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Posts from category "Drooping Eyelids"

Eliminate Angry Face: Your Botox and Surgery Options

Recently, a popular local radio station hosted a contest for the angriest looking face at rest. I immediately thought of an old acquaintance of mine who had the heaviest, most angled brows of anyone I knew. Even when he was happy, he looked angry. In fact, rumor had it that he could not get the blessing of his girlfriend's parents to get married because they thought he looked so mean.

As we discussed in a previous blog, people are greatly influenced by first impressions, and those impressions often come from facial expressions influenced by your eyes and brows. Angled furrowed brows are seen as signs of anger or displeasure. The persistence of this look can, unfortunately, have a negative impact on one’s relationships.

Fortunately, small adjustments can be made to the eyelids and brows that can alter these mistaken perceptions. Botox injections and surgical procedures can be used to shape the lids and brows, resulting in a friendlier appearance.

Please contact us if you would like to schedule a consultation to restore the harmony between your outward expression and your inner beauty.

Dr. Jerry Lai, MD General Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon

No More Drooping Eyelids

I recently visited a friend who was watching the movie Stand and Deliver, one of the prototypical inner city schoolteacher movies. It reminded me of one of my first patients, a schoolteacher trying to make a difference in the lives of struggling urban youth. Although the patient was tall, eloquent, and otherwise commanding in his presence, he had developed drooping upper eyelids. When I first met him, I could hear the frustration in his voice as he described how his students did not respect him because they always thought he was asleep. At a follow-up appointment, several months after a simple procedure to lift his lids, he elatedly told me how his relationships with his students had blossomed as if a curtain had been lifted.

This goes to show, that our personal relationships are often heavily influenced by what we look like and our facial expressions. The eyes, in particular, convey emotions, alertness, and interest. When someone develops drooping upper lids, the eyes can mistakenly convey disinterest or fatigue. Fortunately, there are simple procedures that can be performed to raise the lids.

If you suffer from drooping eyelids and would like to discuss your options to restore a refreshed, healthy appearance, please contact us to set up a consultation.

Dr. Jerry Lai, MD General Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon