Eyelid Surgeon Newport Beach CA
It’s said that the eyes are the window to the soul – but they can also be one of the first places to show signs of aging. Eyelid skin is notoriously thin, meaning they can wrinkle quite easily. Additionally, vital fat pads are located around the eyes; when this fat breaks down, it can create excess sagging and drooping within both the upper and lower eyelid. To correct these aging symptoms, patients may need to turn to blepharoplasty (also referred to as an eyelid lift). The primary goal of the eyelid lift is to correct sagging, drooping, and other signs of aging on both the upper and lower eyelids. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton specializes in upper and lower blepharoplasty procedures at her plastic surgery practice in Newport Beach, CA.
Am I a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
The best candidates for eyelid surgery are healthy individuals (non-smokers) who are 21+ and have realistic expectations for the outcome of their procedure. Ideal candidates will have issues with one or all of the following:
• Sagging upper or lower eyelids
• Excessive undereye bags
• Drooping eyelids that make it difficult to see
• Large fat pads around the eyes
• And more
Dr. Lawton will work with you to determine if you’re a good candidate for eyelid surgery.
How is Eyelid Surgery Performed?
The procedure itself is largely determined by which eyelid you’re looking to treat – the upper or lower eyelid. For the upper eyelid, the incision is made along the natural crease of the eyelid; for the lower eyelid, the incision is made either within the natural lash line or inside of the eyelid. These incisions give Dr. Lawton the best access to the eyelid; they also hide surgical scars, so no one will guess at your secret. Once the incisions are made, Dr. Lawton adjusts sagging muscles, removes excess fat, and trims away skin to reveal a more rejuvenated and refreshed appearance.
Eyelid Surgery Recovery
After your eyelid surgery, you will need to regularly apply ointment to help minimize any discomfort associated with dryness (the most common side effect of eyelid surgery). You should expect to see some swelling and bruising, which is completely normal. Most patients prefer to take a few days off from work after the surgery; after the first week, you can wear makeup to cover any remaining bruises. You should see final results from your procedure within two to three months after the surgery. Dr. Lawton will work with you to develop a personalized recovery plan.
Schedule Your Eyelid Surgery Consultation
If you want to learn more about eyelid surgery and to see if you’re a good candidate, schedule your consultation with Dr. Lawton in Newport Beach, CA.