William Shakespeare is credited with the line, “the eyes are the window to the soul”. As we age, our skin sags and the muscles beneath it weaken. When an individual’s eyelids begin to droop or crinkle more noticeably, he or she may look older than desired and may feel self-conscious. Because the eyes are one of the main features that influence how attractive a person appears to be, many patients wish for a refreshed appearance.
At The Menkes Clinic and Surgery Center in Mountain View, CA, eyelid rejuvenation treatment is a popular request with high patient satisfaction and low complication rates. For more than 30 years, Dr. Andrew Menkes has been serving patients in the Bay area and has achieved a reputation and numerous recognitions as a Top Doctor in cosmetic, medical, surgical, and laser dermatology. Dr. Menkes and his associate, Dr. Lillian Soohoo are board certified and experienced physicians who provide comprehensive skin treatments, including eyelid rejuvenation.
After a thorough consultation with a patient, Dr. Menkes recommends and designs a personalized plan of care, which may include non-surgical eyelid treatment or blepharoplasty – also known as eyelid surgery. If a patient is an appropriate candidate for eyelid surgery, Dr. Menkes and our advanced surgical team can perform the procedure in our on-site, state-of-the-art outpatient surgical center, which is certified by Medicare and by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. AAAHC certification recognizes the highest standards of care and clinical outcomes.
During blepharoplasty, which typically takes about an hour or two, the excess skin and fat are removed from the eyelid. Patients are kept comfortable with local anesthesia and often experience minimal downtime, of less than a week, after the procedure. Post-surgical swelling and bruising can be expected, however, visible improvement is generally noticeable after the first two weeks. Patients enjoy long-lasting results, improved appearance, better vision, and enhanced confidence.
The Menkes Clinic and Surgery Center serves patients from Mountain View and neighboring Silicon Valley communities, such as Saratoga, Los Gatos, San Jose, and Los Altos. To learn more about eye rejuvenation treatment, call our friendly staff at (650) 962-4600.