This term is used in the description of the overhang of the upper eyelid, whether the edge of the lid is visible or not in the open eye. It’s not easy to follow, but even more difficult are the expressions “single” and “double” eyelids.
In most Japanese and many persons of Chinese stock, the open eye is described as “almond shaped” due in part to the overhang of the skin of the upper eyelid which hangs over the brim of the lid rather than tucking back behind it as in the Caucasian and African eye.
Alteration of the “Oriental” eye by a Blepharoplasty procedure to create the “double eyelid” is much in demand; there is some resentment at the suggestion this is done to “look western.” The patients say they merely find one appearance more attractive than another, without “east” or “west” in mind, and anyway they find it easier for makeup purposes.
This case depicts a 45 year old woman who wished to address her "heavy" upper eyelids and the fact that others often perceived her as angry.
Dr. Belsley felt that she would benefit from elevating the position of her eyebrows in addition to having upper and lower eyelid lifts. The combination of the brow lift and eyelid lifts opened up her eyes and defined her.
Upper eyelid creases, while maintain a youthful fullness to the upper eyelid. The post-operative photographs depict her appearance at two weeks after surgery. Dr. Belsley performs brow lifts using a few short incisions within the hairline. The position of the eyebrows alone can be elevated using the incision through which an upper eyelid lift is performed.
This case depicts a 59 year old woman who wanted to achieve a more youthful appearance. She was specifically concerned with her jowls and the fullness beneath her neck. She underwent an upper eyelid lift, a lower eyelid lift, a short scar face lift and ultrasound assisted liposuction of her neck and jowls.
The pictures show her approximately six months after surgery. The lower eyelid lift performed in this case did not involve removal of the fat that normally resides in the lower eyelid.
Instead, the fat was repositioned to fill in the hollows of the lower eyelids, making the transition from the lower eyelid to the cheek smoother and more aesthetically attractive.
This case depicts a 55 year old woman who wished to achieve a more youthful facial appearance. In addition, others felt that she often appeared "angry." She underwent an endoscopic brow lift, upper and lower eyelid lifts and a short scar face lift which addressed the skin and fat beneath the chin, the jowls and elevated the midface. The post-operative photographs depict her appearance approximately three and a half months after surgery.
A short scar face lift often requires no incisions behind the ears and can achieve an excellent result in appropriately selected cases. The recovery time ranges from two to four weeks, although some individuals return to work as early as one week after surgery.
This case depicts a 56 year old woman who wished to achieve a more youthful facial appearance. She underwent an upper and lower eyelid lift and a short scar face lift.
This short scar face lift addressed the skin and fat beneath the chin, the jowls and elevated the midface.The post-operative photographs depict the patient's appearance at just under four months after surgery.