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Eye Rejuvenation “Blepharoplasty”


Patients frequently present with the complaint that they look “tired”. Often this is the result of excess skin and fat around the eyes. This can be corrected with an Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty involves removal of skin and fat through incisions that are easily hidden. With an Upper Bleph, the incision is hidden in the Supratarsal Crease which is located 4-5 mm above the lash line. With an Asian Blepharoplasty, it is often necessary to create a supratarsal crease. With a Lower Bleph, the fat is either removed from within the eyelid (Transconjuctival Approach) or from an external approach (Subcilliary Approach). Extra skin from the lower eyelid is removed with a Subcilliary Incision. Laser tightening alone may be sufficient to correct minimal skin laxity of the lower lid.

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Has the passage of time robbed your eyes of their once youthful and energetic appearance? If so, you are not alone. The eyelids are one of the most common areas of concern among individuals who wish to look younger and more beautiful. While skin care products and non-surgical cosmetic treatments may work for a while, they cannot produce the long-lasting effects that eyelid surgery can. Also known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery corrects droopy upper eyelids, puffy under-eye bags and lines on the lower eyelids. When carefully planned and performed by a skilled and experienced facial plastic surgeon, eyelid surgery can turn tired, aged eyes into bright and energetic ones. And the effects of eyelid surgery are not limited to just the eyes. Following the procedure, your entire facial appearance will look younger and brighter.

Let True Beauty San Diego Aesthetic Surgery & Medicine help you feel like your true self again. With years of experience, our La Jolla plastic surgery practice has helped patients transform the way they look and feel.

Are You a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

You may be a suitable candidate for eyelid surgery if you have:

  • Excess skin that hangs over the upper eyelids, even to the point that it impairs vision
  • Weakened eyelid muscles that cause drooping
  • Displaced fat deposits that cause the lower or upper lids to look puffy
  • Fine lines and wrinkles on the lower eyelids
  • Under-eye bags and dark circles

Your eyelid surgery will be tailored to meet your needs. Depending on your aesthetic concerns and goals, your procedure may treat the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both. Our team may also recommend combining eyelid surgery with another facial rejuvenation procedure such as facelift. Facelift addresses various signs on the middle and lower facial areas. When combined, eyelid and facelift surgeries can produce the most comprehensive facial rejuvenation results. Our team will make their professional recommendations for you during your initial consultation.

Procedure Details

Eyelid surgery is typically an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia. During upper eyelid surgery, tiny incisions will be made in the natural crease lines to avoid visible scarring. Excess fat, skin and tissue are removed as needed. The remaining tissue and fat will be re-sculpted and repositioned to create a lifted, smooth and natural-looking appearance. If necessary, lax muscles will be tightened to restore a clear line of vision. Lower eyelid surgery is made using incisions made underneath the lower lash line. Fatty deposits are removed and redistributed as needed and the skin on the lower eyelids is pulled taut. Once completed, the incisions will be closed with sutures.

The initial recovery time for eyelid surgery can range from one to two weeks, depending on your personal healing progress. During this time, you will need to rest with your head elevated as much as possible. Our team will provide you with a detailed list of instructions for you to follow during your recovery. We will also meet with you for follow-up appointments regularly to ensure you are healing safely and quickly.

Schedule an Eyelid Surgery Consultation

To learn more about eyelid surgery, or the other facial rejuvenation procedures we offer, schedule a consultation. Contact True Beauty by calling (858) 454-SKIN (7546) or emailing our La Jolla practice today.