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Everything You Need to Know About Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery

Each and every one of us likes to look attractive and our very best. Looks affect the way you feel about yourself and the world. Now if you were to look perpetually tired because of your droopy and baggy eyelids and constantly have people telling you that you need more sleep it can not only be annoying but demoralizing too. Cosmetic eyelid surgery provides a way out. Reclaim your youthful appearance by getting rid of puffy eyelids that make your eyes and your face look older than your years. While considering cosmetic eyelid surgery it is important that you educate and understand all that there is to know about this procedure. Dr. Michael Pasquale and his Hawaii Clinic Staff know who we can help you with cosmetic eyelid surgery, be it Asian eyelid surgery or Caucasian eyelid surgery. Double eyelids are a common cosmetic eyelid procedure among Asians while removing upper lid fat and skin is common among Caucasians. Whatever your condition or ethnic background Dr. Pasquale can help.

  • Cosmetic eyelid surgery is also called blepharoplasty, a procedure that may remove excess skin, fat and muscle in the eyelids that cause it to droop and look puffy. Cosmetic eyelid surgery is performed under anesthesia typically a local with sedation and takes about 1-3 hours. It can be performed for lower, upper or all sets of eyelids.
  • A physical examination of the eyelids will help Dr. Pasquale ascertain what kind of a procedure is ideal for you - so a consultation is needed.
  • To remove the excess skin, fat and muscle from the eyelid nearly invisible incisions are made in the eyelids. These incisions are virtually invisible since they are made on the natural crease of the eyelids. Once the removal is complete, fine sutures close the incisions. LASER can also be used for cosmetic eyelid surgery.
  • The recovery period for cosmetic eyelid surgery is 3-14 days depending on which cosmetic eyelid procedure is done. Don’t forget Honolulu, Hawaii is a terrific place to relax while you recover from the procedure.
  • Some possible effects of the cosmetic eyelid surgery is reduction in the puffiness of the eyelids or reshaping. These procedure can help define the eyes sharply and make the face and the person look much younger than they did before. It can fully alter facial features or only reshapes them in a subtle manner depending on the exact procedure chosen for cosmetic eyelid surgery. Also in many cases vision is improved by the eyelids being moved away from the line of eyesight. Your needs for cosmetic eyelid surgery will be determined at the time of consultation.
  • Cosmetic eyelid surgery typically cannot remove wrinkles or crow’s feet or rectify dark circles under the eyes (unless they are on the skin that is removed). Our Honolulu Hawaii clinic has other treatments for that condition. As example LASER resurfacing or the popular BOTOX can be used instead of or together with cosmetic eyelid surgery.
  • The cost of cosmetic eyelid surgery can vary from region to region and is also dependent on the surgeon. While the most expensive may not always be the best option it is advisable not to base your decision simply on the cost of the procedure. You should be looking for a surgeon with experience and the proper qualifications such as Dr. Pasquale. Lower or upper eyelid surgery can cost $2000-$3000. If all the eyelids are worked upon then the price would go up by about 50%. The cost of the cosmetic eyelid surgery would not only include the surgeon’s fees but also that of the anesthetist, the pre and post operative care, medication, laboratory testing, etc.
  • Some of the temporary side effects include discomfort, sensitivity to light, dry itchy eyes, etc.
  • While rare cases of complications include hematoma in the eye, damage to eyeball and associated muscle, loss of vision, asymmetrical eyelids and risk of infection. These again are rarely seen. Dr. Pasquale and his team at the Honolulu Clinic for their cosmetic eyelid surgery are experienced well trained and therefore minimize the chance of any complication.

Honolulu, Hawaii, is a popular destination amongst people considering cosmetic eyelid surgery. It offers the excellent surgical services of surgeons such as Dr. Pasquale, who has completed his residency in plastic surgery and but also earned a 2-year training certificate in cosmetic surgery from NYU Downtown Hospital, Manhattan New York where he worked under some of New York’s best cosmetic and plastic surgeons. Dr. Michael Pasquale is also an osteopathic physician and a surgeon.

It is important that you select a plastic or cosmetic surgeon with the right experience as well as expertise. This also helps reduce risks involved in the procedure. Dr. Pasquale has the training, the credentials and the experience to make certain that your procedure goes well. As one of Hawaii’s Top Cosmetic eyelid surgeons you owe it to yourself to see Dr. Pasquale before making a decision. Cosmetic eyelid surgery is one of the many treatments we offer at our Honolulu, Hawaii clinic. Call us or send us an email today to start the process of rejuvenating your eye area.