Blepharoplasty Questions

(Also known as Eyelid Surgery)

If you’re considering blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, you likely have lots of questions about the procedure and how it can improve the harmony of your facial features. In my practice, I work closely with patients to ensure that their concerns are fully addressed and that questions are answered, so they can feel comfortable and confident about their decision to undergo facial surgery.

Once you’re ready, feel free to contact us online or call 949-759-0980 today to schedule your eyelid surgery consultation at my Newport Beach office in Orange County. My staff and I are completely committed to helping you enjoy a positive experience from consultation through recovery as we help you reach your cosmetic goals.

Is Blepharoplasty Right for Me?

The best candidates for eyelid surgery are men and women experiencing signs of aging around the eyes. As we age, natural fatty deposits in the face begin to thin out, which can create a hollowed appearance in and around the eye area. Sagging skin around the eyes can also make the eyes seem sunken. Eyelid surgery can help patients seeking a more youthful look in the upper face. During your consultation, I’ll listen to your concerns about your eyelids and determine if eyelid surgery can treat the signs of aging in your face and can create your desired appearance.

What’s the Difference Between Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery?

Upper eyelid surgery is a technique for correcting the deflated look caused by lost volume, beneath the eyebrow and the upper eyelid, by addressing the resulting excess skin. Rather than aggressively removing all baggy skin, which can contribute to a bony appearance, my technique involves a conservative trim of eyelid skin with the goal of enhancing the natural volume in the upper eyelids. I frequently supplement with fat transfer to restore lost volume, and occasionally correct sagging of the outer brow with a customized brow lift.

Lower eyelid surgery is used to treat puffy bags under the eyes that can result from a general volume loss in the midface. In this procedure, I remove small amounts of excess fat pads and gently lift the sagging muscle surrounding the eye to increase lower eyelid support and minimize the appearance of puffy bags.

Can I Have Lower and Upper Eyelid Surgery at the Same Time?

Yes. In my practice, I see many patients who experience unwanted signs of aging in both their upper and lower eyelids. Combining procedures can be an appropriate option for a more comprehensive treatment.

What Other Procedures Can Be Performed at the Same Time?

To treat a wider range of symptoms of age, blepharoplasty can be combined with nonsurgical facial rejuvenation, such as BOTOX®Cosmetic to improve crow’s feet, along with other nonsurgical med spa treatments, or facial cosmetic surgery, including a facelift.

Will the Scars Be Noticeable?

I take special care to make the incisions as discreet as possible when I perform eyelid surgery. During upper eyelid surgery, incisions are made within the upper eyelid folds in order to keep them well hidden. During lower eyelid surgery, I make the incision in the eyelash line so that once it is fully healed, it should be concealed by the lashes.

When Will I See Results?

Immediately following surgery, you can expect some degree of swelling and bruising, along with some amount of discomfort at the incision sites. However, this usually subsides within the first few days or week after surgery. Over the next several weeks, you should see your final results. You will receive continual support from my team and me to ensure that you have an optimal experience as you move through to a full recovery.