Do you have heavy, saggy, or puffy eyelids? Worried about botched eyelid surgery? With so many different types of doctors offering eyelid surgery it is difficult to know who to choose.
Horror stories litter the internet.
The story goes like this. A patient, a man or a woman, decided to undergo cosmetic eyelid surgery called a blepharoplasty. They were promised a removal of skin and possible muscle and fat to improve the appearance of the heavy looking eyelids and eyes. But, unfortunately the surgery did not heal as planned.

Dawn, a mom from Newcastle, England, opted to get an eyelid lift after losing 56 pounds as the result of gastric bypass surgery. “I lost so much volume from my face, but it was my upper eyelids that were really bothering me,” Dawn told ITV’s This Morning. When her surgeon, a member of the same practice that did her bariatric surgery, recommended she do both upper and lower eyelid, she decided to go for it. When she woke up, however, she knew something was terribly wrong.

Dawn’s lower eyelids had too much skin removed during her blepharoplasty. This caused her lower eyelids to roll out, called an ectropion. Her eyelids could not close well causing exposure, dryness and pain to her eyes. Eventually this can lead to scarring, infection and permanent damage to the eyes. The damage to the eyes and vision can lead to permanent blindness.

Marilyn Leisz can no longer fully shut her eyes.
It’s the result of a botched cosmetic surgery she received more than five years ago.
Leisz, of Bloomingdale, N.J., said of the surgery, “When you go in there, you tend to go in expecting to look better — not coming out looking like a freak.”

It was supposed to be a simple procedure — called a blepharoplasty — designed to remove excess skin and tighten eyelids, to give a younger appearance, CBS News Correspondent Seth Doane reported.

So how do you protect yourself while still getting the results you want. Who do you choose for your eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty.
Eyelid specialist and oculoplastic surgeon, Jeffrey Joseph, M.D., is an ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing exclusively in eyelid surgery.
An oculoplastic surgeon is a board certified ophthalmologist trained in taking care of the eyes and vision. An additional two years of fellowship training is spent training and mastering eyelid surgery. Dr. Joseph uses his training and experience to deliver natural, meaningful results for his patients while understanding the technical challenges and nuances in both eyelid surgery and the care of the eyes themselves.
If you are interested in blepharoplasty surgery or an eyelid lift, and are seeking a surgeon who dedicates his entire practice to this challenging, and fragile area, then a call to Dr. Joseph’s Orange County Office is the first step.
The location in Newport Beach allows Dr. Joseph to serve the surrounding areas of Irvine, Costa Mesa, Laguna, Tustin, Anaheim Hills, and Yorba Linda. But in addition, the location in Fashion Island, Newport Center makes this a convenient location to travel for Dr. Joseph’s patients anywhere in the world.