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Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery services offered in the greater Newport Beach, CA area

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery services offered in the greater Newport Beach, CA area

Although the delicate skin around your eyes ages gradually, the changes seem to appear overnight. Suddenly, you notice wrinkles, sagging eyelids, and puffiness, changes that can be reversed by eyelid surgery performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Jonathan Zelken, MD. Dr. Zelken finds eyelid surgery especially rewarding because it yields instant results for you and rewards his meticulous technique. Call the Newport Beach, California, office today or request an appointment online. Press option 3 when calling to reach their Chinese hotline and talk with a Mandarin-speaking physician.

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Eyelid Surgery Q&A

How does eyelid surgery improve my appearance?

Eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty or, more commonly, an eyelid lift, reshapes your eyelids and the surrounding area. This procedure can be the perfect choice if you want to improve:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sagging upper eyelids
  • Bags under your eyes
  • Excess skin on your eyelids
  • Fat that builds up in unwanted areas

 An eyelid surgery can improve your vision if your upper eyelids sag down and cover part of your eyes.

Can I have other aesthetic treatments together with eyelid surgery?

Many people have another procedure at the same time as their eyelid surgery. For example, you could have a brow lift, facelift, injectable treatments like dermal fillers and Botox®, or other nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatments. 

Can I have eyelid surgery and preserve my ethnic identity?

Ethnic blepharoplasty, including Asian eyelid surgery, improves your appearance without changing your ethnic identity. Dr. Zelken has observed eyelid surgery in Taipei and Seoul and appreciates the meticulous, subtle techniques used to open your eyes and eliminate wrinkles while preserving your natural ethnic appearance.

 Dr. Zelken welcomes patients from across the world. The Jonathan Zelken, MD, team includes a Mandarin translator.

What happens during eyelid surgery?

Depending on your needs, Dr. Zelken rejuvenates the upper, lower, or both eyelids. Many patients undergo the procedure using a local anesthetic and oral sedation. But you can also receive intravenous twilight sedation in the office by a board-certified anesthesiologist.

 To begin your surgery, Dr. Zelken makes incisions in areas where you won’t see the scar. Then, he uses an advanced laser to do your upper eyelid surgery. The procedure generally involves removing excess skin and fat and tightening the underlying muscles.

 Dr. Zelken repositions the fat whenever possible to rebuild a natural, soft cushion under the skin. Or he can transplant the fat to another area, using it to soften facial folds or enhance your cheeks.

What should I expect after eyelid surgery?

Self-care following eyelid surgery, including applying a prescription ointment, eases inflammation and shortens your recovery. You’ll receive detailed instructions before leaving the office. Dr. Zelken and the skilled nursing team can also answer your questions during your recovery.

If you’re ready to revitalize your eyes, connect with Jonathan Zelken, MD, today. Call the office or request a consultation to meet with Dr. Zelken using online booking.