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