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How Do You Fix Hooded Eyelids?

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How Do You Fix Hooded Eyelids?

Because of the excess eyelid skin, hooded eyelids can make you appear more tired and older than you are. Blepharoplasty can remove the extra skin on the eyelid and give your appearance a refreshed look. 

What is Blepharoplasty? 

Blepharoplasty surgery, also referred to as eyelid surgery or an eyelid lift, is a surgical procedure that removes excess eyelid tissue in hooded eyes. Dr. Tenley Lawton performs upper eyelid surgery to shape the eyes and gracefully transform them to appear more youthful. 

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*Individual Results May Vary

How Does it Work? 

For an upper blepharoplasty, Dr. Lawton makes a precise incision that follows the natural folds in your upper eyelid. The placement of the incision ensures that the scar will be well-camouflauged by the creases in your eyelid. This procedure is done on an outpatient basis. Dr. Lawton will discuss if you can have an upper blepharoplasty with local anesthetic and a sedative or need the approach of general anesthesia. 

After the upper blepharoplasty, you will rest in a recovery room before returning home. Puffiness, redness, watery eyes, and bruising are normal after an upper blepharoplasty and will lessen the more your body heals. 

Benefits of Blepharoplasty

The overarching benefit of an upper blepharoplasty is the restored youthfulness in the eye area. Other benefits of this procedure include: 

  • The field of vision no longer being obstructed by hooded eyelids
  • More youthful, expressive appearance
  • Less eyelid puffiness
  • A return of higher self-confidence


The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Lawton or one of our trusted providers at Tenley K Lawton M.D. in Neport Beach, CA. Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment.

Am I a Candidate for an Eyelid Lift? 

Most candidates have hooded eyelids that go past the natural upper eyelid crease with “puffy” eyelid skin. Blepharoplasty can address hooded eyelids and create a brighter looking, youthful eye area. This procedure cannot solve crow’s feet. 

Ideal candidates should be non-smokers because smoking can slow the healing process. If you’re thinking about restoring the youth of your eyes, Dr. Lawton is here for you. Dr. Lawton will take into account all health history and consult with you if blepharoplasty is suitable for you. 


*Individual Results May Vary


Dr. Lawton strives to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses her practice for their aesthetic needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Lawton and her team of expert providers.

Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about blepharoplasty? Simply fill out the form on this page or call Tenley K. Lawton M.D. at (949) 640-0999 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton. Proudly serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.

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