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. 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. Eyelid surgery, or 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.
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.
Eyelid surgery can significantly enhance the youthfulness of your appearance, giving you a refreshed, energized, and rejuvenated look. With a subtle, natural-looking lift, eyelid surgery offers a number of aesthetic benefits. Blepharoplasty works to:
In addition to cosmetic benefits, an eyelid lift 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 an eyelid lift for a variety of reasons and experience a notable improvement in the quality of their life after surgery.
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 treatment 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.
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.
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. Blepharoplasty 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.
While some 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.
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.
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.
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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 or Huntington Beach. Please complete this form to request an in-person consultation or click here for a Virtual Consultation.