Blepharoplasty near Newport Beach, CA

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What is Blepharoplasty?

Eyelid surgery is one the most commonly performed procedures among men and women. Eyelid position is a strong indicator of person’s emotional state such as sadness and fatigue and could lead to functional issues by obstructing the visual field or causing dry eye.

?Aging of the eyes is frequently noted before other signs of facial aging. Treatment of the upper eyelid could be a simple skin excision which can be done under local anesthetics or it might require fat removal, fat grafting or muscle repair depending on the etiology of the problem. Plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hakimi uses blepharoplasty (also known as eyelid surgery) to lift and tighten the upper eyelids, creating an awakened facial appearance. Countless men and women also have lower eyelid surgery at Liftique to reduce puffy bulges, leading to improved function and better appearance. Whether upper or lower, eyelid surgery creates a softer, younger appearance and can produce subtle yet striking improvements. If you want to learn more about refreshing your eyes by removing excess skin, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hakimi at his office in Newport Beach, CA.

Can I Get a Blepharoplasty?

Upper or lower blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) is a facial cosmetic enhancement that is sought out by both men and women. During your initial consult, treatment options will be discussed with plastic surgeon Dr. Hakimi based on your symptoms and goals. Generally, ideal candidates are impaired by excess, hanging skin and folds above their eyes, or bulging skin just under their bottom eyelid. These irregularities can cause vision impairment that can make everyday activities difficult. For a more awake facial appearance, blepharoplasty could be a great option. 

How is A Blepharoplasty Performed?

Depending on the type and complex nature of the blepharoplasty you are receiving, some form of anesthesia will be given. Eyelid surgery may be done on the top eyelid by itself, on the bottom eyelid, or a combination of both.

  • Upper: An upper eye lift assists in decreasing the loose skin on the upper eyelid that impairs vision to create a more flattering look. The incision point is often placed along the lid crease to remove tissue and fat. It takes 1 hour under local anesthesia. 
  • Lower: Lower eyelid surgery is performed to reduce puffy skin underneath the lower lid. In some patients the incision is placed on the inner side of the lower lid making it invisible. In patients with sigificant skin scess the incision is placed along the lash line to allow access to remove fat, and the skin is gently lifted to produce a smoother look.

Your eyelid surgery could last up to two hours, depending on what treatment you are having. After surgery, you will need about a week for the bruising to go away. A cold compress can help reduce discomfort, swelling, and bruising. The outcomes from blepharoplasty can last a decade or longer. Keep in mind, however, that even though the results are lasting, the aging process does not stop. To maintain your surgical outcomes, nonsurgical treatments and skin care  can be added to create a fresh appearance.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does eyelid surgery cost?
Blepharoplasty costs can vary, depending on if you are having a lower eyelid lift, upper eyelid lift, or both. When plastic surgeon Dr. Hakimi creates your treatment plan, he will be able to estimate costs. For natural-looking results that last many years, it is better to focus on choosing an experienced plastic surgeon whom you are comfortable with rather than looking for the lowest cost. To make it easy for you to afford great results, we accept various payment methods and we can help you find low-interest financing.

What about nonsurgical treatments instead of eye surgery?
Laser procedures, plus injectable treatments (for example, BOTOX and JUVÉDERM) can provide some improvements. However, if you want to fix moderate to severe loose skin or want long-lasting results, an eyelid lift would be better. After you have talked to Dr. Hakimi about your needs and goals for your eyes, he will give you his suggestions for a treatment plan. He may also suggest combining both nonsurgical and surgical procedures for ideal results.

Younger-Looking Eyes

If your friends think your are tired or you are frustrated by bulging bags underneath your eyes, then eyelid surgery at  may be the answer for you. This enhancement can help you look youthful and awakened while offering a gorgeous answer to your vision impairment concerns. Call our office in Newport Beach, CA to learn more and schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael Hakimi.

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