Eyelid Cosmetic Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Eyelid Cosmetic Procedure

Aging is ultimately inevitable. However, how you deal with the effects of aging can go a long way in determining your overall appearance. Your eyes play a critical role in achieving a youthful look. Therefore, it’s important that you remove excess skin from your upper eyelids and do away with eye bags in your lower eyelids. There is no better way to achieve this than through an eyelid cosmetic procedure.Eyelid cosmetic surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a procedure that seeks to remove the effects of aging from the eyes. As skin grows older it loses its elasticity, causing

Eyelid cosmetic surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a procedure that seeks to remove the effects of aging from the eyes. As skin grows older it loses its elasticity, causing excessive skin to accumulate around the eyelids. This excess skin can make you look older than you are.

Subsequently, it can have adverse effects on your self-esteem, making you lose confidence when it matters the most. Remember that 85% of people will look at your eyes, nose, and face when in a conversation. Obviously, you want to look good to your peers. By undergoing blepharoplasty surgery, you can restore your youthful appearance and rebuild your self-esteem.


Blepharoplasty Las Vegas (Upper Eyelid) - Patient Education Video

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What Are the Benefits of Eyelid Cosmetic Surgery?

  • Periorbital rejuvenation produces most profound aesthetic outcome of any cosmetic procedure
  • Restores a youthful facial appearance
  • Compatible with other cosmetic procedures for the ultimate transformation
  • It is safe and effective with a high patient satisfaction (success) rate >99%.
  • Rapid healing and recovery times (5-7 days)
  • It is procedure with minimal discomfort and requires local anesthesia only
  • Delivers permanent results with minimal downtime

Eyelid Cosmetic Procedure

A doctor follows stringent steps before beginning any eyelid cosmetic surgery to achieve desirable results. Here are the steps in the eyelid cosmetic surgery process.

  1. The doctor examines the eyelids and face to determine if it is safe to move forward with the procedure.
  2. Visual testing is performed to determine the amount of tear production and if dryness is present. The doctor also screens for eye conditions such as thyroid disease.
  3. Patients receive oral sedating, antibiotics and steroids to prevent swelling
  4. The most important step is the surgeon measuring the amount of skin that needs excision.
  5. Administration of local anesthesia to both eyelids takes less between 12-15 seconds per eyelid.
  6. The face is made ready for surgery by prepping with a safe antibiotic solution
  7. Procedure begins.

Amazingly, eyelid cosmetic surgery takes about 15 minutes per eyelid to complete. The procedure has minimal downtime and you can continue with your daily routine within 24 hours.

It is important to note that the eyelid cosmetic procedure produces the most profound cosmetic result of any facial features followed by nose beautification. The surgery may be performed simultaneously with other cosmetic procedures, especially brow lift and facelift surgery, facial fillers or facial implant surgery and neuromodulators such as BOTOX and Dysport for animation wrinkle improvement. It is part of an aesthetic protocol that may transform your overall facial appearance.

Adjuvant Cosmetic Surgical Procedures to Cosmetic Eyelid (Blepharoplasty) surgery:

Forehead Lift/Brow Lift- these procedures may be needed to optimize the appearance of one's eyes if the brow is drooping along with excess upper eyelid skin. If this is the case, the brow lift procedure is performed first, followed by the eyelid surgery, often at the same surgical setting. Dr Troell has written a peer reviewed article to assist plastic surgeons choose the optimal forehead lift procedure while at Stanford University Medical Center.

Mid-Facelift- this procedure may be needed to optimize the appearance of the lower eyelids and cheeks. When the midface droops or is pulled downward by the aging process, rejuvenation of the eyelids in concert with the midface is the ideal aesthetic decision. The lower eyelid may be pulled down enough to see the white sclera below the colored part of the eye, known as the iris, which dramatically changes the beauty of the eye.

Laser Skin Resurfacing- the laser procedure can be performed at the same time of upper and lower eyelid surgery to improve the two most significant aspexts of our face, the eyes and our skin. Dr Troell uses the Best wrinkle improvement carbon dioxide laser available as noted in a peer reviewed article by J Waibel in Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 2009. This showed that the fractionated CO2 laser by DEKA, the DOT Smartxide laser yielded the best outcome for wrinkle improvement as well was the overall best laser for skin resurfacing comparing the ten leading devices.

Canthopexy- Strengthening the lateral aspect of the lower eyelid can improve those with excess tearing (epiphora) or dry eye symptoms. when the lateral aspect of the lower eyelid is pulled downward due to the aging process (senile ectropion or scleral show), from previous eyelid surgery that removed too much skin or from the midface pulling the eyelid inferiorly, strengthening the lateral canthus by re-suspending this aesthetically important structure further rejuvenates the face.

Dermal fillers or autologous fat transfer- Often there is a deficiency of volume in the tear trough, which is the are immediately below the lower eyelid, which looks more rejuvenated when filled. A dermal filler such as Juvaderm, Restylane or Bellafill (Artefill) can be placed here, best using a blunt tip cannula such as Dermasculpt. Alternatively, patients can have fat harvested from their body and injected into the tear trough, midface area and lower face areas for optimal rejuvenation of the volume lost by the aging process.

Learn more about Peri-orbital Aesthetic Rejuvenation Surgical Protocol and Clinical Outcomes by Dr. Troell.

Before and After Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Photos:
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Take the First Step Today

To achieve desirable results, you should seek the aid of a professional surgeon. Dr. Robert Troell has been a cosmetic surgeon for over 20 years. He has vast experience in several medical procedures, including eyelid surgery, face grafting and laser skin resurfacing, among others. He is a diplomate of six medical and surgical medical boards, exemplifying his expertise in facial plastic surgery.

If you’re looking for an eyelid cosmetic procedure in Costa Mesa, CA or anywhere else in the Golden State, schedule a consultation with Dr. Troell today.


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