What Is Thyroid Eye Disease?

Have you been experiencing eye pain, dryness, impaired vision, a feeling of tightness in the eyes, or a swelling of the orbital tissue? These symptoms are a sign of a serious condition known as thyroid eye disease that can have a massive impact on the health of your eyes.

Thyroid eye disease is a separate disorder from thyroid disease. It is primarily associated with people who suffer from hyperthyroidism, but it is also known to occur in individuals who have normal and low thyroid function.

]it is important that you seek professional medical help if you experience symptoms of thyroid eye disease, even if the symptoms seem to have subsided, as thyroid eye disease can go into brief periods of remission before flaring up again.

If you are in need of professional medical care to diagnose or address your thyroid eye disease, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with oculofacial surgeon Dr. Gregory Lewen.

Preparing the Fat for the Facial Fat Transfer Procedure

Facial fat grafting is an excellent procedure for restoring subtle amounts of volume to the face that help to enhance its natural contours and maintain its youthful beauty. In order to perform the procedure, the fat must first be extracted and processed.

The fat will be harvested from an area of the body that contains excess body fat, like the thighs or abdomen. The harvested fat is then placed inside a centrifuge that will rapidly spin in order to separate the fat from any other liquids and tissues. The purified fat is now ready to be injected into the desired areas of the face.

Oculofacial plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory Lewen has performed numerous facial fat grafting procedures and focuses on ensuring the safety of his patients and delivering natural-looking results. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Treating Nasolabial Folds

As we age, our skin begins to lose its strength and elasticity and we slowly lose facial volume. This causes noticeable facial folds to form. Some of the most noticeable facial folds are the nasolabial folds, which extend from the corners of the nose down to the corners of the mouth.

Nasolabial folds can be very prominent, which makes them difficult to cover up. The best way to reduce the appearance of nasolabial folds is to restore lost facial volume to the area. This can be done by injecting Juvederm Ultra Plus XC into the tissue around the mouth and nose, which will lift the tissue and restore the smooth and youthful appearance of your face.

Don’t let nasolabial folds prevent you from feeling happy with your appearance – contact our office today to schedule a consultation for your Juvederm Ultra Plus XC injections. Oculofacial plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory Lewen will safely administer your injections and restore the youthful beauty of your face.

What Can Belotero Balance Do for Me?

Belotero Balance is an FDA-approved cosmetic dermal filler that is capable of softening the wrinkles and fine lines that have been etched into your face by time. It can be used to treat areas all across the face, and the results it provides have been shown to last for an average of six months.

The key to the amazing results that Belotero provides is the hyaluronic acid featured in its smooth gel formula. Once the gel has been injected into the desired area of the face, the hyaluronic acid helps to fill in the lines and wrinkles and keep the skin hydrated, giving it a youthful and smooth appearance.

If you want to get rid of unwanted facial wrinkles and lines that are giving you an aged appearance, contact our office today to schedule a consultation for your Belotero injections. Oculofacial plastic and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gregory Lewen will help you eliminate your wrinkles and restore the beauty of your face.

What Is a Stye?

Have you noticed a pimple-like bump forming on your eyelid? These bumps are known as styes. They form due to a bacterial infection that has occurred in either the follicle of one of the eyelashes or in one of the oil-producing glands in the eyelid. Because the issue is an infection, a small yellowish spot forms at the center of the bump due to the buildup of pus.

A stye can be a very painful and uncomfortable issue to deal with. It will begin to grow if not taken care of properly or if not addressed quickly, which can lead to the swelling of the entire eyelid. Fortunately, styes do not typically require medical attention. Applying a warm compress and keeping the area clean is usually all it takes.

It is important to remember that if you notice a bump on your eyelid, it may be due to a number of other much more harmful reasons. It may be a skin lesion. If you notice a concerning eyelid bump, contact our office to schedule a consultation with board-certified ophthalmologist Dr. Gregory Lewen.

Enhancing Your Chin and Jawline with a Liquid Chin Augmentation Procedure

Are you unhappy with the appearance of your chin? Both men and women can greatly benefit from having a well-defined chin and jawline. Unfortunately, you do not have control over the shape your chin and jaw develop into. In addition to this, facial bones become thinner over time due to the effects of aging, and this diminishes the definition of your chin.

Many patients have been able to satisfy their aesthetic needs and restore the appearance of their chin and jawline by undergoing a liquid chin augmentation. A dermal filler will be injected into several key areas of your chin and jawline to improve facial contours and restore volume. The procedure is able to provide long-lasting and natural-looking results.

Oculofacial plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory Lewen will thoroughly examine your chin and will listen to your goals for the procedure so that he can provide you with the personalized results you are looking for. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation for your liquid chin augmentation.

The Techniques Used During Upper-Eyelid Blepharoplasty to Deliver Natural-Looking Results

Upper-eyelid blepharoplasty is the ideal procedure for patients who feel like their eyes have an aged appearance or a constantly worn-out look. However, many patients who are bothered by the aged appearance of their eyes are often concerned with how natural their results will look, which prevents them from pursuing the procedure.

Patients who are interested in upper-eyelid blepharoplasty can be confident that their results will look natural and that no post-surgical marks will be visible. Oculofacial plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory Lewen uses extreme precision when removing excess tissue and focuses on removing just the right amount of tissue so that your results don’t look overdone.

In addition to this, Dr. Lewen makes the incisions for the procedure along the natural creases of the upper eyelids so that no post-surgical marks are visible once fully healed.

Dr. Lewen will provide you with the personalized care your eyelids need to have a youthful and vibrant appearance. If you are interested in upper-eyelid blepharoplasty, contact us to schedule a consultation.

What Can I Do About the Bags Under My Eyes?

Do you have noticeable bags under your eyes that are giving you a constant tired appearance? This is a common issue caused by the presence of excess fat under the lower eyelids. The presence of fat is normal around the eyes and helps to protect the eyes. However, as we age, the tissues in the eye socket become weaker, allowing the fat to bulge outwards and form bags under the eyes.

This issue can be corrected by undergoing a lower-eyelid blepharoplasty. The procedure will remove or reposition the excess fat under your eyes through a small incision made along the inside of the eyelid. This approach is known as a transconjunctival incision and provides the most natural-looking results, because any post-surgical marks will not be visible.

If you want to get rid of the heavy bags under your eyes, contact our office to schedule a consultation. Oculofacial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Gregory Lewen specializes in procedures of the eyelids and will provide you with the excellent aesthetic results you need.