Have you begun to notice bags under your eyes? Wrinkles in your lower lids? Drooping upper eyelid skin that makes you look tired and maybe even gets in the way of your vision? If so, eyelid surgery may be your perfect solution. This procedure can correct bags under the eyes and hollowness, fine wrinkles on the lower eyelids, and loose skin on the upper and lower eyelids that causes the appearance of sagging.
Eyelid surgery is a popular option available at Moein Surgical Arts to revitalize your look. Treat the fatigued, stressed, or aged appearance and call to schedule your consultation.
Why Choose Us
- Dr. Babak Moeinolmolki is board-certified in comprehensive cosmetic aesthetic surgery and minimally invasive surgery, and general surgery and has years of experience helping men and women throughout the Los Angeles area and beyond achieve their facial aesthetic goals.
- Dr. Moein is the only surgeon in Southern California that is dual fellowship trained in minimally invasive surgery as well as cosmetic aesthetic and body contouring surgery.
- At Moein Surgical Arts, our main focus is to provide excellent service and optimal results for every one of our patients. Dr. Moeinand his highly trained surgical team will provide you with individualized care to ensure you get the results you are looking for.
To learn more about eyelid surgery, contact us online or call our office today at 310-694-4486 to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Moein.
What is Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is performed to help address sagging skin above and below the eyelid. An eyelift may help restore the skin around the upper and lower eyelid and reveal a refreshed, more youthful appearance. The benefits of eyelid surgery can be experienced by people of all ages who are not only looking to smooth out their wrinkles or crow’s feet, but are seeking to fix drooping eyelids in order to help dispel discomfort and improve their vision. If you feel like your eyes make you look more tired than you really are or if sagging skin is getting in the way of your vision, you may want to consider upper eyelid surgery.
Common issues that can be improved by eyelid surgery include:
- Puffiness caused by fat deposits.
- Undereye bags.
- Loose, sagging excess skin that can cause wrinkling or even impair vision on the upper and lower eyelids.
Good Candidates for Eyelid Surgery
Ideal candidates for an eyelid lift are men and women in good overall health, but are unhappy with the appearance of unwanted excess eyelid skin and tissue. In order to achieve the best results, it’s best to not smoke, or quit smoking at least 6 to 8 weeks before and after your surgery. The best candidates should fully understand the intentions of the eyelid procedure and have realistic expectations for their results.
Eyelid surgery can help men and women achieve a multitude of different goals from aesthetic appearance to addressing functionality. Whether you want to address aesthetic or functional concerns due to excess eyelid tissue, eyelid surgery can be an excellent choice.
Blepharoplasty is only intended to treat the sagging skin around the eyes. If there are other facial concerns, Dr. Moein may suggest combining your eyelid surgery with nonsurgical treatments like laser skin rejuvenation or dermal fillers to address fine lines and wrinkles. A forehead lift is another common procedure that is often paired with blepharoplasty. Dr. Moein can help you decide on a comprehensive treatment plan for your specific needs.
Eyelid Surgery Overview
Depending on the amount of change to the tissues in the area, your eyelid procedure may require as little as 1 hour or as many as 3 hours to complete. After the application of anesthesia, there will be two options for your incision for lower eyelid surgery.
The traditional option is a small cut made below the lower eyelid’s eyelash line. If you do not have issues with excess skin but instead are specifically suffering from excess fatty deposits (bags), Dr. Moein can instead use a different incision called the transconjunctival incision. This is created on the inside of the lower lid, a location ideal for hiding any marks that result from the procedure.
Once your incisions have been created, Dr. Moein will be free to alter the tissues in the area and create a younger, rejuvenated look for your lower lids. The incisions will then be closed using medical stitches or other dressings.
For upper blepharoplasty, IV sedation or general anesthesia will be administered. A small incision will then be created in the natural crease of each of the patient’s upper eyelids. The tissues of the area will be recontoured. Finally, the incision will be sealed with sutures, surgical tape, or skin adhesives. If a patient is getting a combination upper lid and lower lid blepharoplasty, these can be done during the same procedure and will typically begin with the upper set of eyelids.
Eyelid Surgery Recovery & Results
After the procedure, you will need to have a friend or family member drive you home. This person should also stay over through the night to ensure that you’re taken care of. Your blepharoplasty recovery will involve rest and limited activity for around 7 to 10 days. You'll need to be gentle with the areas to help them heal faster and reduce the risk of complications. After this, you should be able to resume your regular schedule. Avoid your normal exercise routine until Dr. Moein has approved it. Wearing sunglasses to protect your incisions from the sun and other elements is a must during your recovery.
Although recovery and results vary from person to person, there are a few things you can do to encourage better healing and results. Make sure that you follow Dr. Moein’s post-operative instructions carefully, as well as avoid partaking in activities that could put pressure on your incision sites. Light walking is also an excellent tool to help you speed up your recovery.
You can expect some mild swelling and bruising to peak on the first day following surgery then gradually subside as you continue to heal. To help combat these side effects, we recommend you relax and apply cold compresses to the eyes and face for the first 24 to 48 hours following surgery. In 3 days to a week after the eyelid surgery, you’ll be able to come back in to get stitches removed. By the 2-week mark, most patients find the majority of the bruising and swelling is gone.
Dry eyes are a common side effect of blepharoplasty and can be addressed with the use of lubricating eye ointment. While you’re healing, stay away from extended periods of television watching, computer use, and reading, since these can dry out the eyes. Sunglasses should also be used to protect the eyes from wind and sun.
The rejuvenating effects of your blepharoplasty can stay fresh for a full 5 to 7 years. Following a healthy diet and exercise plan can help you maintain the longevity of your results. As you continue to age, you may experience the effects of natural skin laxity. Typically, eyelid surgery is a one-time procedure and other facial cosmetic procedures are better suited to address these age-related changes.
Average Cost of Eyelid Surgery
Upper blepharoplasty typically runs between $3,800 and $4,800. Lower blepharoplasty, which is slightly more involved, costs around $6,000 in most cases. Dr. Moein and his team at Moein Surgical Arts can help you discuss your finance options. We take special care to ensure patients know the entire cost of the procedure (including the post-operative visit) up front, and that patients do not incur any unexpected expenses.
To discuss eyelid surgery in greater detail with an experienced cosmetic surgeon, contact us online or call our office today at 310-694-4486 to arrange a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Babak Moeinolmolki.
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