Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
19671 Beach Blvd. Suite 400 Huntington Beach, California 92648
In addition to offering an extensive array of advanced eye care and vision correction treatments, Clarity Eye Group’s surgeons perform several cosmetic procedures, including eyelid surgery. Oculoplastics specialists of Clarity Eye Group use a unique combination of advanced surgical skill, refined aesthetic judgment and compassionate patient care to deliver the best possible aesthetic results for each one of their eyelid surgery Orange County patients. Please peruse the paragraphs below to learn more about blepharoplasty and the remarkable results Orange County eyelid surgery patients can achieve through it.
What Does Eyelid Surgery Do?
With age, the upper and/or lower eyelids can become puffy, droopy or saggy due to the skin losing elasticity, the muscles weakening and fat pockets bulging. Sometimes the upper eyelid skin stretches to such an extent that it droops over the upper lashline, interfering with the line of sight. The skin of the lower eyelids can also droop to reveal the part of the eye under the iris. All of these factors can make the eyes look tired, aged or sad.
Eyelid surgery is intended to improve the appearance of the eyelids, giving the eyes a more youthful, rested and pleasant expression. During the surgery, excess skin is removed, the tissues are tightened and displaced fat is restored to the correct position to create more attractive eyelids.
Clarity Eye Group offers “no-stitch eyelid surgery,” which we feel offers the most natural-looking outcomes. After making the necessary surgical modifications, we use TISSEEL glue, made from clotting proteins found naturally in the blood, to seal the tissues together.
Are You a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
You may be a suitable candidate for eyelid surgery if you:
- Are bothered by saggy, droopy or puffy upper and/or lower eyelids
- Have trouble seeing because excess eyelid skin droops into your visual field
- Find yourself tilting your head back in order to see clearly because of the excess skin
- Have wrinkled eyelid skin
- Have bags under your lower eyelids
- Are in good general health
- Do not smoke or can quit several weeks prior to surgery
- Understand what is reasonable to expect from surgery
If you are interested in eyelid surgery but aren’t sure whether you are a good candidate, we invite you to schedule an informational consultation with our doctors.
Benefits of Blepharoplasty
By removing excess skin and pockets of fat from the upper and lower eyelids, our Orange County eyelid surgery specialists can reduce sagging and even improve the appearance of tired or puffy-looking eyes. Also, blepharoplasty can be combined with a brow lift or another cosmetic procedure designed to reduce crow’s feet around the eyes, further improving the look of the eye area.
At Clarity Eye Group, we specialize in no-stitch eyelid surgery for the most natural-looking outcome possible. No-stitch blepharoplasty is accomplished with the help of an adhesive tissue glue called TISSEEL glue. The glue is made of clotting proteins that are found naturally in the blood and dissolves without leaving residue for the most successful healing.
Eyelid Surgery FAQs
How much does eyelid surgery cost?
Eyelid surgery costs depend on the scope of the treatment plan, the surgeon performing the procedure and other factors. For more information about pricing, please contact our practice today.
Can I drive after my surgery?
You cannot drive yourself home from your procedure, but you may be able to drive as soon as 24 hours after your surgery if your surgeon permits you to do so.
Will insurance cover my eyelid surgery?
Some insurance plans cover part or all of the cost of eyelid surgery if the surgery is performed to remove loose skin from the upper lids that interferes with your vision. To qualify for insurance coverage, your doctor may need to provide documentation that your vision is impaired for driving or other daily tasks because of the excess skin. You will need to speak with your insurance company and check your plan documents for details.
Are the results permanent?
Eyelid surgery does not stop the aging process. However, your eyes will always look younger than they would if you did not have surgery.
Is eyelid surgery painful?
Eyelid surgery is not painful. You will receive anesthesia prior to surgery so you do not feel anything during the procedure. You might have mild discomfort during your initial recovery, which can be managed with prescription medication.
How soon can I return to work?
Expect to take approximately one week off from work to recover from surgery. Your surgeon will advise you as to when it is safe to resume work during one of your follow-up visits.
Can I wear contacts after eyelid surgery?
You will probably not be able to wear your contacts for about two weeks after eyelid surgery (wear your glasses instead). You shouldn’t pull or tug on the area around your incisions or the healing skin and tissues. Your surgeon will advise you as to when you can resume wearing contacts during a follow-up visit.
Contact Us Today
To learn more about the benefits of eyelid surgery, or to schedule an appointment with one of our Orange County blepharoplasty specialists, contact Clarity Eye Group today.