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Type 1 and Type 2 Eyelids

Type 1 and Type 2 Eyelids

Published on June 5, 2013 by

Type 1 and Type 2 Eyelids One of my colleagues came up with the distinction between two types of youthful eyelids.  Type 1 is a very full upper eyelid that hangs almost over the eyeball itself (not quite).  Type 2 eyelid is an eyelid that is much hollower but at the same time still distinguishes […]

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When Do I Do an Upper-Eyelid Blepharoplasty and How?

Published on May 8, 2013 by

When Do I Do an Upper-Eyelid Blepharoplasty and How? But should we always just add fillers or fat to the upper frame of the eyelid and never remove any tissues?  The answer is no.  If the eyelid skin is above the eyelash margin, I rarely if ever remove skin.  Filling fat or fillers into the […]

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Managing the Aging Asian Eyelid

Published on April 24, 2013 by

One of the most confusing things that I have encountered is how to manage the aging Asian eyelid.  The reason for this is twofold.  First, if an Asian is born without an upper-eyelid crease where do you make the incision so that you don’t have a visible scar?  Second, when you remove skin from the […]

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Understanding the Brow as a Balloon: The Role of Fat Grafting to the Brow

Published on May 13, 2012 by

Understanding the Brow as a Balloon:  The Role of Fat Grafting to the Brow One of the most confusing things that I do is to inflate a brow/upper eyelid with fat or filler when someone instinctively thinks that her brow is already too heavy and sagging.  If someone really does not get it, all I […]

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Differentiating Type 1 from Type 2 Eyes When Considering Fat Transfer to the Upper Eyelid/Brow Complex

Published on November 5, 2011 by

Differentiating Type 1 from Type 2 Eyes When Considering Fat Transfer to the Upper Eyelid/Brow Complex A colleague of mine really got it right when he created a new perspective on seeing youthful eyes.  He called them Type 1 and Type 2 eyes.  I cannot recall which one was which, which is not important.  Suffice […]

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My Strategy for Asian Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty

Published on April 27, 2011 by

My Strategy for Asian Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty There are three principal methods for creating a so-called “double eyelid”, or upper eyelid crease in an Asian patient: the suture method, the partial-incision method and the full-incision method. I have tried all three over the years but have found that the full-incision method has been the most […]

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