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*Actual patient following eyelid surgery.
*Actual patient following eyelid surgery.
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Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) – San Diego, La Jolla, Temecula, Inland Empire
Dr. Stuart B. Kincaid
Eyelid Surgery Information provided by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Many individuals suffering from drooping eyelids have undergone treatment from San Diego blepharoplasty surgeon, Dr. Stuart Kincaid. His experience performing eyelid surgery has helped numerous patients achieve their desired appearance. Please read the information below to learn more about this rejuvenating procedure.
*Actual Eyelid Surgery Patient
Am I a good candidate for eyelid surgery?
Any one or combination of the following conditions may indicate that you are a good candidate for eyelid surgery:
- excess skin obscuring the natural fold of the upper eyelids
- loose skin hanging down from the upper eyelids, perhaps impairing vision
- a puffy appearance to the upper eyelids, making the eyes look tired
- excess skin and fine, crepey wrinkles of the lower eyelids
- bags and dark circles under the eyes, often with a depression along the bony border of the lower eyelids
- droopiness of the lower eyelids, showing white below the iris (colored portion of the eye)
Aesthetic eyelid surgery can usually correct these problems, though other treatments may also need to be considered. For example, if the upper eyelid condition is accompanied by sagging of the eyebrows, then a forehead lift may be recommended. Smoothing of crow's feet may require chemical peeling or laser resurfacing procedures. Circles beneath the eyes caused by dark pigmentation may be treated with a bleaching solution or chemical peel. Your plastic surgeon can provide further information if you have an interest in any of these additional procedures.
Your Personal Consultation
During the initial consultation, you may be asked to look in a mirror and point out exactly what you would like to see improved. This will help your plastic surgeon to understand your expectations and determine whether they can realistically be achieved.
How will my plastic surgeon evaluate me for aesthetic eyelid surgery?
You should come to the consultation prepared to discuss your medical history including previous surgeries, past and present medical conditions and current medications. It is important for you to provide complete information. High blood pressure, thyroid problems or diabetes are among the medical conditions that may increase the risks associated with eyelid surgery.
Your plastic surgeon will want to know if you have allergies, especially if they affect your eyes. He or she may ask whether you have ever tried and were unable to wear contact lenses, you should bring them with you in case your surgeon wants to test your vision.
It will be necessary for your surgeon to know if you were ever told by an ophthalmologist that you have a condition called "dry eye" or if you have any other problems with your eyes.
One of several surgical techniques may be suggested to improve the appearance of your eyelids. The particular technique that your plastic surgeon recommends will depend on may factors such as the amount of excess fat and skin in the eyelid areas, the position of your eyebrows, and the condition of muscles around your eyelids.
As his state-of-the-art plastic surgery Inland Empire facility, Dr. Kincaid had helped numerous patients with their cosmetic surgery needs. In addition to performing blepharoplasty / eyelid surgery, he has also helped patients seeking rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, facelift, PAL liposuction and breast augmentation in San Diego.
For blepharoplasty in San Diego, contact Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Stuart Kincaid. Located in San Diego serving Riverside County, Temecula and the Inland Empire.
For more information visit The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).