Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva offers lower eyelid surgery to restore, rejuvenate, and brighten the delicate area under the eyes. A loss of elasticity and facial fat migration can cause the eyes to appear sunken, wrinkled, and underscored by puffy pouches. Eye rejuvenation at LEA Plastic Surgery refreshes the skin under the eyes to turn back the clock and create a more youthful appearance. Dr. Ho Taghva’s lower blepharoplasty patients in Newport Beach can look years younger with just a simple surgery.
What is Lower Blepharoplasty in Newport Beach?
Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva performs under-eye bag surgery in Orange County, a procedure more commonly known as lower blepharoplasty. At LEA Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, this is a popular procedure performed to lift sagging skin and smooth bags under the eye to reverse and reduce signs of aging.
Lower eyelid surgery improves dark circles that are more common in darker skin tones, removes puffy pockets of fat (under-eye bags), sagging skin, and wrinkles from under the eyes. The area under the lower eyelid is challenging to treat without surgery, and non-invasive treatments can only do so much in this delicate area.
Benefits of Lower Eyelid Surgery in Orange County
Lower blepharoplasty in Orange County at LEA Plastic Surgery involves relatively minor alterations that produce significant aesthetic benefits.
- Firms sagging skin beneath the eyes for a younger appearance
- Rejuvenates the eyes
- Removes signs of aging from the highly-visible area beneath the eyes
- Reduces dark circles
- Smooths lines and wrinkles
- Improves bags under the eyes and genetic issues like excess fat and skin laxity that may become noticeable around the age of 25 and become more prominent with age.
- Creates a more awake and alert resting expression
- Increases self-image, self-esteem, and self-confidence
Candidates for Lower Blepharoplasty in Newport Beach, CA
Healthy men and women with excess eyelid skin that sags, bulges, or puffs under their eyes may qualify as candidates for lower eyelid surgery in Newport Beach with Dr. Ho Taghva.
Candidates for under eye bag surgery in Orange County, CA, must have realistic plastic surgery expectations. Dr. Ho Taghva evaluates each patient’s candidacy during a private consultation at the LEA Plastic Surgery office.
Consultation for Under Eye Bag Surgery in Orange County
Each lower blepharoplasty consultation in Newport Beach with Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva at the LEA Plastic Surgery center includes a physical examination and a review of the patient’s health history. Dr. Ho Taghva asks patients to share their goals and then explains cosmetic options that are available to treat bags, dark circles, and other signs of eye aging.
Dr. Ho Taghva will also share before-and-after photos from previous lower blepharoplasty and upper eyelid lift surgeries she has performed and explains what can be expected from each treatment option. She then makes recommendations and provides approved candidates with a personalized blepharoplasty surgical plan that matches their goals.
The Lower Blepharoplasty Procedure in Newport Beach
Dr. Ho Taghva’s customized lower blepharoplasty procedures are performed in Newport Beach at the Medicare-accredited GALEA Center for Advanced Surgery, which holds the highest level of accreditation for an outpatient ambulatory surgery center.
The plastic surgeon typically performs lower blepharoplasty as an outpatient procedure with a local anesthetic, however, IV sedation and even general anesthesia may be used in some cases. The procedure may include upper blepharoplasty or additional cosmetic treatments, as per the surgical plan created during the consultation.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva creates a small incision just below the lashes in the natural crease or inside the lower lid. She then redistributes or removes the excess fat and tightens sagging skin and muscle to smooth out bags and wrinkles. The sutures are strategically placed to allow exceptional healing without scars.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
The plastic surgeon may address the upper eye area in addition to the lower lids if the patient requests it. Dr. Ho Taghva makes a small incision along the fold of the upper lid before removing excess skin, fat, and muscle. She strategically closes the incision to ensure exceptional healing without visible scars.
Tear Trough Treatment
Dr. Ho Taghva may also combine under eyelid surgery with fat transfer injections to fill the tear troughs, which are the natural grooves between the inside and outside of the eye.
Combining under-eye surgery with tear trough treatment will reduce the appearance of dark circles and tired eyes. Injectable hyaluronic acid-based fillers are temporary but are sometimes used to fill deep tear troughs and rejuvenate the lower eyelid area.
Recovering from Lower Eyelid Surgery in Newport Beach
Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva provides each patient with a post-operative plan designed to minimize complications and encourage comfortable healing. The skin around the eyes heals more quickly than other areas, and under-eye plastic surgery typically requires less than two weeks to heal.
The recovery process from under-eye bag surgery in Newport Beach is much quicker when local anesthesia is used. In these cases, patients can return home after a brief period of rest at the surgery center. The doctor often prescribes a topical, antibiotic cream along with anti-inflammatory medication and a cold compress for two to three days.
Discomfort and swelling typically subside within a few days after the surgery, but it may take a month or longer for patients to see the final results. Most patients return to their regular schedules within a week after lower blepharoplasty in Orange County.
Why Should I Choose Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva?
Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva has many years of experience as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon. She creates natural-looking changes to the eyes during lower eyelid surgery in Newport Beach that provides harmony and beauty while protecting the patient’s natural beauty and unique aesthetic. Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva is highly recommended by her patients and holds the following credentials:
- Ivy-league educated
- Board-certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Highly-skilled in aesthetic procedures for the face and body
- Uses innovative technology to reduce recovery time and minimize scarring
- Offers a full range of procedures in addition to upper and lower blepharoplasty in Newport Beach, CA, like facelifts, tummy tucks, fat grafting, chemical peels, and injectables
- Popular and compassionate female, Asian plastic surgeon with an in-depth knowledge of anatomy, facial balance, and individual aesthetic concerns
Frequently Asked Questions About Lower Blepharoplasty
The initial results from lower eyelid surgery will begin to emerge approximately three weeks after the surgery and continue to improve during the first six months as the swelling completely vanishes.
Dr. Ho Taghva will provide you with a complete list of aftercare instructions. You should carefully follow all of the cosmetic eye surgery instructions provided by the doctor to encourage a quick recovery.
You may temporarily experience swelling and bruising, watery eyes, puffy or numb eyelids, and light sensitivity. Wear dark, tinted sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun and wind, and sleep with your head elevated higher than your chest for several days.
Avoid strenuous activity and lifting for at least one week. Do not rub your eyes or use contact lenses for about two weeks after the surgery. Dr. Ho Taghva will examine your skin and remove any stitches within a few days.
Most of Dr. Ho Taghva’s patients return to work within one week after having under-eye bag surgery in Orange County.
Crow’s feet are typically created by repetitive muscle movements, not sagging skin and fat. Botox may be recommended to treat crow’s feet and enhance the results of eyelid surgery.
The goal of lower blepharoplasty in Newport Beach is to create a natural, more youthful contour between the lower eyelid and the cheekbone. This area of the face is typically the first to display signs of aging and hereditary issues like under-eye fat and dark circles.
Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva may recommend combining two or more treatments to meet your individual cosmetic goals. An upper eyelid lift with lower blepharoplasty in Newport Beach, CA, is a popular combination that offers more dramatic, youthful results and resolves sagging skin in the upper eyelids.
A chemical peel encourages total facial rejuvenation and removes fine lines, wrinkles, signs of aging, and sun damage. This procedure helps to maximize lower eyelid surgery results. A fat transfer may be recommended to fill in deeper eye areas that create shadows and dark circles. An endoscopic brow lifta> is also an option and could be combined with lower eyelid surgery to lift the upper brow.
The risks associated with lower eyelid surgery are minimal but may include temporary bruising and swelling, adverse reaction to anesthesia, bleeding, dry or irritated eyes, and infection. Most procedures are problem-free, and Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva will review your health history and discuss any possible risks during your consultation.
Stop taking aspirin, ibuprofen, Advil, Warfarin, naproxen sodium, or other medication and herbal supplements associated with increased bleeding. Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva will give you information on when to stop taking these medications.
Only take drugs approved by the surgeon, stop smoking several weeks before the surgery, and arrange to have someone drive you to and from the surgery. Ideally, someone should stay with you on the first night after the surgery.