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Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty Newport Beach

Why do my eyes look tired?

As we age, there are several changes that occur to our facial anatomy. Our lower eyelid are subject to most, if not all of these changes. Puffiness of the lower eyelids can cause our eyes to appear tired, heavy, and uninterested. These attributes are conveyed to whoever is standing across from us, even when they don’t reflect our true emotions. In addition to puffiness under the eyes that you may see in the mirror, there are several subtle but important changes that may be occurring. This is where Dr. Joseph’s focus and experience in this area are vital. During your consultation, Dr. Joseph will discuss changes in skin, volume, and changes in surrounding structures. Each of these factors can affect the appearance of your eyes and eyelids. He will also analyze and discuss your behaviors, including sleep, diet, and exposures, that may be contributing. Dr. Joseph will customize an approach for your eyes that addresses all of your issues.

What is lower eyelid blepharoplasty? What is eyelid bag surgery?

The goal of lower eyelid blepharoplasty is to make your eyes appear more rested and vibrant. The art of this surgery is found in the natural results that Dr. Joseph can achieve. The surgery itself customarily addresses puffiness of the lower eyelids caused by visible orbital fat. Though most surgeons will remove this fat to “get rid of the puffiness,” this is not always the best approach. Dr. Joseph’s experience and focus around the eyes, means he will be able to tailor an approach specific to your concerns, problems, and goals. After surgery, many people will comment on your how rested you look and your improved appearance, without knowing that you had anything done.

Do I need an lower eyelid blepharoplasty – eyelid bag surgery?

This is the first question that must be asked. Surprisingly, the answer may be no. If you are trying to improve the appearance of tired, puffy, or heavy eyelids, as described above, there are often a multitude of contributing factors. Surgery may be part of the plan. However, treating volume changes, skin changes, or muscle contraction alone, or in combination, will be a vital part of maximizing your results. During your consultation with Dr. Joseph in his Newport Beach office, you will learn about each type of treatment, and discuss your unique goals. Together you will develop a plan to give you the best results possible.

What type of surgeon performs lower eyelid blepharoplasty – eyelid bag surgery?

Surgeons from different specialties may offer this procedure to their patients. As an oculofacial plastic surgeon specializing in eyelid surgery, Dr. Joseph focuses his practice on this area and this type of surgery. This enables Dr. Joseph to tailor the surgery to your specific needs and goals. Dr. Joseph is excited to bring this level of specialized care to Newport Beach.

Does lower eyelid blepharoplasty – eyelid bag surgery leave a scar?

Any surgery requiring an incision will leave a scar. Unsightly scars occur when the surgeon does not plan, create, or stitch the incision in an ideal fashion. Often times, Dr. Joseph is able to perform the entire surgery through a small, completely hidden incision on the inside surface of the eyelid. This is called a transconjunctival incision blepharoplasty, and is a very specialized approach to lower eyelid surgery.

What type of anesthesia is used for lower eyelid blepharoplasty – eyelid bag surgery?

This surgery can be performed with minimal anesthetic. Often a combination of local anesthetic and sedatives delivered intravenously by an anesthesiologist can be used to maximize comfort and relaxation. Dr. Joseph will discuss all of your options with you during your consultation.

How long does lower eyelid blepharoplasty – eyelid bag surgery take?

The average surgery usually requires between 1.5 to 2.5 hours. However, this time will vary depending on the specific goals that you and Dr. Joseph set forth. Every surgery is unique and to achieve the absolute best result, no surgery is ever rushed.

What is recovery like for lower eyelid blepharoplasty – eyelid bag surgery?

Recovery varies by individual. The eyes are usually swollen and bruised for 1 to 2 weeks. There can be some pain after surgery, but it is usually well controlled with ice compresses and over-the-counter medications.

How can I contact Dr. Jeffrey Joseph, M.D.?

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