Dr. Shaw describes what an upper blepharoplasty/eyelid lift entails.
The upper eyelid lift, or upper blepharoplasty, is excision of excess skin and fat from the upper eyelids. The fat resides in three compartments – the inner or medial compartment, the mid compartment and the lateral compartment, and by removing the excess fat and skin could lead to much more youthful and bright look.
The incisions for the upper eyelid surgery is approximately one centimeter above the lashes, extends out slightly and the excess skin is removed from the upper lid in this fashion and excess fat is removed from these pockets. So the resultant scar is just a very faint, barely visible scar of the upper eyelid. The lower eyelid incision is also one that just extends right on to the lash line and extends out slightly, whether it’s done through the external technique or the transconjunctival technique.
Dr. Shaw, M.D.:
Dr. Lawrence Shaw, M.D., was born on Long Island, New York in 1954 where he lived through High School. He did his undergraduate studies at Emory University and received his medical degree from New York Medical College in 1979. Dr. Shaw then completed a five-year General Surgery residency and was board certified by the American Board of Surgery.
Dr. Shaw is a double-boarded Plastic Surgeon, which required 7 years of surgical training alone. Since completing his plastic surgery residency training at the Phoenix Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency in 1986, Dr. Shaw has performed thousands of plastic surgery operations. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify doctors in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Shaw is also certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of regional and national medical societies including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and he American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.