Blepharoplasty is a general surgical term that includes many different procedures all aiming to improve and rejuvenate the eyes. Eye surgery or blepharoplasty, offered at our Orange County Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery office, is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures performed today. You use your eyes to communicate all the time, and you don’t want them to make you look tired or old. Eyelid surgery can be used to address droopy upper eyelids or puffy lower eyelids. By removing the excess tissue and correcting wrinkles, the eyes can be returned to their more youthful appearance making you look happier and well-rested and giving you the confidence you desire.
The techniques used in your blepharoplasty procedure will be tailored to your individual concerns and needs. If excess drooping upper eyelids are your concern, incisions will be used in the upper eyelids for lifting and tightening. If puffy lower eyelids and under-eyes are a concern, liposuction techniques may be used in this area. During your consultation with Dr. Roham, he will assess your concerns and help create a plan to make you look your best.
Eyelid surgery is performed in our Orange County office under local anesthesia or I.V. sedation and generally takes between 1-2 hours. You will be able to go home after your procedure. Dr. Roham makes tiny incisions in the natural creases of your eyelids to leave virtually no visible scarring. Excess skin is removed and the fatty deposits are excised or repositioned. The overall effect is a tightening of the lids to produce a youthful appearance. The results of upper and lower eyelid surgery are dramatic! Our patients look many years younger.
During the upper eyelid lift procedure, excess skin, muscle, and fatty tissue are removed from the upper eyelids. Dr. Roham uses a CO2 laser to make his incision in order to minimize bleeding and optimize recovery. The upper eyelid surgery incision is hidden in the natural creases above the eyelids. One fine stitch is used to close the incision which will be removed subsequently.
The latest advances in Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Surgery involve conservative removal of herniated fat and skin with CO2 Laser resurfacing of the wrinkly skin. Most importantly Dr. Roham believes in the replenishment of the lost volume around the eyes using your own body fat or dermal fillers (Restylane, Juvederm). This combined approach for lower eyelid surgery that is used by Dr. Roham tends to avoid the operated look and creates a very natural youthful shape to the eye.
Dr. Roham is an expert in treating puffy eyes and removing the bags under the eyes. This is also a very popular procedure in our office. The incisions are made in the natural creases under the eyes and are practically invisible. They are made in a crease about 1 mm underneath the lash line so that they can be completely hidden and camouflaged. The excess fat and skin can be removed through the incision and a tiny absorbable stitch is placed to close the incision. Recovery is generally between 5-6 days.
You may return to light activities the day after surgery eyelid surgery. There may be very mild discomfort and bruising after eyelid surgery that is easily managed with the medication prescribed to you by Dr. Roham. The recovery from this procedure is minimal, stitches are removed in 5-6 days and the patient can resume normal activity within one week. As with all surgery at Advance Laser and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Orange County, you will be given detailed before and after surgery instructions, and Dr. Roham will be available to answer questions and guide you along the way.
The length of the procedure depends on the complexity and number of procedures performed. Dr. Roham will discuss the length of your treatment at the consultation.
The sutures dissolve or are removed within the first few weeks after the procedure.
The bruising resolves within the first one to two weeks.
Your eyelids will appear naturally enhanced permanently. As the aging process continues, wrinkles and saggy skin will reappear. You may consider nonsurgical treatments to prolong a rejuvenated appearance after cosmetic surgery.
We are one of the top centers in Orange County specializing in Eyelid Surgery. Exceptional results of blepharoplasty bring patients from all over Southern California to our office. Besides removing the access skin that is usually performed in other offices, our doctors also perform the fat transfer, if needed, to achieve those amazing results that you can see on our Before and After photos. Schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Roham, your Santa Ana & San Clemente cosmetic plastic surgeon!