Eyelifts / Browlifts / Fillers and how to make the eye look younger again.

There are many procedures out there that can be done to improve the way the eye looks and to reverse some of the signs of aging (including droopy eyes, extra eyelid skin, tired looking eyes, puffy eyes, eye bags, eye wrinkles).  An eyelift / blepharoplasty (or eye lift / eye plastic surgery) procedure is one way and this entails removing skin from the upper eyelid. Sometimes this entails removing skin, muscle, fat and also recreating the eyelid crease.  Recreating the eyelid crease is perhaps the one thing that can really make an eye look better by reconstituting this crease which can really open up the eye and it appearance.  This is a really complicated part of an eye lift and requires understanding the anatomy to a greater degree and an increase level of expertise.  I have a lot of experience recreating the crease and I have done this with my Asian clientele but I also apply it to my caucasian clientele and other ethnicities.

Browlifts (or brow lift / forehead lift / brow plasty / browplasty / eye brow lift / eyebrow lift) are another way to open up the eye by pulling up the eyebrow to a more youthful position (other signs of aging include droopy eyebrows, hooded eye brows, extra eyelid skin).  This is done through incisions that are placed behind the hairline and hide really well.  Sometimes an incision in the eyelid crease is necessary to better expose the orbital bone above the eyelid and to allow a better approach to lift the eyebrow.  It is important for you to go to a surgeon that understandsFacial Beautyto get those excellent results.  You may have seen people who have a surprised look after a brow lift.  This is direct by product of our limited understanding of facial beuaty. I came up with a new theory on facial aesthetics / beauty which I think really answers some of the questions we have been wondering about facial beauty all of these years.

Fat Transferare all terms used to define a procedure that takes fat from somewhere else in your body and placed into your face or whereever you need more volume.  Fat grafting into the face can have amazing rejuvenative effects to the face by replacing lost volume in the face that have occured through aging.  When we age we lose fat, and our skin thickness gets thinner by losing tissue such as collagen, etc.  Fat grafting just replaces this volume. Fat can be more permanent.  Anything fat or volume that is present for more than 6 months to a year will last for many years, sometimes 8 years or more and up to 15 years. Basically, if you had a twin, you would always look younger than that twin if you had fat grafting and your twin didn’t.

Facial Fillers do the same thing as fat but they are just more temporary lasting 6 months to a year or more depending on the filler that use.  In general hyaluronic acids like restylane, juvederm, and perlane last from 6 months to a year. While Radiesse, a product of bone made up of calcium hydroxyapatite, can last up to year or more.

Both fat and fillers can be placed around the eye to really bring youth to the appearance of the eye.  But a knowledge of facial beauty is much more than half the battle in rejuvenating the eye.

I refined an amazing volumizing procedure called “the YoungLift”. This is an innovative technique that volumizes your face to bring out the younger and natural you without looking like you had something done. This is not a facelift and requires no incisions. Only pinpoint puncture sites are used and these heal imperceptibly. The YoungLift can be done without general anesthesia and without drains, and large bandages. You also have a lot less downtime and discomfort compared with traditional facelift procedures. I employ the very best techniques from around the world into one volumizing procedure and I use my internationally acclaimed understanding of facial beauty to create the youthful volume you once had.

Dr Young specializes in Facial Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery and is located in Bellevue near Seattle, Washington

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