Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Surgery to remove excess fat and loose, wrinkled skin from the upper and lower eyelids is known as blepharoplasty. It is the most common cosmetic procedure performed by ophthalmologists, who are surgical specialists for the eyes.
Blepharoplasty will brighten the face and restore a more youthful appearance. In many patients, the procedure will improve vision by removing the excessive skin of the upper eyelids which can hang down like heavy hoods and interfere with peripheral vision, or weigh the lids down during reading.
Eyelid surgery is usually performed using local anesthesia. The procedure is performed in an outpatient surgical center with a same-day return to home.
Botox is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment for the most common signal of aging…wrinkles! Botox is a purified protein which works to relax dynamic facial lines – those expression lines that become more pronounced when you smile or frown – such as frown creases and brow furrows.
Botox can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines between your brows for up to 4 months. Commonly treated areas include the forehead, brow lines and outer eye area. Treatment is quick and painless and there’s virtually no recovery time. You’ll see results the next day.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
At the request of our patients, we’ve added laser skin resurfacing to our cosmetic procedure offerings. Using the state-of-the art Erbium laser, we can treat and remove surface-level and moderately deep lines and wrinkles on the face, hands, neck, or chest. USe of the erbium laser provides the benefit of minimal burning of surrounding tissue. This laser causes fewer side effects associated with laser skin treatment — such as swelling, bruising, and redness — so your recovery time should be faster than with CO2 laser resurfacing. ERbium laser treatment is recommended for darker skin tones over CO2 treatment. At your Cosmetic consultation, we’ll discuss your specific treatment profile and healing projections.
Other Cosmetic Services
Dr. Liegner also performs other cosmetic procedures including plastic surgery of the eyelids, repairing loose eyelids, and coordinated reconstruction care for tumors of the eyelid.