Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery2020-05-31T10:55:19-07:00

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49 year old female 3 months following bilateral upper and lower blepharoplasty and fat grafting to bilateral cheeks.

Are you developing “bags” or puffy eyelids or straining to keep your eyes open? Then consider an upper and/or lower blepharoplasty. At Orange County Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Mowlavi will customize your eyelid surgery to erase all of your eyelid aging signs. Contact us to see if you can qualify for insurance coverage for your eyelid tuck surgery.

52 year old male from 1 month following lower eyelid blepharoplasty and fat graft.
54 year old female 3 months following upper and lower blepharoplasty, fat grafting to bilateral cheeks, and CO2 facial laser resurfacing.
57 year old female following upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty.
34 year old female 2 weeks following bilateral upper eyelid tuck and bilateral ear tuck.
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FAQ Eyelid Surgery

What would you recommend for upper blepharoplasty and higher nose?2020-05-29T16:05:25-07:00

 Upper eyelids and tip rhinplasty

Upper eyelids and rhinoplasty isolated to your tip can be performed in the same session with local anesthetic solution only! This means that you can avoid being put completely under. It seems like you are trying to avoid a general anesthesia.

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Can upper bleph ever be reversed/undone?2020-05-29T16:04:27-07:00

Upper bleph redone?

Cannot redo an upper eyelid bleph; you will have to be patient and allow your skin to stretch out on its own.

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How much would it cost to repair a drooped eyelid?2020-05-29T16:03:31-07:00

Mechanically injured droopy eyelid

A droopy eyelid is covered by insurance. Please make an appointment with a specialist so that your injury can be pinpointed so that you know what’s wrong with your eye.

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Is it possible to change the shape of my eyes to be more cat-like?2020-05-29T16:02:24-07:00

Eye shape affected by blepharoplasty excision lines

Eye shape can be affected by the placement of blepharoplasty incision lines; the excision of the eyelid skin and subsequent closure places traction forces on the lids which then open up the eyes. In summary, placement of incision line can affect eye shape; you need to work with your surgeon during the markings so that you get the look you are desiring. Combining face and neck lift surgery with eyelid surgery is an excellent idea.

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Can puckering outside the eyes after a bleph be repaired?2020-05-29T16:01:43-07:00

Eyelid redundancy

Eyelid skin redundancy following upper blepharoplasty can be corrected with ablative laser if you do not want to get cut again.

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Will eyelid surgery help me or is 36 too young for this surgery?2020-05-29T16:00:26-07:00

Droopy eyelids or deep nasojugal groove

What you likely have is deep nasojugal grooves which may benefit from filling with Radiesse. This will improve your look without having to cut on you at such a young age. I have used this filler in this area with great success and it provides long term correction well over one year. 

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Is it possible to do multiple surgeries on my face all at once?2020-05-29T15:59:41-07:00

 Multiple facial procedures

Multiple facial procedures should be fine and will even save you money and recovery time.

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What procedure do I need to remove this extra skin on eyelid?2020-05-29T15:56:47-07:00

Upper eyelid skin redundancy

Your best bet on getting your lids to look better is to have an upper eyelid tuck which can be done under local anesthetic solution so that you can avoid unnecessary fees for anesthesia or facility. Patients can be done and avoid grogginess associated with general anesthesia.

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How to fix a droopy eye?2020-05-29T15:54:13-07:00

Droopy left eye

your droopy eyelid is likely caused by a loose lower lid margin. What you need is a canthopexy or plasty which will tighten and reposition you lid to improve symmetry.

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Chalazion getting bigger, what can I do? 2020-05-29T15:53:21-07:00


I would start with eyedrop antibiotics and if not better then you may need to excise it by an eye specialist.

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Is there a way to raise the upper lid margin of the eye without something as drastic as ptosis surgery?2020-05-29T15:52:41-07:00

Low lid margin

Low lid margin is caused by redundant skin and dehisced muscle to tarsal plate attachment; both of these can be evaluated and treated independently for optimum results.

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How long do I need to be off work after upper eyelid surgery?2020-05-29T15:46:35-07:00

Time off for upper eyelids

Two weeks is the normal recovery period prior to returning to work but this might be different depending on your bruising propensity.

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White lumps where incision lines are?2020-05-29T15:45:49-07:00

White bumps on incision lines

White bumps along incision line are common as there are a lot of glands in the upper eyelids and these can form small milia along a cut incision line as their ducts get blucked. These can usually be lanced or if very prominent they can be excised.

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Can I do an upper and lower eyelid lift to remove puffiness without a brow lift?2020-05-29T15:43:36-07:00

Quad bleph with not brow lift

The eyelids and brow are independently treated; the upper eyelid tuck is meant to remove redundant upper eyelid skin and to correct lid position; the browlift is intended to lift the brows; now performing a browlift will decrease some of the upper eyelid redundancy; but regardless, you would not perform a browlift unless the brows were droopy; if browlift is performed, then a more conservative upper bleph is needed

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One of my eyelids are dropping. How can symmetry be improved?2020-05-29T15:42:36-07:00

eyelid ptosis

It seems that you may have eyelid ptosis caused by a weak levator muscle or tendon; this can be corrected by performing a levatorplasty.

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How can I make my eyes look wider? Is it necessary to break the bone that surrounds the eye to move it?2020-05-29T15:41:37-07:00

 Eyes too close

in order to make the eyes look more apart, the nasal dorsum may be lowered. This is just an illusion but definitely feasable; if the nasal dorsum is brought out, it will make the eyes look closer together.

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What would help my eyes look less droopy and maybe not so hooded?2020-05-29T15:39:53-07:00

Hooding on your eyes

We perform upper eyelid blepharoplasty to correct hooding of the upper eyelids at our office with local anesthetic only. This means that your recovery is only a few hours since you will avoid the side effects of anesthesia. We recommend a virtual consultation with a eye specialist to discuss details of surgery and recovery.

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