Eyelid Surgery Specialist

Tayani Institute

Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Specialists located in San Clemente, CA, Mission Viejo, CA & Oceanside, CA

Having droopy eyelids is a result of aging or genetics and can result in lots of comments about how tired you look. With convenient locations in San Clemente, Mission Viejo, Needles, Blythe, Laguna Hills, Irvine, Oceanside, Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear Lake, and Costa Mesa, California, you can get safe eyelid surgery to open your eyes making you look naturally alert and awake. To find out how eyelid surgery can improve your appearance, call your nearest Tayani Institute location or book your appointment online today.

Eyelid Surgery Q & A

What is eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery, called blepharoplasty in the medical world, is a type of plastic surgery used to change the shape of your eyes by adjusting your eyelids and the skin around them. 

During your eyelid surgery, your doctor may remove skin, muscle, and fat from around your eyes to achieve your personal aesthetic goals. 

How can eyelid surgery alter my appearance?

Many patients choose eyelid surgery as an anti-aging treatment to help them look younger or less tired. 

The shape of your eyelids greatly affects the look of your face as your eyes are often the first thing that people notice about you. You can get eyelid surgery to:

  • Make your eyelids less puffy
  • Treat bags under your eyes
  • Correct the folds of your eyelids
  • Correct drooping lower lids that expose pink tissue under your eyes
  • Remove excess skin to smooth wrinkles around your eyes

At your consultation before your surgery, you and your Tayani Institute doctor will discuss your specific goals and desired improvements. If eyelid surgery isn’t the best option, he or she will help you explore other treatments.

What are the risks associated with eyelid surgery?

Your eyes are delicate, so any procedure involving them comes with a few risks and potential side effects. Possible complications resulting from eyelid surgery include:

  • Itchiness and irritation
  • Blurry vision
  • Dry eyes
  • Muscle damage
  • Scarring
  • Inability to completely close your eyes

If you’re concerned about the procedure, your doctor can answer your questions and help you weigh the benefits and risks.

Am I a candidate for eyelid surgery?

Your doctor might determine that you’re a good candidate if:

  • You’re in generally good health
  • You don’t smoke
  • You have a positive outlook
  • Your goals are realistic
  • The procedure is appropriate for your goals

Eyelid surgery can be added to a full cosmetic surgery treatment plan. Your doctor will assess the current shape of your face to make sure that your other surgeries make sense alongside your eyelid surgery and won’t yield unsightly results. 

Getting eyelid surgery could take years off your face and make it easier for people to see your gorgeous eyes. To schedule your consultation and find out if eyelid surgery is right for you, call your nearest Tayani Institute clinic or book your appointment online.