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Blepharoplasty in Newport Beach

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure used to rejuvenate and enhance the appearance of your eyelids and periorbital region. Dr. Richland strives to deliver the best blepharoplasty Newport Beach has to offer. When performed on the upper eyelids, it can correct drooping or hooding. When performed on the lower eyelids, it can correct lower eyelid bags and wrinkles. Treating your upper or lower eyelids or both can significantly refine and brighten the upper portion of your face. Blepharoplasty can restore your youthful, energized appearance by meticulously removing excess tissue for a firmer, smoother look. If you are concerned about signs of aging around the eyes, schedule your consultation today. Dr. Richland delivers stunning, natural-looking rejuvenation to patients in Newport Beach and Huntington Beach, California.

Newport Beach blepharoplasty surgeon Dr. Brandon Richland

Is Blepharoplasty Right for You?

Exploring Your Candidacy

Ideal blepharoplasty candidates have cosmetic or functional concerns about their eyelids. To undergo surgery, you should be healthy and without any medical conditions that may impair your body’s ability to heal. If you smoke, you will need to quit several weeks prior to your procedure. Some eye conditions may prevent treatment, so it is imperative to share your medical history with Dr. Richland during your consultation.

With any surgery, you should have a clear understanding of what your treatment will entail, including anesthesia, procedure details, and what to expect during recovery. In addition, you should have realistic expectations for your results. You may be a good candidate for upper eyelid surgery if you feel:

  • Your eyes are droopy
  • Your eyes don’t open as wide as they used to
  • You have excess skin hanging over the corner of your eyes
  • You feel that your eyes have a “tired” appearance

You may be a good candidate for lower eyelid surgery if you feel:

  • You have lower eyelid bags or festoons
  • You have puffy lower eyelids
  • You have wrinkles or excess skin of your lower eyelids

Remember, the eyelids are closely related to your eyebrows and forehead. Therefore, your symptoms may also be due to eyelid or eyebrow ptosis, which each require different treatments. Dr. Richland will evaluate you for all of the above in your Newport Beach blepharoplasty consultation.

Benefits of Blepharoplasty


Cosmetic Blepharoplasty Benefits

Eyelid surgery can significantly enhance the youthfulness of your appearance, giving you a refreshed, energized, and rejuvenated look. With a subtle, natural-looking lift, blepharoplasty offers a number of aesthetic benefits. Blepharoplasty works to:

  • Reduce puffiness in the upper and lower eyelids.
  • Tighten the lower eyelid.
  • Remove undereye bags.
  • Remove excess skin.
  • Smooth fine lines.
  • Provide an optimal canvas for flawless eye makeup application.

Functional Blepharoplasty Benefits

In addition to cosmetic benefits, a blepharoplasty also provides functional benefits for patients whose eyelids restrict their vision field. As excess skin is removed, you can restore your full, unobstructed field of vision. Many patients choose to get a blepharoplasty for a variety of reasons and experience a notable improvement in the quality of their life after surgery.

Your Blepharoplasty Procedure

The Consultation Process

Dr. Richland’s relentless pursuit of excellence in every endeavor sets the tone for each procedure he performs. During your consultation, you will discuss every aspect of your eyelid surgery to create a truly tailor-made experience and outcome. Based on your concerns, needs, lifestyle, and preferences, Dr. Richland will present you with detailed treatment options from which you will be able to design your procedure. With his in-depth approach to treatment planning, you can be confident that you are poised for your best possible results.

Blepharoplasty Recovery

You may experience swelling, bruising, dry eyes, or irritation at the beginning of your recovery. However, Dr. Richland will provide you with detailed instructions to alleviate any minor side effects. Generally, medication, anti-inflammatory ointment, and cold compresses provide for a very manageable recovery. You will also need to protect your eyes from the sun during your recovery and should wear dark-lense sunglasses until you are fully healed.

Blepharoplasty Results

While you will be able to return to work and other social activities within several days, the full healing process can take a few months. For our Newport Beach Blepharoplasty patients, results are long-lasting, with many patients only needing the procedure once. Others may need follow-up surgery years to decades later. You can best maintain your results with sun protection and proper skincare.

What’s Involved with a Blepharoplasty

Each individual patient’s blepharoplasty will vary depending on the existing condition of their eyelids and what they hope to achieve with treatment.

While some of our Newport Beach blepharoplasty patients choose to address concerns in either their upper or lower eyelids only, many undergo surgery on the upper and lower eyelids at once. Your procedure may be performed under local anesthesia in the office or general anesthesia in a surgery center depending on your preferences and discussion with Dr. Richland.

To treat the upper eyelid, Dr. Richland will create an incision along the natural crease of the eyelid. He will use this access point to remove and reposition excess skin, fat, and muscle in your upper eyelids. Dr. Richland’s technique allows for a more natural and rejuvenated youthful look rather than a hollowing which you may see with other techniques.

Wrinkles in the lower eyelids are caused by excess skin, but the notorious lower eyelid bags are caused by a thick ligament called the tear trough ligament. With age (or certain genetics), your lower eyelid skin thins, and the lower eyelid fat begins to protrude over the tear trough ligament.

More antiquated techniques removed this fat, but that left patients with a hollow, aged look. Dr. Richland’s technique, rather than removing fat, actually repositions the lower eyelid fat by releasing the tear trough ligament. This achieves a full, smooth, youthful lower lid without wrinkles or hollowing. Upper and lower eyelid surgeries are commonly performed together, with an endoscopic brow lift or a facelift and neck lift to achieve a fully rejuvenated face.

Schedule Your Blepharoplasty Consultation With Dr. Richland Today

A Meticulous Approach for Impeccable Results

Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Brandon Richland, takes a conscientious approach to ensure optimally personalized treatment for every patient. If you are interested in receiving the highest quality care and eyelid surgery results with Dr. Richland, please contact us to schedule your consultation today.

Newport Beach blepharoplasty surgeon Dr. Brandon Richland

Blepharoplasty FAQs

An upper eyelid blepharoplasty will help with excess upper eyelid skin or dermatochalasis. A lower blepharoplasty will help smooth wrinkles and reduce the appearance of bags.

Blepharoplasty does not correct hyperpigmentation but can reduce shadowing due to excess tissue.

Yes, upper eyelid surgery can help open your eyes if hooded upper eyelid skin is causing your concern. For patients with eyelid ptosis, in which the eyelid falls down, covering the pupil, eyelid ptosis repair would be necessary. Some patients with droopy or low eyebrows may also require an endoscopic brow lift to reduce to achieve their desired results.

Discover the difference Dr. Richland’s expertise can make in your life.

The journey to your ideal look and life should be one of excitement and assuredness. With Dr. Brandon Richland, you can expect nothing short of excellence from your initial consultation to the moment you realize your final results. Take the first step to realizing your aesthetic goals by scheduling a consultation in Newport Beach, Fountain Valley or Huntington Beach. Please complete this form to request an in-person consultation or click here for a Virtual Consultation.

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