Dec 18

A Complete Look at Upper Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

We want our patients to be as informed as possible before making any decisions concerning their health.  That’s why we’re thrilled to bring you a complete and detailed look at the eyelid surgery process from pre-operative visit to before and after pictures.

Patient before eyelid surgery


Patient after eyelid surgery


While the Internet and sites like YouTube make it trivial to find example videos of any number of procedures, we believe it is invaluable to see YOUR physician (or potential physician) at work.  Surgery is an art as well as a science; it is important to see the way your physician operates.

Please take note of a few details we think are crucial:

  • Dr. Weiss feels strongly that the use of local anesthesia (as opposed to general produces the most accurate results. (Note: Our patients are given Valium by mouth but no IV sedation is used.) This allows Dr. Weiss to sit the patient up during the procedure and examine the eyelids for symmetry with the effect of gravity taken into consideration. In this way, local anesthesia leads to the most precise and predictable outcome.
  • You’ll notice at the 14:30 mark, Dr. Weiss sits the patient up to do exactly as mentioned above. He examines the eyelids for symmetry, isn’t quite satisfied with what LOOKS to be perfect, and sits the patient back down to ensure optimal results. It’s this eye for detail and insatiable desire for perfection that produces our happy patients and high standards of healthcare. When you are on that operating table, Dr. Weiss has two things on his mind – your eyes and your satisfaction. That’s it.

We hope you enjoy the video! If you have any questions (or would like to schedule a procedure), feel free to give us a call at 949-720-1400 and we’ll be happy to help!