With an interest in eye surgery, I have received specialized training with a prominent oculoplastic surgeon, a specialist who only preforms eye surgery, in Beverly Hills. During this experience in Beverly Hills, I worked with cosmetic surgeons, plastic surgeons, and oculoplastic surgeons, and learned how each of the fields preforms upper and lower eyelift surgery. Each field has their unique techniques and trends, and I worked to acquire the best techniques from each and bring them to Charlotte and Columbia. This collection of techniques allows me to tailor the blepharoplasty to the patient’s goals and desires. The eye has complex anatomy and has many functions, such as tearing, eye closure, and cleaning the eye, and these functions must be preserved during eye lift lid surgery. Not only is the anatomy complex, but it is also small, requiring delicate and precise surgery. I believe the extra time I have dedicated to focusing mainly on the surgery of the eye has made me a better blepharoplasty surgeon.
In preforming upper eyelift, I first look at the general shape of the eye: Is the eye prominent, sunken, wide, small, sleepy, fatty, surrounded with excess tissue, ptotic, or hallow? All of these different features will guide me on the approach of individually tailoring the upper blepharoplasty procedure for my patients in Charlotte and Columbia.