is a popular procedure to repair and enhance the eyelid region. Targeted areas include the upper and lower eyelids as well as the hollows beneath the eyes and the tear troughs. These cosmetic concerns can be corrected separately or in tandem depending on your desired outcome and Boca Raton oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Steven Fagien’s evaluation and recommendations.

Reverse the Signs of Aging

Sun exposure, genetics, and the aging process all have an impact on the skin around eyes over time. The muscles and supportive tissues around the eyes start to weaken with age, leading to a droopy appearance, under-eye bags, fat loss and shifting, deep grooves and dark circles. In addition, the delicate skin around the eyes loses elasticity and resiliency which contributes sagging and wrinkling. Cosmetic eyelid surgery helps to restores a youthful appearance to the eyelid area by improving a variety of common issues and concerns, and provides an overall rejuvenating effect that extends to the entire face.

Types of Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty

This procedure is used to reconstruct the upper eyelid, lower eyelid or both at the same stage or different stages. The surgery repairs and restores the appearance of the skin, muscles and fat around the eye as needed. Oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Steven Fagien will carefully examine each patient’s eyelid area to determine the optimum treatment plan to achieve the most natural-looking and lasting results.

Canthoplasty

This procedure is used to lift the outer corners of the eyes or provide extra support for the eyelids after upper or lower eyelid surgery. A canthoplasty is ideal for improving a sad or tired look and restoring a more youthful appearance, and to correct the unwanted effects of previous eyelid surgery or trauma. This technique utilizes the same incision used for lower blepharoplasty, resulting in undetectable scars once healing is complete.

Tear Trough Correction

The space between the lower eyelid and the upper cheek where tears naturally fall is called the tear trough, and the natural aging process can cause this area to become hollow over time. This creates a sunken appearance, dark circles, puffiness and under-eye bags may be more pronounced. Dr. Steven Fagien offers both non-invasive and surgical solutions for treating the tear trough area. In some cases, blepharoplasty surgery combined with injectable fillers will yield the most optimal age reversing aesthetic results.

Asian Blepharoplasty (Double-Eyelid Surgery)

Many patients of Asian descent undergo blepharoplasty to create a natural-looking eyelid fold. “Double-eyelid” surgery requires experience, expertise and an artistic eye in order to maintain each patient’s ethnic integrity while improving the appearance of the eyelid area. When considering double-eyelid surgery, it is important to consult with a highly experienced oculoplastic surgeon like Dr. Steven Fagien who has a proven track record for successful outcomes.

Eyelid Surgery for Men

The number of male patients seeking eyelid surgery increases year after year, and it’s essential to find a surgeon who has experience tailoring their techniques for men’s unique anatomy, which includes thicker skin and stronger muscles.

Non-Surgical Treatments For The Eyelids

Restoring a youthful, rested look often involves a combination of surgical techniques and non-surgical treatments such as injectable fillers (Restylane Silk, Juvéderm, and Belotero), BOTOX, Dysport and Xeomin, as well as laser treatments to ensure the best possible outcome.

Juvéderm, Restylane Silk and Belotero

These hyaluronic acid fillers add volume and restore youthful elasticity to the skin under the eyes. With age, the body’s production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid slow down, in turn causing skin to become loose, less elastic and more prone to wrinkles, sagging and thinning. Under-eye fillers correct these issues, and their effects last an average of six months to a year. To maintain improvement, speak Dr. Fagien about a follow-up plan and other treatments that can optimize the results achieved with injectable fillers.

BOTOX, Dysport and Xeomin

These wrinkle-smoothing botulinum toxin injections contain a protein that reduces movement in targeted muscles by blocking their communication with the nervous system. This decrease in muscle movement leads to smoothing of the skin, and improvement in the appearance of lines and furrows. To improve “dynamic” lines such as the crow’s feet and forehead furrows and horizontal wrinkles, Dr. Fagien will inject small doses of a neuromodulator into specific muscles with a very fine needle. These injections relax the muscles within a few days to one week, softening the appearance of lines in the skin.

Laser Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing harnesses the power of light energy to reveal fresher, more youthful and healthy skin. These treatments remove the uppermost layers of damaged skin, wrinkles and discoloration. The two main laser technologies used for resurfacing and rejuvenation are carbon dioxide (CO2) and erbium, as well as fractionated lasers and combination therapies. In addition to removing damaged skin, these powerful lasers stimulate the skin to produce new collagen, which results in smoother, tighter skin that continues to improve over time following treatment.

Is Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Right For You?

As with any surgical procedure, it is important to do your homework when considering all the options. The first and most important step is consulting with a reputable and experienced oculoplastic surgeon like Dr. Steven Fagien, who performs both surgical and non-invasive procedures to improve the wide array of eye-area concerns. At the time of the consultation, Dr. Fagien will conduct a comprehensive examination of your eyelids to determine the ideal treatment plan for each individual patient. All surgery involves some risks, and the he will explain the procedures recommended in detail during the consultation process.

Boca Raton’s Leading Cosmetic Eyelid Surgeon, Dr. Steven Fagien

Dr. Steven Fagien, MD, FACS

If you are considering cosmetic eyelid surgery, the next step is finding a physician who has the expertise necessary to achieve the optimal results. Dr. Steven Fagien is one of the foremost oculoplastic surgeons in the United States and he has built his reputation on challenging traditional techniques and developing cutting-edge advances for a variety of procedures. In addition to participating in many of the clinical studies that led to the FDA approval of various injectables, Dr. Fagien has authored over 300 publications, penned his own bestselling textbook on Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery, and has given more than 1,000 lectures about his techniques to surgeons around the globe.

To learn more about blepharoplasty and other eyelid procedures, schedule a consultation with Dr. Steven Fagien at 561.393.9898.

Contact Us

Meet Dr. Fagien

Steven Fagien, MD is one of the world’s foremost experts in oculoplastic surgery, and he has devoted more than 25 years to facial aesthetics.

Learn more...