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Procedures for Eyelid Surgery in Hawaii

Are you looking to correct the puffy and droopy look of your eyelids? Do you want to remove the ‘older than your age’ look from your eyes? Then it is time to consider cosmetic eyelid surgery.

At Dr. Michael Pasquale’s clinic at Honolulu, Hawaii various types of procedures for eyelid surgery are offered and clients are informed about these. Dr. Pasquale has completed his residency in plastic surgery and gone on to do 2-year training certificate in cosmetic surgery. Also he is an osteopathic physician and surgeon (D.O.). Dr. Pasquale is a skilled and competent surgeon experienced in all types of procedures for eyelids.

To understand the various procedures available for eyelid surgery it is first important to understand what eyelid surgery entails. The eyelid surgery is performed in order to remove the excess skin, fat and muscle in the eyelids to provide the eyes a better and more youthful look. The puffiness of the eyelids is attributed to the fact that the skin has lost its elasticity and is unable to support the excess fat and muscle in the region. Incisions are made on the natural crease of the eyelids and the surgeon removes the skin, fat and muscle, as is required in the case. Thereafter the cuts are stitched up with fine and tiny sutures.

Procedures for Eyelid Surgery in Hawaii

  • Eyelid surgery may be performed using a scalpel to make the required incisions on the eyelids and this is the conventional method of eyelid surgery.
  • Laser eyelid surgery uses laser beams to make the incisions in the eyelids and is found to be useful because the laser beams cauterize the blood vessels as it cuts the skin. Thus there is lesser amount of bleeding and this makes it easier for the surgeon to work. Also laser eyelid surgery is found to result in lesser scarring and swelling of the eyes; in turn influences the post operative recovery and healing.
  • Upper blepharoplasty is the procedure in which excess skin, fat and muscle are removed only from the upper eyelids. The surgeon will suggest upper blepharoplasty once he has examined the condition of the eyelids.
  • Lower blepharoplasty is meant for the lower eyelids and the skin, fat and muscle are removed from the lower eyelids only.
  • Transcutaneous or subciliary blepharoplasty is a procedure for eyelid surgery that is meant for the lower eyelids. Transcutaneous means through the skin while subciliary means below the eyelashes. Thus the incision in this procedure is made through the skin just below the eyelashes of the lower eyelids. The incision may be made to remove, reposition or if necessary reposition fat.
  • Transconjunctival blepharoplasty refers to eyelid surgery done through the inside tissue of the eyelid. In cases of lower blepharoplasty where only fat and no skin is required to be removed the transconjunctical blepharoplasty is suggested. There is no visible scarring as the incision is made inside the eyelid.
  • Canthoplasty and canthopexy is the procedure for eyelid surgery wherein the ligament or muscle that supports the outer corner of the eyelid is tightened. While a canthoplasty reshapes the eyelids a canthopexy supports it without changing the eye shape. This procedure (canthoplasty) is used to provide a ‘cat eye’ look.