Cosmetic Eyelid surgery news

The Eyes have it

Cosmetic Eyelid surgery, or Blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to remove the excess skin and fat from the upper eyelids and lower eyelids. Today I am going to talk about cosmetic eyelid surgery news that I have recently come across.

Here are some blogs about how the procedure is performed

 http://www.tavmd.com/2010/10/23/eyelid-surgery-blepharoplasty/

http://www.tavmd.com/2012/11/23/upper-eyelid-surgery-blepharoplasty-video/

http://www.tavmd.com/2012/11/28/cosmetic-lower-eyelid-surgery-blepharoplasty/

 

New Information about eyelid surgery

Cosmetic plastic surgeons have known for a while the importance of the eyes in perceptions of looking younger and more rested.

I always tell my facial plastic surgery patients that the first area for cosmetic rejuvenation surgery is the eyelid area.

Eye movements women in red men in blue

When looking at each other, we spend 80% of the time looking at a rectangle that goes form side to side of a face , up to the eyebrows and down top the bottom of the eye socket. The glabella, or area between the eyebrows falls in this area – another reason Botox in this area is so important in making us look better.

New research now shows that there are distinct differences between men and women in how we look at faces.

For any given period of time, men will look at the nose , and two eyes in a slower manner. Men spend more time looking at the nose, then one eye and then the other.

For the same period of time, women will look at the three areas in a more rapid sequence. Women will look at each area for a briefer amount of time but then repeatedly come back to it again.

The implication here is that by looking more often at the same area, there is a more pronounced and deeper imprint of the image on the brain. Maybe that is why women are better than men at remembering faces.

One brain cell per face

Another amazing new discovery is related to how our brains function to remember faces. Research now shows that  we allocate one brain cell or neuron to each face we see. It seems that we do not care how many different photos of the face in various guises there are. Our brain cell is dedicated to that one face and will recognize it despite changes in photo angle, hats, or even age. One neuron per face. Our family, friends, acquaintances, Hollywood actors, TV personalities and politicians  obviously take up a large number of neurons. What a waste of some neurons that I could have spent on better things.

One neuron per person