Eyelid Surgery in San Diego and La Jolla
The eyelids compose just a small area of the body, but they can drastically alter your overall appearance. Droopy eyelids and bags below the eyes can greatly contribute to a perpetually tired or angry-looking appearance. Dr. Mark Mofid can surgically remove excess tissue from the upper and lower eyelids to restore a firm and youthful look to the eye area. The incisions used to make the necessary surgical modifications will be hidden in the eyelids’ natural creases. The results of eyelid surgery can be a dramatic improvement, providing for a younger and more revitalized appearance after surgery. Patients interested in cosmetic face, body, or breast surgery may also visit his La Jolla-area office for more information on financing or to learn more about the cost of his procedures. Please apply for CareCredit® online to receive instant approval.
More Information about Eyelid Surgery – By Dr. Mofid
Blepharoplasty surgery is commonly performed of the upper and lower eyelids to remove skin redundancy, and at times, excess fat that may result in a more aged appearance of the eyes. These procedures typically take between 1 and 2 hours or more to perform and can be performed under local anesthesia or in some cases with sedation and/or general anesthesia.
Good candidates for blepharoplasty include patients that are healthy enough to tolerate surgery and have skin redundancy and/or excess or bulging fat of the upper and lower eyelid region. Patients may realistically expect a more rejuvenated appearance to their upper and lower eyelids.
Recovery from upper eyelid blepharoplasty is typically 1 week before suture removal and return to work, and approximately 6 to 8 weeks before scar maturation of the eyelids. The scar associated with an upper eyelid blepharoplasty is hidden within the crease of the upper eyelid. For lower eyelid blepharoplasty, the scars are at the junction of the lash line and may take as long as 6 to 20 weeks or more before scar maturation results in less visible, or in many cases, unnoticeable scars.