Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, improves the appearance of the eyelids. The operation is performed on the upper lids, lower lids or both. This surgical procedure removes excess skin, muscle, and fat in the eyelids that contribute to excess fatty deposits, sagging skin, and droopiness of the eyelids. For information about this procedure, consult with the experts at Coastal Dermatology & Plastic Surgery.
Candidates for Eyelid Surgery
Usually, a patient who undergoes eyelid surgery is hoping to reduce droopy eyelids or bags under the eyes and produce a younger, more open-eyed look. Most patients are older than 35, but age does not matter as much as the condition of the skin. Depending on your genetic structure and lifestyle, you could be as young as 35 or as old as 65. If you have excess loose skin in the folds of the eyelids, hooded upper eyelids, or puffy upper eyelids, it may be time to consider eyelid surgery; however, if you are looking for extensive rejuvenation, you may want to consider a facelift or other procedures that can be performed in combination with this one. This surgery can tighten sagging eyes that interfere with vision, improving daily life.
Our plastic surgeon will tailor the procedure to your desired goals by thoroughly examining your eyes and face, involving taking pictures and measurements. The surgeon cannot evaluate the eyes without considering the conditions of the eyebrows. These facial structures are interlinked, and without examining the surrounding structures, the results may not achieve the desired goals.
A customized procedure starts with a conversation. It is important to share your desired results with the surgeon, so they know what you expect to get from the surgery.
What to Expect
Eyelid surgery is usually done for cosmetic reasons, but sometimes doctors recommend this procedure for medical purposes to improve vision. The surgeon will operate utilizing skillful techniques. To learn more about the exact details of the procedure, make an appointment with us at Coastal Dermatology & Plastic Surgery, with offices in Mission Viejo, Tustin, Huntington Beach, Los Alamitos, and Long Beach. Contact us today to book your consultation!