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.
"Beyond pleased with my results, Dr. Hakimi did SnapBack Lipo of bra rolls and underarms, the recovery time was quick, he did the procedures two days apart to keep the discomfort to a minimum, I followed the pre and after instructions, this kept the pain to a minimum and my recovery fast, I was back to work in a week! the results have been as promised, it has been 3 months and I continue see my skin tightening, and the best part is that fat deposits gone! My arms don't flap anymore and they are skinny again! Dr. Hakimi and the Liftique team are so caring, they make you feel so comfortable during and after the procedure. I really like that Dr. Hakimi sets follow up appointments to see the results at different stages. Thank you so much Dr. Hakimi ! L. RIVERA"- C.R. / Google / Mar 14, 2020
"Dr. Hakimi is an exceptional doctor. He is kind and compassionate and from the initial consultation I felt that he was so professional and kind. The experience Of getting my Liftique procedure was so pleasant and painless. I was pleasantly surprised has I experienced absolutely no pain! It was just a little pinch when initially I was numbed and that was it. The staff was amazing and so supportive has in the beginning I was very nervous because I had never had any type of surgery. If you are looking for amazing Doctor who knows what he is doing and a procedure that almost pain free I highly recommend doing any Liftique procedure with Dr. Hakimi."- N.P. / Google / Sep 18, 2020
"I am 2 weeks post op Breast augmentation with mastopexy and i could not be happier with my results. Dr. Hakimi and his staff are very friendly and personable. There was never a moment where i felt awkward or uncomfortable. Dr. Hakimi really takes his time with you to understand what look you are going for while also being honest and realistic . He knows exactly what size and shape would look best for your body type. Going into surgery i was very nervous but Dr. Hakimi and the staff make you feel at ease and more excited than nervous. Amazing bedside manners. Throughout my healing process Dr. Hakimi Has checked in with me regularly to make sure i’m ok and to answer any questions i might have. Thank you Dr. Hakimi for turning my perfect vision into REALITY!"- M.C. / Google / Sep 02, 2020
"I had Abdominalplasty a month ago. The recovery time was not as painful as I had thought it would be. I had minimal pain and was able to do light housekeeping, walk and drive myself to conduct personal/business activities a few days after procedure. Wearing the compression suit for a month took some getting used to, but time went by quickly. Dr. Hakimi answered any questions I had in a timely manner during recovery phase. I highly recommend him for this procedure. He conducted himself in a professional manner and was completely honest with me regarding the outcome of my procedure."- V.T. / Google / Aug 28, 2020
"What can I say about Dr. Hakimi and his staff at the Newport Beach office. From the beginning and through out the experience it was exceptionally phenomenal. They were always so pleasant, understanding and caring when addressing my procedure. Dr. Hakimi continued to display a personal caring interest with my health and condition preparing me for my procedure. He even took the time to give me a call to check on me. That made me feel so confident that Dr. Hakimi really does care for his patients, showing a high level of integrity. Nicole - Thank you for your honesty, sharing the expectations for the up coming surgery and recovery. Jenny and Kat - Thank you for always showing your enthusiasm and always having an answer to my questions. I went to see Dr. Hakimi for an abdominoplasty procedure and I am so jazzed on my outcome. I would highly recommend Dr. Hakimi to my friends and family. He is truly an expert in his field and displays a great doctor patient relationship. During my visits I always felt welcomed and comfortable with Dr.Hakimi and his staff exceeding my expectations."- S.G. / Google / Aug 11, 2020
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.
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.