Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center offers blepharoplasty procedures for men and women in San Diego, La Jolla, and Carmel Valley, as well as surrounding areas of California. Eyelid surgery is an anti-aging procedure that gives the eyes a more open and youthful appearance.
What Is Blepharoplasty Surgery?
Blepharoplasty surgery removes small amounts of sagging skin and fat from the upper and/or lower eyelids. The procedure is recommended for men and women who have a tired appearance that stems from eyelids that hang low over the upper part of the eye or lower eyelids that hang downward. Dr. Mazoffari may recommend ptosis repair as part of your eyelid surgery.
How Much Does A Blepharoplasty Cost?
The average cost of blepharoplasty surgery at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center STARTS at $4,500. As part of your consultation, we explain the costs associated with your personalized treatment and skin care plan. Financing is available through CareCredit®, and you can apply before your consultation.
How Is Blepharoplasty Performed?
During surgery, excess skin and fat are removed from the upper and/or lower eyelids. In upper blepharoplasty surgery, fat can be redistributed, and the muscles can be altered as needed to tighten the lids and restore a clear line of sight. In lower blepharoplasty surgery, under-eye bags are reduced and fine wrinkles around the eyelids are smoothed.
The surgical modifications are performed though tiny incisions in the natural creases of the upper lid and underneath the lower lash line to avoid visible scarring. The transconjunctival blepharoplasty technique involves removing fat from the lower lids only through an incision made in the lower lash line, avoiding a skin incision.
Can Blepharoplasty Be Combined with Other Procedures?
If the patient has expressed additional age-related concerns in other areas of the face, Dr. Mozaffari might recommend combining eyelid surgery with another facial rejuvenation procedure. For example, if the patient is bothered by saggy skin along the jawline and on the neck, Dr. Mozaffari may recommend a combination eyelid lift with a neck lift. Or, if the mid-face region is problematic, a facelift can help.
Non-surgical treatment options such as laser skin resurfacing, Botox® treatment, and injectable fillers are also a great way to complement the results of eyelid surgery and improve the appearance of the skin.
What Can I Expect During Recovery from Blepharoplasty?
Dr. Mozaffari plays an active role in his patients’ recovery. He provides a list of detailed instructions for patients to follow post-operatively. Most patients will need to take one to two weeks off from work and other normal activities. Swelling, bruising, and discomfort are normal during the first few days of recovery. Dr. Mozaffari may prescribe oral pain medication to control mild discomfort.
Patients should plan on having a reliable family member or friend drive them home immediately after surgery and stay with them for the first few days of recovery. Some patients find it beneficial to enlist an aftercare provider who is professionally trained to take care of plastic surgery patients. Please visit our Patient Aftercare in La Jolla page to find out if you can benefit from this service.
Are the Results of My Blepharoplasty Permanent?
The results of eyelid surgery are considered to be permanent. However, the natural aging process and other factors can alter the appearance of results in the future. The best way to prolong the rejuvenating effects of eyelid surgery is to practice good skin care habits, including proper sun protection, not smoking, and using medical-grade skin care products. Non-surgical cosmetic treatments, including Botox®, dermal fillers, and laser skin resurfacing, are available to maintain results after surgery.
Am I a Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
Eyelid surgery is customized based on the individual patient’s particular areas of concern. These concerns could include any of the following:
- Extra, loose, or wrinkled upper or lower eyelid skin
- Excess fat on the upper or lower eyelids
- Loose skin on the upper lids that sags into the line of sight and inhibits vision
- Puffiness on the upper or lower eyelids
- Droopy eyelids
Why Choose Dr. Mozaffari?
In his many years of practice, Dr. Mozaffari has mastered his approach, relying on their artistic sensibilities and expert training in plastic and general surgery. He keeps his skills sharp through involvement with leading professional associations and leadership positions within the plastic surgery community.
Dr. Mozaffari has had extra training in eyelid surgery and extensive experience in reconstructive and cosmetic eyelid surgery. He has published scientific articles and taught other plastic surgeons his techniques.
Dr. Farid Brad Mozaffari is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who offers blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) for men and women in San Diego, La Jolla, Carmel Valley, and the surrounding communities in California. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.