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Get that refreshed and youthful eyes with an eyelid lift.

Your eyes speak volumes about whom you are. They are the gateway to your soul and provide others with insight about your personality, your current mood, your energy level, and your age. This is why many patients invest in cosmetic eyelid surgery procedures. Dr. Kevin Sadati believes that blepharoplasty and other eyelid surgeries can allow a person to look younger and feel more confident about themselves. As an expert facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Kevin Sadati has been performing eyelid surgery for decades.

Preparing for Your Eyelid Lift

The blepharoplasty procedure is commonly known as the Eye Lift Orange County. During this operation, Dr. Kevin Sadati removes excess skin and fat from the eyelid area in order to rejuvenate a person’s appearance. The blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper eyelid, the lower eyelid or both eyelids at the same time. The traditional facelift procedure can eliminate lines and wrinkles on the majority of the face, but the blepharoplasty is one cosmetic procedure that can improve the appearance of the eyes and provide the patient with long-term results.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

The lower eyelid surgery is designed to eliminate puffiness from the lower part of the eyes and reduce the appearance of dark circles under the eye. The lower eyelid procedure has the most impact and is recommended for patients who are looking for more dramatic results. There is no need for general anesthesia since it can be performed using local anesthesia and twilight sedation. The procedure is performed in our state of art facility in Newport Beach California.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

The upper eyelid procedure or Eyelid Surgery focuses on eliminating excess skin around the crease of the eye. An incision is made in the crease, in order for it to be as discreet as possible. The upper eyelid procedure will provide patients with subtle yet powerful results, but many patients opt to have the upper lid and lower lid performed at the same time. There is no need for general anesthesia since it can be performed using local anesthesia and twilight sedation. The procedure is performed in our state of art facility in Newport Beach California.

Non-surgical Eyelid Procedures

For many patients, cosmetic surgery is not the best option. Those who are interested in non-surgical procedures will find that laser resurfacing can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles around their eyes. While the results are not permanent, this procedure still allows people to look younger and more energized again.

What are the steps of an eyelid lift?

There are some variations in the techniques that Dr. Sadati performs eyelid lifts depending on each patient’s needs. Twilight sedation with local anesthesia is used to make a patient comfortable and asleep (without the need for general anesthesia). For lower eyelid surgery or lower blepharoplasty, Dr. Sadati uses more modern techniques by making small incisions inside the lower lid, removing and repositioning the fat pads that are causing puffiness, followed by CO2 laser resurfacing of the skin to remove the skin laxity as well as dark circles. For the upper eyelids, small incisions are made in the creases of upper lids, excess skin and fat deposits are removed. Once these steps are complete, Dr. Sadati will close incisions using dissolvable sutures.  Patients are discharged home after surgery with literally no pain, tylenol will help the discomfort. Patients are able to return to work in one week.

What words should I know to understand eyelid surgery?

There are a few terms that you should become familiar with in order to best understand what your surgeon, nurses, or resources tell you regarding eyelid surgery.

  • Blepharoplasty is another name for eyelid surgery.
  • Ectropion refers to the condition where the lower eyelid rolls outward. This is typically a temporary condition that can occur after a lower eyelid blepharoplasty.
  • General Anesthesia refers to drugs or gases used during a surgical procedure which relieve pain and induce unconsciousness in the patient.
  • Hematoma is a collection of blood below the skin. The pressure of a hematoma in the eyelids can impair vision.
  • Intravenous sedation, also called IV sedation, uses drugs administered by an IV to make the patient relax.
  • Local anesthesia refers to drugs injected directly to the treatment area to relieve pain.


What to Expect During Your Eyelid Lift Recovery

The surgery typically takes about one hour, but the ultimate time is dependent on what procedure each patient has. If a patient has both the upper and lower lid of both eyes done, the surgery will last 1 hour. For a less intensive procedure, the ultimate surgery time will decrease.

At the end of the procedure, patients should expect there to be some initial swelling around the eyes. The swelling will subside within a few days. As with any surgical procedure, there are minor risks involved with having a blepharoplasty performed. Some patients may experience blurred, or double vision immediately following the surgery, but again, that will also subside as the recovery process continues. Because this procedure is typically performed on both eyes, some patients will find that one eye feels faster than the other eye. This can cause the eyes not to look symmetrical, but it will correct as the other eye continues to heal.

The recovery process takes about a week to 10 days. Dr. Sadati typically recommends that his patients keep their head elevated for at least 3 days after the operation, and they are required to take it easy for at least a week. Most patients are able to return to their jobs and normal activities within 10 days. However, heavy exercise should be avoided for 3 to 5 weeks so that pressure is not put on the eyes, and patients also need to avoid drinking alcohol for one week. The recovery process is essential to the long-term success of this surgery. Any patients who require assistance or have any questions during their recovery should contact Dr. Sadati’s office as soon as possible. He is happy to help and wants to make sure all his patients are comfortable as they recover so that they can see the best results in the end.

Surgical Procedures Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Otolaryngologist average number of procedure performed per year Dr. Kevin Sadati’s average number of procedures performed per year
Face Lift 7.0 220
Neck Lift 2.0 165
Rhinoplasty 8.1 52
Eyelid Surgery 9.2 102

“Dr. Sadati performed lower eyelid surgery and I could not be happier! I’ve been retired a year now and friends and family tell me, “retirement looks good on you,” however little d0 they know it’s all because of Dr. Sadati."

The blepharoplasty is a unique cosmetic procedure in the sense that it can be customized for each patient who opts to have it performed by Dr. Kevin Sadati. Some patients only have the lower eyelid lift completed, while others focus on the upper eyelid lift. Both eyelids can be altered at the same time, allowing patients to obtain the results that they both want and need.

How do I Choose a Plastic Surgeon for Eyelid Surgery?

When deciding on a plastic surgeon for your eyelid lift surgery, there are several factors you should consider. The first is whether a surgeon is board certified. Board certification shows that a physician has met rigorous educational standards and has the necessary training and experience to provide a quality procedure. Dr. Sadati is board certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and ololaryngology/head and neck surgery and is a diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery as well as a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.

In addition to reviewing a surgeon’s board certification, taking a look at before-and-after photos from their previous patients will allow you to make a confident decision. Dr. Sadati has been performing facial plastic surgery, including eyelid lifts, for over 15 years. Review before-and-after pictures of Dr. Sadati’s eyelid lifts here


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Dr. Kevin Sadati will customize any eyelid procedure in order to ensure the patient gets the results that they want out of their cosmetic surgery experience. He recognizes that every patient requires a unique, customized approach, and he is committed to providing every patient with natural-looking results. Ultimately, those who have eyelid surgery performed will find that they look younger and more energized, but still appear like themselves. To find out more information about the blepharoplasty and other eyelid surgery procedure options here in Orange County, set up a free cosmetic consultation with Dr. Kevin Sadati today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Botox lift droopy eyelids?

Yes, by lifting the brow it can lift the droopy eyelids about 2 mm.

Can droopy eyelids cause blurred vision?

When the upper eyelid lowers or droops significantly, it can obstruct your vision, causing blurriness or double vision.

Can I sleep on my side after eyelid surgery?

Sleeping on your side can increase swelling after your surgery so it is best to sleep on your back with your head elevated with one or two pillows for at least two weeks after surgery.

Can you get rid of hooded eyelids?

Yes. If youre looking for a minimally invasive procedure, you can try fillers such as Botox. If this is not effective, a blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and tightens the muscles of the eyelid. This will get rid of your hooded eyelids.

Can you go blind from blepharoplasty?

Blindness after blepharoplasty is extremely rare.

Does eyelid surgery leave scars?

Surgery will leave scars, but the scars left around your eyelids are small and hardly visible.

How can I reduce eyelids?

You can reduce heavy eyelids by using injections or fillers to tighten the skin and reduce wrinkles or you may have to try eyelid surgery or a procedure to remove fat.

How do you fix droopy eyelids?

Hyaluronic acid fillers or injections such as Botox are a nonsurgical option than can improve the appearance of droopy eyelid's skin. You can also schedule a blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift surgery, to remove excess skin from around the eyelids and tighten the muscles.

How do you reduce bruising after eyelid surgery?

To reduce bruising after eyelid surgery, apply a cold compress to your eye, sleep on your back with your head elevated, avoid wind and sun exposure, and do not engage in any strenuous activity such as exercising.

How long after blepharoplasty do you see results?

The final result of your blepharoplasty can be seen 4-6 weeks after surgery.

What are the benefits of an eyelid lift?

While it is primarily a cosmetic procedure, the blepharoplasty can also provide patients with structural improvements. For some patients, the drooping lid is so severe that it actually impairs their vision. By lifting the lid from the eye, patients are able to see better and can enjoy their lives more. It gives people the opportunity to drive, read and watch their favorite TV shows again u2014 all without worrying that they aren't quite seeing everything they want and need.

What is a transconjunctival blepharoplasty?

A transconjunctival blepharoplasty is a unique approach to the traditional blepharoplasty procedure. During this operation, Dr. Kevin Sadati will work from inside the eyelid in order to remove excess fat and eliminate puffy bags underneath the eyes. During this procedure, Dr. Kevin Sadati makes precise, tiny incisions inside the lower eyelid. At this point, he is able to, successfully, remove excess fat from the area. No suturing is used in this operation, ensuring that there is no visible scarring after the fact.

How can laser resurfacing improve my results?

In order to complete the procedure and provide patients with the most comprehensive results, Dr. Kevin Sadati typically uses the fractional C02 laser in order to resurface the skin on the lower eyelid. This eliminates the appearance of lines and wrinkles in the area and provides patients with the age-defying results they want.

What will I look like right after an eyelid lift?

Patients will find that there is some swelling and bruising around their eyes after the surgery. It can take up to two weeks for the swelling to subside. Ice pads can be applied to the eyes in order to help reduce the swelling. Most patients are able to return to work within a week. The final results are typically seen within one month.

Dr. Kevin Sadati is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon with more than 20 years of experience and over 5000 facelifts performed using his well-known technique. He has been loved by his patients and praised by his peers for his natural-looking results. He has been voted the Best Facial Cosmetic Surgeon in Orange County 6 years in a row. He has published several peer-reviewed articles and is a regular lecturer at the national plastic surgery meetings. His expertise is mentioned in major national beauty magazines and appeared on TV. As a master of facelift, Preservation Lift™ also known as the deep plane facelift and rhinoplasty and an avid sculptor and painter, he can provide gorgeous yet natural-looking results without the tell-tale signs of surgery. Dr. Sadati can help you achieve your highest level of confidence at his luxurious facility. Dr. Sadati has pioneered the Preservation Lift™ also known as Preservation Deep Plane Facelift

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Dr. Kevin Sadati is a top facial plastic surgeon in the Newport Beach and Orange County area with over 15 years of facial and reconstructive surgery experience. He is particularly known for creating natural, subtle results for his patients who don't appear that they've had work done. This can be credited to his extensive experience, as well as his surgical finesse and natural artistic talent. Along with years of studying and training, Dr. Sadati has experience as a painter and sculptor, which embodies his artistic eye for, and appreciation of, aesthetic harmony. He believes that this is key to creating beautiful, natural-looking results in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Sadati has been voted by his patients: “The Best Cosmetic Surgeon” in OC register 5 years in a row, “Top Plastic Surgeon in Orange County” in Locale magazine and received “Best Overall Facial Rejuvenation” award at the National Aesthetic Show by his peers. He also appeared in “The Doctors” show on NBC.



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