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Eyelid Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA

Lawndale, Beverly Hills, and Marina del Ray’s Leader in Eyelid Procedures

With age, the skin above and below our upper eyelids begin to droop and sag giving way to an old, tired look. If the eyelids begin sagging too much into the field of vision, surgery may be required.  Also, the elasticity of the skin weakens and allows pockets of fat to form. This creates the appearance of puffiness. The lower lids may develop “bags.” With an eyelid surgery called blepharoplasty, Dr. Hecht can help you regain your youthful fresh look.

Trusting your vision to a refractive surgeon is a very serious decision.  There are many factors each patient has to consider. Having a skilled refractive surgeon to guide you through the process saves time and gives you peace of mind. After a thorough review, Dr. Hecht will sit with you and explain every aspect of your eyelid surgery. Dr. Hecht is a leading refractive surgeon in Southern California with ophthalmology offices in Lawndale, Beverly Hills, and Marina del Ray. Call (310) 370-5648 to request an eyelid surgery consultation today!

Who is a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

The best candidates for blepharoplasty are those who are in good overall health, don’t have any serious eye conditions, and have healthy facial tissue and muscle.

People with eye disease, including glaucoma or retinal detachment, thyroid disorders, diabetes, cardiovascular disease or high blood pressure are not good candidates for blepharoplasty.

Blepharoplasty Procedure

What is Blepharoplasty?

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids.

During an upper blepharoplasty, Dr. Hecht may create an incision in the drooping eyelid, to repair the muscle controlling your eyelid, and to remove excess fat from the area. A lower blepharoplasty is performed to remove fat from underneath the eyelid and fix undereye bags. A lower blepharoplasty will also correct sagging eyelids.

If the eyelids begin sagging into the field of vision, the procedure may be covered by medical insurance if it is deemed medically necessary. Dr. Hecht can check the peripheral visual field to determine of how much vision is affected by the excess skin.

Blepharoplasty can be performed on either the upper or lower eyelid, or both, for cosmetic purposes. This procedure has no effect on vision, but results in looking younger and more refreshed.

What are the Benefits of Blepharoplasty?

Surgery can be performed on the upper lids, lower lids or both.

Benefits of eyelid surgery include:

  • Improve your appearance
  • Relieve functional problems with your eyelids
  • Rejuvenate the area surrounding your eyes

Eyelid surgery can help correct:

  • Loose or sagging skin that creates folds
  • Skin that disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelids
  • Extra skin that may impair vision
  • Fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid

What to Expect with Blepharoplasty?

It is important to meet with Dr. Hecht to see if you are a candidate for eyelid surgery. This may depend on your current health, your medical history, and your facial anatomy. For example, a drooping eyelid may be due to issues with your forehead or eyebrows.

Dr. Hecht will discuss with you the best procedure to help resolve your concerns.

Be sure to discuss anticipated expenses and evaluate your health care plan to see if your specific surgery qualifies for coverage.

During the procedure you can expect:

  • To be made comfortable with anesthesia
  • If your upper eyelid is the concern, your surgeon can make an incision with the natural crease on the eye lid
    • Excess fat can be removed
    • Tightening of the muscles can be performed
    • Removal of excess skin can be remedied
  • Conditions of the lower eyelid may be corrected with an incision just below the lower lash line
    • Excess skin in the lower eyelid is removed
    • Excess fat can also be repositioned or removed
  • Incisions are closed with skin glue or stitches
  • Results will appear gradually as swelling and bruising go away to reveal a smooth eyelid and surrounding region
  • Recovery is typically 10 to 14 days with care to avoid the sun and strenuous activity

Schedule an Eye Lid Surgery Consultation Today!

Dr. Hecht is Southern California’s leader in eye lid surgery procedures. He has treated many patients throughout the Beverly Hills, Marina del Rey, and Carson City area for eye conditions including puffy eyes. Call Dr. Hecht at (310) 370-5648 to schedule an eye lid surgery consultation at one of our ophthalmology offices in Southern California.

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