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Dr Raymond Douglas - Best Oculoplastic Surgeon In California

Raymond Douglas, MD, PhD

Oculoplastic Surgeon located in Beverly Hills, CA & Long Beach, CA

Tired, droopy eyelids can add years to your appearance, but they don’t have to thanks to Raymond Douglas, MD, PhD. At his office in Beverly Hills, California, Dr. Douglas, a renowned oculoplastic and reconstructive surgeon, offers blepharoplasty to rejuvenate your eyes. Blepharoplasty eliminates heaviness in the upper lids and under-eye bags to improve your youthful glow. To learn more, call Dr. Raymond Douglas, MD, PhD, or schedule an appointment online today.

Blepharoplasty Q&A

What is blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a surgical technique that cosmetically enhances the appearance of the eyes. The team uses this procedure to improve the upper lids, lower lids, or both. They completely customize your treatment plan to suit your unique needs and goals.

What are the different types of blepharoplasty?

The team offers two types of blepharoplasty at their Beverly Hills office:

Upper blepharoplasty

Upper blepharoplasty focuses on removing saggy skin from the upper eyelids. During the procedure, the team removes tissue and fat from the upper lids by making small incisions in the natural crease of the eye. They then reposition and manipulate the tissue in a way that follows the natural curvature of your bone structure. 

The team may also remove additional pockets of fat in the upper lids. The goal of this procedure is to preserve as much of the natural tissue as possible while creating a fresher, younger-looking appearance. 

Lower blepharoplasty

Lower blepharoplasty targets the saggy pockets of fat and tissue underneath your eyes that can make you look tired and older. After making tiny incisions, the team carefully lifts the skin and underlying tissue to remove or reposition the fat underneath your eyes. They can then use this fat to fill in hollows or reduce puffiness.

Depending on your unique case, the team may recommend one of the blepharoplasty procedures or a combination of both. They can also combine a blepharoplasty with a brow lift to enhance your results.

Am I a candidate for blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty may be the right cosmetic treatment for you if you have:

  • Saggy upper eyelids
  • Large under-eye bags
  • Heavy skin around the eyes
  • Excess skin on your lower eyelids
While blepharoplasty is a cosmetic treatment, you may also consider this procedure if saggy eyelids interfere with your peripheral vision.

What can I expect from my blepharoplasty recovery?

Mild bruising and swelling around the eyes are perfectly normal side effects of blepharoplasty surgery. You can reduce pain and inflammation by gently applying cold compresses. It’s also important to keep your head elevated whenever possible. You may consider sleeping on two pillows for the first few days.

Some patients return to work within a week of their surgery, but the typical recovery period is about ten days. To ensure you heal properly, avoid strenuous activity until the team clears you for exercise.

Dr. Douglas is an expert oculoplastic surgeon with experience in both initial and revision blepharoplasty. For more information, call Dr. Raymond Douglas, MD, PhD, or schedule a consultation online today.