Blepharoplasty (derived from the Greek word “Blepharon,” meaning eyelid) is a surgical procedure designed to enhance the aesthetics of the upper and/or lower eyelids. The skin around the eyes is extremely delicate, and is highly susceptible to the damaging effects of the sun and the natural aging process. Blepharoplasty procedures can have a rejuvenating effect on the appearance of the entire face, enabling patients to appear well-rested and refreshed. Additionally, eyelid surgery can address and correct a number of aesthetic issues that negatively impact the eyelid area, including:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes (“crow’s feet”)
  • Excess fatty deposits that are causing the upper eyelids to appear swollen
  • Puffiness or bags under the eyes
  • Folds in the upper eyelids (these folds can potentially impair the patient’s vision)
  • Lower eyelid ptosis (sagging)

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid) Orange CountyEyelid surgery requires a high level of surgical precision and expertise, and should only be performed by a Board Certified plastic surgeon with extensive knowledge of facial anatomy, such as Dr. Farbod Esmailian, whose private practice in Los Alamitos, CA serves patients in the greater Los Angeles area, including Newport Beach and Orange County. Dr. Esmailian’s skill and experience performing delicate facial surgeries has made him a top choice for many patients seeking to enhance the appearance of their eyelids with blepharoplasty procedures.


Your eyelid surgery will be performed as an outpatient procedure under IV sedation or general anesthesia, and any incisions will be placed carefully to ensure that they can be concealed by the natural shape of your eyelid.

There are three primary types of blepharoplasty surgery:

  • Upper Eyelid Lift
  • Lower Eyelid Lift
  • Transconjunctival Lower Eyelid Surgery

After conducting a thorough medical evaluation of your facial anatomy, Dr. Esmailian will select the appropriate surgical technique to fulfill your aesthetic goals. During your blepharoplasty procedure, Dr. Esmailian will tighten and lift the musculature of the eyelid region, and will improve the symmetry and definition of your eyelids by removing (or repositioning) the optimal amount of eyelid fat.


The average recovery period following eyelid surgery is 7-10 days, although this can vary depending upon your body’s capacity to heal itself. Your eyes will be highly sensitive to light after your surgery, which is which is why practicing proper sun protection and wearing darkly tinted sunglasses throughout the healing process is so important. Antibiotics, pain medication, eye ointment, and cold compresses can all help to alleviate any temporary post-procedural bruising, dry eyes, swelling, redness, or irritation.

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Dr. Esmailian is a double board certified plastic surgeon who focuses on providing superior patient care, and who makes it a priority to stay informed about the most cutting edge developments in the field of facial surgery. Supported by a compassionate and competent staff, Dr. Esmailian will work tirelessly to ensure that your blepharoplasty experience is as safe and comfortable as possible.

If you have additional questions about having your eyelid surgery performed by Dr. Esmailian, please contact our office today. We look forward to speaking with you, and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Esmailian.