Eyelid Cosmetic Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Are you interested in looking rejuvenated and more youthful by removing excess drooping eyelid skin or eliminating the "bags" under your eyes?

Dr. Troell just completed a scientific manuscript on Periorbital Rejuvenation centering on upper and lower cosmetic eyelid surgery with a 99.5% patient satisfaction rate. Other procedures can be performed at the same time or staged to further restore the youthful appearance. These ancillary procedures may include Botox/Dysport, dermal fillers such as Restyle Lyft or Bellafill, skin resurfacing using a CO2 laser or Radiofrequency (RF), among others.

Aesthetic Eye surgery has the most profound impact how someone looks. When you are in a conversation with another, they spend 85% of the time looking at your eyes, nose, teeth and skin in your central facial triangle. This procedure can make you look younger instantly.

Cosmetic eyelid surgery or "blepharoplasty" takes less than one hour of surgical time with minimal discomfort and rapid recovery (less than one week) and minimal risk to give your face a more youthful, fresh appearance by removing excess drooping eyelid skin, and fat deposit "bags" under your eyes.


Blepharoplasty Las Vegas (Upper Eyelid) - Patient Education Video

Blepharoplasty Las Vegas (Lower Eyelid) - Patient Education Video

Benefits of Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery:

  • Restores a more youthful appearance
  • May improve your ability to see by expanding your visual fields
  • Safe, effective and quick recovery procedure
  • Local anesthesia only (only 10 seconds to inject each eyelid) or supplementation with oral and or intravenous medications
  • Can be combined with either a facelift, facial fat grafting and laser skin resurfacing to profoundly transform your facial appearance
  • Can keep your ethnic background appearance
  • Can change an Asian appearing eyelid to one with a more significant and longer single crease (caucasian appearing)

Permanent results from a relatively painless procedure that takes less than 1 hour with minimal downtime.

Steps in Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery:

  • Exam that notes the eyelid and face concerns
  • Eye visual acuity testing and testing tear production if dryness is present, screen for thyroid disease
  • Receive oral sedating medication and antibiotics and steroids to minimize postoperative swelling
  • Measurement of the amount of skin to be excised and need for a canthopexy suspension procedure for the lower eyelids
  • Local anesthesia is administered to the eyelids taking about 8 to 10 seconds for each eyelid.
  • The face is prepped to make the surgical field sterile.
  • The incision begins the procedure with removal of  unwanted excess skin and fat to enhance your appearance.

The main attraction to cosmetic eyelid surgery is that it can make a big improvement in appearance and is a relatively simple process that takes less than 1 hour. Most people are able to continue with their normal lives within a day with minimal downtime.

Cosmetic eyelid surgery cannot alleviate dark circles, fine lines or wrinkles around the eyes, but these problems can be improved with chemical peels or laser skin resurfacing. If brow drooping exists, a forehead or brow lift should be considered and performed prior to an upper blepharoplasty to produce the optimal cosmetic outcome. These procedures can be performed at the same surgical setting with the brow lift performed initially. Plus, other surgical procedures such as a facelift can be performed simultaneously to give you a more youthful appearance.

Adjuvant Cosmetic Surgical Procedures to Cosmetic Eyelid (Blepharoplasty) surgery:

Forehead Lift/Brow Lift- these procedures may be needed to optimize the appearance of one's eyes if the brow is drooping along with excess upper eyelid skin. If this is the case, the brow lift procedure is performed first, followed by the eyelid surgery, often at the same surgical setting. Dr Troell has written a peer reviewed article to assist plastic surgeons choose the optimal forehead lift procedure while at Stanford University Medical Center.

Mid-Facelift- this procedure may be needed to optimize the appearance of the lower eyelids and cheeks. When the midface droops or is pulled downward by the aging process, rejuvenation of the eyelids in concert with the midface is the ideal aesthetic decision. The lower eyelid may be pulled down enough to see the white sclera below the colored part of the eye, known as the iris, which dramatically changes the beauty of the eye.

Laser Skin Resurfacing- the laser procedure can be performed at the same time of upper and lower eyelid surgery to improve the two most significant aspexts of our face, the eyes and our skin. Dr Troell uses the Best wrinkle improvement carbon dioxide laser available as noted in a peer reviewed article by J Waibel in Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 2009. This showed that the fractionated CO2 laser by DEKA, the DOT Smartxide laser yielded the best outcome for wrinkle improvement as well was the overall best laser for skin resurfacing comparing the ten leading devices.

Canthopexy- Strengthening the lateral aspect of the lower eyelid can improve those with excess tearing (epiphora) or dry eye symptoms. when the lateral aspect of the lower eyelid is pulled downward due to the aging process (senile ectropion or scleral show), from previous eyelid surgery that removed too much skin or from the midface pulling the eyelid inferiorly, strengthening the lateral canthus by re-suspending this aesthetically important structure further rejuvenates the face.

Dermal fillers or autologous fat transfer- Often there is a deficiency of volume in the tear trough, which is the are immediately below the lower eyelid, which looks more rejuvenated when filled. A dermal filler such as Juvaderm, Restylane or Bellafill (Artefill) can be placed here, best using a blunt tip cannula such as Dermasculpt. Alternatively, patients can have fat harvested from their body and injected into the tear trough, midface area and lower face areas for optimal rejuvenation of the volume lost by the aging process.

Learn more about Peri-orbital Aesthetic Rejuvenation Surgical Protocol and Clinical Outcomes by Dr. Troell.

Before and After Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Photos:
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Contact Dr. Troell’s Office for Your Free Consultation:

Dr. Troell and his staff are happy to discuss the Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery / Blepharoplasty procedure with you and answer your questions. Please feel free to call us at Masterpiece M.D. in Corona Del Mar/Newport Beach, CA (949) 870-2688.

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