Incisional Ptosis Correction

Incisional Ptosis Correction | Palm Springs Eyelid Surgery | La QuintaPtosis correction eyelid surgery can be performed in both children and adults, depending on the severity of ptosis and whether it affects the vision. Muscular ptosis may occur by birth or may be acquired later in life as the levator muscle weakens. The surgeon will examine the patient’s condition and evaluate the cause of ptosis before recommending an appropriate procedure.

Incisional ptosis correction should only be performed a fully trained and experienced eye surgeon to achieve safe and predictable outcomes.

Dedicated and amazing oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Hui provides incisional ptosis correction procedure to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and surrounding locations in this part of the state.

 

Treatment Options

Levator Resection

If some muscular function remains in the levator muscle, the surgeon may decide to perform the correction by performing a levator resection. This will tighten the levator muscle to improve its function. The procedure may cause temporary dryness of the eye as well as inability to blink. But these effects will resolve in some time, and healthy upper lid function will be restored.

 

Frontalis Suspension

In a case where the levator muscle is extremely weak, it may not be possible to sufficiently raise the eyelid by tightening the muscle. In such cases, the surgeon may perform a frontalis suspension procedure. In this procedure, small strands will be placed between the eyelid and brow. The surgeon will tighten these strands to raise the lid.

When the patient wants to raise the eyelids, they will unconsciously raise the brows. When they want to close the eyelids, they will unconsciously lower the brows and squeeze the eyelids shut. The surgeon may perform a frontalis suspension in children by obtaining fibrous tissue from their leg. Long lasting correction is often achieved with this procedure.

In case of adults, the surgeon may perform a frontalis suspension using an elastic strand of solid silicone. This strand is more elastic than the fibrous tissue used in children, enabling the patient to close the eyelids more easily after the procedure. Furthermore, silicone is a safer option because the eyelid height may easily be lowered if the eye is drying out and cannot tolerate the higher position of the eyelids.

The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis using only local anesthesia. In some cases, the surgeon may additionally remove some excess skin from the eyelid to improving eyelid lift function.

 

Recovery

Some swelling will occur in the eyelid after the surgery, and vision will be blurry. The patient should apply cold compresses to mitigate swelling and keep the head in an elevated position. A prescription lubricating ointment provided by the surgeon should be used to prevent dry eye. The ointment may have to be used for a few weeks after the surgery.

The patient should avoid direct sun and minimize eye strain during the recovery phase as directed by the surgeon. Experienced and remarkable eye surgeon Dr. Jennifer Hui receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and other neighborhoods and towns in this part of SoCal for incisional ptosis correction.

For more information about cosmetic surgery and nonsurgical eye treatments and procedures performed by Oculoplastic Eye Surgeon Dr. Jennifer Hui for patients in and around Palm Springs, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Palm Desert, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, California and surrounding areas call 760.610.2677 or click here to contact us.

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What is Epicanthoplasty?

What is Epicanthoplasty? | Palm Springs Eyelid Surgery | Rancho MirageEpicanthoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure aimed at eliminating the ‘Mongolian fold’ that obstructs the medial corner of the eye. A prominent fold may cover a significant part of the inner eye, making the eyes appear too widely spaced or too short horizontally. Some patients may even complain that they look cross-eyed.

Epicanthoplasty can lengthen the horizontal eyelid opening in order to create bigger and more alert looking eyes. Dr. Jennifer Hui is a dedicated and cordial oculoplastic surgeon providing epicanthoplasty and other procedures to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and other communities and towns across the horizon.

 

Benefits of Epicanthoplasty

Epicanthoplasty eyelid surgery can provide the following cosmetic benefits:

  • Reduces inter-canthal distance, which makes the eyes appear closer to each other (ideal ratio between the length of eyes and intercanthal distance is 1:1)
  • Exposes the medial half of the eyes to make the eyes look bigger and brighter
  • Reveals the medial half of the double fold to reduce the creases
  • Shifts the medial canthus medially and upwards to make the eyes appear less slanted

A heavy epicanthal fold causes obstruction in the natural formation of an outfold crease. Therefore, epicanthoplasty is often performed in combination with double eyelid surgery. This helps to remove a part of the epicanthal fold in such a way that a crease can naturally take hold without tension and scarring.

 

Surgery for Candidates of Asian Descent

About three in five Asians have a Mongolian fold, which covers the medial portion of the eyes and makes the eyes appear smaller in proportion to the rest of the facial features. If a candidate receives only double eyelid surgery without epicanthoplasty in case of a Mongolian fold, the outcome may be less effective or less natural looking.

Combined with epicanthoplasty, the eyelid surgery can create balanced length between the eyes, and a more gentle and defined eye appearance. The surgeon must be careful not to remove the entire epicanthal fold in case of Asian patients. In such case, the patient may lose their natural Asian identity.

Most of the epicanthal fold may be removed in Asians with a harsher appearance, while leaving ever so slight amount. That will create a softer, more open look. On the other hand, patients with already round facial features should have a slight epicanthal fold after surgery in order to contrast sharper eyes with other softer qualities of the face.

 

Techniques to Prevent Scarring

Two approaches may be used to prevent scarring in this procedure. The first approach involves rearranging the tissue within the inner eye and the lower eyelid. The second approach involves mobilizing the epicanthal tissue to achieve flexibility within the epicanthal skin.

Both approaches are suitable for counteracting tension, which will occur when excess skin is removed. The surgery can be performed using local anesthesia with oral sedation. The procedure can be completed in about 30 minutes.

Dependable and judicious eye surgeon Dr. Jennifer Hui receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and other neighborhoods and communities in this area of the country for epicanthoplasty.

For more information about cosmetic surgery and nonsurgical eye treatments and procedures performed by Oculoplastic Eye Surgeon Dr. Jennifer Hui for patients in and around Palm Springs, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Palm Desert, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, California and surrounding areas call 760.610.2677 or click here to contact us.

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Non-Incisional Ptosis Correction

Non-Incisional Ptosis Correction | Palm Springs Eyelid SurgeryPtosis occurs when the muscles that help the eyes opened are weak. Drooping eyelids may partially or fully cover the pupil in this condition and the eyes may have a glassy look. Ptosis corrective cosmetic surgery as well as non-incisional ptosis correction may be possible to restore the normal eyelid condition.

During the initial consultation, the surgeon will explain the benefits and limitations of both incisional and non-incisional ptosis correction procedures.

Outstanding and cordial oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Hui provides ptosis correction to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and surrounding communities in this region of the country.

 

Candidates for Non-Incisional Correction

With a non-incisional ptosis correction procedure, the patient can achieve similar benefits as the ptosis surgery. The surgeon may look for the following characteristics in a patient to determine their candidacy for a non-incision ptosis correction:

  • The patient is bothered by a sleepy look because of the eyelids covering the eyes.
  • There is asymmetry between the eyes.
  • The patient wants to avoid ptosis surgery.
  • The patient may have had no change even after double eyelid surgery.
  • The patient wants faster recovery without affecting their social life.
  • The patient wants to avoid any risk of visible scarring.

 

Benefits

In case of ptosis correction without incision, any risks that are typically associated with a surgical procedure are avoided. As there is no surgical incision, the possibility of prominent visible scarring is eliminated. Recovery is rapid and very minor swelling may occur because of a non-incisional procedure. Results are safe and predictable, involving minimal discomfort or downtime.

 

10-Minute Eye Lift

A 10-minute eye lift is a minimally invasive procedure designed to improve the appearance of a droopy upper eyelid. Very effective results can be obtained with this efficient and simple procedure. As a first step, the surgeon will mark the redundant portion of the underside of the hooded area of the upper lid, which is hidden from view.

The surgeon will then administer a small amount of local anesthetic using an injection. Once the area is numbed, the surgeon will run along a heated probe along the marked sites to achieve retraction and shrinkage of the hooding. This will allow the upper eyelid to become adequately exposed. Once the procedure is completed, the surgeon will treat the resulting wound line with an ointment to help it heal without suturing.

The procedure can be performed on both upper eyelids. An experienced eye surgeon will only take about five minutes to treat each eyelid. While most patients may go back to their normal routine immediately after the treatment, a few may choose to rest for a day.

 

Recovery

Minor swelling, tenderness and a small amount of drainage and scabbing along the treatment line may occur after the non-incisional ptosis correction procedure. The patient should clean the area and apply the prescribed ointment or lubricant.

In about a week’s time, full healing will occur. Profound and solid eye surgeon Dr. Jennifer Hui receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and other towns and communities in this section of the state and beyond for ptosis correction.

For more information about cosmetic surgery and nonsurgical eye treatments and procedures performed by Oculoplastic Eye Surgeon Dr. Jennifer Hui for patients in and around Palm Springs, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Palm Desert, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, California and surrounding areas call 760.610.2677 or click here to contact us.

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What is Ptosis?

What is Ptosis? | Palm Desert Eyelid Surgery | Palm SpringsPtosis is commonly known as ‘sleepy eyes’ because the eyelid covers the pupil more than normal in this condition. As a result the brow and forehead muscles are involved in opening the eyes because the muscle opening the eyes is weak. Ptosis corrective cosmetic surgery can be performed to restore the normal eye appearance.

During the initial consultation, the surgeon will explain to the patient about the ptosis condition and carefully determine their candidacy for ptosis corrective surgery.

Fantastic and committed oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Hui provides ptosis correction to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and surrounding locations.

 

Symptoms

Ptosis occurs when the upper eyelid starts drooping over the eye. If the drooping is excessive, it will cover the pupil to limit or even entirely block the normal vision. Ptosis can occur in both kids and adults. The good news is that this condition can be treated successfully with ptosis eyelid surgery. Some of the common symptoms arising from ptosis may include:

  • Asymmetry eyes
  • Origin of astigmatis
  • Reduced visual acuity
  • Wrinkles on forehead
  • Frequent headaches

 

Ptosis in Kids

Congenital ptosis may occur in a child who is born with a problem with the levator muscle, which lifts the eyelid. The eyelid may be drooping or the upper lid creases may not line up evenly with each other. A child with ptosis may tip their head back, lift up their chin, or raise their brows to try to see more clearly. If the condition persists, these movements may lead to head and neck problems over time.  

Children born with ptosis may also have other eye related problems in some cases. These could include eye muscle disease, eye movement issues or tumors on the eyelid. Having ptosis puts a child at risk for vision problems. If the vision is blocked due to a heavily drooping eyelid, it may lead to amblyopia or a lazy eye. Astigmatism may develop in some children who see blurry images, while some others may develop misaligned or crossed eyes.

 

Ptosis in Adults

Adults may suffer from ptosis when the levator muscle stretches or separates away from their eyelid. They may occur due to the effects of aging or an eye injury. In a few cases, ptosis may occur as an after-effect of an eye surgery. Tumors or other diseases may also affect the eyelid muscle, causing ptosis, in rare cases.

The surgeon will determine the underlying cause of ptosis in order to suggest the most appropriate treatment. This will involve a thorough eye exam, and may include other diagnostic tests and x-rays. Surgery may be recommended in most cases to help the eyelid muscle work better.

Ptosis correction surgery is designed to make a clear and defined eye shape by removing sagginess and fat tissue through an incision. In case of severe ptosis, incisional ptosis correction is more effective. Accomplished and profound eye surgeon Dr. Jennifer Hui receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and other cities and towns in The Golden State for ptosis correction.

For more information about cosmetic surgery and nonsurgical eye treatments and procedures performed by Oculoplastic Eye Surgeon Dr. Jennifer Hui for patients in and around Palm Springs, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Palm Desert, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, California and surrounding areas call 760.610.2677 or click here to contact us.

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Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon About Lower Eyelid Surgery

Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon About Lower Eyelid SurgeryEyes are an aesthetically prominent part of the face, and they are also the most delicate external organ in the body. Therefore, it is vital for a patient to make an informed and rational decision about a procedure such as lower eyelid surgery and choose the best possible surgeon for their needs.

During the initial consultation, the surgeon will encourage the patient to ask questions and clarify all their doubts and concerns. The first concern of a dedicated surgeon will be to educate the patient about the procedure and allow them to make a well-considered choice.

Experienced and cordial oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Hui provides lower blepharoplasty to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and other cities and communities in this section of the nation.

 

Key Questions to Ask

  • How many years of training and experience do you have in the field of cosmetic surgery?
  • Do you have specialized training and qualifications in the area of eye surgery, or a board certification in ophthalmology?
  • How is an oculoplastic surgeon different from another eye surgeon?
  • Have you previously performed lower and upper eyelid procedures, and what is your success rate in this surgery?
  • Am I a suitable candidate for lower blepharoplasty?
  • Can you show me a few lower eyelid lift before and after images so that I can have a more realistic perspective?
  • Where will the scars be located and will they be conspicuous?
  • What kind of anesthesia would you recommend in my case?
  • How much will it cost me to receive lower eyelid surgery?
  • Will I have to undergo certain preparation or lifestyle adjustments prior to the surgery?
  • Is the recovery going to be long and painful?
  • When can I return to my workplace after the lower eyelid lift procedure?
  • Are there any risks and complications associated with this surgery, which I should be aware of?
  • Does your office have a policy regarding revision procedures?
  • Should I choose brow lift along with eyelid lift?
  • Do I also need upper eyelid surgery?
  • Which surgical venue would you recommend for my procedure?
  • What will be the estimated duration of my surgery?
  • How long will the results sustain on average after the eyelid lift?
  • Can I benefit from dermal fillers, Botox or another non-surgical treatment option in place of lower eyelid surgery?
  • What are the procedure steps involved in lower blepharoplasty, and can I see photos or videos related to the procedure?
  • Can I take a brief office tour or speak to one of your staff members to familiarize myself with your office?
  • Do you have testimonials of previous patients who may have eyelid lift or other procedures at your practice?
  • Is your office equipped to handle any potential emergency situation?

Accomplished and prolific eye surgeon Dr. Hui receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and other suburbs and neighborhoods in this region of Southern California for lower eyelid surgery.

For more information about cosmetic surgery and nonsurgical eye treatments and procedures performed by Oculoplastic Eye Surgeon Dr. Jennifer Hui for patients in and around Palm Springs, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Palm Desert, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, California and surrounding areas call 760.610.2677 or click here to contact us.

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Preparing for Lower Eyelid Surgery

Preparing for Lower Eyelid Surgery | Palm Springs Eyelid SurgeonLower eyelid surgery is designed to improve the appearance of under eye bags, wrinkles and fine lines below the lower lid by removing excess skin and fat. To achieve safe and predictable outcomes, it is important for a patient to adequately prepare for lower eyelid procedure.

The surgeon will provide tips and guidelines for preparation at the time of pre-op consultation. A well-prepared patient will typically have more confidence and better resilience to go through the surgery.

Dr. Jennifer Hui is a golden and dependable oculoplastic surgeon providing lower eyelid surgery to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and surrounding towns and cities in this area of the state.

 

Avoid Smoking and Certain Medications

The surgeon will require the patient to refrain from smoking for a specified time period before and after lower eyelid cosmetic surgery. Nicotine in tobacco smoke disrupts the smooth flow of oxygen in the blood, resulting in an increased surgical risk as well as chances of poor healing.

If the patient has been taking any blood thinning drugs such as aspirin and NSAIDs or certain herbal supplements and oral vitamin E, these may have to be stopped for a few days. The surgeon may also adjust the schedule of any prescription meds in consultation with the prescribing physician.

Practical Arrangements Prior to Surgery

Working people should apply for leave in advance for at least a week to have a safe recovery. Non-working patients should also be prepared that they will be confined to home for at least a week, and may need to postpone any social engagements to a later date. The patient should also arrange for someone responsible to drive them back home after lower blepharoplasty.

If necessary, the patient should also arrange for aftercare for the first few days of recovery. Any pressing tasks at home or office should be completed well in advance in order to have a stress-free post-surgical recovery phase. Some patients prefer to prepare a recovery kit at home, which covers essential items required during the early recovery phase. These may include:

  • Prescription drugs and antibiotics
  • Over the counter pain medications
  • Gauze Bandages
  • Loose fitting clothes with front buttons
  • Extra pillows

A Day before the Surgery

A day before the scheduled lower eyelid procedure, the patient should wash their hair thoroughly to help minimize infection risks. They should refrain from consuming alcohol for at least 48 hours prior to the surgery. They should rest well and sleep early on the night before the surgery.

This is not the time to be running any marathons or taking off some limbs off the tree while climbing 20 feet up carrying a chainsaw. Not any patient wants to do that; no patient probably does not even want to go all out their child’s soccer practice either the evening before the surgery is taking place. Patients have to be smart about this; no patient should want to put any more pressure on themselves than necessary.

The Day of Surgery

The patient should ideally wear loose fitting top with front buttons on the way to the surgery center. The surgeon may start the antibiotic regimen prior to the procedure. The surgery will only take about one to two hours, but the patient will have to spend additional hours in the recovery area for monitoring.

Dedicated, prolific, and successful eye surgeon Dr. Hui receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and nearby areas for lower blepharoplasty.


For more information about cosmetic surgery and nonsurgical eye treatments and procedures performed by Oculoplastic Eye Surgeon Dr. Jennifer Hui for patients in and around Palm Springs, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Palm Desert, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, California and surrounding areas call 760.610.2677 or click here to contact us.

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Your Lower Eyelid Surgery Consultation

Your Lower Eyelid Surgery Consultation | Palm Springs | Rancho MiragePre-operative consultation is an important segment in the overall lower eyelid cosmetic surgery procedure. A detailed consultation will lay the foundation for a successful surgery.

The patient should be prepared to proactively engage with the surgeon, provide accurate feedback, and help the surgeon create an appropriate lower eyelid lift surgical plan.

Dr. Jennifer Hui is a fantastic and dedicated oculoplastic surgeon providing lower eyelid surgery and various other cutting edge cosmetic procedures to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and other cities and neighborhoods in this part of The Golden State.

 

Candidacy and Patient Education

During the pre-op consultation for lower eyelid lift, one of the first concerns of the surgeon will be to educate the patient about all aspects of the procedure, and help them make an informed decision. To start with, the surgeon will evaluate the overall eye anatomy, droopiness in the lower eyelids, and specific aesthetic issues of the patient to determine their candidacy for lower eyelid surgery.

The surgeon will explain the appropriate lower blepharoplasty technique that may be applied in their case. They will also apprise the patient of the potential risks and limitations, and the expected costs of the procedure. The surgeon will address the patient’s doubts and concerns at this stage, and help them attain complete clarity about the procedure.

 

Health Evaluation

At the time of initial consultation, the surgeon will examine the patient’s general health condition and review their past medical records. They will also assess the extent of skin laxity around the lower eyelids and look for potential eye infections or other concerns that may require medical attention.

The patient will be required to provide information about the current prescription and non-prescription medications they may be taking, and about any previous eye procedures.

A few lab tests or eye diagnostic tests may be ordered in some cases, or the surgeon may require medical clearance from the physician. Accomplished and majestic eye surgeon Dr. Hui receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and other suburbs and towns in this part of the southwest for lower eyelid surgery.

 

Pre- and Post-Op Instructions

At the time of initial consultation, the surgeon will provide a few instructions for pre- and post-operative care. They will advise the patient to stop smoking for a few weeks before the lower eyelid lift procedure. If the patient is using blood thinners, vitamin E or certain herbal supplements, these may have to be stopped for a few days. The schedule of prescription drugs may be adjusted in consultation with the physician.

 

Developing Realistic Expectations

Many surgeons like to present lower eyelid surgery before and after photos of previous patients during the initial consultation. This helps ensure that the patient has a clear idea of what the procedure can or cannot do for them, and they can make a better decision.

On the patient’s request, the surgeon may also provide the patient with testimonials of past patients who have undergone lower eyelid surgery. They may also be encouraged to take a brief office tour during their first visit to the surgeon’s office. The point is to make you feel at home since building rapport makes people feel more relaxed. The surgeon wants this visit to be cordial and comfortable. The surgeon and the staff want all patients to feel at ease and to understand what they do and so on.

Creating serenity is the something Dr. Hui and her staff want to aim for.

For more information about cosmetic surgery and nonsurgical eye treatments and procedures performed by Oculoplastic Eye Surgeon Dr. Jennifer Hui for patients in and around Palm Springs, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Palm Desert, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, California and surrounding areas call 760.610.2677 or click here to contact us.

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Lower Eyelid Plastic Surgery Risks and Safety

Lower Eyelid Plastic Surgery Risks and Safety | Palm Springs Eye SurgeryLower eyelid surgery, clinically known as lower blepharoplasty, is usually a safe procedure with a low incidence of complications.

However, as eyes are the most sensitive external organ in the body, it is vital that any cosmetic surgery around the eyes should only be performed by a specialist. On their part, the patient should be willing to cooperate with the surgeon and carefully follow their instructions for safe outcomes.

Dr. Jennifer Hui is a proven and perceptive oculoplastic surgeon providing lower eyelid lift and other cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures. The hard working and stellar Dr. Hui will apprise the patient of the potential risks during the initial consultation. She provides lower blepharoplasty to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and surrounding locations across the horizon.

 

Serious Complications

Severe complications in lower eyelid lift may only occur in very rare cases. These may include ectropian, hematoma and retinal detachment. Ectropian is a kind of droopy effect that will result in the lower eyelid becoming inverted. If this condition occurs after lower eyelid surgery, a revision procedure may have to be performed.

Hematoma refers to fluid collection beneath the skin in the incision areas. The risk may be higher when both lower and upper eyelid procedures are performed along with additional surgeries such as facelift or forehead lift. The surgeon will usually place temporary drain tubes under the skin to collect fluid and reduce the risk.

Retinal detachment may occur in extremely rare cases. This causes the retina to separate from the outer layers of the eye. Tears or holes in the retina may cause this condition. Retinal detachment can be corrected with additional surgery.

 

Additional Risks

Some of the less severe complications that may occur following lower eyelid surgery may include:

  • Infection
  • Excessive tearing
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • Dry eyes
  • Burning sensation in the eyes
  • Unfavorable scarring
  • Appearance of whiteheads
  • Poor ability to keep the eyes closed during sleep
  • Blurry or double vision

These conditions often clear up without the need for any specific treatment, but in some cases, the complication may persist for a longer time, or may become permanent. Remarkable and profound eye surgeon Dr. Hui receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and other communities and neighborhoods in this area of SoCal for lower eyelid surgery.

 

Side Effects

Mild Pain and Irritation

The patient is likely to experience mild discomfort, irritation and soreness in the incision sites in the first few days. Once the effect of anesthesia goes off, the patient will feel tightness in the lower eyelids. The surgeon may prescribe painkillers for a few days to keep the patient comfortable during recovery.

 

Swelling

Some redness and minor swelling may occur in the treated areas after lower eyelid surgery. Cold compresses or ice therapy should be used in the first two to three days to minimize swelling.

 

Scarring

Some degree of scarring is inevitable in any surgery, but the scars will usually be well-hidden in natural skin creases, and will typically become more inconspicuous over time.

For more information about cosmetic surgery and nonsurgical eye treatments and procedures performed by Oculoplastic Eye Surgeon Dr. Jennifer Hui for patients in and around Palm Springs, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Palm Desert, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, California and surrounding areas call 760.610.2677 or click here to contact us.

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Lower Eyelid Plastic Surgery Recovery

Lower Eyelid Plastic Surgery Recovery  | Palm Springs Eye SurgeonLower eyelid surgery or lower blepharoplasty is a relatively invasive cosmetic surgery procedure involving a mild recovery process. But the patient will be required to give adequate rest to the eyes in the post-operative phase to ensure full recovery.

Eyes are a delicate part of the body, and the patient should be ready to adhere to the surgeon’s post-surgical care instructions for a safe recovery.

During the initial consultation, the surgeon will educate the patient about all aspects of lower eyelid surgery, including expected recovery. Dr. Jennifer Hui is an accomplished oculoplastic surgeon providing lower eyelid surgery to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and surrounding locations and suburbs in this area of the southwest.

 

Recovery Process

Lower blepharoplasty is typically performed as an outpatient surgery. But in exceptional circumstances, the patient may require an overnight stay at the hospital. Depending on the patient’s specific eye and general health condition, the surgeon will make an appropriate recommendation. The patient should be prepared to take a week off from work to recover from lower eyelid surgery.

Most patients will be able to return to their regular routine or go back to their workplace in a week’s time. But complete recovery is likely to take a few more weeks. At the end of the first week, the sutures are usually removed. Swelling and redness would have considerably resolved by the second week.

In the initial recovery period, the patient will be required to avoid or minimize activities that exert the eyes, such as TV viewing, reading, or using computer or mobile phone. It is important to minimize strain on the eyes in the first few days in order to avoid excess blood flow to the eyes. With proper rest to the eyes and eye care, the results of lower eyelid lift will develop more safely and quickly.

Focused and exceptional eye surgeon Dr. Hui receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and nearby areas for lower eyelid surgery.

 

Side Effects

Mild redness and swelling around the incision sites will occur as a temporary side effect after lower blepharoplasty. Patients are likely to experience some soreness, itching and dryness, and in a few cases, excessive tearing may take place. Mild prescription medications and a topical cream will help to keep the patient comfortable during the recovery period.

Some patients may experience light sensitivity for a few days, while some others may have a temporary blurred vision. In most cases, these side effects will disappear on their own, as long as the patient follows the surgeon’s post-surgical care instructions.

 

Aftercare

The patient is advised to apply cold compresses over the incision areas in the first two days after lower blepharoplasty. This will help improve swelling and soreness. The surgeon may prescribe eye drops, if the patient has dry eyes.

The patient must protect the eyes against sun exposure as per the surgeon’s instructions. They can gradually increase their activities that involve strain on the eyes as the eye condition and incision healing improves.

For more information about cosmetic surgery and nonsurgical eye treatments and procedures performed by Oculoplastic Eye Surgeon Dr. Jennifer Hui for patients in and around Palm Springs, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Palm Desert, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, California and surrounding areas call 760.610.2677 or click here to contact us.

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Lower Eyelid Surgery Candidates

Lower Eyelid Surgery Candidates | Palm Springs Eyelid SurgeryLower eyelid lift is a delicate cosmetic surgery procedure because it involves the eyes. Therefore, it is important to carefully determine candidacy before recommending this surgery to a patient. A dedicated surgeon will evaluate the patient’s eye anatomy as well as their personal cosmetic goals and needs to determine candidacy.

Dr. Jennifer Hui is a fantastic and judicious oculoplastic surgeon providing lower eyelid surgery and various other eye procedures. Patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and surrounding communities in the Golden State have an opportunity to receive lower eyelid surgery from Dr. Hui.

 

Candidacy

A suitable candidate for lower eyelid surgery will be someone who is in good general health, and is unhappy with the appearance of cosmetic signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines and creases around the lower eyelids as well as dark circles and under eye bags.

The surgeon will review the previous medical records of the patient to assess whether they have any underlying medical or eye condition that may increase the risk of complications during surgery or at the time of post-op recovery. Patients with certain types of ophthalmic conditions may be required to first receive treatment for the condition before they may be considered as candidates for lower eyelid surgery.

 

Patient’s Goals

Most candidates want to choose lower eyelid surgery for cosmetic reasons in order to have a rejuvenated upper facial appearance. They may sometimes combine lower and upper eyelid lift along with other procedures such as brow lift to create more harmonious outcomes. Women and men with droopy lower eyelids, puffiness under the eyes and excessive skin or wrinkles around the eyes will usually make good candidates.

Folds or creases under the lower eyelids as well as bags under the eyes can be effectively corrected with lower eyelid surgery. Some patients may also want to remove dark circles under the eyes and crow’s feet around the eyes. However, these issues may only be partially improved with lower eyelid surgery alone. The surgeon will objectively assess the candidate’s personal cosmetic goals before recommending lower eyelid surgery.

 

Eyelid Characteristics

The following characteristics will be considered for candidacy:

Tired Appearance of the Eyes

Eyes can appear old or tired due to the emergence of wrinkles, fine lines and saggy skin around the lower eyelids. These conditions can be corrected with lower blepharoplasty.

 

Under Eye Bags

Puffiness under the eyes or under eye bags can be mitigated with lower eyelid surgery. Candidates can achieve a youthful and smooth look of the eyelids.

 

Droopy Skin in the Lower Lids

Loose skin in the lower eyelids can give a tired look to the eyes because of the unsightly folds and wrinkles. Partial vision obstruction may also occur. These conditions can be improved with lower eyelid surgery.

Lower eyelid surgery candidates will usually be above the age of 30, but those suffering from droopy eyelids due to genetic factors may require the surgery earlier. Dedicated eye surgeon Dr. Hui receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and in other towns and cities in this part of Southern California for lower eyelid surgery.

For more information about cosmetic surgery and nonsurgical eye treatments and procedures performed by Oculoplastic Eye Surgeon Dr. Jennifer Hui for patients in and around Palm Springs, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Palm Desert, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, California and surrounding areas call 760.610.2677 or click here to contact us.

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