Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery

Cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is a very popular and effective technique used to improve the appearance of your eyelids. Just like other areas of your body, your eyelid skin can lose elasticity as you grow older. This can cause sagging of the upper eyelids and bags under the eyes, making you look older and tired.

How Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Works

At Pendleton Eye Center we perform cosmetic eyelid surgery in Oceanside, California, as an outpatient procedure.

  • Local anesthetic is administered
  • Incisions are made in the natural creases of the upper eyelids and/or the inside lower eyelid
  • Excess fat, skin and muscle is removed
  • The incisions are closed with small stitches that dissolve naturally

Because the incisions are made in the natural creases, scarring is usually minimal. To achieve the most natural-looking results, it is important to choose a specialist that has extensive training and experience with this delicate procedure. Dr. Jean-Paul Abboud is a board-certified and fellowship-trained Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with a strong track record of successful procedures. During a Cosmetic Consultation, you can learn more about this procedure as well as Dr. Abboud’s experience and find out if you are a good candidate for surgery.

Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Recovery

It is common for the eye areas to have mild bruising and swelling for a week or two after surgery. Your eyes might also be sensitive to light and be prone to tearing. These are typically temporary side effects that can be minimized by following Dr. Abboud’s instructions for applying lubricating ointments, cold compresses, medications, etc.

Possible Complications of Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery

Dr. Abboud will explain all of the potential complications that may occur with eyelid surgery including:

  • Scarring
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Dry eyes
  • Temporary lid lag
  • Blurry vision
  • Pain
  • Vision loss
  • Revision surgery

Cosmetic eyelid surgery is a great method of facial rejuvenation – if it is done correctly. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your eyes, contact us today to discuss your individual situation and find out if cosmetic eyelid surgery might help you enhance your life.

Schedule your free Cosmetic Consultation with us today.