MY NEW BLEPHAROPLASTY VISION
“I have been practising blepharoplasty and all techniques of eyelid surgery for more than 25 years. At the forefront of innovative techniques and avant-garde solutions, my vision for rejuvenating cosmetic surgery continues to evolve.
In 2015, following the Centrofacial Rejuvenation convention in Belgium, I was able to observe the incredible results of addition blepharoplasty, which is a new revolutionary technique that makes it possible to rejuvenate the eyes by adding volume to the eyelids rather than by removing it from the skin or the fat of my patient’s face.
Since the discovery of this surgical technique, I almost systematically combine addition blepharoplasty with a classic skin or fat resection. I carry out the filling and volume restoration using micro lipofilling : precise injections, with millimetre accuracy, which enable me to restore the volumes using my patient’s own fat.”
INDICATIONS FOR EYELID SURGERY
Blepharoplasty is often the first rejuvenation operation practised in cosmetic surgery. It is not uncommon for people to have blepharoplasty from the age of 40, although lifting is generally not considered until after the age of 50. Blepharoplasty makes it possible to rejuvenate the eyes, the first area where ageing takes visible effect on the face. Read more
BLEPHAROPLASTY: MADE-TO-MEASURE SURGERY
Eyelid surgery for cosmetic purposes makes it possible to treat a drooping upper eyelid (the hat effect), the bags under the eyes which give eyes a tired look (bulging of muscle or fat), or even the sinking of the lower eyelid which ages and dulls a face.
“To each of my patients, I suggest a surgery adapted to their desires and needs, and I offer a made-to-measure procedures according to the specificities of each face. I do not propose the same surgery to all my patients or the “classic blepharoplasty” carried out by most surgeons,” states Doctor Bernard Hayot.
The term blepharoplasty encompasses several surgical procedures:
- Blepharoplasty of the lower eyelids
- Blepharoplasty of the upper eyelids
- Malar pockets
- Asian blepharoplasty
- Restorative eyelid surgery
Upper blepharoplasty is generally practised on patients aged 40 or above when a hat forms over the eye and makes it particularly difficult for women to apply makeup.
This cosmetic surgery involves removing surplus skin and/or fat found in the upper eyelid. This excess flesh, also known as dermatochalasis , makes the eyelid heavy and droopy, it closes and ages the eyes. Read more
Lower blepharoplasty involves treating the signs of ageing that manifest themselves in the form of wrinkles and the appearance of withered skin. Lower eyelid surgery involves the treatment hollowed circles under the eyes or dark circles under the eyes in particular, as well as carrying out the removal of fat masses that form bags under the eyes.
Blepharoplasty eliminates the appearance of heavy eyelids and of dull and tired eyes. The face will regain its radiance and luminosity with the passing of time.Read more
TREATING MALAR POCKETS
Malar pockets are characterised by ptosis of the palpebral muscle which sinks with the ageing of the face. The swelling created by the loosening of muscle, at cheekbone level, beneath the lower eyelid, is often taken to be a fat pocket. However, in reality, it is visible orbicular muscle.
Malar pockets give the impression of a double pocket responsible for tired and old-looking eyes. There is no treatment capable of reducing malar pockets other than the lower palpebral lifting. Read more
Asian blepharoplasty is a cosmetic eyelid surgery practised on slanting eyes whose palpebral crease is badly positioned or non-existent. This procedure aims to enhance the eyes and to give an almond shape to Asian eyes without “westernising” them.
Several Asian blepharoplasty techniques exist to reposition the palpebral fold of the upper eyelid: Read more
RESTORATIVE EYELID SURGERY
Eyelid surgery is not solely cosmetic. It can also be restorative to make it possible to correct the malposition of eyelids and to resolve the problems that this causes. Eyelid anomalies can be unilateral or bilateral, as well as congenital, progressive, from scars to even the ageing of skin. Read more