Upper Blepharoplasty in Newport Beach and Beverly Hills
Over time and/or due to heredity predisposition, the skin of the upper eyelids may begin to sag. This may result in hooding of the eyelids, as well as a tired or aged appearance. Upper eyelid surgery (the technical term is upper blepharoplasty) is a procedure which can help by improving sagging upper eyelid skin in order to restore a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
Who is a Good Candidate for Upper Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)?
Blepharoplasty is appropriate for healthy men and women who have reasonable expectations for improving sagging upper eyelids. In extreme cases, the upper eyelids may sag and interfere with eyesight, in which case surgery can even improve visual fields. Upper eyelid surgery addresses significantly different concerns than what a lower blepharoplasty does, but it’s not uncommon to do work on both upper and lower eyelids. Dr. Batniji will meet with you for a consultation to discuss your concerns and whether or not upper eyelid surgery can best address your needs.
What Conditions Can An Upper Blepharoplasty Improve?
An upper blepharoplasty is a type of eyelid surgery intended to improve the appearance of upper lid ptosis, a medical term for sagging. Upper eyelid sagging may give your eyes a hooded appearance. This feature can make you appear older than your actual age, fatigued, or even aggressive. People are naturally drawn to an open and more youthful-appearing face, and an upper blepharoplasty can give you such a face.
Gravity and the inevitable passage of time take their toll on the human body, and the upper eyelids are no exception. In addition to cosmetic concerns, upper eyelid sagging may interfere with your vision. An upper eyelid blepharoplasty can alleviate this problem while also improving your appearance.
Why Choose Dr. Batniji for Upper Blepharoplasty Procedure?
Dr. Batniji is board certified by both the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Specializing in facial plastic surgery, the doctor has dedicated his practice to beautifying the face. He has a unique understanding of the aesthetics of the face as well as extensive knowledge of and experience in the intricacies of the facial anatomy and facial plastic surgery techniques. This allows him to provide his patients with beautiful, long-lasting upper eyelid surgery results. Dr. Batniji is a renowned leader and celebrated lecturer in the field of facial plastic surgery. View his Newport Beach upper blepharoplasty gallery for before and after eyelid surgery images.
Dr. Batniji performs upper eyelid surgery at several surgery centers and hospitals throughout Southern California. He is affiliated with many fully accredited outpatient surgery centers, including the Newport Beach Surgery Center located in Newport Beach, California. He is also a member of the Department of Plastic Surgery and the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery of Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach.
What Is The Upper Blepharoplasty Cost?
Medical insurance will not cover the cost of an upper blepharoplasty when the procedure is done for purely cosmetic reasons. However, if sagging upper eyelids obstruct your visual fields, then insurance may agree to cover the cost as the procedure is medically necessary. The out-of-pocket cost for an upper blepharoplasty is dependent on several factors, including your aesthetic goals, general health, severity of eyelid issues, and necessary anesthesia.
What Type of Anesthesia Used for Upper Eyelid Surgery?
Upper eyelid surgery at Dr. Batniji’s Newport Beach practice is often performed with local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. If performed with additional procedures such as an endoscopic browlift, general anesthesia may be used. Surgical times for upper eyelid surgery average thirty minutes to one hour. Patients can expect to be able to return to their homes or hotels after the procedure as an overnight hospital stay is almost never necessary.Dr. Batniji is careful to place the incision lines within the natural crease of the upper eyelid so that the resultant scars are hidden from view. Through this incision, the doctor will remove excess skin. Traditional upper eyelid surgery often involves the removal of excess fat from the upper eyelids. However, because Dr. Batniji has found that this may cause a hollowed appearance, he only removes fat of the upper eyelids if it is excessive and contributing to hooding.
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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Upper Eyelid Surgery Results
How Long Do Upper Blepharoplasty Results Last?
Every patient and every situation is different, so it is impossible to predict exactly how long your upper blepharoplasty results will endure. Your unique anatomy, lifestyle, health conditions, genetics, and other factors all contribute to the duration of your surgery results. That said, most patients can expect a noticeable improvement in their appearance for a minimum of five years after an upper eyelid surgery. However, your results could last for considerably longer. Speak with Dr. Batniji during your consultation for specific details.
Upper Blepharoplasty Recovery Process?
You may experience some discomfort after your upper eyelid surgery. The eyelids may feel sore or tight at first, but this can be treated with medication. Swelling and bruising may occur and last approximately one week. To minimize swelling, you are advised to keep your head elevated as much as possible during the first few days after surgery. You may receive artificial tears to keep your eyes moisturized. The sutures are removed after one week. Dr. Batniji generally recommends that his patients take one week off from work.