When we are growing up, we are told that we should “Look someone in the eye” when we meet someone and when we are talking to them. But when we do this, we are not just looking at their EYEBALL. We are not just focusing upon the iris and pupil of the other person. Much more. Instead, what we are looking at is the whole appearance of the eye area. As we look someone in the “eye”, we are also observing their eyebrows, upper eyelids and lower eyelids, as well as the skin texture and quality in the area. Instantly, we see the amount of sagging extra skin on the upper eyelids, the amount of puffiness above and below the eyes, and any signs of wrinkles around the eyes. Our subconscious then translates this into our perception of the person, Our First Impression. We immediately assess in our minds how old this person appears, how much rest they seem to be getting, and how much stress they have been under.
This is why the upper and lower eyelids, along with the area around the eyes is so critical to our appearance. More so than any other area of our face or body, it forms the first and most lasting impression that people have of us. This area is commonly referred to as “The Mask” area of the face.
Fortunately, the mask area is amenable to significant improvements at the hands of those qualified to do so. Dr. Sanderson is one of approximately 550 specially trained physicians of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. These surgeons have undergone extensive fellowship training in eyelid and facial plastic surgery.
In Doctor Sanderson’s assessment of his patients, he evaluates each aspect of this area and discusses how the different physical characteristics affect the patient’s appearance. Then, he and the patient decide on the best course of action to improve the patient’s First Impression.
Below are some unretouched photographs of Dr. Sanderson’s eyelid surgery patients.
|Before & After
|Before & After (Click to Enlarge)||Age||Procedures||Testimonial|
|56||Upper and Lower eyelid surgery; Laser Resurfacing around eyes||“People at work say: ‘You lost weight’ or ‘I love your hair color’, I’m very happy!”|
|46||Upper eyelid surgery||” He did an amazing job. It’s subtle, but I look great!”|
|72||Upper and Lower eyelid surgery; Laser resurfacing around eyes||“I am happy with the results, we accomplished what we wanted”|
|56||Upper eyelid surgery||“It’s amazing. I can’t believe what a great job you did!”|
|72||Upper and Lower eyelid surgery; Laser resurfacing around eyes||“I’m very pleased.”|
|57||Upper eyelid surgery, Eyelid muscle surgery||“My wife thinks I look phenomenal!” “You did a wonderful job!”|
|43||Upper eyelid surgery||” Everyone I see tells me how great I look!” “It looks fantastic!”|
|49||Upper eyelid surgery; Brow lift||“I would refer you to anyone!”|
|69||Upper eyelid surgery||“My doctor said ‘I don’t ordinarily comment on a patient’s surgery, but Dr. Sanderson did a fantastic job on your lids’”|
|78||Upper and Lower eyelid surgery; Laser resurfacing around eyes; Eyelid muscle surgery||“People at church and my family tell me how good I look” “I’m very happy”|
|51||Upper eyelid surgery; Eyelid muscle surgery|
|57||Upper eyelid surgery||” My husband even noticed and said your eyes look terrific!” “I pass out your cards to everybody”|
|Upper eyelid surgery||“A coworker told me I look 20 years younger.”
“It was so well worth it. I am so pleased.”
|Upper eyelid surgery||“I am very happy. I can see so much more now, it is startling.”|