Excerpt from Chapter 1:
"Blepharoplasty, or cosmetic eyelid surgery, joined mainstream plastic surgery over seventy years ago but was then practiced with only minor refinement over the ensuing decades. Thirty years ago, a new approach to the lower eyelid initiated rapid evolution in technique only to be overtaken near the end of the last century by any number of invasive "advances" that many facial and oculoplastic surgeons now view as overly enthusiastic.
Although aggressive plastic surgery will provide a noticeable if not dramatic change, this is seldom for the better. Results may appear harsh, windswept, sunken, and, paradoxically, less youthful. By trading one deformity for another, overworked eye lifts can transform a person's appearance into something it never was.
While ever-evolving, today's best eyelid surgery is built around a newfound respect for the perils of disturbing orbital fat and the eyelid's complex system of support. Baggy upper and puffy lower lids can now be addressed surgically with less tissue disruption, scarring, and loss of function, while hollowness can be softened with fat grafting techniques.
Not only is modern blepharoplasty technique more specialized and sophisticated, but so are the credentialed experts who focus their efforts on providing eyelid surgery of the highest quality. When done well, blepharoplasty is an operation that can refresh an aging face.
The goal is to still look like yourself. Just better."