EYELID PLASTIC SURGERY COMMON QUESTIONS

WHAT IS AN OCULOPLASTIC SURGEON? 

An oculoplastic surgeon is a board-certified ophthalmologist who has received an additional two years of training focused on plastic surgery of the eyelids and surrounding structures. An oculoplastic surgeon is highly specialized and proficient at both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Learn more

AM I A CANDIDATE FOR EYELID SURGERY?

There are many factors that contribute to your ability to have eyelid surgery. Dr. Joseph will discuss your problem, your goals, and your overall medical health to determine if surgery is right for you.

MY UPPER EYELIDS ARE HEAVY, WILL INSURANCE COVER MY SURGERY?

Most insurance providers will cover the cost of upper eyelid surgery if the “heaviness” of the eyelids is affecting the peripheral vision. Dr. Joseph will perform a specialized examination with state-of-the-art visual field testing to determine if you may qualify for coverage under your insurance. Learn More

MY EYES LOOK TIRED ALL THE TIME, WHAT CAN I DO?

In the modern age of aesthetic medicine, we have so much to offer to improve your tired looking eyes. Surgery is just one option, and may be the best option for you. However, Botox and filler treatment around the eyes is an excellent way to restore the fullness and vibrancy around our eyes, improving sunken, dark, heavy, and puffy looking eyelids. Even if you were told you need surgery by another doctor, in-office injectable treatments may be able to give you the aesthetic result you are looking for without the downtime of surgery. Learn More

I AM CONSIDERING A COSMETIC TREATMENT AROUND MY EYES, WHAT SHOULD I KNOW?

Surgeons from different specialties may offer eyelid cosmetic surgery and treatments to their patients. As an oculofacial plastic surgeon specializing in eyelid surgery, Dr. Joseph focuses his practice on this area and this type of surgery. This enables Dr. Joseph to tailor the surgery to your specific needs and goals. Dr. Joseph is excited to bring this level of specialized care to Newport Beach. Learn More

RealSelf Q&A with Jeffrey M. Joseph, MD

Laser Blepharoplasty Vs. Surgery
This is a great question. Patients ask all the time... "Can my eyelid surgery be done with a laser?" The answer is that there are two ways lasers are used...READ MORE
How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost?
Great question. There are a lot of factors that determine the cost of surgery. Lower blepharoplasty is usually more complex when compared to uppers....READ MORE
1 year post and eyelid still swollen? Will this swelling heal over time or would something like a cold compress help? (photo)
Ptosis surgery can cause more lasting swelling due to the depth of the surgery in the eyelid. However after 1 year, any swelling you see is likely not true...READ MORE
Lower eyelid shortening after lower blepharoplasty - Is there a way to restore natural shape? (photo)
Restoring your natural eyelid shape may require additional surgery. A canthoplasty procedure may be helpful to restore the natural shape of your eye.READ MORE
What is the best way to get rid of festoons? My doctor made them worse after a blepharoplasty.
While they may improve with more time, your festoons will likely need additional treatment. Consider discussing both surgical and non surgical options with...READ MORE