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Plastic surgeon in Orange County offers surgery for eyelids

Many patients desire firmer and smoother eyelids so they can attain a more youthful appearance. Dr. Thuan Nguyen understands and is happy to discuss their options at The Institute of Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery in Orange County. Dr. Nguyen, a highly sought after plastic surgeon, provides surgery for eyelids (blepharoplasty), among many other treatments.

Depending on the area of the eyelid that bothers patients, Dr. Nguyen will recommend the right treatment. An eyelid lift involves removing skin and adding or removing fat from the eyelids. The term "eyelid lift" is a misconception because the eyelid is not lifted during the procedure.

Upper eyelid surgery involves incisions to allow the removal of skin and fat. A thin stitch is used to bring the skin together, allowing the creation of an eyelid crease. Patients consider eyelid surgery when excess skin and fat have created a heavy looking eyelid, puffiness, and aged appearance.

If patients have an obstruction of their vision that is documented during an examination, most insurance companies will cover upper eyelid surgery. The requirements for a medically indicated eyelid surgery must be met. If eyelid surgery is cosmetic, then our team will work with patients, offering various payment options.

Lower eyelid surgery can involve an incision on the inside of the eyelid or incisions directly below the lash line. This approach allows access to the eyelid fat without visible incisions. Patients consider lower eyelid surgery when they want to have excess skin removed, reduce wrinkles, and improve the shape of the lower eyelid. Droopiness or sagging can be corrected when the eyelid is tightened. Adding fat to the eyelid can improve a "hollowed" appearance. Double eyelid surgery is considered when patients desire an upper eyelid increase. It is often called Asian eyelid surgery or the Westernization of the eyelid.

Regardless of the type of surgery, patients will find gentle care at The Institute of Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery in Orange County. To explore eyelid surgery, schedule a consultation by calling (714) 421-4022. Dr. Nguyen will review your medical history, examine your eyelids, and ask you several questions to determine if eyelid surgery is right for you.

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