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Non-Excisional Eyelid Lift in Los Angeles

Aging in the upper two-thirds of the face often occurs with deflation and descent; it is often the result of gravity weakening the brow and eyelid muscles as well as a loss of skin elasticity and volume. If most of your signs of aging are present on the forehead, between the brows, or around the eyelids, Dr. Kao’s non-excisional eyelid lift will provide you with the rejuvenating results you’ve been seeking.


Ideal candidates for a non-excisional eyelid lift are in good health and have visible signs of aging in the upper two-thirds of their face. Men and women seeking a non-excisional eyelid lift may suffer from one or more of the following:

  • Horizontal wrinkles along the forehead
  • Vertical wrinkles between the brows
  • Sagging brows
  • Heavy, drooping eyelids


Most surgeons perform traditional brow lift surgery and eyelid surgery to correct aging in the upper face. These techniques rely on removing skin, muscle, and fat from the eyelids. However, this often results in volume loss in the eye socket, creating a hollow appearance and often lowers the brow, causing a more masculine appearance. Dr. Kao’s non-excisional eyelid lift focuses on lifting and sculpting the brows rather than removing excess tissue, resulting in beautiful results.

Brow Rotation

Rather than lifting the brows straight upwards, which may distort the natural appearance of the eyebrows, Dr. Kao performs a brow rotation. He uses a suture technique to shape the brows rather than lifting them. He then uses regenerative cells to support the brows. Dr. Kao corrects drooping eyelids by lifting the skin over the cartilage of the upper eyelid. He dissects the brow just under the upper eyelid muscle and lifts and redrapes the skin over the eyelid cartilage with the brows. He then drapes the skin to highlight the new shape of the brows. Dr. Kao also releases and weakens frowning muscles, which provides a permanent and natural “BOTOX® Cosmetic effect.”

Laser Treatment

Dr. Kao uses gentle passes of CO₂ laser to correct fine lines and crepey skin around the eyes. This helps erase signs of aging along the edge of the eyes and balances the entire facial appearance.


All of Dr. Kao’s patients have the option to stay at an aftercare facility following their procedure. KO’AN Recovery Center is a post-surgical care facility situated just across the street from Dr. Kao’s surgical facility, and it is located in a federally and state-licensed healthcare center.

You might experience mild swelling in your face following your procedure. Most patients will be fully recovered within 10 to 14 days. In addition to providing natural-looking facial rejuvenation, the non-excisional eyelid lift leaves no visible scarring.

If you wish to improve the appearance of your aging face, schedule your consultation today. Dr. Kao is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He and his helpful, friendly staff are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Contact our office at 310-315-9211, or fill out our online contact form for additional information.

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