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Eyelid Surgery Santa Barbara

Dr. Sheffield is a prominent Santa Barbara plastic surgeon who specializes in eyelid surgery and non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Some of our patients have brought forth interesting and detailed questions about upper eyelid surgery, otherwise known as upper blepharoplasty, and eye bags treatment.


: What Treatment Do You Recommend for Yellow Cholesterol Deposits in Under Eye Area?

doctor feels fairly confident that there will be minimal scarring and the shape of my eye will not change. My fear is, if the shape of my eye is changed,can it be corrected?I am nervous about the procedure and skeptical that valium and local anesthesia wld b enough to calm my nerves and have been offered propofol (drug that killed micheal jackson)Is it ok to use this drug for such a short and minor procedure? I had propofol before with no problems for a colonoscopy.

:Good question! By your description, I am guessing the yellow cholesterol deposit on the under eye area may be xanthelasma. If this is xanthelasma, it should be painless to treat and quite easy to work on as well. You may need to be numb for this so an injection of Lidocaine may be used on the area. Should you be anxious, valium may work to calm your nerves. The after effects of the treatment for xanthelasma may include minimal scarring and/or bruising. Regarding the eyelid shape, if the treatment is done properly, the shape should stay the same.


Having said that, there are other issues that are similar to this. I would highly recommend that you visit a board certified plastic surgeon in person so he or she could give you an accurate diagnosis. With this, your surgeon will also be able to give you an appropriate treatment plan to resolve this. Best of luck to you!


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