Get High-Quality, Natural-Looking Results for Your Eyelid Surgery in La Jolla

Dr. Glynn Bolitho is very experienced in this delicate procedure and knows how important it is to get it right. He has the skill and expertise to give clients a refreshed outcome that does not look overdone.

  • Quadruple board-certified in plastic surgery
  • Over 20 years of experience
  • Former Chief of Plastic Surgery Scripps Memorial Hospital
  • Current Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery UC San Diego
  • Patient safety and care is paramount

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Why Get Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, offers a compelling solution for individuals seeking to refresh and rejuvenate their appearance. As we age, the delicate skin around the eyes may develop excess folds, puffiness, and drooping, contributing to a tired look. Eyelid surgery in La Jolla effectively addresses these concerns by removing excess skin, repositioning or removing fat deposits, and tightening underlying muscles. The result is a more youthful and alert appearance that can enhance both one's facial aesthetics and self-confidence.

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Subtle Benefits of Eyelid Surgery

This cosmetic surgery imparts a subtle yet impactful enhancement to one's overall look, providing a refreshed and revitalized appearance through the following benefits:

  • Reduction of excess skin, puffiness, and fine lines around the eyes.
  • Improved eyelid contour, enhancing facial symmetry.
  • Minimized appearance of under-eye bags and sagging upper lids.
  • Enhanced brightness and openness of the eyes, contributing to a more alert expression.
  • A rejuvenated and rested appearance that boosts self-confidence.
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Types of Eyelid Surgeries

Eyelid surgery in La Jolla encompasses various techniques tailored to individual needs, each targeting specific areas around the eyes for a rejuvenated appearance:

Upper Blepharoplasty

Addresses sagging upper eyelids by removing excess skin and fat, restoring a refreshed and more alert look.

Lower Blepharoplasty

Targets under-eye bags and puffiness by repositioning or removing excess fat and tightening the skin.

Asian Eyelid Surgery

Creates a natural-looking double eyelid fold, enhancing the eyes' appearance while respecting unique ethnic features.

Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty

Focuses on the lower eyelid's inner surface to address fat deposits without external incisions.

Combination Blepharoplasty

A comprehensive approach combining upper and lower eyelid surgery for a harmonious overall rejuvenation.

The Procedure

This is a straightforward technique that involves the removal of excess skin, fat, and muscle from the upper and/or lower eyelids. The surgeon makes discreet incisions along the natural creases of the eyelids, minimizing visible scarring. The excess tissue is then carefully removed or repositioned, creating a smoother and more youthful eye contour. The incisions are meticulously closed, and the recovery process allows for gradual healing, revealing a revitalized appearance.

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Your Recovery for Refreshed, Bright Eyes

After eyelid surgery, expect a relatively short recovery period. Swelling and bruising may be present for about one to two weeks, gradually diminishing over time. Patients can typically resume normal activities within a week, while complete healing and optimal results may take a few months.

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Tips for Eyelid Surgery Recovery

It is essential to follow Dr. Bolitho's instructions diligently in order to optimize healing and minimize complications during the recovery period. Firstly, applying cold compresses gently to the eyes can help reduce swelling and bruising in the initial days following the procedure. Keeping your head elevated while resting can also aid in reducing swelling and promoting drainage. Avoiding strenuous activities, heavy lifting, and bending over for the first week or two can prevent unnecessary eye strain and promote proper healing. Additionally, attending all follow-up appointments with Dr. Bolitho to track your progress and address any concerns promptly to ensure a smooth recovery process.

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Who is a Candidate for Blepharoplasty?

Dr. Bolitho takes a personalized approach to eyelid surgery, meticulously discussing your unique aesthetic vision and carefully reviewing your health and medical history. 

Eyelid surgery is ideal for:

  • Individuals with tired or drooping eyelids
  • Those with excess skin and puffiness around the eyes
  • Individuals experiencing impaired vision due to sagging upper eyelids
  • Those desiring a more refreshed and youthful appearance around the eyes
  • Non-smokers with a healthy lifestyle

Eyelid Surgery FAQ

What is eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)?

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that aims to improve the appearance of the eyelids by removing excess skin, fat, or muscle. It can address sagging eyelids, under-eye bags, and drooping lower eyelids, resulting in a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

Who is a suitable candidate for eyelid surgery?

Ideal candidates for eyelid surgery are individuals bothered by excess skin or fat around the eyes, causing a tired or aged appearance. They should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the procedure. A consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon can determine candidacy.

What are the different types of eyelid surgery?

There are two main types of eyelid surgery: upper blepharoplasty and lower blepharoplasty. Upper blepharoplasty focuses on correcting droopy upper eyelids by removing excess skin and fat. Lower blepharoplasty targets under-eye bags and puffiness by repositioning or removing fat and tightening the skin.

What is the recovery process like after eyelid surgery?

Recovery from eyelid surgery typically involves mild swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can be managed with pain medication and cold compresses. Patients are usually able to resume normal activities within a week, although strenuous activities should be avoided for a few weeks. Final results may take several weeks to fully manifest as swelling subsides.

Are there any risks or complications associated with eyelid surgery?

Like any surgical procedure, eyelid surgery carries risks, including infection, bleeding, scarring, and changes in eyelid symmetry or shape. Other potential complications may include dry eyes, temporary numbness, or difficulty closing the eyes completely. However, these risks can be minimized by choosing a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon and following post-operative instructions diligently.

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Why Choose Dr. Glynn Bolitho for Your Procedure?

Dr. Bolitho has been practicing plastic and reconstructive surgery for over 20 years. Following in his father’s footsteps, he is a second-generation physician and developed a dedication to providing the best in patient care early on. He is not only board-certified in plastic surgery in the U.S., but also South Africa, United Kingdom and Canada. Dr. Bolitho’s team consists of highly qualified, credentialed staff and board-certified anesthesiologists. Our operating suite has passed stringent national standards for safety—the same standards demanded of hospitals. He values the long-term client relationships he has developed; thanks to his dedication to spending as much time as needed during the consultation and patient care afterwards, clients value the relationship as well.

Consult with Dr. Bolitho at our La Jolla Practice

Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bolitho in our comfortable and inviting consulting suite on the same floor as the operating room complex. He is happy to go over the blepharoplasty process in general and help you obtain the aesthetic appearance you want.

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