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Latest Advancements in Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery

Posted On 03/11/2014 by Dr. Christopher Zoumalan

I was invited as an expert in eyelid surgery to give a talk on the “Latest Advancements in Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery” at the Medico-Cultural Association of Los Angeles Physicians at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. It was great to discuss the latest …

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Clinical Instruction at USC

Posted On 11/01/2013 by Dr. Christopher Zoumalan

Dr. Zoumalan is a Clinical Instructor in Oculoplastic Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. In addition to providing surgical training to the residents, he also provides the latest advanced techniques to residents at our botox and filler …

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Restore Your Vision with Ptosis Surgery

Posted On 10/22/2013 by Dr. Christopher Zoumalan

If you suffer from ptosis you are most likely at least 40 or older. It progressively makes it difficult for people to see as they age. Severe cases involve eyelids that block a person’s vision, which makes it nearly impossible …

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What Causes Ptosis?

Posted On 10/22/2013 by Dr. Christopher Zoumalan

The two types of ptosis are acquired and congenital. Acquired ptosis is most common in aging adults and is related to the weakening of eyelid muscles. Congenital ptosis is present at birth due to the lack of development of eyelid …

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When to See a Doctor

Posted On 10/22/2013 by Dr. Christopher Zoumalan

The need for surgery depends on surgeon evaluation. The patient’s middle part of the face as well as the position of eyelids are photographed and reviewed to determine the best form of treatment. Patients can suffer from a variety of …

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What to Expect After Surgery?

Posted On 10/22/2013 by Dr. Christopher Zoumalan

The eyelids may appear swollen and vision may be blurry, but elevation and applying ice packs reduce swelling. Vision will progress and resume normal function over time. The eyelids will feel stiffer than usual, this is normal. The more stiff …

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Final verdict: Did she have Surgery or Fillers?

Posted On 10/22/2013 by Dr. Christopher Zoumalan

This particular patien below came to see me for the bags underneath her lids. On exam, she has herniated lower lid fat pads which are resulting in her tired apperance. Prior to the advent of eyelid filler treatments, she would …

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Natural appearing lip augmentation

Posted On 10/22/2013 by Dr. Christopher Zoumalan

Most of my patients that see me for lip augmentation really just wish for fuller lips that still appear natural. I avoid the over-filled apperance and respect the natural appearance of a “normal lip” where the upper lip is slightly …

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Achieving symmetry in blepharoplasty surgery

Posted On 10/22/2013 by Dr. Christopher Zoumalan

Facial asymmetry is seen in almost everyone, especially around the eyelids. For example, one brow may be slightly elevated more than the other side or one eyelid may have more “excess skin” than the other side. Aging is an evolving …

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