Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Eyelid surgery is one of my favorite operations because it provides patients with dramatic and permanent improvements with faster recovery and lower costs than other facial operations. Over the past decade, I’ve developed expertise in cosmetic facial procedures for eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) patients in Los Angeles.

I’d be happy to talk to you in person about eyelid surgery in Los Angeles. Simply request a consultation online or call us at  (310) 300-1779.

Why choose Dr. Stoker?

The Dr. Stoker Difference

For Your Eyelid Surgery:
He has performed thousands of facial rejuvenation procedures during his career.
He’s known for his research on the facial nerve as it relates to facial surgery.
He has appeared on “Dr. Phil” for his knowledge and skill in facial surgery.
David Stoker, MD

Eyelid Surgery
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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This 55-year-old patient of Dr. Stoker underwent upper and lower eyelid surgery and fractional carbon dioxide laser resurfacing of her eyelids and face.   She is shown before and six weeks after her surgery.
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This 47-year-old woman was interested in total facial rejuvenation. Concerned about the look of her brow, eyes, lower face, lips and skin tone, she decided to look for a Los Angeles plastic surgerycenter which staffed skilled surgeons experienced at performing multiple facial surgeries. After some research, she decided to schedule a consultation... Read More
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This 53-year-old woman was interested in taking a few years off of her appearance. She was mainly concerned with the skin along her jaw and the heavy, excess skin above her eyes. Knowing that a skilled Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon could subtly rejuvenate her face without making her look unnatural, she decided to contact Dr. Stoker's Practice... Read More
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This 55-year-old woman came to Dr. Stoker's Practice hoping to reverse some of the age-related changes that had been accumulating over the past decade. She expressed concerns about the sagging skin along her jaw and the heaviness of her eyelids, which can be seen in her "before" photos.During her consultation, her surgeon examined... Read More
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This 61-year-old woman came to Dr. Stoker's Practice because she wanted to shave a few years off of her appearance. She has been unhappy with the look of her neck, lower face and eyes for some time and decided to look for a Los Angles or Santa Monica plastic surgeon who could help her turn back the clock.When she came in for her consultation,... Read More
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Techniques

  • Upper eyelids: For my patients in Los Angeles, blepharoplasty usually involves removing an ellipse of excess upper eyelid skin. The scar heals beautifully and is hidden in the eyelid crease. In patients with bulging upper eyelid fat, I remove a small amount through the same incision. I take care not to overdo fat removal because hollowing of the upper eyelids may also make a person appear older.
  • Lower eyelids: For the lower eyelids, I usually make a small incision behind the eyelid where it is not visible. I remove some of the excess fat that contributes to the appearance of bags on the lower lids. For tear troughs, I place Restylane® under the skin to fill in the valley. Restylane is a safe injectable gel that’s effective at restoring lost volume in the face and absorbed within about 6 months. For lower eyelid wrinkles, some patients benefit from resurfacing with a laser or chemical peel to tighten and smooth the skin. In cases where there are excessive folds of lower eyelid skin, I’ll remove the excess through an incision under the lower eyelash line.

Candidates

The eyelids are one of the first areas of the face to show signs of aging. Skin tone diminishes, causing the upper eyelids to droop toward the lash line. Eyes appear slit-like rather than round and youthful. Bulges of fat may become prominent, causing puffy upper eyelids and baggy lower lids. Tear troughs can form on the lower lids next to the nose as facial fat descends with time and gravity.

Candidates for blepharoplasty are concerned that their eyes are beginning to appear tired, old, or even angry. Some patients are bothered by comments from others; some feel they may be less competitive in the workforce.

It’s common for patients to combine blepharoplasty with a face lift or brow lift for comprehensive rejuvenation.

Dr. David Stoker

Educated at some of the most elite institutions in the country, Dr. David Stoker uses his highly advanced knowledge to ensure that each patient achieves beautiful, harmonious results — whether it's through a simple non-surgical procedure or a more advanced surgical transformation. Learn more about his unique credentials and his approach to plastic surgery.

Why Choose Dr. Stoker
Professional Resume

Anesthesia

Eyelid surgery may be performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia. In my consultation with patients, I help them decide their best anesthesia option for comfort and safety.

Blepharoplasty

Recovery

Eyelids heal quickly, so recovery from blepharoplasty tends to be fast. Normally I like patients to rest for a few days before returning to their normal activities. Keeping the head elevated and using ice compresses are very effective at minimizing swelling. Some patients develop small bruises that may require a few extra days to resolve before they feel ready to return to work.

Risks

Complications from eyelid surgery have been rare in my experience. Possible risks can include bleeding, infection, scarring and impaired vision.

To learn more about blepharoplasty in Los Angeles, request a consultation with Dr. Stoker online or call  (310) 300-1779.

Nonsurgical Procedure Treatment Planner

Non-Surgical Enhancement


Our expertise extends beyond plastic surgery. We offer an extensive range of non-surgical treatments administered by our talented, experienced team of aesthetic providers under the guidance of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Stoker.

If you have a treatment in mind, review our complete offering of non-surgical services. If you need a little help deciding, narrow down your options with our interactive treatment planner.