VM Cosmetic Surgery

Edwin Choi, MD

Cosmetic Surgeon & Aesthetics Specialist located in Los Angeles, CA & Garden Grove, CA

When upper or lower eyelids sag and bag, it can detract from your overall appearance and even self-confidence. During blepharoplasty surgery at VM Cosmetic Surgery, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Edwin Choi removes extra skin and repositions the eyelids. The end result is a much younger and well-rested appearance. Make an appointment online today at one of VM Cosmetic Surgery’s four locations: Los Angeles, Garden Grove, or Diamond Bar.

Blepharoplasty Q & A

What is blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is an eyelid surgery that focuses on improving appearance of the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids, or both. It's currently one of the most popular kinds of surgery for adults of all ages.

There are several reasons you may choose blepharoplasty, but sagging lids and under-eye bags are two of the most common. Another common reason for eyelid surgery is the creation of a double eyelid for patients seeking a rounder, natural-looking eye shape.

How does an upper blepharoplasty work?

In an upper blepharoplasty, Dr. Choi typically makes a small incision within the eyelid crease so he can extract excess skin and fat. This restores appearance and eliminates sagginess. You'll have small scars in the fold of your eyelids, but these are nearly invisible when your eyes are open.

How does a lower blepharoplasty work?

In a lower blepharoplasty, Dr. Choi focuses on under-eye bags and droopiness below the eyes. Dr. Choi makes a small incision inside the lower inner lid to remove extra skin and fat, and there aren't any exterior scars. The stitch inside your eyelid is a dissolvable one in most cases.

How does double-eyelid surgery work?

During double-eyelid surgery, Dr. Choi uses your existing eyelid skin to create a natural shape. There are two surgery options: non-incision (buried method) and incision.

The buried method involves multiple micro-incisions, and is best for patients who have excellent skin elasticity. It's often a good choice if you're in your early 20s or younger.

If you're in your mid-20s or older, or if you lack skin elasticity at any age, Dr. Choi may recommend the incision method for excellent and long-lasting results.

How long does blepharoplasty recovery take?

It depends on which type of surgery you have, but most patients only need around a week for recovery. Dr. Choi removes your stitches five to seven days after your surgery, and by that time you'll likely be ready to return to your normal routine.

Whether it's sagging eyelids, bagging beneath the eyes, or a monolid that's bothering you, Dr. Choi can help. Schedule a blepharoplasty consultation with Dr. Choi through the online portal now.