Upper eyelid blepharoplasty, or “eyelid lift”, is a procedure to remove upper eyelid skin and the most common procedure Dr. Iyengar performs. Recognized for over 5 years as a San Diego Magazine Top Doctor in eyelid surgery by his physician peers, Dr. Iyengar performs this procedure for aesthetic improvement or for the improvement of peripheral vision. The procedure takes about 20 minutes and patients can generally expect to be bruised for 1-2 weeks. Dr. Iyengar performs this procedure in the office and in the operating room under light sedation. Our practice is unique in that we are the only practice in the San Diego area that performs this procedure EVERYDAY. Our practice also regularly fixes complications from this procedure after patients have had surgery elsewhere. As a fellowship-trained oculoplastic surgeon, Dr. Iyengar has the most experience in blepharoplasty and his approach focuses on providing a natural, refreshed, appearance while preserving the muscle under the skin responsible for eyelid closure. This avoids many of the possible complications with eyelid surgery. We are especially proud of the number of physician colleagues and health care workers in San Diego that continue to choose our practice for their own eyelid surgery.
Our practice sees many members of the aesthetic and medical community for this procedure because they know our focus on safety and that we do this procedure more regularly than anyone in San Diego. Many physicians also choose our practice for their own eyelid surgery because they know Dr. Iyengar regularly fixes the complications of plastic surgeons in the San Diego community. We are often asked to fix cases where a plastic surgeon who is not an eyelid specialist either took too much skin causing dry eye and inability to close the eye or a misplaced eyelid crease. The details in eyelid surgery matter and seeing an eyelid specialist matters.
Upper Blepharoplasty Before And Afters
Case 1: This is a nice physician (M.D.) colleague (Gastroenterologist) that came to see us with bothered by her upper eyelid skin. She was seeking a safe, natural-appearing, aesthetic improvement. She underwent upper eyelid blepharoplasty in the office by Dr. Iyengar. She was pleased with the result.
Case 2: This is a nice La Jolla physician (M.D.) colleague (Anesthesiologist) that works in a local surgery center with several oculoplastic surgeons and general plastic surgeons. Having seen the work of different plastic surgeons in the area, he chose to see Dr. Iyengar to address his right upper eyelid. He underwent right upper eyelid blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) in the office by Dr. Iyengar. He was pleased with the result.
Case 3: This is a nice physician (M.D.) colleague (Emergency Medicine) from Hillcrest was bothered by her upper eyelid skin. She underwent upper eyelid blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) in the office by Dr. Iyengar. She was pleased with the result and back to saving lives in San Diego.
Case 4: This is a nice hospital nurse (R.N.) from Oceanside, CA that came to see Dr. Iyengar for her droopy eyelids after speaking to her healthcare colleagues. She underwent upper eyelid blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) in the office and was pleased with the result.
Case 5: This is a very kind M.D. colleague (Pediatrician) was bothered by the extra skin on her upper eyelids. She is back to caring for our future generations.
Case 6: This is a very dynamic M.D. colleague (Emergency Room Physician) at Scripps that was bothered by the asymmetry in his upper eyelids. He went upper eyelid blepharoplasty and was pleased with the result.
Case 7: This nice woman came to see Dr. Iyengar with extra skin on the upper eyelid and feeling like she was looking tired. She underwent upper eyelid blepharoplasty by Dr. Iyengar in the office, under local anesthesia, and thrilled with the result.
Case 8: This nice woman was bothered by extra skin on the upper eyelids and was looking for a natural-appearing result. She underwent upper eyelid blepharoplasty in our Encinitas office and pleased with the final result.
Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is best performed by a fellowship-trained oculoplastic surgeon who is a member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Many physicians also choose our practice for their own eyelid surgery because they know Dr. Iyengar regularly fixes the complications of plastic surgeons in the San Diego community and has an unwavering commitment to safety while providing an natural aesthetic improvement.
Dr. Aaron, a highly-respected San Diego surgeon, with his mother after she underwent eyelid surgery by Dr. Iyengar.
Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty Procedure
Both you and Dr. Iyengar will go over the plan and what to expect from the surgery. An upper lid blepharoplasty can often be performed in the office using only local anesthesia if only skin is planning to be removed. Both excess skin and excess fat can pockets can be removed at the same time under local anesthesia. It is a painless procedure that we do in our very own procedure room in the office with customized music. However, in cases where additional surgery is performed, Dr. Iyengar will perform the procedure under sedation within an operating room. An upper lid blepharoplasty is often combined with lower lid blepharoplasty where the lower lid excess skin and fat pockets are removed. In cases where the brows are also low set, Dr. Iyengar may recommend a brow lift. Upper eyelid surgery will not help with the fine wrinkles on the sides of your eyelids though. Botox can be injected to help improve these wrinkles and Botox can be used in combination with eyelid surgery.
Fixing Eyelid Surgery Complications
Recognized in the San Diego area as “the eyelid expert” who fixes botched eyelid surgery, here are four different patients who had upper eyelid blepharoplasty by local La Jolla plastic surgeons and were referred to Dr. Iyengar for secondary eyelid surgery after suboptimal results. The top photographs are their results after surgery by a plastic surgeon and the bottom photographs are after surgery by Dr. Iyengar. They were all pleased with the result and advised their peers to seek out an eyelid specialist for an eyelid lift. He was able to fix these cases using a modern technique which avoided any external scars.
This is a stunning San Diego hairstylist that had previous upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) performed by a general plastic surgeon in La Jolla and came to see Dr. Iyengar to fix her asymmetric results. The precise measurements in eyelid surgery are performed in millimeters. As San Diego’s top eye plastic surgeon, Dr. Iyengar performs these measurements everyday and performs eyelid surgery everyday. This client was very happy that we were able to fix her eyelids after seeing a La Jolla general plastic surgeon who left her asymmetric.
Nurse who was bothered by droopy upper eyelids. Underwent upper eyelid blepharoplasty by Dr. Iyengar.
“Dr. Iyengar did my upper eyelid surgery one week ago. I was a little nervous to have the surgery since it was on my eyes, but after meeting with Dr. Iyengar and his staff, I was confident enough to schedule the surgery. I am beyond thrilled with the results already and they are still a little swollen and bruised. Such a difference. The procedure was done very quickly and efficiently. Dr. Iyengar has a magic touch. I’m so happy I went with San Diego Eyelid Specialists. The office staff is great too. I highly recommend.”