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Eyelid Lift

Getting Rid of Extra Baggage

This is a typical case example of an elderly patient with unwanted 'bags' under the eye. This is a fairly common complaint that is a result of fat pushing out from under the eye. A lower eyelid procedure was performed by making an incision inside of the eyelid so that all external scars can be avoided. The excess fat is removed - leaving the lower eyelid with a more favorable shape and contour.

Lower Eyelid Muscle Tuck

This is a great example of what can be accomplished with a lower eyelid muscle tuck procedure. This young lady was unhappy with the excess fullness running along the lower eyelid region. Unlike most lower eyelid patients, who typically have excess fatty deposits that produce unwanted 'bags' under the eyes, this patient had a different problem. Her main issue was the underlying muscle (called the orbicularis oculi muscle) was considered hypertrophic, or too thick. I... Continue Reading

Wow! See What Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty Can Do!

Take a look at this more dramatic example of what upper eyelid blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) can do for you. This very pleasant lady was suffering from very heavy upper eyelids due to excess, weighted skin. I ended up performing a cosmetic upper eyelid lift to help give her a more rested and rejuvenated look. Let me know what you think of her results!

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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Non-Surgical Lower Eyelid Lift With Restylane

We have quite a number of San Diego plastic surgery patients who desire non-surgical enhancement of the lower eyelid region. Many people refer to this as a non-surgical eyelid lift procedure. This is because we can help rejuvenate the lower eyelid region without having to make an incisions in the skin. I wanted to post this quick blog entry to show potential non-surgical eyelid lift patients what they might look like immediately following this type... 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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