Double Eyelid Surgery in Newport Beach
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and muscle from both the upper and lower eyelids. Underlying fatty tissue that produces bagginess can be selectively removed or repositioned. Blepharoplasty can improve drooping skin and bagginess. It can help improve vision in older patients who have hooding of their upper eyelids.
Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva is renowned for her expertise in upper eyelid surgery. Patients suffering from a drooping upper eyelid or sagging skin can often appear older, constantly tired, or even sad or angry. Asian double eyelid surgery (also called Asian Blepharoplasty) is one of the most common procedures that we perform in those who are looking for a larger, wider appearance of the eyes. Patients of all ages and ethnic backgrounds may be good candidates for traditional upper eyelid surgery and the technique and approach will be different for each patient.
Asian Blepharoplasty is the most popular of all facial cosmetic surgeries performed on patients of Asian descent. While Caucasians typically are born with a double eyelid crease, approximately 50% of Asians do not have a double eyelid crease.
The goal of this specialized Upper Blepharoplasty procedure is not necessarily to make the eyes appear more youthful as with traditional upper eyelid surgery, but rather to accentuate the eyes.
Your Asian double eyelid surgery can be safely done under oral sedation and local anesthetic to help make you remain comfortable, but also awake enough to cooperate during your surgery to determine the desired outcome of the upper eyelid fold. This allows Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva to ensure that the shape and size of your eyes remain symmetrical.
This adjunctive eyelid procedure contours the inner (medial) corners of the eyes to make the eyes appear longer and brighter. It is recommended for people who have prominent epicanthal fold (Mongolian fold). Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva employs the latest technique to redrape the medial canthal soft tissue and hide the incision along the new corners of the eyes to minimize visible scarring. It can be performed alone or together with double eyelid surgery
This adjunctive eyelid procedure contours the outer (lateral) corners of the eyes to make the eyes appear bigger and longer horizontally. It allows subtle adjustment to the shape and tilt of the eye. Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva uses the latest technique to minimize scarring while effectively lengthens the outer corner of the eye. It can be performed alone or together with double eyelid surgery.
Eyelid ptosis (pronounced “TOE-sis”) to the drooping of the upper eyelids. Ptosis is caused by a weakened levator or Müller’s muscle, both muscles are responsible for eye-opening. To compensate, patients with eyelid ptosis often subconsciously lift their eyebrows or forehead muscle to raise the droopy eyelids, which can exacerbate forehead wrinkles. Ptosis correction will strengthen the eye opening, make the eyes appear bigger and brighter and also provide functional improvement by enlarging the visual field. Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva.