Upper Blepharoplasty Newport Beach, CA
Tired of droopy, aging eyelids weighing you down? Experience youthful rejuvenation with Upper Blepharoplasty by Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva in Newport Beach, CA. Elevate your look and restore confidence with this transformative procedure.
Benefits Beyond Age with Upper Blepharoplasty
Rejuvenate your appearance and boost your self-confidence with Upper Blepharoplasty, a transformative procedure that breathes new life into aging eyelids. Performed by Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva in Newport Beach, this surgical procedure delivers immediate, enduring benefits that can revitalize not only how you look, but how you feel about yourself.
Restore Youthful Appearance
Say goodbye to drooping eyelids. This eyelift can shave years off your facial aging, significantly enhancing your eyelid contour.
Aging eyelids can obscure your vision, causing blurry vision. Upper Blepharoplasty clears the way, providing a broader field of sight.
Get back to your life quickly! Unlike more invasive procedures, recovery is generally swift, allowing you to enjoy your new look sooner.
What is Upper Eyelid Surgery?
It can be frustrating to look in the mirror after a good night’s sleep and still see an aged appearance. That’s where upper blepharoplasty or upper eyelid surgery comes in. This eyelid procedure addresses the tired-looking eyes that often arise due to facial aging and helps patients restore a youthful, refreshed appearance.
Upper Blepharoplasty vs. Lower Blepharoplasty
Upper blepharoplasty is performed to remove excess eyelid fat and drooping skin from the upper eyelids, typically caused by the natural aging process. The blepharoplasty procedure can help patients get rid of puffy eyes and a tired appearance. A lower blepharoplasty, on the other hand, can address dark circles under the eyes, puffiness, fine lines, and wrinkles in the eye area. While some patients only choose to undergo upper blepharoplasty, others opt for both procedures at the same time to address both the upper and lower eyelids.
Good Candidates for Upper Blepharoplasty
Patients who are looking for a more rejuvenated and refreshed appearance in the eye area may benefit from upper eyelid surgery in our Newport Beach location. Dr. Ho Taghva often recommends this procedure to patients who have wrinkled, saggy, or loose upper eyelid skin and droopy eyelids. While most of our patients are usually at least 35 years of age, younger patients may undergo this procedure if they believe it’s necessary based on their aesthetic goals.
Upper blepharoplasty at our Orange County facility is also a great option for those who have lost their natural upper eyelid crease or fold and have puffy fat pouches that make them look tired. An eyelid lift to remove excess skin may also be an ideal solution for drooping lids that are getting in the way of a patient’s peripheral vision.
Patients who have a serious medical condition such as glaucoma or diabetes should not undergo upper eyelid surgery. Scheduling a consultation with Dr. Ho Taghva, who has extensive training in blepharoplasty surgeries, at our Orange County plastic surgery center is the best way for a patient to determine whether or not they are a good candidate for this procedure.
The Upper Blepharoplasty Consultation
The main goal of an upper blepharoplasty consultation is for a patient to share their concerns and goals with Newport Beach’s Dr. Ho Taghva.
The doctor will perform a physical exam on the patient’s upper eyelids and on their lower eyelid skin and muscles. She will also evaluate the patient’s medical history to figure out if they have a history of dry eyes or use blood thinners.
If the patient is a good fit for upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Ho Taghva will explain the procedure in great detail and answer any questions they may have.
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Preparing for Upper Blepharoplasty
To help ensure a safe and successful procedure, Newport Beach patients will need to take some steps to prepare for an upper blepharoplasty. They’ll need to stop taking aspirin, ibuprofen, and certain other medications and supplements at least two weeks before their surgery, as these may cause excessive bleeding.
Smokers will be required to quit a month before the procedure to prevent complications. In addition, patients will need to come to our office on the day of surgery without any lotion or eye makeup and should arrange for a ride to and from the procedure.
The Upper Blepharoplasty Procedure
Upper blepharoplasty in Newport Beach is performed next door to the LEA Plastic Surgery offices at GALEA Center for Advanced Surgery. The office is Medicare Accredited, which is the highest level of accreditation available for outpatient ambulatory surgery centers in the United States.
During upper blepharoplasty in our Orange County facility, Dr. Ho Taghva will make tiny incisions to access the tissues of each upper lid.
These are made in the natural creases of the upper eyelids to hide the minimal scarring. After she makes the incisions, the doctor will reposition and remove skin and fat as needed. The specific techniques she uses will depend on the patient’s particular needs.
Once Dr. Ho Taghva has restructured and reshaped the patient’s eyelids, she’ll place very fine sutures in the natural folds of the eyelids to reconfigure them. These sutures will be removed several days after the procedure. In most cases, an upper blepharoplasty takes one to two hours to complete and is typically performed under local anesthesia.
Recovering From Upper Blepharoplasty
After upper eyelid surgery, patients should relax for at least a week or two before they return to work. They should avoid any heavy lifting or vigorous physical activity to reduce the risk of complications and to minimize swelling and bruising. Dr. Ho Taghva meets with patients a few days after their procedure to make sure they are healing properly and to address any questions or concerns. Patients should not travel immediately after the procedure.
Risks and Complications of Upper Blepharoplasty
As with all surgical procedures, an upper blepharoplasty comes with some risk and potential for complications. The most common risks include pain, swelling and bruising, scarring, infection, adverse anesthesia reactions, eye dryness or burning, or whiteheads that appear after sutures have been removed.
Upper Blepharoplasty Cost
The cost of upper blepharoplasty varies by patient and the complexity of their particular case. Factors that may affect the total cost include the surgeon’s experience, fees for anesthesia, facility rental fees, and other related expenses.
Patients should inquire about financing options when discussing pricing and payment prior to scheduling their procedure. They should contact Dr. Ho Taghva’s office for more information about pricing and payment options prior to scheduling their procedure.
Why Should I Choose Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva?
- Board-certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Received additional post-residency training in Korea for Asian Aesthetic Surgery
- Experienced in a diverse range of surgeries including both Western and Asian rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, breast lift, full facial rejuvenation, facelifts, and endoscopic brow lifts
- Understands both Western and Asian cultural background
- Highly skilled in cosmetic surgery and provides natural-looking changes that match each patient’s goals, add beauty, and bring facial harmony while preserving unique aesthetics
- Keenly attuned to the delicate complexities of the nose and facial features
Frequently Asked Questions About Upper Blepharoplasty
Many Newport Beach patients opt for lower eyelid surgery at the same time as upper eyelid surgery so that they can enjoy more dramatic facial rejuvenation results in the eye area. Some patients also undergo a brow lift to improve the appearance of the upper third of their face.
Contrary to popular belief, upper eyelid surgery is not intended to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles, crow’s feet, and dark circles. Instead, its goal is to remove excess skin and fat in the upper eyelid area. Patients who are interested in improving fine lines and wrinkles should consider other procedures like laser resurfacing, injectables, or chemical peels.
There is no “perfect age” for an upper blepharoplasty in Newport Beach. Most patients choose to undergo the procedure in their 30s, 40s, and 50s when signs of aging around their eyes have begun to make them look older than they feel.
After upper eyelid surgery, patients may feel some pain and discomfort. The good news is that postoperative discomfort can usually be greatly reduced with cold compresses and pain medications. Patients shouldn’t worry about any unmanageable pain as it is a very rare occurrence.
Most patients return to work 8 to 10 days after upper eyelid surgery. However, those with physical jobs typically require more time away from work.
Typically, upper blepharoplasty is performed under local anesthesia with oral sedation. However, when it is paired with other procedures, general anesthesia may be necessary. Dr. Ho Taghva will discuss the type of anesthesia is right for the patient’s individual procedure during the consultation.
Upper eyelid surgery results may last around seven years. After about seven years, the natural process of aging may cause skin and fat to accumulate once more. Patients can undergo this procedure again if they wish.
Most patients appear normal and feel comfortable participating in social activities about two to three weeks after surgery. They can typically enjoy their final results after three months and may find that their results continue to improve until around the six-month mark.
Most patients are cleared to shower and wash their hair the day after upper eyelid surgery. Dr. Ho Taghva does not recommend wearing eyeliner, mascara, eye shadow, or any other type of eye makeup for at least a few weeks after surgery.
Some patients choose an upper blepharoplasty for medical reasons. Their upper eyelids may droop so far that it makes it difficult for them to see. In these cases, insurance may cover the cost of the surgery.
If you live near Newport Beach, CA, LEA Plastic Surgery offers upper blepharoplasty among its services, and is conveniently located at 20360 SW Birch Street Suite 180 Newport Beach, CA 92660