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Understanding the Asian Blepharoplasty

Asian eyelids are anatomically different than Caucasian eyelids. The upper eyelid orbital fat is more prominent, and the upper eyelid crease is lower or nonexistent in Asian eyelids. About half of all Asians are born without an upper eyelid crease, known as a single eyelid, while the other half are born with an upper eyelid … Read more

Graves’ Disease Characteristics

Graves’ Disease, Thyroid Orbitopathy, or thyroid eye disease, is an autoimmune inflammatory disorder of uncertain etiology. The disease affects the tissues of the orbit, like eyelids and extraocular muscles, as well as other tissues surrounding the eyes. Patients with this disorder often have an associated thyroid abnormality, which may manifest either before, during, or after … Read more

Blepharoplasty Was One of the Most Popular Procedures in 2011

According to recently released figures from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, blepharoplasty was the fourth most popular surgical cosmetic procedure of 2011. More than 147,000 blepharoplasty operations were performed in the U.S. last year, and many surgeons have seen an increase in the number of patients asking for treatment on this particular part … Read more

Upper eyelid lift can help you see better

An upper eyelid lift (eyelift), or for those who appreciate medical terms, a “blepharoplasty,” has always been considered a cosmetic procedure to improve the appearance of the eyes. However, an eye lift can do even more for some patients. Pictured below is a patient of Dr. Taban’s following a blepharoplasty. When people get an eye … Read more

Did you know blepharoplasty is normally an in-office procedure?

Blepharoplasty surgery is one of the most common cosmetic surgical procedure performed in the United States. This may have something to do with how available it has become in a doctor’s office. A blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that can improve upper and lower eyelids that  sag and wrinkle due to excess skin and aging. … Read more

Revisional Ptosis (Droopy Eyelid) Surgery

What Is Revisional Ptosis Surgery? Upper eyelid ptosis (droopy eyelid) surgery is one of the most common operations performed by oculoplastic surgeons. The upper eyelid is lifted by tightening or advancing the muscle (levator muscle) responsible for lifting the upper eyelid.  There are various techniques available that are used, depending on the severity of the ptosis, among … Read more

Eyelash Lengthening – Latisse

Eyelashes are an important component of eye beauty. As with many other things, they diminish and become less prominent with age. Make up (i.e. mascara) and eyelash extensions can give the illusion of thicker and longer lashes, but it is temporary. While there are many eyelash lengthening/thickening products on the market, the one that gets … Read more

Eyebrow Asymmetry: Causes and Treatment

Asymmetric eyebrow height is common patient complaint. It can range from being subtle to obvious. There are various causes, with nonsurgical and surgical treatment options. Causes of eyebrow asymmetry The eyebrow asymmetry could be due to congenital facial bony asymmetry, with side of the face being smaller than the other. The brow on the smaller … Read more

TabanMD Eyelid Surgeon: Cosmetic Procedures up 5 percent in 2011

Article originally published by NewBeauty Magazine. For the second year in a row, the number of cosmetic procedures performed in America increased, illustrating that an uncertain economy isn’t deterring patients. A total of 13.8 million cosmetic procedures, both invasive and minimally invasive, were performed in 2011, a 5 percent increase over 2010. Reconstructive surgeries were … Read more

What is a Canthoplasty?

What is a Canthoplasty? Canthoplasty surgery is as aesthetic or functional procedure to reconstruct or reshape the lateral canthus (outer corner of the eye). Canthoplasty surgery should only be performed by surgeons with significant experience with eyelid surgery & eyelid malposition. If performed incorrectly the results can be disastrous. A variant of canthoplasty procedure is … Read more