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Enhancing Smooth, Youthful Features to Brighten Your Face

Eyelid surgery, also referred to as blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that can significantly improve the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids. Garrett Wirth, MD, MS, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon who routinely performs eyelid surgery for men and women seeking facial rejuvenation. Individuals seeking eyelid surgery in Newport Beach often choose other rejuvenation procedures such as a facelift or forehead lift in conjunction with their eyelid surgery, and we can’t wait to learn how we can help you look the way you’ve always wanted to.

How Does Eyelid Surgery Work?

Eyelid surgery with Garrett Wirth, MD, MS, FACS is generally performed under local anesthesia and can be completed in an hour and a half to three hours, depending upon the extent of your procedure. Once you have been sedated, Dr. Wirth will begin by making predetermined incisions that follow the natural fold progression of your eyelids.

Incisions are typically made in the creases of the upper lids and just below the lashes of the lower lids, allowing Dr. Wirth will gently separate the skin from the underlying tissue. He then precisely trims and removes excess skin and fat around the eyelids, before suturing the incisions closed with very thin stitches.

Am I a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

During your consultation with Dr. Wirth, he will be able to determine if you are an ideal candidate for his Newport Beach eyelid surgery. It is important that you possess healthy facial tissue and muscles around your eyes, as well as realistic expectations prior to surgery.

Eyelid surgery can effectively treat a variety of cosmetic and medical conditions such as:

  • Excess fatty deposits around the upper eyelids
  • Loose or sagging skin around the upper eyelids that obscures vision
  • Excess skin, bags or fine wrinkles around the lower eyelids

How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost?

At Wirth Plastic Surgery usually the cost of upper and lower blepharoplasty is between $7,000 and $8,500. In some instances, insurance might cover a portion of this cost — this typically applies to situations where the eyelid surgery is being sought due to functional issues like vision impairment. Reach out to your insurance provider, to learn more about whether or not you can get a portion of this procedure covered.

What Happens After Eyelid Surgery?

Dr. Wirth will provide you with personalized postoperative care instructions to ensure proper healing after your procedure. Following surgery, it is normal to experience some discomfort and tightness around your eyes for a few days, with a bit of mild swelling and visible bruising also present. Keeping your head elevated will significantly reduce swelling around your eyes as you heal and recover.

For most patients, sutures will be removed within a week of surgery. Some swelling and discoloration may remain after the stitches have been removed for several days. You should be feeling and looking well enough to resume work and social activity 10 days after your procedure, but strenuous activities like exercise should be avoided for several weeks.

Proudly Serving Orange County Patients

If you’re thinking about eyelid surgery in Newport Beach, you can schedule a free consultation with Board Certified plastic surgeon, Garrett Wirth, MD, MS, FACS. His patient-centric approach involves working closely with everyone who comes through his door. 

Together, you and Dr. Wirth will develop a treatment plan that is custom-tailored to your individual needs, so you can look and feel your very best. Reach out and set up your consultation today!

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