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Festoon Treatment NJ – How Under Eye Bags Are Treated

POSTED ON MONDAY, JUNE 08, 2020 AT 1:58 PM by Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi

Under eye bags forming swollen areas around the lower eyelids can be caused by a genetic condition known as festoons, or malar bags. Festoons create puffy bags beneath the eyes, which can give you a tired, older-looking appearance. If you are looking to revitalize your look by treating your under eye bags, festoon treatment may take years off of your appearance and provide you with long-term, rejuvenating results.

A key component to treating festoons is correctly diagnosing the root cause. Many plastic surgeons misdiagnose under-eye bags, leading to short-term or dissatisfactory resolutions.

To combat misdiagnosis, Dr. Asaadi developed the “Botox® Test”. During the Botox® Test, a small amount of Botox® is injected into the area surrounding the eye, and the response is observed. If the appearance of malar mounds remains unchanged, this indicates they are caused by excess fat. If the appearance of festoons worsens however, this indicates that the root cause is most likely muscle laxity. Making this initial diagnosis allows for more precise treatment which can produce long-lasting improvements to the appearance of under-eye bags.

Depending upon your malar bag diagnosis, you may receive one of two treatments. If it is determined that your malar mounds are caused by excess fat deposits underneath the skin, these pockets of fat will be surgically removed. If your festoons are caused by muscle laxity, the ligaments of the surrounding eye muscles may be released to reduce the puffy appearance associated with festoons, and if beneficial, a portion of the muscle may be removed, and the remaining muscles reattached to a more stable area below the eyelid.

Festoon treatment is a difficult, highly individualized procedure, but when performed by a skilled plastic surgeon who understands your unique anatomy, treatment can provide long-term results with no need for further revision.

Dr. Asaadi and our staff welcome any questions you have about festoon treatment, as well as our other facial rejuvenation procedures. Contact our New Jersey office at 913.731.7000, our New York office at 212.938.0158, or you may request an appointment online today!

                                                                

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Eyelid Surgery – Fixing Bags Under Eyes

POSTED ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 AT 10:10 AM by Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi

As we age, our skin begins to lose elasticity, resulting in sagging on the arms, legs, face, and neck. All of these changes, but especially those in our face, can make us feel self-conscious about our appearance, and impact how others perceive us. Transformations in one of our most emotive features, our eyes, are especially capable of making us look older or tired.

As one of the most important features for communication and connection, it is essential we feel confident in the appearance of our eyes. For drooping, puffy, and tired eyes, eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can rejuvenate the eyes for a youthful-looking appearance.

What Is Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery is designed to tighten the skin around the eyes and remove malar mounds, or bags around the lower eyelid. Sagging skin of the upper and lower eyelids is tightened by separating fatty tissue and muscle, and trimming away any excess skin.

The sensitive skin of the lower eyelids requires additional precision in the reshaping and repositioning of the skin to remove a puffy or hollow appearance. Alongside eyelid surgery, festoons, or puffy bags under the eye, may be surgically removed to provide a more complete revitalization of the eyes.

Festoons are typically caused by excess fat deposits or muscle laxity, and after determining the cause of your malar bags, Dr. Asaadi can directly address the source by removing fat deposits underneath the eye, or by releasing the ligaments of the surrounding eye muscles.

How Are Under Eye Bags Diagnosed?

Malar bags or festoons typically have one of two causes: excess fat deposits or muscle laxity. In order to diagnose the cause of malar bags, Dr. Asaadi pioneered the “Botox ® Test ”, during which a small amount of Botox® is injected into the orbicularis oculi (the muscle surrounding the eye), and the response to the injection is measured. A worsening of festoons indicates the likely cause is muscle laxity, while no change in the appearance of malar bags indicates that the presence of excess fat is the probable source.

The drooping skin and excess fat treated during eyelid surgery can provide a long-lasting enhancement in the appearance of the eyelids, and help achieve a natural, more youthful appearance. Incisions are also placed in the natural creases of the eyelids to ensure any post-procedure scarring remains concealed.

Dr. Asaadi and our staff welcome any questions you may have about eyelid surgery or malar bag treatment, as well as our other facial rejuvenation procedures. Contact our New Jersey office at 973.731.7000, our New York office at 212.938.0158, or you may request an appointment online today!

 

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What Causes Bags Under Eyes? Diagnosing Festoons & Malar Bags

POSTED ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2019 AT 1:12 PM by Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi

Festoons, or malar bags, are genetic conditions that create puffy bags under the eyes and above the cheeks. This puffiness may appear similar to dark circles under the eyes and can result in an older, tired-looking appearance. Although malar bags are fairly common, their cause is often misdiagnosed, resulting in improper treatment and dissatisfactory results. New Jersey plastic surgeon, Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi has developed a unique method to determine the cause of festoons and ensure the development of a proper treatment plan to rejuvenate the eyelids.

Malar Bag & Festoon Diagnosis

Malar bags or festoons typically have one of two causes: excess fat deposits or muscle laxity. In order to diagnose the cause of malar bags, Dr. Asaadi pioneered the “Botox ® Test ”, during which a small amount of Botox® is injected into the orbicularis oculi (the muscle surrounding the eye), and the response to the injection is measured.

A worsening of festoons indicates the likely cause is muscle laxity, while no change in the appearance of malar bags indicates that the presence of excess fat is the probable source.

Malar Bag & Festoon Treatment

After determining the source of your malar bags, Dr. Asaadi can then address the cause by either surgically removing fat deposits underneath the eye, or by releasing the ligaments of the surrounding eye muscles. In some cases of muscle laxity, a portion of the eye muscle may be removed, and if necessary, the remaining muscle may be attached to a stable area below the eyelid. The treatment of festoons can result in a long-lasting, youthful, and refreshed appearance.

Dr. Asaadi and our staff welcome any questions you may have about malar bag or festoon treatment, as well as our other facial rejuvenation procedures. Contact our New Jersey office at 973.731.7000, our New York office at 212.938.0158, or you may request an appointment online today!

 

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Asaadi Plastic Surgery’s VIPs

POSTED ON MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2019 AT 3:55 PM by Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi

Meet the faces of Dr. Asaadi’s VIP patients! At Asaadi Plastic Surgery, we provide a personalized experience for each and every patient to help meet their aesthetic goals. Our minimally invasive plastic surgery treatments are aimed to help you attain the look you desire! Get an inside look of what it’s like to come to Asaadi Plastic Surgery!

Meet Asaadi Plastic Surgery VIPs

One of our notable VIP members, Katy DeGroot who is a prominent makeup and beauty vlogger and blogger, came to Asaadi Plastic Surgery to treat the hollows under her eyes. Dr. Asaadi performed an under-eye filler treatment with Juvéderm® to volumnize her under-eyes. Watch the video below to see how the procedure was done!

Meet more of our Asaadi Plastic Surgery VIPs who received personalized care from our New Jersey plastic surgeon!

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Dr. Asaadi and our staff welcome any questions you may have about Asaadi Plastic Surgery VIPs and how you can become a member. Contact our New Jersey office at 973.731.7000, our New York office at 212.938.0158, or you may request an appointment online today!

 

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New Beauty Magazine’s Top Beauty Doctor of 2019

POSTED ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2019 AT 10:28 AM by Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi

Asaadi Plastic Surgery is proud to announce that Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi has been chosen as New Beauty magazine’s Top Beauty Doctor of 2019! What makes Dr. Asaadi a top doctor? Check out the latest articles from New Beauty and Morris Essex Health & Life magazine and learn more about Dr. Asaadi’s plastic surgery approach and philosophy.

It’s All About The Eyes by New Beauty Magazine:

Dr. Asaadi discusses his top plastic surgery procedures, views on cosmetic trends, values on being a plastic surgeon, and much more! His philosophy as a cosmetic surgeon is “If you are a perfectionist and you want to get the best results for your patients, you have to find better ways to achieve their goals. If something isn’t right, do it again until it is perfect.”

Read the full article: https://bit.ly/2G3BPyb

The Face of Plastic Surgery by Morris|Essex Health & Life Magazine:

Dr. Asaadi has completed his education in both the US and Iran, and currently serves as the Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at St. Barnabas Medical Center. Learn more about Dr. Asaadi’s extensive background in plastic surgery, the different surgical treatments he specializes in, and his successes in treating conditions like malar bags and congenital festoons.

Read the full article: https://bit.ly/2D16rw9

Dr. Asaadi and our staff welcome any questions you may have about plastic surgery. Contact our New Jersey office at 973.731.7000, our New York office at 212.938.0158, or you may request an appointment online today!

 

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