Cosmetic Eye Surgery in San Diego
Also Serving Oceanside, CA
The goals of upper eyelid blepharoplasty are to help increase peripheral vision or to enhance one’s appearance without greatly altering one’s identity, while maintaining eye safety. Our technique is tailored for each patient, taking into account their specific anatomy, ethnicity and personal goals. Blepharoplasty in men must be performed differently than in women. The orbicularis muscle, responsible for eye closure, is preserved to ensure a full, virile look to the upper eyelid. Insurance may cover upper blepharoplasty if the skin hangs over the eyelid margin and obscures the visual fields or the excess skin pushes the eyelashes downward to interfere with visual function.
Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty
Rejuvenating the lower eyelid may include fat excision or repositioning, skin excision or mid-face elevation. Occasionally we will recommend volume augmentation with fillers such as Restylane. The majority of patients interested in cosmetic surgery of the lower eyelids we see will benefit from transconjunctival lower blepharoplasty. This involves excising or repositioning the fatty compartments of the lower eyelid through a hidden incision inside the eyelid. This approach provides a natural, non-surgical look after surgery, which preserves the structure and function of the orbicularis muscle in the lower eyelid. Some patients have excess skin in the lower eyelids and may benefit from pinch skin excision or laser skin resurfacing.
Drooping eyelids may be due to a weakening of one of the muscles that is responsible for elevating the eyelid. Other common causes include age, trauma, levator muscle malfunction or nerve damage. This can often be addressed without any external incisions or scars, and treatment is covered by most insurance companies if vision is affected.
We work closely with dermatologists who perform Mohs surgery for reconstruction of the eyelid and periocular area following removal of skin cancers in this area. This collaborative approach minimizes the chance of any recurrence.
The lower eyelids may turn outward as a result of lower eyelid laxity, eyelid tumors or prior lower eyelid surgery. This can often be addressed with a small incision at the corner of the lower eyelid.
The lower eyelids can turn inward and be irritating to the eye. Transconjunctival entropion repair is performed to reposition the lower eyelids and turn the eyelashes away from the eye.
We use Botox to improve benign essential blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm. Ophthalmologists have been the longest users of Botox and have used it for two decades for treatment of benign essential blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, and strabismus. Botox Cosmetic is used for facial wrinkles in the forehead, glabellar lines or crow’s feet areas.
Various facial fillers may be used to rejuvenate the face. These fillers are administered in the office and can often provide a non-surgical alternative to facial rejuvenation.
Dr. Tayani performs specialized surgical procedures that correct disorders of the orbital cavity (eye socket), including tumors, orbital diseases and trauma.
Tear Duct System
Persistent tearing may be a result of various conditions or problems anywhere along the tear duct pathway.
Contact San Diego Eye Care Center
To schedule a consultation to discuss your eye care needs, please contact our office at (760) 757-1144.