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Dr. David Fett Discusses Ways to Rejuvenate Eyes and Eyelids

October 4, 2012 - LOS ANGELES, CA

According to a recent article from The Star-Telegram, "studies have shown that when strangers are asked to judge how old a person is, the eye area is one of the biggest influences." In response, many individuals have turned to ways to help reduce signs of aging among the ocular region. The same article provides a few tips on how to help reduce wrinkles and puffiness, but Dr. David Fett -- a Los Angeles-based plastic surgeon specializing in eyelift surgery -- notes that following such recommendations mostly pertains to those who have temporary distress to the eyelids and skin surrounding the eye.

The article notes that one quick solution to help reduce puffiness is found through the use of applying tea bags, soaked in hot water, to the eye. Dr. Ava Shamban, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at UCLA, explains, "The caffeine helps shrink the underlying dark blood vessels and forces out some of the liquid that creates puffiness." The article's additional tips involve the use of makeup; by applying concealer around the eyes, individuals can "camouflage crow's feet," and by taking a methodical approach to mascara application, women can achieve "wow lashes."

While these solutions certainly can improve one's appearance, Dr. David Fett comments, "As our eyelids age makeup and homeopathic remedies, such as applying tea bags or cucumbers, help less and less. At that point, another excellent alternative is eyelid surgery -- or blepharoplasty -- to remove bags or puffiness and surgery to tighten skin to lessen wrinkles. At Fett Eyelid Center, we can also lift upper lids in a conservative fashion to making it easier to apply cosmetics to the upper eyelids."

Although the concept of cosmetic surgery to the eyes is not as popular as other plastic surgery techniques, Dr. David Fett explains that the procedure is not that uncommon. Through his expertise and advanced technologies, Dr. David Fett is able to apply his extensive knowledge of ophthalmology and reconstructive surgery to help patients correct drooping eyelids, bags under the eyes, lines and wrinkles, as well as any hereditary or medical conditions that affect the appearance of the eyelid. As one of the first doctors to employ the use of CO2 laser resurfacing, Dr. David Fett continues to provide patients with optimal results. In response to the suggestions listed in the article, Dr. Fett encourages patients who are continually dissatisfied with the appearance of their eyes to explore the options that blepharoplasty can offer.


Dr. David Fett is a Los Angeles-based eyelid surgeon specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive eyelid surgery to correct droopy eyelids, bags under the eyes, and eyelid asymmetry. As one of the most experienced eyelid specialists in the United States, Dr. Fett has performed more than 30,000 ophthalmic plastic surgery procedures to treat a wide variety of conditions including ptosis ocular surgery, reconstructive and cosmetic eyelid surgery, ectropion surgery and entropion surgery. Dr. David Fett pioneered the use of advanced CO2 laser technology that may minimize swelling and discomfort and hasten recovery. Combining his knowledge of ophthalmology and plastic surgery, he currently serves patients at the Fett Eyelid Center in West Los Angeles. In addition, Dr. Fett has served on the faculty of the world-renowned Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA for more than 20 years and is an Associate Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine.


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