Lower Blepharoplasty in Newport Beach and Beverly Hills

Newport Beach BlepharoplastyLower eyelid surgery is a procedure which corrects fullness and excess skin of the lower lids, as well as hollowness between the cheek and lower lid, also known as a nasojugal groove and/or tear trough deformity. Technically known as lower blepharoplasty, the surgery can improve a tired or aged lower eyelid appearance and restore a more youthful and refreshed look.

Who is the ideal candidate for a lower blepharoplasty?

Lower eyelid surgery is appropriate for healthy men and women who have reasonable expectations for improving fullness, excess skin and/or hollowness of the lower eyelids. Patients should be free of any known ophthalmic conditions. Fine lines, wrinkles, and sun damage occurring along the lower eyelids may be better treated with other procedures such as skin resurfacing or Botox injections. Dr. Batniji will meet with you for a consultation to examine your eyelids and discuss your concerns in order to determine the best procedure to address your needs.

Why choose Newport Beach blepharoplasty specialist Dr. Batniji?

As a specialist in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Batniji has dedicated his practice to beautifying the face. He is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and by the American Board of Otolaryngology. He is able to provide his patients with beautiful, long-lasting lower eyelid surgery results due to his unique understanding of facial aesthetics and his vast knowledge and expertise in facial plastic surgery techniques.

Dr. Batniji is affiliated with several accredited surgery centers and hospitals throughout Southern California, and your lower eyelid surgery may take place at any one of these. He most commonly performs surgery at the Newport Beach Surgery Center and Hoag Hospital, both of which are located in Newport Beach, California. Dr. Batniji is also a member of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and the Department of Plastic Surgery at Hoag Hospital.

Where can I view examples of Dr. Batniji’s blepharoplasty techniques?

Click here to view our Newport Beach lower eyelid surgery before and after photo gallery.

How long does lower blepharoplasty with Dr. Batniji take?

Lower eyelid surgery takes approximately one to two hours to perform.

Is blepharoplasty done with general anesthesia?

Most commonly, lower eyelid surgery utilizes monitored anesthesia or general anesthesia.

What happens during a lower blepharoplasty (lower eyelid) surgery?

The incision is small and well-concealed, being located either within the lower eyelid or a few millimeters below the eyelash line. The exact nature of the surgery will depend on the individual patient and their concerns. To correct hollowness resulting from a nasojugal groove or tear trough deformity, Dr. Batniji will first loosen the fat of the lower eyelid and re-position it into the hollow area, keeping the blood supply attached so that the fat will survive. Lower lid malposition and/or laxity can be corrected with a lateral canthopexy, lateral canthoplasty or tarsal strip procedure. Excess muscle of the lower eyelid, known as orbicularis muscle hypertrophy, can be corrected by trimming the muscle. Once these issues are addressed, Dr. Batniji will conservatively remove excess skin from the lower lid before closing the incisions. The lower eyelid lift is commonly performed with a midface/cheek lift for additional correction from the lower eyelid to the cheek.

I am a 68 year old woman and have been recommended by my surgeon to get a lower eyelid blepharoplasty. Are there any risks with this procedure of which I should be aware? I am a bit nervous about having incisions so close to my eyes.

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is a wonderful procedure for rejuvenating the lower eyelid complex. Specifically, the procedure can remove fullness (“bags”) underneath the eye, fill in hollows/creases between the eye and cheek, and can remove excess/wrinkled skin. Prior to endeavoring upon the procedure, I would obtain a full medical history to make certain you are healthy for this procedure. As well, I would request an EKG as well as some blood tests to further evaluate your overall health. If your health precludes you from undergoing surgery, then I would recommend my lower lid non-surgical procedure, which includes filler augmentation of the lower lids with or without laser skin resurfacing. If you are healthy to undergo the lower eyelid blepharoplasty surgery, rest assured that the incisions are made in specific areas that are very safe and heal very well. Potential risks of the surgery include, but not limited to, bleeding, infection, rounding of the lower eyelid contour, dry eye, and corneal abrasion.

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What is the blepharoplasty recovery process like?

Swelling and bruising may result after your lower eyelid surgery and these can be minimized by keeping the head elevated, applying cold compresses, and taking certain herbal medications, such as Arnica Montana and Traumeel, after your surgery. Artificial tears and ointment may be used to help prevent dry eyes. If you do experience any discomfort after your surgery, it can be treated with medication. The sutures are removed one week after surgery, at which time you will be shown how to use special make-up to help camouflage any remaining discoloration. Patients who wear contact lenses will need to refrain from using them for a period of time. You may be able to return to work approximately one week after your lower eyelid surgery.

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