Eyelid lift, also called eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty, is one of the most popular facial rejuvenation procedures offered by La Jolla surgeon, Dr. Dennis Bucko. When carefully planned and expertly executed, eyelid surgery can dramatically revitalize eyes that appear tired or older. In his 35 years of plastic surgery practice, Dr. Bucko has helped thousands of patients minimize noticeable effects of aging on the lids and around the eyes.
Why Patients Choose Dr. Bucko
For patients who feel embarrassed by tired, sad or angry-looking eyes, Dr. Bucko’s transformative work is truly life-changing. With younger, more rested looking eyes, patients experience a boost of self-confidence. Dr. Bucko’s talents allow him to preserve his patients’ unique beauty, yet make noticeable improvements.
In many years of practice, plastic surgeon Dr. Bucko has mastered his approach, relying on his artistic sensibilities and expert training in plastic and general surgery. He keeps his skills sharp through involvement with leading professional associations and leadership positions within the plastic surgery community. Dr. Bucko has had extra training in eyelid surgery and extensive experience in reconstructive and cosmetic eyelid surgery. He has published scientific articles and teaches other plastic surgeons his techniques.
Eyelid surgery is customized based on the individual patient’s particular areas of concern. These concerns could include any of the following:
Extra, loose or wrinkled upper or lower eyelid skin
Excess fat on the upper or lower eyelids
Loose skin on the upper lids that sags into the line of sight and inhibits vision
Puffiness on the upper or lower eyelids
After speaking with the patient about their specific concerns, and examining their eyes, Dr. Bucko drafts a plan of treatment. The upper eyelids or lower eyelids can be treated, or both.
During surgery, excess skin and fat are removed from the upper and/or lower eyelids. Fat can be redistributed and the muscles can be altered, as needed, to tighten the lids and restore a clear line of sight. Undereye bags are reduced. Fine wrinkles around the eyelids are smoothed.
The surgical modifications are performed though tiny incisions in the natural creases of the upper lid and underneath the lower lash line to avoid visible scarring. The transconjunctival blepharoplasty technique involves removing fat from the lower lids only through an incision made in the lower lash line, avoiding a skin incision.
If the patient has expressed additional age-related concerns in other areas of the face, Dr. Bucko might recommend combining eyelid surgery with another facial rejuvenation procedure. For example, if the patient is bothered by saggy skin along the jawline and on the neck, Dr. Bucko may recommend a combination eyelid lift with neck lift. Or, if the mid-face region is problematic, facelift can help. Non-surgical treatment options such as laser skin resurfacing, Botox treatment and injectable fillers are also a great way to complement the results of eyelid surgery and improve the appearance of the skin.
To learn more about eyelid lift and how it can help you look younger, happier and more rested, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Bucko. Contact Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center today to make an appointment.
Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center
3655 Nobel Drive, #100 San Diego, CA92122 (858) 453-8484