Choosing to Have Lower Eyelid Surgery in Orange County
Men and women in Orange County want to look as young as they feel. Unfortunately, it can be hard to look youthful when you have baggy lower eyelids and dark circles under your eyes. Patients contact Dr. Kevin Sadati, a prominent Orange County facial plastic surgeon, about lower eyelid surgery after being repeatedly told that they look old and tired, despite feeling youthful and well-rested.
Changes to your lower eyelids are a natural part of the aging process, as your aging skin loses flexibility and succumbs to gravity. Although this aging process occurs all over your body, it is particularly apparent with your eyes – the place people focus when they are talking to you.
Lower eyelid surgery (technically known as a lower blepharoplasty) is designed to reverse the natural aging process by removing excess tissue and fat beneath your eyes. The result is a more rested, youthful appearance.
Benefits of Lower Eyelid Surgery in Orange County
Lower eyelid surgery offers many cosmetic benefits. It can make you look younger, less fatigued and more approachable. Altering your lower eyelids can make your entire face appear younger. Your self-esteem improves as people comment that you look rested and refreshed – instead of asking if you’re tired or suffering from allergies.
Candidates for Lower Eyelid Surgery in Orange County
You are a good eyelid surgery candidate if you are willing to travel to our Orange County office and believe that the area below your eyes is making you look older than you feel. You should also be in good health and not have any serious problems with your eyes. You should have realistic expectations for your lower eyelid surgery and be willing to follow Dr. Sadati’s post-surgical instructions. If you do smoke, you’ll be asked to stop for at least three weeks before and after the procedure, as smoking can delay the healing process.
The best way to determine if you’re a good candidate for lower eyelid surgery is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sadati at our Orange County office.
Your Lower Eyelid Surgery Consultation
Unlike many surgeons, Dr. Sadati takes time to get to know his patients. You will have an extensive consultation. During your consultation, you’ll discuss how you want your eyes to look, as well as your medical history (including surgery to your face and eyes).
Dr. Sadati will look at your facial anatomy to determine what is causing the bags under your eyes. This may be due to excess skin, the stretching of tissue, excess fluid, or the prolapse of orbital fat around your eyes. Dr. Sadati will look at your anatomy and decide if lower eyelid surgery will create the more youthful, rested appearance that you desire. After his examination, Dr. Sadati will tell you honestly if you are a good candidate for lower eyelid surgery.
Lower eyelid surgery will address concerns about the area below your eyes. If desired, lower eyelid surgery can also be combined with upper eyelid surgery or other procedures. This enables you to minimize recovery time and accelerate your cosmetic transformation. It is also more cost-effective to combine multiple procedures.
Dr. Sadati believes in patient education. He will discuss lower eyelid surgery with you in detail and answer all of your questions. You will understand your surgical plan prior to surgery. You will leave the consultation knowing that Dr. Sadati cares about you and wants the best results possible from your lower eyelid surgery.
How Lower Eyelid Surgery is Performed
Your eyelid surgery will be performed in our beautiful Newport Beach office in Orange County, California. Prior to surgery, you will completely understand your surgical plan and know how long your surgery will take.
For your safety, your surgery will be performed using IV sedation without the need of general anesthesia. Dr. Sadati goes to great lengths to create a calm and comforting atmosphere, which alleviates much of our patients’ stress. You will be completely relaxed by medications such as Valium and Benadryl.
All of Dr. Sadati’s surgical team are genuinely caring and sympathetic to his patients’ needs. The staff speaks softly and gently, which gives patients confidence during their procedure and contributes to a positive and reassuring experience. Frequently patients are so relaxed that they drift off to sleep. Dr. Sadati will not start the surgery until you are completely relaxed and comfortable.
Lower eyelid surgery uses one of these two techniques. The first type is called a transconjunctival blepharoplasty, which makes the incision on the inside of the eyelid. The advantage of this incision is that no scars are visible. Fatty pockets are removed, then the skin is tightened with fractionated Co2 laser. There is no risk of unnatural look to the eye with this technique. With the other technique, transcutaneous blepharoplasty, the incision is made below the eyelashes. Excess fat is removed or repositioned, the orbicularis muscle is tightened,
Recovery from Lower Eyelid Surgery in Orange County
With a local anesthetic and twilight sedation, you will not experience any surgical after-effects such as nausea or grogginess. Instead, when your eyelid surgery is complete, you’ll be encouraged to sit up and then walk around. We offer refreshments and beverages that include filtered water and a nutritious anti-oxidant drink. As a precaution, your vital signs will be closely monitored and you’ll be discharged only after a thorough post-op review. You will be given eye ointments and instructions about how to care for your incisions. You will need to have someone drive you home and stay with you for the first 24 hours following your surgery.
Customer service is a key component of our practice, and Dr. Sadati will personally call you to follow up after your surgery. You will be given Dr. Sadati’s 24 hour contact number in case you need assistance outside of business hours.
After your lower eyelid surgery you may experience bruising and swelling around your incisions. Your vision may be blurry or you may have double vision. Your eyes may feel itchy, dry or teary. You cannot rub your eyes! You may notice that your eyes are fatigued and that you are sensitive to light. If this is the case, Dr. Sadati recommends that you wear dark sunglasses — especially when going outdoors.
For the first week after your procedure, Dr. Sadati recommends that you avoid activities that dry your eyes. You will also not be able to wear contact lenses for two weeks following the surgery.
Swelling can be minimized by using cold compresses on your eyes and elevating your head while you are sleeping. You should also avoid any activities (such as heavy lifting or vigorous exercise) that increase the blood flow to your face.
Dr. Sadati will provide ointments to help with the healing process. He also suggests using a homeopathic remedy called Arnica Montana to reduce inflammation and aid in your recovery.
After five days, you will return to our Orange County office to have your stitches removed. At that time, you can return to work as long as you don’t wear makeup. You can return to wearing makeup and exercising in two to three weeks. The final results are visible within four weeks.
Risks of Lower Eyelid Surgery
Dr. Sadati will explain the risks of lower eyelid surgery. These include infection, excessive bleeding and difficulty healing. It is also possible for eyelid surgery to injure your eye muscles or permanently damage your vision. These risks are lessened by choosing an experienced plastic surgeon, by providing a thorough medical history, and by thoroughly following your pre-surgical and post-surgical instructions.
Cost of Lower Eyelid Surgery in Orange County
We understand that cost is an important part of your decision to have eyelid surgery. Lower eyelid surgery is considered cosmetic surgery and is not covered by insurance. Our office is happy to discuss the cost of lower eyelid surgery and to answer your questions. A personalized cost estimate will be provided as part of your consultation with Dr. Sadati.
Choosing Dr. Kevin Sadati for Lower Eyelid Surgery in Orange County
Dr. Kevin Sadati is one of the top California facial plastic surgeons specializing in minimally invasive facial surgery. He has appeared on the popular TV show The Doctors and was voted “Best Cosmetic Surgeon in Orange County” by the OC Register two years in a row. He is an expert in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, with more than a decade of experience performing upper and lower eyelid surgery.
Dr. Sadati uses a wide range of techniques to achieve the desired results from your lower eyelid surgery. Because every patient’s anatomy and goals are different, there is no one-size-fits-all procedure that is right for everyone. Dr. Sadati has the experience and maturity to decide the best approach for you.
For patients wanting facial rejuvenation in addition to eyelid surgery, Dr. Sadati developed the Natural Facelift (technically known as the “Double C Plication technique”). The Natural Facelift — a unique facial muscle tightening surgery for facial rejuvenation – was created for patients who wanted to “look more youthful, but not like we’d had work done.” Natural facelift can be performed with lower eyelid surgery at the same time. Dr. Sadati’s Natural Facelift technique has been published in the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery. He has given numerous presentations in national meetings regarding this technique.
Dr. Kevin Sadati is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (AOBOO-HNS), Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) and a member of the prestigious American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (AAFRS).
Dr. Sadati has been invited to premier plastic surgery conventions such as American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and American College of Osteopathic Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery, in order to educate other plastic surgeons about his revolutionary facelift technique. He has performed more than 3,000 facial surgeries in his Orange County offices. He is fully qualified to safely and discreetly reverse the signs of aging on your face and deliver a refreshed, rejuvenated appearance.
As a painter and sculptor, Dr. Kevin Sadati blends art and medical science to create beautiful, natural-looking results for his cosmetic surgery patients. Through his experience, surgical finesse and artistic talent, Dr. Kevin Sadati has become one of the most sought after lower eyelid surgeons in Orange County. He has a well-deserved reputation for delivering impeccable results to the most discerning Orange County patients.
Request a Lower Eyelid Surgery Consultation in Orange County
For more information about lower eyelid surgery, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sadati in our Orange County office, please call (949) 682-3741.