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Eyelid Surgery

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Do your eyes portray the youthful appearance that you desire? Your eyes are one of the first features of the face a person will notice. If you have bags beneath the eyes, wrinkled, drooping eyelids, and sagging eyebrows that give the entire face a tired or sad expression, don’t despair! Eyelid surgery can brighten the face and restore a more youthful appearance by reducing the fat and extra skin that causes these conditions.

Cosmetic vs. Functional Eyelid Surgery

Patients undergo eyelid surgery to address cosmetic or functional needs (or in some cases both). Cosmetic blepharoplasty is done to improve a person’s appearance, reversing signs of aging like sagging skin and fine wrinkles. This results in a more youthful and revitalized look. Because it is not medical in nature, the cost of cosmetic eyelid surgery is not covered by health insurance.

Functional blepharoplasty is performed for medical reasons. When drooping upper eyelids impair a person’s vision, loose skin is removed during functional eyelid surgery to lift the eyelids, resolving obscured vision. Because it is a medical procedure, its price is covered by health insurance.

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Eyelid surgery usually takes a couple of hours. You can resume normal activity very soon afterward and there is no visible scar. Patients who chose this procedure are very pleased with their results as it makes a huge impact, yet it is subtle enough that you will not look as though you had surgery. You will look youthful and refreshed! Eyelid surgery, can easily freshen your appearance with little pain and downtime!

Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery

There are two main types of eyelid surgery: upper blepharoplasty and lower blepharoplasty.

Upper eyelid surgery – Used to get rid of sagging skin, fine wrinkles, excess fat, and puffiness on the upper eyelids. This procedure can address upper eyelids that obscure a person’s field of vision. It involves a small incision in the natural crease at the top of the lid.

Lower eyelid surgery – Used to get rid of puffy bags under the eyes or sagging lower eyelid skin. When excess fat and skin are being removed, an incision called the transcutaneous incision is made at the lash line on the lower lid. When only excess fat is being removed/repositioned, an incision called the transconjunctival incision can be made inside the lid instead.

Ptosis Repair

Eyelid ptosis (sagging) is a condition that occurs when weakened levator muscles are not able to lift the upper eyelids properly. This results in drooping lids, which obscure a person’s vision. It can come about due to hereditary, congenital, or muscular-neurological disorders.

Ptosis repair is a type of eyelid surgery performed to shorten or tighten the muscle in order to ensure that it can properly open and lift the upper eyelid. It is a purely functional procedure. The details of this procedure depend on the severity and cause of the ptosis.

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Your Eyelid Surgery will be performed in Dr. Reichner’s surgery center located in Orange County, CA

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The Aesthetic Society
  • American College of Surgeons

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