Eyelid Surgery and Eye-Area (Periorbital) Rejuvenation
Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz customizes each and every eyelid (blepharoplasty) procedure for the patient’s unique needs and goals, often combining several techniques to rejuvenate the upper and lower eyelids as well as the surrounding skin. In addition, revisional eyelid surgery can be performed to improve the outcomes of previous procedures that may have resulted in appearance- or function-related concerns. With extensive experience and an unparalleled passion for performing the entire spectrum of surgical eye procedures, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz will recommend the approach he believes is best for attaining the most natural-looking end result that meets the patient’s expectations.
Eyelid surgery and eye-area rejuvenation can improve a wide array of concerns including:
Every eyelid surgery consultation begins with VECTRA 3D Facial Analysis. This state-of-the-art imaging system ensures Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz accurately understands the patient’s primary concerns and helps communicate the changes necessary in order to achieve their goals. This innovative system also provides detailed measurements and diagrams while simulating potential surgical outcomes.
The forehead and mid-face are just mere inches away from the eyes, and there are several surgical procedures that Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz may recommend for more comprehensive rejuvenation.
This procedure uses a dermal filler to restore volume to your face. Repositioning fat during eyelid surgery helps improve a sunken or hollow appearance beneath the eyes—and helps create a smooth transition from the under-eye area to the upper cheeks. It can also reduce wrinkles and ease shadows under your eyes so the appearance of dark circles is minimized.
Eyebrow drooping or asymmetry can be improved with an endoscopic brow lift, which uses small incisions within the hairline to elevate the brows and restore them to a more youthful position. This is accomplished by inserting an endoscope, or tube with a camera mounted on its end. This allows Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz to look at the tissues and muscles under your skin. From there, he will lift the appropriate forehead tissues and suture them in place.
Generally more appropriate for younger patients with less skin laxity, this abbreviated facelift procedure restores the tissues in the cheek area to a more youthful position to improve the contours of the mid-face as well as hollows under the eyes. This procedure focuses on under your eyes and your cheeks by working to lift the corners of your mouth and soften smile lines. This procedure can be done via a lower lid incision or endoscopic procedure
This targeted procedure lifts the outside edges, or “tails” of the brows to help further uplift the outer corners of the eyes, smooth crow’s feet, and lift the tissues of the upper cheeks.
Adding fat to the mid-face at the time of eyelid surgery helps restore youthful plumpness and smooth the transition from newly-rejuvenated eyes to the cheeks. Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz generally harvests fat from the abdomen or inner thighs and mixes it with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to maximize survival without increasing recovery time.
There are many options available for your eyes beyond eye surgery. Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz subscribes to the philosophy that aging is an ongoing process that affects distinct areas of the face in various ways, and often at a different pace. He believes in taking a comprehensive approach to eye-area and facial rejuvenation, which is why he may suggest additional surgical procedures and/or non-invasive treatments to optimize the results achieved with eyelid surgery—and help enhance balance and harmony with other areas of the face as needed at a specific point in time.
With nearly a decade of experience, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz provides the highest level of expertise for his patients and is particularly known for easing patient fears. If you believe you would like eye surgery or another procedure to correct a condition you’re unhappy about, or to learn more about eyelid surgery or eye-area (periorbital) rejuvenation, schedule a consultation with Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz today and call (305) 563 3030.
Most patients are overwhelmingly happy with the outcomes of eye-area surgery alone, yet the addition of one or more targeted non-surgical treatments can enhance surgical results and deliver even more dramatic improvement.
Wrinkle-relaxing toxins such as Botox® and Dysport®, hyaluronic acid injectable fillers like Restylane® and Juvéderm®, and collagen-stimulating injectables such as Radiesse® and Sculptra® can help enhance and maintain the results of eyelid surgery. Fillers rejuvenate your eyes and slow the loss of volume, which subtracts years from your face and restores a vital, stimulating look to your features.
Similar to hair transplants for the scalp, eyebrow transplantation uses a patient’s own hair to permanently restore brow fullness as well as their definition, size, and shape. In essence, an eyebrow transplant takes hair from your head and grafts it onto your eyebrows. When these new hairs begin to grow, they will become a permanent part of your eyebrows, leaving them fuller and healthy.
Applied nightly like liquid eyeliner, this prescription-based eyelash-growth treatment yields longer, darker, and thicker lashes in as little as a month, with full results visible in 16 weeks. Latisse can be used to enhance sparse or thinning eyebrows as well. It’s important to understand that the eyes only represent a fraction of the face. Some patients may require more extensive surgical procedures such as a facelift and/or neck lift to achieve their facial rejuvenation goals. Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz believes that facial harmony is essential for natural-looking results, and he will explain how these other procedures can further improve the eyes (as well as the entire face) if necessary.
This technique is designed to remove the outer layers of your skin through a specific peel solution, chosen depending on your skin type. Formulated with trichloroacetic and lactic acids, an eye-area chemical peel helps improve fine lines, discoloration, firmness, and overall skin quality over a series of treatments. This creates a controlled injury that will then peel, leaving behind smoother skin. This improves the appearance of scars and overall texture.
Invest in the confidence that comes from loving your look. Contact our office to schedule a consultation with Coral Gables plastic surgeon Dr. Jose Rodríguez-Feliz today.
You deserve the best for yourself. When you make the choice to receive plastic surgery in Coral Gables from Dr. Jose Rodríguez-Feliz, you are choosing a specialist who is widely regarded by other professionals in his field as an expert in oculofacial plastic surgery. His innovative procedures and stunning results will help you be the best version of you.