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Improved Vision From Eyelid Plastic Surgery

This is another example of how upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can be used to help improve one's vision. This very pleasant lady from San Diego presented to my office noting trouble with her peripheral vision. As you can see, she had a significant amount of excess, heavy skin that was weighing her upper eyelids down - contributing to the obstructed vision. I performed an upper eyelid blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, on her to take away... Continue Reading

Guess the Difference!

It is often said that the best plastic surgery is the type you cannot detect. I think this particular patient exemplifies just that - she looks improved and more rested - but has no obvious signs or stigmata of having had facial plastic surgery. But what has changed in the before and after photo? Guess what she had done and post your answers here!

Immediate Effects of Lower Eyelid Restylane Injection

Patients ask me all the time what they might look like immediately following a Restylane treatment to the lower eyelid - cheek region. As they say - a picture is worth a thousand words. So here is a quick photo example of what you can expect to look like within minutes of having Restylane injected along the lower eyelid region. This gentleman was actually referred to me by another plastic surgeon for treatment of his... Continue Reading
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Ethnic Upper Eyelid Enhancement in San Diego, CA

I tell patients all the time that one of the facial plastic surgery procedures that provides the most 'bang for the buck' is upper eyelid lift surgery. This particular case example highlights this point precisely. This male patient from San Diego, CA presented to our clinic with a desire to have his upper eyelids enhanced. He simply wanted to have more definition along the upper eyelid region along with improved symmetry. As you can see... Continue Reading
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Upper Eyelid Lift – Droopy Eyes San Diego, CA

Droopy eyes? Looking tired? Perhaps you would benefit from an upper eyelid lift. Learn more about functional and cosmetic enhancement of the eyelid using blepharoplasty technique. As a board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. John Hilinski performs eyelid lift surgery on a very regular basis. This latest addition to our comprehensive San Diego plastic surgery website focuses on eyelid lift surgery to correct droopy, tired looking eyes. To learn more about this most recent update... Continue Reading
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San Diego Eyelid Lift To Improve Vision

Ever consider having an upper eyelid lift to help improve your impaired vision? Learn more about this particular type of blepharoplasty procedure to help reshape the eyelid. In many cases patients don't even realize how much the upper eyelid can obscure their peripheral vision and what impact this has on their daily routine. In many of these patients, an upper eyelid lift can be performed by a qualified board certified eyelid lift specialist to help... Continue Reading
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Lower Eyelid Lift To Rejuvenate The Eyes – Case Example

We have just added a new segment to our online blepharoplasty procedure page focusing on a case example of lower eyelid rejuvenation for unwanted bags and puffiness. A lower eyelid lift can significantly enhance one's cosmetic appearance especially when there is moderate to severe puffiness involving the lower eyelid region. To learn more about how a lower eyelid lift is done and why, please take a look at our San Diego blepharoplasty procedure page.
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Skin Pinch Lower Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty) in San Diego

I happen to see quite a few facial plastic surgery patients in San Diego who are looking to have more of a 'finesse' type of lower eyelid lift. These are patients that are relatively younger compared with most lower eyelid lift patients. They usually present with some degree of excess lower eyelid skin and bunching under the eyes, but typically don't have significant 'pseudohernation' of the fat (often referred to as eyelid 'bags' by many... Continue Reading
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New Rhinoplasty Tutorial Chapter On Steroid Injections In Nose Surgery

San Diego rhinoplasty specialist, Dr. John Hilinski, has just completed another chapter for his online rhinoplasty tutorial that helps current and prospective nasal reshaping patients better understand the entire process of nose surgery. This latest rhinoplasty chapter focuses on the use of nasal steroid injections in management of the nose surgery patient. To learn more about this rhinoplasty topic, click here to learn about our nasal reshaping tutorial on steroid injections for rhinoplasty patients.
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The Dramatic Impact of Upper Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift)

I wanted to post a quick blog entry regarding the potentially dramatic impact of having an upper eyelid blepharoplasty procedure, or upper eyelid lift. This female patient from San Diego presented to our clinic requesting evaluation for her upper eyelids. She actually noted that she was having difficulty with her peripheral vision. In addition, she noted that her upper eyelids were becoming increasingly heavy. On examination she was found to have evidence of moderately severe... Continue Reading
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Avoiding A Hollow or Sunken Eye Look With Blepharoplasty

One of the most common concerns among potential eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, patients is having a hollow or sunken look to their eyes following surgery. The hollow or sunken look can be seen in some patients who had an eyelid lift by a plastic surgeon who removed not only skin but also underlying muscle and fat. When too much soft tissue is removed from the upper eyelid, for instance, the eye begins to look sunken.... Continue Reading
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Lower Age Limit For Eyelid Lift Blepharoplasty?

Of lately we have had a series of younger patients coming into our San Diego office for consultation regarding an eyelid lift, also known as blepharoplasty. Many of them inquire whether or not they are seeking treatment too early given the fact they are in their early 30s-40s. The reality is there are many patients who have eyelid lift surgery at this age! You don't have to wait until you are in your 50s-60s before... Continue Reading
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Blepharoplasty Eyelid Lift Cold Compresses

I just saw one of my blepharoplasty or eyelid lift patients back in the office. She is doing quite well and gave me a quick suggestion that I thought would be helpful to pass on to my other patients. For years now we have recommended our eyelid lift patients use Karo syrup, or corn syrup, as a cold compress to reduce swelling and bruising after surgery. It can be placed in sandwich bags and put... Continue Reading

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