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Blepharoplasty: Upper Eyelid Surgery for Facial Rejuvenation

As we grow older, the skin of the eyelids stretches as it loses its natural elasticity. Fatty deposits in the eyelids become more prominent and can begin to bulge. The upper eyelids can become droopy or baggy, detracting from the attractiveness of the eyes and causing a sad, tired, aging appearance. In addition, the muscles in the eye area begin to weaken. These cosmetic issues can be corrected with upper eyelid surgery, technically known as “blepharoplasty”. This procedure ranks among the top five cosmetic surgical procedures in the nation. 

Why Choose Cosmetic Upper Eyelid Surgery?

Surgery of the upper eyelids can correct a number of cosmetic issues, including:

  • Excess skin is obscuring the natural fold of the upper eyelids
  • Loose, hanging skin on the upper eyelids
  • Puffiness of the upper eyelids that creates a tired appearance
  • Lack of a natural fold in the upper eyelids (Asian eyelid surgery in Orange County)
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Benefits of Eyelid Surgery

Our eyes are the main feature that draws others in, engaging attention. Sadly, as we age, droopy, puffy eyelid skin can detract from the magnetism and attractiveness of the eyes. Eyelid surgery is performed to correct these problems and create a more alert, rested, youthful appearance. As performed by our skilled plastic surgeons at Cara Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, upper eyelid surgery in Orange County has a range of important cosmetic and life benefits, including the following:

  • Dramatically rejuvenates the appearance of the eyes
  • Creates a refreshed, more alert facial appearance
  • Makes it easier to apply eye makeup
  • Can be performed in combination with other procedures such as a brow lift or facelift
  • Corrects vision problems caused by hanging upper eyelid skin
  • Creates a natural fold if lacking in the upper eyelids (Asian eyelid surgery in Los Angeles)
  • Can alleviate medical problems such as forehead discomfort and skin irritation caused by excess skin on upper lids
  • Produces beautiful, natural-looking results that are long-lasting (for the rest of your life in most cases)

Medical Reasons for Eyelid Surgery

While cosmetic eyelid surgery is performed for aesthetic purposes, functional blepharoplasty is performed for medical reasons. In some cases, the loose skin on the upper eyelids can droop low enough to obstruct the field of vision. Functional eyelid surgery can be performed to correct this problem. In these cases, your health insurance policy may cover part or all the cost of the procedure. 

Additional medically necessary reasons for eyelid surgery may include:

  • Difficulty wearing glasses or contact lenses due to droopy upper or lower eyelids
  • Forehead discomfort caused by muscle strain from constantly lifting the brow and sagging skin in the eyelids
  • Skin irritation from excess folds on the eyelids rubbing together
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How is Upper Eyelid Surgery Performed?

Upper eyelid surgery can be performed under intravenous sedation for patients who do not want general anesthesia. Your surgeon will strategically place incisions to be well concealed within the natural structures of the eyelid area. The upper eyelids are typically corrected through an incision along the natural crease of the eyelid through which muscles are tightened, fat deposits are repositioned, and excess skin is removed. Once completed, the incisions are closed with sutures. The procedure takes approximately one hour. 

Asian Eyelid Surgery

Dr. Kahng is a premier Asian eyelid surgeon who has a unique perspective on how to perform this procedure correctly and produce a beautiful result. To reshape eye appearance and create a more “open” look (or a “double eyelid fold”), he uses a range of advanced surgical techniques. Dr. Kahng’s deep experience and knowledge of Asian eye structure and his successes in eyelid surgery have led to his reputation as being the top Asian eyelid surgeon in the area.

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Why Choose Dr. Kahng for Eyelid Surgery?

Cara Plastic Surgery operates under a philosophy of providing our patients with trust, integrity, and safety while restoring a fresher, natural-looking, more youthful appearance. Founded by Dr. David Kahng — a highly trained, renowned Korean plastic surgeon in Los Angeles — our practice is here to help you on every step of your aesthetic journey. When you choose to work with Dr. Kahng, you can be completely certain that you’re in excellent hands. Known for his dedication to surgical excellence, his kind bedside manner, and for providing the highest standard of results for every patient, Dr. Kahng is the ideal surgeon for individuals who are interested in upper blepharoplasty in Los Angeles. We even have three locations to choose from. To learn more, contact us today.

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San Gabriel, CA 91776

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Buena Park, CA 90621

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