New Year, New You

New Year, New You

By Key-Whitman Cosmetic Center

While beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, the key to beauty and a youthful appearance may be in the hands of a skilled cosmetic surgeon who specializes in treating the eyes and areas around the eyes.

Are fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, droopy eyelids, bags under the eyes or sagging brows getting you down? Then schedule a visit with one of our oculoplastic surgeons at Key-Whitman’s Cosmetic Center.

Why choose an oculoplastic surgeon to help you look younger?

When we look at someone’s face, our gaze gravitates toward the eyes first. When signs of aging appear on the face, people notice. One of the first places the signs of aging show up is around the eyes. This can involve the eyelids, forehead, cheeks, eye socket, or all of these.

The eyelids are a delicate area, and the eyelid skin is the thinnest skin of the body. When looking for improvement around the eyes, you need a surgeon who specializes exclusively in this area. Oculoplastic surgeons not only take into account the health of the eye as a top priority but also have intimate knowledge of the detailed anatomy here.”

Key-Whitman’s Dr. Pfeiffer and Dr. May are trained eye surgeons (ophthalmologists) who also added a two-year specialty fellowship in oculoplasty (reconstructive and cosmetic surgery in the eyelids and tissues surrounding the eye).

Four ways to get a fresh, youthful look with cosmetic procedures:

The team at Key-Whitman Cosmetic Center are pleased to offer patients a variety of anti-aging treatments – from minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures like Botox and laser resurfacing to surgical procedures, including eyelid lifts, under-eye bag correction, and brow lifts.

Ready for a younger-looking you? Our ocuplastic surgeons break down the top facial aging culprits and how to address them below.

No. 1: Wrinkles. The solution? Neurotoxins likeBotox.

If wrinkles on your forehead, crow’s feet around the eyes or deep vertical lines between your brows are aging you beyond your years, you’re not alone. Injecting Botox in those areas creates a smooth appearance and also gives a refreshing look around the eyes.

No. 2: Sun-damaged skin and fine lines. The solution? Laser resurfacing.

Here in Texas a lot of people experience sun damage. Unfortunately, sun damage can really age the skin. Depending on the patient, we may treat sun damage on the face with CO2 laser resurfacing or the Intense Pulsed Light laser.

No. 3: Droopy upper eyelids and brows. The solution? Surgery.

Many patients feel young but think that the appearance of their eyes makes them look older than they feel. Often droopy eyelids are the culprit. This can be improved with surgery. These are by far the most common surgical procedures we perform. Surgery takes place at our state-of-the-art surgery center at Key-Whitman’s Dallas headquarters.

No. 4: Saggy lower eyelids. The solution? Surgery.

Many of our patients don’t like the way their lower eyelid bags cause them to look tired and older than they feel. We can really improve their appearance by removing or repositioning the fat under their eyes. In addition, we can use CO2 laser resurfacing to smooth the lines and wrinkles below the eyes.

About Dr. Pfeiffer

Leslie Pfeiffer, MD is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Texas Ophthalmology Association and the medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha.

Dr. Pfeiffer is not only experienced in all areas of General Ophthalmology, but also has advanced training in eyelid, orbit, tear duct system and facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. She earned her Doctor of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, where she was honored as the most outstanding student in her specialty. She was also voted “Outstanding Resident” by her fellow residents at the Ruiz Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She then completed a full two years of surgical training at the largest oculoplastics-only private practice in Los Angeles, Eyesthetica, and the University of Southern California Roski Eye Institute.

A few of Dr. Pfeiffer’s many honors and awards include Outstanding Resident, and Champion of the Quarter for excellence in patient care and advocacy. She is an alumna of Duke University and speaks Spanish as a second language. When she isn’t treating patients, she enjoys skiing, cycling, rock climbing, and hiking.

About Dr. May:  

Lauren May, MD is a board-certified, fellowship trained Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon specializing in both reconstructive and aesthetic surgery of the eye and face. She is dedicated to providing patient-centered medical care using the most sophisticated techniques to address her patient’s medical and cosmetic concerns.

Dr. May attended medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago, where she graduated in the top 10% of her class. She remained here for her residency training in Ophthalmology, where she was named Chief Resident. Dr. May then completed two intensive years of fellowship in Oculoplastic Surgery at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina where she received the “Fellow of the Year” award for teaching. Here, she developed an expertise in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery with a focus on eyelids, forehead, and the lacrimal system. 

Dr. May has performed hundreds of eyelid, eyebrow, and facial surgeries, each customized for the individual patient. She enjoys performing a thorough facial analysis, identifying what procedures would be best to achieve the patient’s functional and aesthetic goals.

In her free time, Dr. May enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling around the world, and playing with her two French Bulldogs.