Eyelid and brow lift surgeries are intended for patients who
feel they look tired and are seeking a more youthful appearance. Upper
eyelid surgery removes excess skin that folds over itself causing
“hooding.” The procedure may also involve addressing fat pads of the upper
eyelid, thereby giving a more youthful and rested appearance.
Lower eyelid surgery addresses fat pads, commonly known as
“bags.” This surgery is effective in treating dark circles under the eyes.
Surgery for dark circles is sometimes coupled with topical creams
specifically designed for use under the eye. The creams (Retinol, Vitamin C
and skin lightening treatments) can be used in conjunction with in-office,
A patient’s initial consultation includes an in-depth
history and exam focusing on the entire eye area. Dr. Mallen examines upper
eyelid function and lower eyelid tightness. Based on findings, a treatment
plan, which may include a combination of surgical and non-surgical treatment
techniques, is recommended.