What are the Benefits of a Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty Newport Beach

Do you feel like you always look tired or older than you are because your eyelids are droopy? This common problem has made blepharoplasty an increasingly popular plastic surgery procedure. Alone or combined with other procedures, blepharoplasty can help you look bright-eyed and well-rested. 

What is a Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift)?

Blepharoplasty, also called an eyelid lift, addresses signs of aging around the eyes, targeting the upper or lower eyelids. Your team at Zena Medical can help restore more youthful-looking eyes and correct the effects of aging. Blepharoplasty can improve loose skin and bulging fat pads that occur mostly due to collagen loss and gravity but also could be due to genetics. 

What are the Benefits of a Blepharoplasty?

To determine whether a blepharoplasty can help you, consider how much your eyelid and eye area bother you and how much change you want to see. Dr. Zena Gabriel offers nonsurgical eyelid treatments for those not ready for surgery. If you are considering blepharoplasty, benefits include:

  • Little to no scarring
  • Correction of a “hooded” eye appearance
  • Improvement in undereye bags and dark shadows
  • Removal of loose skin and smoother eyelids
  • Easier makeup application
  • Look brighter and more alert
  • Enjoy long-lasting results

How Does an Eyelid Lift Work?

Upper and lower blepharoplasty can be performed separately, but they are often done together. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Karen Leong performs eyelid surgery with precision and artistry. Since small changes can have dramatic results in the delicate eye area, Dr. Leong chooses her surgical plan with care, so you always look relaxed and natural after your procedure. 

Small incisions in an eyelid crease or inside the eyelid allow Dr. Leong to remove excess skin and reposition or remove fat that has shifted over time. A lower eyelid lift may also tighten the muscle under the eye to correct a drooping appearance. The procedure takes up to two hours, especially if upper and lower eyelids are treated. 

How Much is a Blepharoplasty?

The cost of blepharoplasty depends on your location. In the Newport Beach area, the price ranges from $$3,800-$5,600. This will not include some fees and expenses such as anesthesia and medications. Your cost will also depend on whether you have upper, lower, or both eyelids treated. 

What is Recovery Like From a Blepharoplasty?

Minor swelling and bruising can occur after eyelid surgery. Most of this will resolve within a week. Most people go back to work after a week. At ZENA medical we offer many remedies for bruising and swelling like lymphatic draining and laser for a quicker healing process.  You will need to avoid strenuous activities or heavy lifting for at least two to four weeks. 

Am I a Good Candidate for a Blepharoplasty?

If drooping eyelid skin makes you look tired, you may make a good candidate for blepharoplasty. Ideal candidates are in good health and do not smoke. During your consultation, make sure to ask questions, so you have reasonable expectations.

Take the Next Step

If you’d like to learn more about chemical peels, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation at ZENA Medical in Newport Beach, California today. Call us at (949) 200-8222 or fill out our convenient contact form on Zenemedical.com. We look forward to meeting you!


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