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It is often said that the eyes are the window to the soul, and they are certainly a focal point for others. This attention-catching area of the face is one of the first areas to display predominant signs of aging. Puffiness and wrinkles around the eyes can be caused by the normal aging process, along with genetics, accumulated sun exposure, and other various environmental factors. You may notice your upper eyelid drooping, the formation of fine lines around your lower eye, or bags under your eyes.

Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) tightens the skin and removes excess fat from the eyelids for a firmer, more youthful appearance. This can be a good solution if you feel that your eyes are aging the appearance of your face.

The procedure

Blepharoplasty is a surgical technique for reducing and tightening the eyelids, creating a more youthful appearance. There are several techniques for accomplishing this, and the best one depends on the nature of your concerns.
  • Upper eyelid revision is accomplished with an incision from one corner of the eye to the other, sometimes extending slightly past the corner of the eye to the "crow's feet." Excess fat is extracted, excess skin is trimmed, and the incision is closed with absorbable sutures. The incision follows the natural crease of the eyelid, so it is well disguised once healed.
  • Lower eyelid tightening and fat removal involves an incision immediately below the lash line. Excess skin and fat are removed, and then the incision is sutured. Like upper lid surgery, the mark is hidden once healed.
  • Fat removal can often be accomplished through an incision on the inside of the eyelid, if there is not excess skin. This technique leaves no visible mark at all, because there is not an external incision.


After the procedure, your eyelids appear firmer and smoother, giving you a more youthful, rested, alert appearance. It will not be obvious that you've had cosmetic surgery, but people are likely to notice how happy, alert, healthy, and vibrant you look. Although aging will continue, it will be "reset" to more youthful starting point. You will be able to enjoy the results of blepharoplasty for many years.


Contact the office for pricing for all procedures.

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Dr. Thomas T. Nguyen board certified plastic surgeon Fountain Valley, CA A Magna cum Laude graduate from Millsaps College, Dr. Thomas T. Nguyen is a board certified plastic surgeon. He brings with him a plethora of skill, expertise and knowledge given his 20 plus years of experience in the field.

Dr. Nguyen is presently the medical director of Orange County Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery Center. He has engaged in research and contributed to many medical publications and continues to be deeply passionate about providing the best possible treatment for his patients.
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