What Causes Droopy Eyelids?

Eyelid drooping, also known as ptosis, can affect the upper eyelids of one or both eyes. The condition can make it difficult to open the upper eyelid properly. Ptosis can range from subtle to very noticeable and can have a dramatic effect on the appearance of the eyes and face. People with very droopy eyelids may also have difficulty seeing properly.

Why You Should Wear Sunscreen Year Round

By now, we all know the importance of proper sunscreen use during the summer months. But what about the rest of the year? Research shows more than 90 percent of visible markers of aging (i.e., wrinkles, age spots and fine lines) are related to skin damage caused by the sun, including during cloudy, overcast weather. In this blog post, Chicago plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammed Alghoul of Northwestern Plastic Surgery explains the importance of sunscreen use year round and offers tips on how to keep your skin radiant and healthy. The Truth About Sun Damage The weather may be cooler, but… Continue Reading →

PROPHYLACTIC MASTECTOMY: A PATIENT’S PERSPECTIVE

Considering prophylactic mastectomy? Rest assured, the time prior to surgery is the hardest part. Emotions run high with any sizable decision; a decision involving hereditary cancer risks and alterations to your body magnifies these emotions. Here’s a secret: you’re going to be okay. Take advantage of the time you have before your surgery to prepare yourself, your family, your home, and your employer for your surgery and recovery. Preparing yourself for surgery: Prepare yourself emotionally for any form of reconstructive surgery. Be kind to yourself and take time to fully accept your decision. The weeks before surgery felt as if… Continue Reading →

5 Questions to ask your doctor about Eyelid Surgery

If you are thinking about undergoing cosmetic eyelid surgery in Chicago, here are the FIVE questions that you need to ask your surgeon. Are there non-surgical treatments that can achieve the same results? The answer is usually YES, but you may not get the full improvement that you desire and/or the results could be temporary. A perfect example is using dermal fillers to rejuvenate the area around the eyes. It is worthwhile to have this discussion with your plastic surgeon and see if non-surgical treatment can be a good option for you. The results can be remarkable especially in individuals… Continue Reading →

Who is a candidate for cosmetic eyelid surgery?

You can usually tell someone’s age from his or her eyes. We all start noticing changes in our eyes in the mid thirties. This is when the crow’s feet appear, the upper lid skin starts slightly hanging over the crease, the lower lid fat starts bulging and the area between the lower lid and the upper cheek starts hollowing. These changes, although subtle, they progress as we get older. Obviously we don’t all age the same way or to the same degree. For example, those of us who are blessed with nice cheekbones maintain a more youthful look of their… Continue Reading →