Named one of the top fiverhinoplasty surgeons in theworld by W magazine, facialplastic surgeon Dr. DeanToriumi helps patients gainconfidence and satisfactionthrough innovative medicaltreatment. Dean Toriumialso serves as a professorof otolaryngology at theUniversity of Illinois atChicago.
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelidsurgery or an “eye lift,” provides people witha safe, effective means of correctingpuffiness or sagging of the eyelids. Aspeople age, a combination of gravity andloss of skin elasticity causes the upper lidsto droop. While most people correct theissue for cosmetic purposes, othersundertake the surgery to improve visionproblems stemming from baggy lids.
Eyelid surgery offers the opportunity to regain thewide-awake, rested appearance associated withyouth. Many people choose to combine the surgerywith other cosmetic procedures such as injections offillers, forehead lifts, and laser resurfacing. Thedowntime associated with these treatments tends tobe minimal. Most patients realize good results lastingfrom five to seven years for upper eyelidblepharoplasty, but those who undergo lower eyelidsurgery generally need no further treatment. Facialplastic surgeons often perform both lower and uppereyelid surgery at day surgery centers. In somecases, patients’ insurance covers the procedure.