Upper & Lower Eyelid Surgery
San Francisco-based David W. Kim, MD, understands that the eyes and surrounding areas create a strong first impression. As it is said, “The eyes are the windows of the soul”. The eyes are indeed an important focal point for most face-to-face interactions. It is no wonder that we place emphasis on ensuring that our eyes look attractive.
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is the procedure that improves the aging appearance of the eyelids. It may be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids to remove excess skin and protruding fat. As with the other facial cosmetic surgery procedures, in performing a blepharoplasty, David W. Kim, MD strongly believes that, beautiful eyes look natural: A thoughtful, precise, and conservative approach to eyelid surgery yields the best results. Signs of a “surgical” appearance, such as hollowed eyes, over-elevated brows, or distorted eye shape should be avoided at all costs.
Dr. Kim recognizes that everyone’s eyes are different and surgery should be tailored to match one’s anatomy and other facial features. A “cookie-cutter” approach may result in an artificial appearance for some patients. Whether performing eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty or facelift, he takes a personalized approach to patient care. A customized approach will lead to superior results. Read about Dr. Kim’s breakthrough study on beauty.
By avoiding the excessive removal of tissue, Dr. Kim is able to decrease the risk of complications or an unnatural “wide-eyed” or hollowed appearance after eyelid surgery. Because the incisions are made in natural skin folds of the eyelids or on the undersurface of the eyelids, they are effectively unnoticeable after healing.