The eye conveys beauty and emotion more than any other facial feature. Any individual with gorgeous eyes will look beautiful. No matter how attractive the rest of the face, it is unusual for someone without nice eyes to look truly wonderful. This is why eyelid surgery is so popular and so beneficial.
The eyelids play the critical role of framing the eyes. But the eyelids are themselves important, as puffy or droopy lids can make one look old, tired, or even unwell. The first thing a mother sees in her sick or recovering child is their eyes; it is the eyes that look different after a poor night’s sleep; eyelids get puffy from crying or from a salty meal, and there is no question that eyes can look happy and eyes can look sad.
Excess upper eyelid skin can also make placing mascara difficult. It can cause one to overly raise their eyebrows, which in turn can cause lines across the forehead.
A blepharoplasty can improve all of these issues and that is why it has been one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures for many decades.
Dr. Teitelbaum's philosophy
"The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides." -- Audrey Hepburn
As a serious photographer, Dr. Teitelbaum realizes a portrait can only be as good as the eyes. By understanding how to avoid shadows and make the eyes sparkle, he has gained a marvelous understanding of the characteristics of a beautiful eye, and that understanding translates into improved eyelid surgery.
Unlike many other features a plastic surgeon operates upon, the eyelids have important functions, and anything Dr. Teitelbaum does with the eyes first considers these functions. Visual field improvement and avoiding dry eyes are always his first priorities.
He achieves an improvement that is dramatic yet does not specifically draw attention to itself. Skin needs to be removed, fat may need to be removed, and wrinkles smoothed. It is all too common to see when the eyes are deprived of fat or the eyelids are deficient in skin.
Dr. Teitelbaum performs his eyelift surgeries so that his patients’ eyes can be front and center, neither being concealed by the eyelids nor looking “bug-eyed.” He is an expert at avoiding surgical telltales, and will create a look that is harmonious and balanced with your face.
Dr. Teitelbaum has performed eyelids with great interest since he was a resident. His father is an ophthalmologist and he benefited from a lifetime of learning and understanding about eyes.
He has since performed hundreds of eyelid surgeries of all sorts, on their own, with laser treatments, with browlifts, and with facelifts.
His command of the anatomy of the eye, appreciation of the important function of the eyelids, and fine aesthetic sensibilities enable him to consistently produce beautiful eyelid results.