- Telephone: (909) 608-7770 |
- Toll Free: (877) 358-FACE |
- Fax: (909) 931-7411
Providing Incomparable Facial Plastic Surgery with Care, Comfort and Compassion.
People say that the eyes are the window to the soul. While often one of the most prominent and attractive facial feature, aging eyelids can create a tired, worn- out appearance. Blepharoplasty is a surgery designed to remove puffiness, fine lines, and sagging skin from the upper or lower eyelids. Aging eyelids may have a combination of excess skin, fat, and hollowing and it is essential to individually tailor the technique to preserve a natural, refreshed appearance. Dr. Vipond believes that the Artistry of Facial Plastic Surgery is especially vital when it comes to operating on the eyes as proper planning of the procedure and design of the incision is required in order to achieve the best possible result.
Recognizing the differences between male and female eyelid shape as well as the uniqueness between ethnicities is extremely important to avoid an unnatural, “surprised” or “wide-eyed” look. Dr. Vipond has considerable experience operating on patients with a variety of cultural backgrounds and is very sensitive to patients’ wishes to preserve their individuality. For the upper eyelids, the incision is camouflaged within a natural crease where the eyelid skin attaches to the eyelid. With careful technique and design, a well-healed incision is often imperceptible.
For lower eyelids, the type of incision depends on the nature of the eyelid. If there is extra skin along with muscle or fat, the incision is placed just below the lash line. Just like the upper lid, with careful surgical technique, a well-healed incision is often imperceptible. If there is no skin to be removed, the incision may be placed inside the eyelid, avoiding an external incision. With lower eyelids, it is extremely important to avoid excessive fat removal which can create a hollowed-out appearance. In some patients, Dr. Vipond may transfer their own eyelid fat to help camouflage prominent eyelid grooves and create a more youthful lower eyelid and cheek.
Eyelid surgery is commonly performed without general anesthesia which helps make it a very safe procedure with a speedy recovery. Most patients remark that the surgery and healing process was much easier than expected.
Dr. Vipond is well-experienced in performing secondary, or revision, eyelids surgeries to correct or improve the results from earlier operations. A careful approach and meticulous planning can help restore a natural youthful beauty to features affected by age and surgical trauma.
1601 Monte Vista Ave. Suite 200 Claremont, CA 91711