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Eyelid surgery, otherwise known as blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery that recreates the eyelid crease that has been lost or affected due to saggy skin, puffiness, or weakened muscles in the eyelid. Eyelid skin and muscles can lose their elasticity and strength naturally over the course of a person’s life, but they can be tightened and toned under the expert care of our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Grover.

What are the benefits of eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, offers both aesthetic and functional benefits. This procedure can rejuvenate your appearance by addressing sagging skin and puffiness around the eyes while improving vision impairment caused by drooping eyelids. Key benefits include:

  • Aesthetic rejuvenation of the eyes
  • Correction of sagging or puffy eyelids
  • Improved peripheral vision
  • Enhanced overall facial harmony

Am I a candidate for eyelid surgery?

You may consider eyelid surgery in Newport Beach & Orange County with Dr. Grover if any of the following applies to you:

  • Sagging eyelids affecting vision
  • You look tired and older as a result of weakened skin and muscles in your eyelid
  • You have folds of excess skin on your upper lids
  • You have puffy bags beneath your eyes

Patients who have undergone eyelid surgery report that their peripheral vision has improved, opening and closing their eyes has become easier, and they no longer strain to keep their eyes open. In addition, the puffiness or exhausted look is noticeably less pronounced – your face looks younger, more engaging, and refreshed. Custom blepharoplasty, when performed correctly, can be a significant way to rejuvenate your look.

What is the eyelid surgery procedure like?

First, the natural crease of the eyelid will be traced using a marker to identify exactly where to make the tiny incisions. As the incisions are placed in the eyelid’s natural crease, the site will be virtually unnoticeable after healing. The second step involves removing the excess skin giving your eyes a droopy, older appearance. The muscles will be accessible, and Dr. Grover can tighten structures that lie beneath. Lastly, the incision site will be expertly sutured. Within a few weeks, the eyelids will appear freshly rejuvenated!

What is blepharoplasty recovery like?

Complete recovery from blepharoplasty can take anywhere between a month to a month and a half. This allows the surgery site enough time to heal and lose its post-surgery swelling and bruising.

Days After Blepharoplasty

Within the first few days following the surgery, the skin near the eyes may feel tight and tender. Pain medications will be prescribed for mild to moderate pain and discomfort. Itching sensations near the incision site is a normal part of the healing process but abstaining from touching the area is a key in the speed of recovery.

One Week After Blepharoplasty

After a week and a half, you should be able to resume your usual activities. Slight blurriness in the vision is can occur, and it is brought on by fatigue and activities that cause eyestrain. It is advised that you refrain from straining your eyes unnecessarily by avoiding excess reading and computer use.

Three Weeks After Blepharoplasty

In the third week after your surgery, swelling and bruising are minimal. Some patients begin to use make-up and contact lenses, but it is not unusual for other patients require a little longer to fully heal. Recovery is different for every patient.

Six Weeks After Blepharoplasty

By the sixth week of recovery, you will see the final results of your surgical procedure. Most patients are fully recovered at this point, and they have resumed all of their daily routines, looking younger and more vital.

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Why choose Dr. Grover for my blepharoplasty?

Dr. Grover’s specialized eye for detail is expertly combined with his skills as a plastic surgeon. He prioritizes individual experiences over numbers, so that every patient under his care leaves his office completely satisfied about their surgical experiences. His academic career at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and the Stanford University Medical Center created a foundation of excellence in surgery applied to patient he treats. Dr. Grover is a commendable figure within his field, and his patients express nothing but complete faith and gratitude when under his care.

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Eyelid Surgery FAQs

Will there be bruising after my eyelid surgery?

There will be bruising and swelling at and near the incision site. However, these are temporary and are largely healed by the third week of your recovery period.

How long will my blepharoplasty results last?

The precise number varies on a number of factors, but results can last anywhere between seven to fifteen years.

Can I get rid of the bags under my eyes?

Lower eyelid surgery can resolve undereye bags. This customized surgery involves removing excess fat that has lodged beneath the eyes. The incisions are placed within the lower lid, and will be invisible once healed.

Does health insurance cover eyelid surgery?

In some cases, health insurance covers the cost of eyelid surgery. If you struggle to see due to excess upper eyelid skin, it may be considered a health problem, rather than a cosmetic problem. Speak with our friendly administrative staff to get help with insurance questions and financing options.

How much does eyelid surgery cost?

Every patient will undergo a custom surgery when under the care of Dr. Sanjay Grover. The cost of surgery can vary, based upon the extent of corrections needed, whether upper lid, lower lid, or both, or if you need to address undereye bags, or the eyelid muscles have become loosened. A personal evaluation will help us give you an answer about the cost of your eyelid surgery in Orange County..

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