During their doctor-patient consultation, patients often greet Dr. Rubinstein with basic concerns of the eye area and with preconceived notions of fixes that interest them. Prior to this visit, they may have performed research online, discussed plastic surgery with friends who have undergone similar procedures, or reviewed celebrity transformations. While these proactive patients may articulate the results they wish to see, they are not always aware of how aesthetic changes are achieved.
Oh Dear! I Want a Doe-Eyed Appearance
Studies have shown that humans view prominent eyes in women as attractive. We look to babies for the initial draw to this feature. The vision organs are their full size at birth and create a way for the child to engage with others. A maturing face equalizes the remaining facial features, though it has been scientifically recorded that high levels of the female sex hormone, estrogen, maintains the large-eyed appearance. Large eyes are often viewed as a sign of youth.
The first signs of aging affect the eyes, whose constant movement may lead to these changes. The eyes continue to age, often at a more rapid rate than the rest of the face. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is one way to eliminate extra skin and wrinkles from the area. An upper eyelid lift can minimize hooding, while a lower blepharoplasty treats under eye bags or natural hollowing. Together, the procedures offer a total eye transformation.
Skin Resurfacing – “Keep Away From Eye Area” Does Not Apply
Procedures that target the skin around the eyes can be performed alone, or once a patient has shown sufficient progress in healing. Through the use of exfoliating techniques such as microdermabrasion, chemical peel, and laser sessions, the upper layers of skin are sloughed away to reveal a more youthful underlying structure with less impurities. These procedures, each to a different degree, can also promote collagen production so the skin around the eyes will display long-term changes.
Fillers for the Skin Around the Eyes
Dermal fillers offer patients instant gratification when one seeks to rid the eye area of lines and wrinkles. These power-packed, skin-plumping gels remain in place for months to raise depressed areas of the skin to that of the surrounding area. Fillers can also change the underlying building blocks of the skin, and once administered where needed, the frequency of injections may decrease. Patients may opt to undergo dermal injections alongside other procedures, such as laser skin resurfacing to enjoy fast results while the skin heals to create more pleasing aesthetics.
The Latisse Solution
Another great way to add definition to the eye area is through the use of the prescription serum, Latisse. Allergan began manufacturing this product after some of the ingredients were used in eye drops with an astounding side effect: longer eyelashes. Lush eyelashes are a sign of beauty and youth, and the fringe helps to open up the eyes. The height of the eyelashes adds to the overall width of the eyes. Dr. Rubinstein can discuss Latissse with interested patients during their consultation, though this option should be carefully structured around any possible eyelid surgeries.
Raising a Brow: Another Lifting Surgical Possibility
Potential plastic surgery patients may not realize that the eyebrows play an important role in facial harmony and the appearance of the eyes. While an upper blepharoplasty may be the patient’s first choice of surgery to correct hooded eyes, the relative position of the brow may also require adjustments. Some patients fear a “surprised look” as the result of a brow lift, but Dr. Rubinstein expertly tailors each procedure to a the patient’s own facial anatomy. Imaging software allows the doctor to show his patients potential outcomes with each change during brow lift surgery.
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Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein developed his practice in Hudson Valley over 14 years ago. The now-established doctor is known for offering the ideal blend of care, incorporating facial aesthetics and functionality into each procedure. When he is not caring for patients, the doctor is an Assistant Professor at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.
Contact Dr. Rubinstein’s Office, Ran Y. Rubinstein, M.D. — Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, PC at phone number (845) 863-1772, or through the doctor’s Contact Us form.