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San Diego Cosmetic Surgeon

Eyelid Surgery

As the body progresses in age, gravity begins to take its toll on every part of the body, including the eyes. Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is a great option for patients that may have some excess fat, skin, or muscle near their eyes that can cause the appearance of “droopy” eyelids.

Eyelid surgery is specifically for eyelids; it will not treat eyebrows or any other facial feature. The San Diego cosmetic doctor can help you determine if eyelid surgery alone or eyelid surgery combined with another surgery such as a face lift will produce the results you desire.

The typical eyelid surgery can take anywhere from 1-3 hours. A single procedure will have lasting effects, and reduce the appearance of the age of the eyes significantly.

Our San Diego Cosmetic Surgeon Has Extensive Experience with the Procedure

The surgery entails making an incision along the line creases of the lid and removing any fatty tissue, skin, or muscle that is causing the appearance of saggy eyes. This is usually performed under local anesthesia and patients can typically go home in the hours immediately following the procedure.

The recovery process involves several weeks of care that will be explained to you before your surgery. Medication will be proscribed for pain, as well as eye drops for the eyes.

Activity restrictions include:

Sunglasses and sunscreen must also be worn at all times to protect the eyelids as they heal.

Contact the San Diego cosmetic doctor to discuss if eyelid surgery is right for you.