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Lower Blepharoplasty

Erase under-eye bags and dark circles for good! Experience transformative lower blepharoplasty with Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva in Newport Beach, CA. Achieve a youthful, revitalized appearance that turns back the clock.

Reclaim Youthfulness with Lower Blepharoplasty

Embark on a journey to a younger, more radiant you with Lower Blepharoplasty at LEA Plastic Surgery in Orange County. This transformative procedure works wonders to rejuvenate your eyes, combating sagging skin, dark circles, and other visible signs of aging. Unlock the secrets to an enhanced self-image and confidence.

Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva’s Unique Approach to Lower Eyelid Surgery

At LEA Plastic Surgery, we understand that each patient’s journey towards rejuvenation is unique. This is why Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva, a board-certified plastic surgeon, adopts a personalized and innovative approach to lower blepharoplasty, setting our practice apart in Newport Beach.

Holistic Approach to Eye Rejuvenation

Dr. Taghva believes in a holistic approach to eye rejuvenation. She assesses not just the eyelids but the entire periorbital area, including the eyebrows and cheeks, to achieve a harmonious and balanced outcome.

What is Lower Blepharoplasty in Newport Beach?

Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva performs under-eye bag surgery in Orange County, a procedure also known as lower blepharoplasty. At LEA Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, this is a popular procedure performed to lift sagging skin and smooth bags under the eye to reverse as well as reduce signs of aging.

Lower eyelid surgery improves dark circles that are more common in darker skin tones, removes puffy pockets of fat (under-eye bags), sagging skin, as well as wrinkles from under the eyes. The area under the lower eyelid is challenging to treat without surgery, and non-invasive treatments can only do so much in this delicate area.

Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva performs under-eye bag surgery in Orange County

Candidates for Lower Blepharoplasty

Healthy men and women with excess eyelid skin that sags, bulges, or puffs under their eyes may qualify as candidates for lower eyelid surgery in Newport Beach with Dr. Ho Taghva.

Candidates for under eye bag surgery in Orange County, CA, must have realistic plastic surgery expectations. Dr. Ho Taghva evaluates each patient’s candidacy during a private consultation at the LEA Plastic Surgery office.

The Lower Blepharoplasty Procedure

Dr. Ho Taghva’s customized lower blepharoplasty procedures are performed in Newport Beach at the Medicare-accredited GALEA Center for Advanced Surgery, which holds the highest level of accreditation for an outpatient ambulatory surgery center.

The plastic surgeon typically performs lower blepharoplasty as an outpatient procedure with a local anesthetic, however, IV sedation and even general anesthesia may be used in some cases. The procedure may include upper blepharoplasty or additional cosmetic treatments, as per the surgical plan created during the consultation.

Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva creates a small incision just below the lashes in the natural crease or inside the lower lid. She then redistributes or removes the excess fat and tightens sagging skin and muscle to smooth out bags and wrinkles. After that, the sutures are strategically placed to allow exceptional healing without scars.

Tear Trough Treatment

Dr. Ho Taghva may also combine under eyelid surgery with fat transfer injections to fill the tear troughs, which are the natural grooves between the inside and outside of the eye.

Combining under-eye surgery with tear trough treatment will indeed reduce the appearance of dark circles and tired eyes. Injectable hyaluronic acid-based fillers are temporary but are sometimes used to fill deep tear troughs and rejuvenate the lower eyelid area.

Consultation for Under Eye Bag Surgery in Orange County

Each lower blepharoplasty consultation in Newport Beach with Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva at the LEA Plastic Surgery center includes both a physical examination and a review of the patient’s health history. Dr. Ho Taghva asks patients to share their goals and then explains cosmetic options that are available to treat bags, dark circles, and other signs of eye aging.

Dr. Ho Taghva will also share before-and-after photos from previous lower blepharoplasty surgeries she has performed and explains what can be expected from each treatment option. She then makes recommendations and provides approved candidates with a personalized blepharoplasty surgical plan that matches their goals.

Recovering from Lower Eyelid Surgery

Undergoing lower eyelid surgery is a significant decision, and understanding the recovery process is crucial for a smooth and comfortable healing journey. At LEA Plastic Surgery, we prioritize your well-being and ensure you are fully informed about what to expect post-surgery.

Immediate Post-Surgery Care

Immediately after the procedure, you’ll spend a short period in our recovery area under observation. It’s normal to experience some grogginess due to the anesthesia, along with mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising around the eyes. We’ll apply a cold compress to minimize swelling and provide detailed instructions on how to care for your eyes at home.

The First Week

The first week is crucial for recovery. You’ll be advised to keep your head elevated, even while sleeping, to reduce swelling. We recommend using ice packs for the first 48 hours to further decrease swelling and bruising. It’s common to feel a bit of dryness or irritation in the eyes, for which we’ll provide suitable eye drops or ointments.

Activity Restrictions

For the first two weeks, avoid strenuous activities, heavy lifting, and bending over, as these can increase blood pressure around the eyes and affect healing. You should also avoid wearing contact lenses during this period to prevent irritation.

Follow-Up Visits

Your first follow-up visit will typically be scheduled within a week of the surgery. During this appointment, we’ll assess your healing progress and remove any sutures if necessary. These visits are a great opportunity to address any concerns or questions you might have.

Long-Term Care

While the majority of the swelling and bruising will subside within the first two weeks, complete healing can take a few months. We’ll guide you on how to protect your eyes from sun exposure and recommend skincare products to aid in healing and scar minimization.

Resuming Normal Activities

Most patients feel comfortable returning to work and normal activities within 7-10 days post-surgery. However, recovery experiences can vary, and we encourage you to listen to your body and not rush the process.

Lower Blepharoplasty Cost 

The cost of lower blepharoplasty in Newport Beach, CA, can vary depending on a range of factors such as the amount of excess skin being removed, additional cosmetic procedures being performed, and financing options available. Typically, prices for lower eyelid surgery can range from $3,000 to $7,000. It is important for patients to discuss their medical history and aesthetic goals with their facial plastic surgeon during the initial consultation to determine if they are a suitable candidate for eyelid surgery.

Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva specializes in providing natural-looking results that address the visible signs of aging without leaving a visible scar. With a personalized treatment plan tailored to each patient’s needs and specialized approaches, patients can achieve long-lasting results and a more youthful appearance.

Possible Risks and Complications in Lower Blepharoplasty

While lower blepharoplasty can effectively address under-eye bags and dark circles, there are some potential risks and complications to consider. These may include uneven removal of fat deposits leading to asymmetry, changes in the natural fold of the eyelid, and temporary blurred vision.

Some patients may experience discomfort or require pain medications during the first week of recovery. It is important for patients in Newport Beach and Orange County considering this procedure to discuss their aesthetic goals with Dr. Ho Taghva, as well as any concerns about their field of vision or overall facial appearance. Candidates for blepharoplasty should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations for achieving a more youthful eyelid appearance through various surgical techniques.

Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva
Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva

Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva’s Unique Approach to Lower Eyelid Surgery

At LEA Plastic Surgery, we understand that each patient’s journey towards rejuvenation is unique. This is why Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva, a board-certified plastic surgeon, adopts a personalized and innovative approach to lower blepharoplasty, setting our practice apart in Newport Beach.

Holistic Approach to Eye Rejuvenation

Dr. Taghva believes in a holistic approach to eye rejuvenation. She assesses not just the eyelids but the entire periorbital area, including the eyebrows and cheeks, to achieve a harmonious and balanced outcome.

Frequently Asked Questions About Lower Blepharoplasty

When will I see the results of lower eyelid surgery?

The initial results from lower eyelid surgery will begin to emerge approximately three weeks after the surgery and continue to improve during the first six months as the swelling completely vanishes.

What are the aftercare instructions for eye bag surgery?

Dr. Ho Taghva will provide you with a complete list of aftercare instructions. You should carefully follow all of the cosmetic eye surgery instructions provided by the doctor to encourage a quick recovery.
You may temporarily experience swelling and bruising, watery eyes, puffy or numb eyelids, and light sensitivity. Wear dark, tinted sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun and wind, and sleep with your head elevated higher than your chest for several days.
Avoid strenuous activity and lifting for at least one week. Do not rub your eyes or use contact lenses for about two weeks after the surgery. Dr. Ho Taghva will examine your skin and remove any stitches within a few days.

When can I return to work?

Most of Dr. Ho Taghva’s patients return to work within one week after having under-eye bag surgery in Orange County.

Does lower eyelid surgery treat crow’s feet?

Crow’s feet are typically created by repetitive muscle movements, not sagging skin and fat. Botox may be recommended to treat crow’s feet and enhance the results of eyelid surgery.

How long does the lower eyelid surgery procedure take?

Lower eyelid surgery typically takes about one to three hours, depending on the complexity of the procedure and whether it’s combined with other treatments.

How noticeable are the scars from lower eyelid surgery?

Scars are typically minimal and well-concealed within the natural structures of the eyelid, becoming barely noticeable over time.

What should I expect during the recovery period?

Post-surgery, you may experience swelling and bruising for a few days. We recommend rest and limited physical activity during the initial recovery phase.

Will lower eyelid surgery affect the natural shape of my eyes?

Our goal is to enhance your appearance while maintaining the natural shape of your eyes. The surgery is designed to rejuvenate the area without altering your inherent facial characteristics.

How do I know if I am a good candidate for lower eyelid surgery?

Ideal candidates are generally healthy, non-smokers with realistic expectations. A consultation with our specialist will help determine if this procedure is right for you.

Can lower eyelid surgery be repeated if needed in the future?

While the results are long-lasting, factors like aging and lifestyle can influence longevity. A repeat procedure can be considered if necessary in the future.

What kind of follow-up care is required after lower eyelid surgery?

Follow-up appointments are essential to monitor your healing process. We typically schedule several check-ups post-surgery to ensure optimal recovery.

What other procedures can be performed together with lower blepharoplasty?

Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva may recommend combining two or more treatments to meet your individual cosmetic goals. An upper eyelid lift with lower blepharoplasty, is a popular combination that offers even more dramatic, youthful results and resolves sagging skin in the upper eyelids.

A chemical peel encourages total facial rejuvenation and removes fine lines, wrinkles, signs of aging, and sun damage. This surgical procedure helps to maximize lower eyelid surgery results. A fat transfer may be recommended to fill in deeper eye areas that create shadows and dark circles. An endoscopic brow lift is also an option and could be combined with lower eyelid surgery to lift the upper brow.

Are there risks with lower eyelid surgery?

The risks associated with lower eyelid surgery are minimal but may include temporary bruising and swelling, adverse reaction to anesthesia, bleeding, dry or irritated eyes, and infection. Most procedures are problem-free, and Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva will review your health history and discuss any possible risks during your consultation.

How do you prepare for lower blepharoplasty in Newport Beach?

Stop taking aspirin, ibuprofen, Advil, Warfarin, naproxen sodium, or other medication and herbal supplements associated with increased bleeding. Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva will give you information on when to stop taking these medications.

Only take drugs approved by the surgeon, stop smoking several weeks before the surgery, and arrange to have someone drive you to and from the surgery. Ideally, someone should stay with you on the first night after the surgery.

What is the goal of lower eyelid surgery?

The goal of lower blepharoplasty in Newport Beach is to create a natural, more youthful contour between the lower eyelid and the cheekbone. This area of the face is typically the first to display signs of aging and hereditary issues like under-eye fat and dark circles.

What lower blepharoplasty office is near me?

If you live near Newport Beach, CA, LEA Plastic Surgery offers lower blepharoplasty among its services and is conveniently located at 20360 SW Birch Street Suite 180 Newport Beach, CA 92660

“I love doctor Ho! She is the best! She did my eyes ~ and my fat transfer ~ after the surgery she follows me every week ~ she always give me good advice!~ I am loving my new face now~ thanks and millions of thanks for her! ”


“I was born with left eye ptosis and always had one eye monolid and the other has double crease. It is very difficult for me to do makeup everyday. It bothered me very long time. Now I have even double eyelid and am happy with it. Thank you Dr. Taghva who has amazing skills for the beauty which brings happiness for women.”


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