The eyes are considered the windows to our souls. They communicate with the world, taking in sights while helping us express ourselves. They have become so important to our identities that they are the focus of attention when we speak to one another. Because of this focus, we tend to make judgments about emotions and general age based on the appearance of the eyes. People can appear tired, angry, sad, meek, or old simply due to the shape and contours of their eyes.
Genetics and age play significant roles in the appearance of the eyes. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed. Whether you need an eyelid lift (upper blepharoplasty), removal of bags and excess skin under the eyes (lower blepharoplasty), or are interested in double-lid surgery (Asian blepharoplasty, or Asian eyelid surgery), scheduling an appointment with Dr. Jen Chow at the Chow Center for Facial Plastic Surgery will allow you to explore your options in a comfortable and confidential environment.
You should also know that these surgeries can be and often are performed in combination with other procedures, including (but not limited to) brow lift, midface lift, facelift, and skin resurfacing. They are also commonly performed together (i.e., upper and lower eyelids at the same time).
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