Glaucoma Treatment

Glaucoma Treatment | Palm Springs Eye Surgeon | Palm Desert | La QuintaGlaucoma, which causes damage to the optic nerve, is considered to be the second leading cause of blindness in the world today. Open angle and narrow angle glaucoma are the two major forms of this disease. The treatment may be offered by an experienced eye surgeon with expertise in this area.

Dr. Jennifer Hui is a board certified ophthalmologist and a fully trained eyelid surgery expert providing a wide range of eye treatments and cosmetic surgery procedures to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and surrounding locations.

 

Treatments

Various treatment approaches are available to address glaucoma. Glaucoma drops may be prescribed to reduce eye pressure. If the eye doctor prescribes more than one type of glaucoma drop, there should be a gap of at least five minutes between them. Laser surgery may also be used in some cases to treat glaucoma. As long as eye pressure is controlled, it is possible to slow the progression of glaucoma and preserve vision.

 

Eye Drops

The patient must take the prescribed drugs regularly and precisely in order to control the eye pressure. The eye doctor should know all medications that the patient may be currently using so that there is no drug interference with the glaucoma eye drops.

To minimize the drug absorption into the bloodstream and maximize the amount of medication absorbed in the affected eye, the patient should close the eye for one to two minutes following the administering of the drops. The index finger can pressed lightly against the inferior nasal corner of the eyelid to shut the tear duct which drains into the nose.

 

Pills

In some cases, pills may be prescribed in addition to drops. The pills are designed to turn down the eye’s faucet and mitigate the fluid production. These oral medications are usually taken two to four times daily. The prescribing eye doctor should know about other medications that the patient may be taking to avoid adverse drug interactions.

Dedicated oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Hui receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and nearby areas for glaucoma treatment.

 

Laser Surgery

Over the years, laser surgery has emerged as a popular option against traditional surgery to treat glaucoma. Open angle glaucoma is commonly treated with a surgery called trabeculoplasty. This procedure can be completed in less than 15 minutes. It is painless and may be performed at the surgeon’s office or an outpatient facility.

The surgeon will focus the targeted laser beam on the eye’s drain. The laser heat will change the eye’s drainage system in a subtle manner so that the aqueous fluid is able to pass more smoothly out of the drain. This enables the lowering of eye pressure.

With this procedure, many patients respond well enough to avoid traditional surgery. Medications may have to be continued for some time after the treatment. Complications with laser surgery are minimal, which is a major reason for the growing popularity of this treatment option for glaucoma.

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 Palm Springs Eye Doctor

Your Palm Springs Eye Doctor | Palm Desert Oculoplastic SurgeonEyes are a highly sensitive part of the body, and any cosmetic surgery related to the eyes should ideally be performed by a surgeon with focused expertise in this area. Dr. Jennifer Hui is an eye surgeon with advanced skills and training, providing various eye procedures to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and surrounding locations.

 

Skill and Training in Oculoplastics

Dr. Hui completed her Ophthalmology residency as well as Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery/Orbital Oncology fellowship at the leading Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL. Her skill in oculoplastics allows her to optimize the functional and cosmetic outcome for patients.

As an oculoplastic surgeon, she understands the subtle eyelid anatomy and the surgical intricacies involved in this area. Her comprehension about the eyelid anatomy and its relationship to ocular function and facial expression is vital to achieving superior results when performing eyelid surgery.

 

Board Certified and Member of ASOPRS

Dr. Hui is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. In 2016 she was inducted as a fellow to the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). This is a highly specialized group of surgeons whose expertise focuses on the eyelids, orbit and lacrimal systems. Membership is approved after completion of a rigorous fellowship as well as a thesis, written board examination and oral board examination.

 

Professional Engagements

In addition to her private practice as an eye surgeon, Dr. Hui is involved in academic and other professional engagements. She served as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for three years as a member of the oculoplastics department.

She is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Loma Linda University and is the sole physician in their Oculoplastics Department. She enjoys teaching the residents and the complexity of challenging cases in an academic setting. She is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of California, Riverside.

Dr. Hui is a member of numerous societies, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the California Medical Association, and the Riverside County Medical Association. She was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 2012. In her private practice, she receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and nearby areas.

 

Customized Eye Treatments

Dr. Hui firmly believes that each individual’s facial and eye anatomy is unique, which deserves a unique treatment approach. She will carefully take into account the patient’s eye and facial features as well as their personal aesthetic goals to prepare a customized treatment plan.

This allows her to create more precise and effective outcomes in a less invasive manner. Patient satisfaction levels are significantly high, downtime, is reduced and the risk of complications is minimized. Dr. Hui will also strive to achieve the delicate balance between art and science in every procedure. Therefore, patients can experience results that are not only cosmetically superior, but also healthy, sustainable and more predictable.

This means patients can more quickly get on with their lives after the eyelid surgery and they can have a better understanding on what to expect when it is over with.  

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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Blocked Tear Duct

Eyelid Lift Surgery | Blepharoplasty | Palm Springs | Rancho Mirage CAA blocked tear duct may occur in adults due to an infection, injury, or tumor. The tears cannot drain normally, leading to a watery, irritated eye. Partial or full obstruction in the tear drainage system causes this condition. However, the problem is almost always treatable, and the treatment will depend on the cause of blockage and the patient’s age and health condition.

Dr. Jennifer Hui is an experienced oculoplastic surgeon providing treatments for blocked tear duct and other conditions. Patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and surrounding communities have an opportunity to receive medical and cosmetic surgery as well as non-surgical treatments of the eye from Dr. Hui.

Symptoms

The symptoms of a blocked tear duct include:

  • Excessive tearing
  • Redness in the eye
  • Recurrent eye inflammation or infection
  • Swelling and pain in the corner of the eye
  • Eyelid crusting
  • Pus discharge from the eyelids
  • Blurred vision

Causes

The eye surgeon will try to determine the cause in order to offer appropriate treatment for a blocked tear duct. Some of the key causes include:

  • Blockage by birth in newborns
  • Age related occurrence
  • Inflammation or infection
  • Injury or trauma
  • Tumor
  • Long-term use of certain eye drops
  • Side effect of chemotherapy

Non-Surgical Treatments

Medications

If an infection has caused the tear duct blockage, the eye surgeon may prescribe antibiotic pills or eye drops.

Massage or Wait and Watch

In newborn babies, a blocked tear duct will usually improve without any treatment. If the baby’s condition does not get better, the surgeon may recommend a special massage technique to open the membrane for tear drainage. Similarly, in case of injury, the surgeon may wait for a few months to see if the condition improves as the injury heals.

Flushing, Probing, and Dilation

In case of adults with partially narrowed puncta, the surgeon may dilate the puncta with a tiny probe and then irrigate or flush the tear duct. This treatment can be performed on an outpatient basis.

Balloon Catheter Dilation

The treatment may be used for both infants and adults with partial blockage. Following anesthesia, the surgeon will thread through the blockage and use a catheter or tube with a deflated balloon on the tip. The balloon will be inflated and deflated a few times to open the blockage.

Stenting or Intubation

A thin tube or stent is threaded through one or both puncta in the corner of the eyelid. The tubes then pass through the tear drainage system. The tubes are usually left in for about three months before they are removed.

Surgery

External or endoscopic surgery may be performed with the patient under general anesthesia. The surgeon will make an incision on the side of the nose, close to the location of the lachrymal sac. A stent will be placed in the new passageway, and the surgeon will close the incision with sutures.

Dedicated eyelid surgery expert Dr. Hui receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and nearby areas for tear duct blockage treatment.

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

Once a person has decided to undergo lower eyelid cosmetic surgery, as a first step, they should schedule a consultation with the surgeon of their choice. The consultation process will be comprehensive, and the patient should participate proactively to help the surgeon create a customized surgical plan.

Dr. Jennifer Hui is a dedicated oculoplastic surgeon providing lower eyelid surgery and other innovative and advanced cosmetic procedures to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and surrounding communities. Dr. Hui will have a detailed consultation in order to pave the way for a successful lower eyelid surgery.

Establishing Surgical Goals

At the time of initial consultation for lower eyelid surgery, the surgeon will educate the patient about the procedure and discuss various treatment approaches and techniques. The benefits and limitations of various techniques and the estimated costs of the procedure will also be discussed. The surgeon will encourage the patient to ask questions and clarify all their doubts and concerns about the procedure and the surgeon’s practice.

The patient should share their innate aesthetic needs and desires and explain to the surgeon what about their eye appearance may be bothering them. The surgeon will incorporate this feedback to create a customized lower eyelid surgery plan, which may sometimes include additional procedures such as upper eyelid lift or brow lift.  

Health Assessment

The eye surgeon will review the patient’s medical history to determine their fitness for lower eyelid surgery. An evaluation of the eye anatomy, skin type, and elasticity, and any eye infections will also be carried out. The patient should inform the surgeon about the current medications and herbal supplements, smoking, alcohol, and past eye procedures, including LASIK.

Sometimes the surgeon may order additional diagnostic tests or seek medical clearance from the patient’s general physician. Dedicated oculoplastic 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.

Guidelines

The surgeon will provide certain guidelines to the patient for the preparation and post-surgical recovery. If the patient is a smoker, they will be required to quit smoking for a certain period of time prior to the lower eyelid surgery. Their schedule of prescription meds may have to be altered, and blood thinning medications and herbal supplements may have to be completed stopped for some time.

The surgeon will guide the patient to arrange for someone responsible to drive them back home after the surgery. Working people may have to apply for leave in advance because they will be required to rest at home in the first week after the procedure. The patient may also arrange for aftercare for the first two to three days or more after the surgery.

Developing Expectations

During the consultation, the surgeon may encourage the patient to review lower eyelid surgery before and after images of past patients. This will help the patient to be clear about what to expect and what not to expect from the procedure, and make a well-informed decision.

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 Risks and Safety

Complications in lower eyelid cosmetic surgery will rarely occur, but like any other surgery, some degree of risk is inherent to the procedure.

As the surgery involves a sensitive area such as the eyes, it is important to choose a surgeon with expertise in eyelid procedures in order to minimize the risk. The patient should follow the pre- and post-operative instructions of the surgeon for safe and predictable results.

Dr. Jennifer Hui is a dedicated oculoplastic surgeon providing lower eyelid lift and various other surgical and non-surgical procedures related to the eyes and other areas. Dr. Hui provides lower eyelid surgery to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and surrounding communities.

Major Complications

Some of the severe complications that may occur in rare situations as a result of lower eyelid surgery include ectropian, hematoma and retinal detachment. Ectropian refers to a drooping effect that causes the lower eyelid to invert. A revision surgery may have to be performed to correct this condition.

Hematoma or collection of fluid under the incision areas may occur in any surgery, including lower eyelid surgery. This risk may be higher when lower eyelid lift is performed together with other procedures such as forehead lift or facelift. To minimize the risk, the surgeon will place drainage tubes below the skin for a few days.

In extremely rare cases, retinal detachment may occur when the retina gets separated from the eye’s outer layers. Tears or holes in the retina may lead to this occurrence. Additional surgery from an experienced eye surgeon can help to correct this condition.

Other Risks

Some of the less severe complications that may occur in a few cases after lower eyelid surgery include:

  • Infection
  • Excessive tearing
  • Poor reaction to anesthesia
  • Dry eyes
  • Burning of the eyes
  • Visible scarring
  • Formation of whiteheads after suture removal
  • Difficulty in keeping the eyes closed while sleeping
  • Blurred or double vision

These conditions are easily treatable, and will often resolve on their own within a few days. In exceptional cases, a complication may become permanent. 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.

Common Side Effects

Post-operative Discomfort

Mild pain, irritation, and discomfort following lower eyelid surgery may occur in the first few days. The lower lids may feel sore and tight as the anesthesia effect wears off. The surgeon will prescribe pain meds to keep the patient comfortable.

Swelling

Mild redness and swelling will occur in the incision areas after the surgery. Cold compresses or ice packs may be applied in the first two or three days. Patient should keep the head elevated while resting in the first week.

Scarring

Some degree of scarring is inevitable, but a skilled surgeon will be able to keep it well-concealed. Over a period of time, the scars will anyway become inconspicuous to the casual observer.

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 Recovery Time

Lower Eyelid Surgery Recovery Time | Palm Springs Eyelid SurgeryLower blepharoplasty is a relatively less invasive cosmetic surgery procedure, but it will involve a certain period of recovery. The patient should have a clear idea of what to expect during the recovery and the estimated time it may require for the patient to resume normal activities. The surgeon will discuss all about the recovery process and how to care for the eyes during the recovery.

Dr. Jennifer Hui is an experienced oculoplastic surgeon providing lower eyelid lift surgery and various other cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Dr. Hui provides lower eyelid lift to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and other parts of this region.

Initial Recovery Experience

In the first few days following lower eyelid surgery, the patient will experience mild swelling and redness around the incision sites. The eyes may tear excessively during this time. If some dryness occurs in the eye area, it may be treated with an ointment prescribed by the surgeon.

Temporary blurring of vision may occur as a result of using the ointment, and even otherwise, general temporary blurred vision may occur in some patients. The eyes may be more sensitive to light in the initial days of recovery.

Estimated Recovery Period

Complete recovery from lower eyelid lift surgery will usually take several weeks. The eye surgeon will remove the stitches within two days to a week. The patient should give plenty of rest to the eyes in the first week. Swelling and redness in the incision areas will gradually begin to fade. Reading and television viewing should be avoided in the early phase of recovery.

Any exertion to the eyes may increase blood flow, which can interfere with the healing. In about a week to 10 days, most patients can return to their regular activities at home or go back to work. Recovery process can seem to be long and distressing, particularly in the early phase when the face appears bruised and swollen.

But within a few weeks, most patients will see significant improvement in their eye appearance. The eyes will look more youthful and alert, reminding the patient why they chose to receive this surgery in the first place. 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.

Expediting the Healing Process

In the first two to three days following the surgery, the incision sites can be kept lubricated with ointment. Swelling can be reduced with the use of cold compresses at this time. To prevent dry eyes, the surgeon may prescribe some eye drops. Wearing contact lenses, using computer, watching TV and reading should be avoided in the first week.

In the first few days of recovery, the head should be kept in an elevated position as far as possible. This will help to minimize bruising and swelling. For the first two weeks after the surgery, the patient should wear dark sunglasses to protect the eyes against the sun and wind.

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 Before and After Photos

Lower Eyelid Surgery Before and After | Palm Springs Plastic SurgeryLower blepharoplasty can significantly rejuvenate the eyes and make the upper face appear more attractive and youthful. At the time of initial consultation, the surgeon will discuss all aspects of this cosmetic surgery procedure and may also present before and after photographs before the patient.

Dr. Jennifer Hui is an experienced oculoplastic surgeon providing lower eyelid lift and various other cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Dr. Hui provides these procedures to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and surrounding communities.

What are Lower Blepharoplasty Before and After Images?

Before and after images in case of lower eyelid surgery refer to a set of pictures belonging to a previous patient who has undergone the same procedure with successful results. The set includes images taken prior to the surgery and after the surgery at a stage when the initial swelling and bruising has been eliminated and full effects of lower eyelid lift are visible.

The surgeon will take care to ensure that the photographs are obtained with the proper consent of the patient and presented before new patients in an appropriate manner. The patient’s identity may be kept undisclosed as required. The surgeon’s only purpose behind this exercise is to use these photographs as a visual aid to explain the potential effectiveness of lower eyelid lift to new patients.

Benefits

Eyes are the most sensitive part of the body, and any surgical procedure around the eyes is naturally going to cause concern for a patient. Patients want to be sure whether the lower eyelid lift will improve their overall upper face appearance and whether it will meet their unique cosmetic goals.

Some patients may only need eyelid lift, while some others may want to combine it with brow lift or other facial procedures. In each case, the patient is in a better position to make the right choices when they have access to lower eyelid surgery before and after photos.

Having Realistic Expectations

Experienced eye surgeons are aware that best patient satisfaction levels in a procedure such as lower blepharoplasty will usually be achieved when the patient has clear cosmetic goals, a positive state of mind, and realistic expectations. Therefore, they may like to present lower eyelid surgery before and after photos at the very first appointment.

Once the patient knows what to expect and what not to expect from the surgery, they can make a well-considered decision. Such patients are usually more appreciative of the final outcomes, and feel good about their own new look. It also mitigates the risk of any misunderstanding or disappointment occurring at a late stage.

Online Images

The surgeon may choose to provide lower eyelid surgery before and after photos on their practice website. New patients can easily access the photos online and then decide whether to seek a personal consultation with the 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.

Now what has really changed the landscape here is digital technology. Now patients can use this technology to make a solid and correct decision based on their proclivities. Digital technology means people do not have to rely on some vague brochure or some picture book the clinic has for potential patients. Now the patients can check out these pictures from a coffee shop or from their own kitchen table.

Digital technology has helped out many industries and the plastic surgery community is one of them. If you are contemplating eyelid surgery you can see what this means and what it looks like by looking at these totally clear pictures online and then applying what you see to your eyes and your situation. Now patients can be more informed and this reduces their anxiety if they choose to go forward with this procedure.

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 Procedure Steps

Lower Eyelid Surgery Procedure Steps | Palm Springs Cosmetic SurgeryLower blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure that may be performed to eliminate loose skin and wrinkles around the lower eyelids and remove under eye bags. During the pre-operative consultation, the surgeon will discuss the steps involved in the lower eyelid lift procedure. Once the patient fully understands the procedure, it will help to relieve them of anxiety and make them feel more confident.

Dr. Jennifer Hui is a dedicated oculoplastic surgeon providing lower eyelid lift and various other eye related cosmetic and medical procedures. Patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and surrounding communities have an opportunity to receive lower eyelid and other surgeries from Dr. Hui.

Determining Candidacy

The first step involved in the procedure will be to determine whether the patient is a fabulous candidate for lower eyelid surgery. The surgeon may recommend this procedure if the patient’s eyes appear tired even after sufficient rest or sleep, eye bags are conspicuously present below the eyes, skin around the eyes is sagging, and patient finds it difficult to apply eye makeup.

The surgeon may not choose a candidate if they are afflicted with an eye disease such as dry eyes, or an untreated infection that may interfere with the surgery. Lower blepharoplasty procedure is designed to take several years off the eyes for the right candidates.

Performing the Surgery

The eye surgeon may choose one of the following two approaches to perform lower eyelid lift procedure:

Transcutaneous Surgical Approach

This approach involves an external incision made beneath the eyelashes to perform the surgery through the skin. When both skin and muscle are sagging, the surgeon may use this approach. The delicate orbicularis oculi muscle, which supports the lower eyelid, must be preserved while creating incisions and flaps. Any weakness in the muscle integrity can alter the shape of the eye.

Transconjunctival Surgical Approach

This approach involves an internal incision in the lower eyelid. The orbicularis oculi muscle integrity is not affected with this technique, allowing the surgeon to maintain the shape of the eye more easily. However, the surgeon should have an intricate understanding of the eye structures in order to perform lower eyelid lift with an internal incision.

Lateral Canthus Correction

As an additional procedure, the oculoplastic surgeon will correct the lateral canthus or the outer corner of the eye. This is critical for eye shape and support. If attention is not paid to this aspect, the outer corners can become rounded instead of angular after the lower blepharoplasty. Advanced surgical techniques are used to restore support and cosmetically improve the outer corners of the eyes.

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

Recovery

Post-operative recovery is an important part of the lower eyelid surgery treatment process. The patient should give adequate rest to the eyes in the first week, and protect them against light and sunshine. The first follow-up appointment with the surgeon will usually take place at the end of first week.

Mild bruising and swelling will usually occur after lower eyelid surgery, but will fade away in about one week. Most patients can return to work in one week. A follow-up appointment with the surgeon will usually be scheduled at the end of the first week.

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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See the Desert Living Show with Ophthalmic Surgeon Dr. Jennifer Hui

 

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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How much does Lower Eyelid Surgery Cost?

Lower Eyelid Surgery Cost | Palm Springs Eyelid Surgery | Rancho Mirage

Lower blepharoplasty is a highly effective cosmetic surgery procedure to eliminate under eye bags and wrinkles, and restore a well-rested, youthful appearance of the eyes. The sticker price of the surgery is an important starting point for many patients considering this procedure because it is usually treated as an elective surgery, which is not covered under insurance.

During the initial consultation, the surgeon will explain all about lower blepharoplasty, including its estimated costs. A responsible surgeon will first educate the patient on all aspects of the procedure to help them make an informed decision. Dr. Jennifer Hui is a dedicated oculoplastic surgeon providing lower blepharoplasty to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and surrounding communities.

 

Financial Factors

The dollar amount of lower eyelid surgery can vary from one practice to another and even from one patient to another in some cases. Several factors will go into determining the actual cost of the surgery.

 

Practice Location

Where the practice is located makes a significant difference to the cost of this procedure. The costs in major metropolitan regions and prime cities are usually higher because of the higher cost of living and expensive real estate in these areas. Therefore, a practice located in a prime urban center may have relatively higher costs for various procedures, including blepharoplasty, than a practice in a small town in an interior location.

 

Eye Surgeon’s Fee

The eye surgeon may charge a fee according to their qualifications, training, certifications and experience. Eye is the most sensitive external organ in the body, and any procedure related to the eyes should ideally be performed by a fully trained and experienced surgeon. The cost will be soon forgotten, but the cosmetic outcome of eyelid surgery may last for a very long time.

 

Anesthesia and Surgical Room Costs

If the surgeon decides to perform eyelid surgery using general anesthesia, it will involve the fee of an anesthesiologist or a registered anesthetist nurse. The fee can vary according to their training and qualifications. Blepharoplasty may be performed in a hospital, an accredited surgery center, or a private surgical suite. The costs and benefits in each case will vary.

 

Extent of Surgery

Lower eyelid surgery may be performed using an external or internal incision, depending on the patient’s needs and the skills of the operating surgeon. Some patients may require only trimming away of loose skin, while others may also require fat reduction or redistribution and tightening of the underlying eye muscle.

Some patients may choose to have lower and upper eyelid surgery together, or combine it with an additional procedure such as brow lift. The overall monetary amount of surgery will go up in case of additional procedures along with lower blepharoplasty. Dr. Hui receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, La Quinta, Coachella Valley, Riverside, Redlands, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, and nearby areas.

 

Financing

Patients may consider getting the procedure financed through professional medical care financing companies. These firms offer competitive interest rates, quick loan approvals, and convenient monthly installments of up to 60 months.

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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