Blepharoplasty in Newport Beach & Torrance (Eyelid Surgery)
Drooping upper eyelids and puffy bags under the eyes cause someone to look tired and aged. Our Eyelid ( Blepharoplasty ) procedure can correct this problem and give your eyes a new look. Excess skin, muscle and fat are removed, as necessary, to create a refreshed appearance. Sometimes no skin incision is necessary, therefore eliminating a visible scar. Dr. Bandy uses state of the art techniques to expedite the healing process and produce the best possible results.
Before and After
Q: Can the procedure be performed under a local anesthesia?A: Yes! A blepharoplasty may be performed under a local anesthesia, permitted the patient is healthy enough to do so. In this case, the eyelid area is numbed and the procedure is performed while the patient is awake. Patients can be given a medication to help ease their nerves during the procedure as long as they have someone to drive them home. The procedure can also be performed under general anesthesia if the patient prefers.
Q: Is the procedure performed on the upper or lower eyelids?A: Depending on the patient’s goal and current state, the procedure can be done on either or both the upper and lower eyelids. During your consultation with Dr. Bandy, she will review what your concerns are and provide recommendations to help the you achieve your desired goal.
Q: Will there be large scars?A: The incisions are very small and are placed in the natural contours of the eyelids, limiting the visibility of the incision. Although all patients scar and heal differently, Dr. Bandy’s suturing technique is suburb and the majority of patients are very happy with the appearance of the incisions once healed.
Q: How long does the procedure take?A: The procedure can take anywhere from 1 hour to 3 hours, depending on the amount of work being performed.
Q: What is the recovery like?A: The recovery for a blepharoplasty is described as minimally painful. Our office will provide detailed information on the recovery process during your pre-operative appointment. Most patients can expect to be swollen and bruised for about a week. We advise patients to rest for 48 hours, during which time we recommend icing the eyes to reduce swelling and bruising. Makeup can be applied to the eyes once the incisions are fully healed, which is usually around 10 days post-operative.
Dr. Bandy, Plastic Surgeon serving Newport Beach, CA and Los Angeles CA