About Eyelid Surgery
The eyes are an attractive component of the face that deserve to be shown; however, an abundance of skin above or under the eyes can create an aging look. La Jolla, CA plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Schoemann offers blepharoplasty (also known as eyelid surgery) to remove excess skin and lift the upper or lower eyelid, creating a younger and awakened facial appearance. Countless men and women undergo eyelid surgery at Schoemann Plastic Surgery to reduce puffy bulges, leading to improved function and appearance. Upper and lower eyelid surgery creates a fresh, youthful appearance and can produce subtle yet striking improvements.
Eyelid surgery is a cosmetic surgery that is sought out by both men and women. During your private consultation, treatment alternatives will be discussed with Dr. Schoemann based on your symptoms that need to be addressed. In most cases, ideal candidates are impaired by excess, hanging skin and folds above their eyes, or bulging skin below bottom eyelid. These conditions can cause vision impairment that can hinder daily life. For a rejuvenated appearance, eyelid surgery may be the right procedure for you. If you have loose skin that droops on the upper eyelid or bulges and puffiness under the eyes, blepharoplasty can correct this to give you a younger appearance.
"My Husband recently had a surf accident that broke his Jaw. Dr. Schoemann was our saving grace. He made him self available that night in the ER to meet with us and discuss the surgery. He was able to get surgery done the next day. He was available by phone to answer any questions prior to surgery. He did an amazing job on the surgery and gave us such piece of mind putting us at ease through out the whole process. Every follow up visit has been incredible with not only with amazing care but his office is so friendly and on-time. We never feel rushed we have time to think and ask questions. We feel so fortunate to have had him in our time of emergency. We wanted to let everyone how incredible he is with face and jaw repair."- P.S. / Yelp / Apr 25, 2018
"Can't say enough about this doctor or staff . they are so kind and skilled. I've had three procedures done and I'm a very happy customer ? very reasonably priced to !"- K.E. / Facebook / Feb 02, 2018
"I highly recommend doctor Schoemann . - Wonderful he was kind and easy to talk to. Answered all my questions. And did an excellent job. Also I cannot say enough about the staff they are kind and accommodating. I don't exactly look like all of the people that come in there I'm younger I had tattoos colored hair piercings. I felt a little nervous , that I wouldn't fit in but not for a second that I feel judged. They also have..."- K.3. / RealSelf / Feb 02, 2018
"One year post op from breast augmentation and I could not be happier!!! Dr. Schoemann is one of the best and most caring plastic surgeons, so highly recommend him. Enjoyed his services so much that I have gone back to him twice now for botox and now that he has a UltraPulse CO2 Resurfacing Laser that is going to even further minimize fine lines, correct discoloration and clear up some acne scarring. I have referred several people to Dr. Schoemann now and all of them have been pleased with his work as well."- M.S. / Yelp / Jan 11, 2018
"One of the best!! - A little over one year post op from breast augmentation and I could not be happier!!! They look so real and natural. Dr. Schoemann really listened to what I wanted and is one of the best and most caring plastic surgeons, so I highly recommend him. In fact I have enjoyed his services so much that I have gone back to him twice now for botox injections. He now has a UltraPulse CO2 Resurfacing..."- M. / RealSelf / Jan 11, 2018
Depending on the complexity of the blepharoplasty, general anesthesia or IV sedation will be given. This cosmetic procedure may be done on the upper eyelid alone, on the bottom eyelid, or a combination of both upper and lower.
- Upper - Upper blepharoplasty assists in diminishing the hanging of skin that droops over the eye to create a more appealing eyelid appearance. An incision is usually made along the lash line or crease to trim away tissue and fat.
- Lower - Lower eyelid surgery is performed to reduce puffy skin under the lower eyelid. The incision is placed just under the lash line to allow access to remove fatty tissue, and the skin is delicately lifted to produce a smoother look. In some cases, a nonsurgical laser treatment can be applied to assist with discoloration, while dermal fillers can be used for added smoothness if necessary.
What to Expect
Blepharoplasty can last up to two hours based on whether one or both eyes are treated. After the procedure, you should expect a few days to rest and avoid strenuous activities. Ice packs can help reduce bruising and swelling. The results from blepharoplasty can last years, but even though they are lasting, the aging process does not stop. To complement your surgical outcomes, facial rejuvenation treatments at Schoemann Plastic Surgery such as lasers, chemical peels, and fillers can be paired to create a fresh appearance.
If you are having a hard time seeing due to hanging skin on the upper eyelid, or you suffer from puffy bags under your eyes, then blepharoplasty at Schoemann Plastic Surgery may be right for you. This surgery can help you look youthful and awakened while offering a gorgeous answer to your vision impairment concerns. We invite you to contact our office in La Jolla, CA to schedule a consultation with our double board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Schoemann.