Eyelid Surgery @ GLOJAS

 

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Upper eyelid surgery can rejuvenate puffy, sagging or tired-looking eyes by removing or redistributing excess fat, skin and muscle from the upper eyelid. Also known as upper blepharoplasty, it may be performed for purely cosmetic reasons, or to improve sight by lifting droopy eyelids out of the field of vision. The surgery aims to recreate a fresh, open and youthful appearance.

There is a wide range of possible procedures performed under local anaesthesia. Incisions are placed either in the natural lines above the eye, providing a quickly fading scar, or inside the lid, resulting in instant invisibility.

The eyelids are among the most delicate structures in the face, composed of fine layers of soft tissue and the thinnest skin in the human body (eyelid skin being less than 1 mm thick, with sparse underlying subcutaneous fat). This relative absence of a padding fat layer predisposes to the characteristic skin laxity and fine wrinkles that appear with age.

 

Volume enhancing eyelid surgery (tissue-sparing blepharoplasty)

Volume-enhancing upper eyelid surgery or ‘tissue-sparing upper blepharoplasty.’ Unlike traditional techniques which alter volume proportions between fat and muscle (and may have negative effects on ageing in the long term), this method reconstructs and maintains a person’s previous youthful appearance by repositioning rather than removing tissue. It is our In-House Plastic Surgeon, Dr.Mohd Ali’s opinion that this approach best considers the aging process in this area and delivers results that are the most rejuvenating and long lasting.

 

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower eyelids may suffer from loss of skin/muscle tone and fat accumulation over time, which can cause bulging beneath the eyes and hence the formation of eye bags. Surgery (known as lower blepharoplasty) helps rejuvenate lower eyelids by relocating or removing excess fat, and where indicated, tightening and strengthening loose or sagging tissue. The results are softened wrinkles, tightened skin and improved eyelid function.

There is a wide range of possible procedures performed under local anaesthesia. Incisions are placed either under the lash line, providing a quickly fading scar or inside the lid (transconjunctival surgery), resulting in instant invisibility.

The lower eyelid with associated Canthal Ligaments and Cartilage (Tarsal Plate) is among the finest and most complex of facial structures. It protects the eye and helps to keep the eyeball moist and healthy.

 

Muscle-conserving lower eyelid surgery

 Though there are several approaches to the lower eyelid, the optimal strategy is to spare or redistribute tissue rather than remove it, and to retain fullness of the lid and the periorbital area.

For most cosmetic lower eyelid surgery, Dr.Mohd Ali employs the Transconjunctival approach, a technique which involves cutting along the inside surface of the eyelid rather than through the outer skin. Fat is then conservatively removed or repositioned to restore eyelid fullness. This method of access conserves the structural integrity of the eye muscle and nerves, leaving motor function intact. Furthermore, the healing process is enhanced and it results in no visible scarring of the skin.

Several options for treating loose skin may be considered along with Transconjunctival eyelid surgery. These include microsurgical skin trimming, skin peel or laser skin resurfacing.

 

Canthopexy

Canthopexy can be one of the most important and rejuvenative components of lower eyelid surgery. It is a surgical tightening of the outer corner of the eye, which may become loose or rounded with age. The procedure can restore the shape of the eye and improve the tension of the lower eyelid. Canthopexy is a tissue-conserving procedure that reinforces the existing tendon without cutting or detaching it. The restoration of tension within the tendon and muscles reduces the amount of fat that requires removal, which helps prevent the future development of lower eyelid hollowness.

Canthopexy is frequently combined with a light surgical tightening of the Orbicularis Oculi muscle, as improved muscle tone will help raise sunken eyelid tissue and soften the border between the eyelid and cheek.

Dr.Mohd Ali is one of Malaysia’s leading Plastic Surgeon and he is also Malaysia’s sole Craniofacial Surgeon hence patients can be rest assured that they are in the best of hands with Dr.Mohd Ali who brings along with him more than 15 years of experience.

 

Do contact us today for your FREE Consultation with Dr. Mohd Ali! +60362115555. Here at Glojas, we bring out the best in you!

 

 


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