What to Expect on the Day of Eyelid Surgery
Your Newport Beach Blepharoplasty will be performed by Dr. Michael Sundine in Orange County.
Upper eyelid surgery — the incision is designed to fall into the crease in the upper eyelids. A small amount of skin and is removed possibly along with some fat in the upper eyelids. The skin is then sutured together and reinforced with some small tapes.
Lower eyelid surgery — there are two possible approaches, which we’ve discussed below:
- In patients who have bags of their lower eyelids but who do not demonstrate significant skin excess (typically younger patients) the procedure may be on the inside of the eyelid (transconjunctival approach) without any external scarring. The excess fat creating the bags in the lower eyelids may then be removed through this incision.
- In those patients who have both lower eyelid bags along with some skin laxity, a different approach is taken. These patients require an incision below the lower eyelashes. Through this incision, both the fatty bags and the excess skin can be addressed. In some patients who have laxity of the lower eyelids a procedure to tighten the lower lids may need to be added.
*Generally, it takes about one hour to treat the upper eyelids and another hour to treat the lower eyelids. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and will be performed at our fully accredited outpatient surgical center.