- Facial plastic surgery
- Complete eye rejuvenation
Your eyes are the first thing people see when they look at your face. They immediately give an impression of your age, energy level and fatigue. The eyes are also the first part of the face to show signs of aging, which is why total eye rejuvenation is such a powerful way to restore a youthful glow—either alone or as part of our own Vertical Restore procedure.
Holistic eye rejuvenation with Dr. Karam
Youthful eyes literally shine and look refreshed and alive. However, as we age, there can be a combination of changes that result in excess skin on the upper and lower eyelids, puffiness or bags under the eyes on the lower eyelid, drooping brow corners, and loss of volume around the eyes, temples, and cheeks. OurEyelid surgery in La Jollait can give you a radiant and youthful look again.
As the skin in this area thins, fine lines and wrinkles begin to form, further aging your appearance. This sagging, along with deflation, results in a hollow, pale and tired appearance that is consistent with the old look. These changes usually begin in the mid to late 30s and progress rapidly in the 40s and 50s.
Our Total Eye Rejuvenation procedure is an excellent way to address these issues and can be included as part of Dr. Karam can be combined with a number of other facial aging treatmentsVertical recoveryProcedure. To learn more, get in touch with a member of our team today and schedule a consultation!
Is eye rejuvenation right for me?
Our comprehensive eye rejuvenation program can help alleviate many of the problem areas associated with aging. Eye rejuvenation is an excellent solution for those who are interested in:
- The aged, tired look is eliminated
- It looks fresh and full of energy
- improvement of dark circles
- Remove lacrimal sacs
- Restoring the fullness of youth
- It restores the skin and eyebrows to their original position
- Restore the confidence of your younger years
Preserve your youthful appearance
It's important to note that when people look into your eyes, they don't just see the upper or lower eyelids. See the entire eye region, including the skin, dimples and dark circles under the eyes, and drooping brows. Gone are the sparkling windows of the soul, replaced by tired and shadowy eyes. OurSan Diego Eye RejuvenationSurgery can be one of the most effective methods of facial rejuvenation.
Traditional approaches focus on blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, which removes skin, muscle and fat to reshape the eyes. In fact, the results of this procedure often make the eyes look older and just different, not better. This does not achieve the entire goal of eyelid surgery, which is to give the eyes a refreshed and revitalized look. Dr. Karam brings years of experience and can achieve results that really highlight your natural youthful qualities.
Our holistic approach
Our preferred method for total eye rejuvenation is based on a comprehensive and holistic approach to treating the various changes affecting this area.
The first step is a thorough assessment of the periorbital region. Aging of the eyes is the result of a combination of changes in the various components around them. A careful assessment of these changes is the first step towards real and meaningful eye rejuvenation, giving the eyes a bright, healthy, fresh and natural look.
Three components of preorbital aging
- Skin wrinkles and folds, thinning and loss of elasticity
- Loss of volume and the presence of depressions and shadows
- Sagging skin of the upper and lower eyelids
- The presence of bags under the eyes
- Blockages in the outer corners of the eyes due to lateral drooping of the eyebrows
Treatment of preorbital aging
The skin around the eyes can become wrinkled from repetitive muscle movements between the eyes (glabella) and around the corners of the eyes (crow's feet). As we age, we lose fat around the eyes, temples and cheeks. This development has little to do with your body weight, as the fat stored in the upper cheeks and around the eyes is genetically predisposed to decrease with age. Periorbital fat loss particularly affects the temples, upper eyebrows, the areas under the eyebrows and under the eyes, and the upper part of the cheeks.
All of these changes result in dark hollows under the eyes, sagging, sunken cheeks and a bony appearance on the temples and upper lids...which we correct with our advanced Total Eye Rejuvenation procedure.
Our unique approach to treatment
When these changes occur in each of the periorbital components, each aforementioned affected region is assigned a separate treatment. After a comprehensive assessment of age-related changes around the eyes, a much more detailed treatment plan can be put together, which may include ourEyelid surgery in San DiegoOperation.
The plan is calledVertical recoveryThe procedure typically involves a variety of non-surgical and conservative surgical modalities combined to truly rejuvenate the face and eyes with minimal risk and downtime. As a result, the patient looks revitalized and rejuvenated without changing their overall appearance.
loss of volume
When we lose a layer of fatty tissue along the lower eyelid area and the upper part of the cheeks, the eyes look hollow, giving the impression that we are tired and aged. An important and very important part of our eye rejuvenation philosophy is restoring volume through fat transfer.
This treatment complements our surgical procedures well and is performed in almost every case of rejuvenation (about 350 cases per year) to restore lost volume around the eyes. This leads to long-lasting and natural restoration of volume.
Adding volume is the most effective and important way to rejuvenate the eyes. Skin and loose skin may look better without them, but eyes will never look as refreshed and youthful. Commonly occupied areas include:
- the upper eyelid
- Lower orbital rim
- tear troughs
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If there is excess skin, conservative surgery is needed to remove it. The following procedures are used to solve certain problems.
Blepharoplasty of the upper eyelid
Blepharoplasty of the upper eyelidExcess skin on the upper eyelid is removed.
Lower eyelid blepharoplasty
Lower eyelid blepharoplastysee how Dr. Karam removes fat pads ("pockets") and loose skin on the lower eyelid.
Pinching of the skin on the lower eyelid
Pinching of the skin on the lower eyelidIt removes only the loose skin on the lower eyelid and is performed when the fat pads are not removed, but only the loose skin on the lower eyelid.
Lateral eyebrow lift
Lateral eyebrow liftused to lift the outer eyebrow to reduce sagging and heaviness in the upper eyelid area.
While men and women like to look years younger and benefit equally from these procedures, the techniques are different for each gender. Dr. Karam's experience and expertise enable him to successfully manage the nuances associated with different ethnic and gender identities and with us lead to the natural rejuvenation of the entire regionEyelid surgery in La Jolla.
Advantages of Comprehensiveeye rejuvenation
- Total rejuvenation of the entire area around the eyes
- Balance and harmony of the eyes
- durability and reliability
- Low complication rate
- Long-term results (10+ years)
- There are no changes in the shape of the eyes or facial features
- It is performed under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation; General anesthesia is not required
- Two weeks break
- The ideal balance between excellent and natural results, low risk and short recovery
Make an appointment for a consultation
For safety reasons, perhaps one of the biggest advantages is that these procedures can be performed under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. With this technique, patients are comfortable and moderately sedated. Most patients choose this method to avoid the risks associated with general anesthesia.
Our facility is also fully equipped for general anesthesia for patients who prefer it. All surgical procedures are performed at our accredited and certified (JCAHO) surgical center, Carmel Valley Surgical Center, located within the suite. This San Diego surgery center offers the highest level of safety and state regulations for outpatient surgery.
Highly trained and experienced surgical technicians, medical assistants, registered nurses and a board-certified anesthesiologist work together to create the safest and most comfortable experience, Carmel Valley Surgery Center is home to two state-of-the-art surgical suites and a recovery center.
Our rooms are equipped with the best equipment and the most modern instruments, and the center has a separate entrance and exit from the main office, which allows our patients to perform their procedures in privacy. Your comfort always comes first during your time with us.
care after the procedure
After surgery, your incisions will be covered with ointment. In cases where a lateral eyebrow lift has been performed, a gauze bandage is placed and wrapped around the head for one night. After the procedure, return home or to your hotel room in the comfort of your own home before returning to our office the next day for check-in. At this moment Dr. Karam takes off the bandages and examines your face carefully.
A cold compress is used for the first two days after surgery to reduce swelling. Lubricant drops are used during the day and ointment at night to keep the eyes moist and prevent them from drying out. Antibiotic ointment is applied to the cuts for a week.
After a week, the stitches will be removed in our office. At that point, the swelling begins to subside quickly. Follow-up appointments are scheduled at one month, three months, six months, and one year so that Dr. Karam can monitor your healing and ensure that all of your questions are answered.
Recovery after complete rejuvenation of the eye
Recovery is primarily related to swelling. Bruises are not a common occurrence in our patients, but there is a possibility. A typical recovery period is between 10 and 14 days.
We recommend that you schedule a two-week break from work or social engagements to give yourself time to recover.
Although healing is not complete after two weeks, most patients are sufficiently healed to be able to return to work and other social activities. Slight swelling continues to steadily improve up to a year after the procedure. Depending on the type of activity and degree of swelling, exercise can be resumed three to four weeks after surgery.
What to expect in terms of your results
There are a number of positive results you can expect from eyelid rejuvenation, including:
- Younger and more natural appearance
- Removal of drooping eyelids and heaviness in the eyelids
- A full and healthy upper eyelid complex (no longer skeletonized, rough or bony)
- Removal of bags under the eyes
- Long-term results that reflect your authentic, younger self
- Return of self-confidence
Why you should choose Dr. Karam to decide?An eye lift in San Diego?
The average facial plastic surgeon performs about 20 eyelid and eyebrow surgeries a year. Dr. Karam, on the other hand, performs over 350 plays (over 400 plays) every year.
Dr. Karam is dual board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. Extensive experience leads to more natural results, more consistency and less variability, as well as a good knowledge of different ethnicities and face types and how best to adapt techniques to each facial structure. Dr. Karam's meticulous and targeted approach ensures that no one changes their identity, they just look refreshed and youthful.
A comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation
The complete approach of Dr. Karam, which includes a combination of these procedures with others, is known asVertical recovery. The whole face looks natural and vibrantly youthful, instead of containing only one, unnatural element.
In your textbookRejuvenation of the aging facedescribes dr. Karam shared his approach to facial rejuvenation and eye rejuvenation to teach these ingenious techniques to other surgeons and colleagues.
Dr. Karam's expertise in the field has also led him to write a number of book chapters and scientific articles on topics related to facial plastic surgery, including upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty, fat transfer, and rejuvenation of ethnic-specific (eg, Asian) groups.
Dr. Karam's caring demeanor, excellent patient communication skills, and knowledgeable staff always keep you comfortable and informed. It is precisely these special qualities that make Dr. Karam has gained the confidence to perform these procedures on his fellow physicians and their families.
Plan your consultation
during yourBlepharoplasty u La JolliDuring the consultation, your expectations will be discussed, and after careful consideration and discussion of your goals, an individual treatment plan will be proposed. The basic criteria for choosing the time of this procedure depend on two factors: First, Dr. Karam is there enough slack to justify the procedure and secondly are you ready to proceed with the procedure.
The average patient defines the changes seen in their forties as the point at which comprehensive eye rejuvenation would make a positive difference. In general, the sooner the better. The advantage of earlier surgery is that the changes are less dramatic and the results last much longer.
More and more patients are using these procedures to preserve their appearance and prevent aging. Contact us today to schedule your own blepharoplasty consultation in San Diego.
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