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Eye Lid Surgery (Blepharoplasty): Alexander Cosmetic Surgery San Diego, California (CA)
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THE PROCEDURE

Anesthesia

Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include local anesthesia, intravenous sedation, and general anesthesia. We will recommend the best choice for you based on your personality, your desires, and the complexity of your procedure.

For more information about our eyelid surgery procedure, please contact us online or call us at We look forward to helping you look your best.

HOW WE DO IT: TUTORIAL

Although eyelid surgery is relatively straightforward, it's important to remember that the procedure still requires surgery. Even results achieved by a deep laser peel or chemical peel, which help reduce lines and tighten skin, cannot compete with those achieved by a surgical procedure.

The procedure typically takes about 30 minutes for the upper eyelids and 30-60 minutes for the lower eyelids depending on the individual face and certain surgical variables.

There are four basic steps to Eyelid Lift surgery.

Step 1 – Marking

It is important that the eyelids are carefully marked while the patient is in an upright position so that the correct amount of skin will be removed.

Step 2 – The Incision

The incision lines for eyelid surgery are designed so that scars will be well concealed within the natural structures of the eyelid region. Droopy conditions of the upper eyelid can be corrected through an incision within the natural crease of the upper eyelid. Laterally, the incision must be extended slightly beyond the eye to remove the excess skin which is always present in this area. The incision is slanted upward so that the tiny scar will fall into the natural smile line.

Conditions of the lower eyelid may be corrected with an incision just below the lower lash line. Through this incision, excess skin in the lower eyelids is removed.

A transconjunctival incision, one hidden inside the lower eyelid, is an alternate technique to correct lower eyelid conditions and redistribute or remove excess fat. This is often done in younger patients who require no excess skin removal or with a patient who is undergoing a chemical or laser peel of the lower eyelids.

Step 3 – Removing Excess Fat and Skin

Excess skin and fat is removed to provide a youthful, smooth contour to the lids. Occasionally, fat in the lower eyelid is repositioned along the lower orbital rim to fill deep hollows in the tear trough.

Step 4 – Closing

This is the final tailoring step, in which the incisions are meticulously closed with removable sutures. We use removable sutures to improve the healing process and minimize scarring.

Optional Added Step: Sometimes a laser or chemical peel is done on the lower eyelids or “crow’s feet” to smooth out unwanted lines caused by sun damage or aging.

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