Amjad Z. Ahmad sees oculofacial plastic surgery patients and teaches residents at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infi rmary part time and is in private practice in Chicago's western suburbs. He joined the IEEI faculty in 2007


Since the beginning of time people have been fascinated and interested in the beauty of the eye. As we age the upper eyelid naturally descends giving patients a sleepy, uninterested appearance. Many patients will try to use periocular make-up to hide their droopy eyelids or seek consultation for blepharoplasty. Although removal of upper eyelid skin and fatty tissue can open the eyelid complex, tightening of the eyelid muscles are the key to opening the upper eyelid complex. Th e combination of elevating the eyelid with conservative tissue removal (blepharoplasty) can improve the appearance of the eyelid complex and the entire face.

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