Randal Pham, MD, MS, FACS
Plastic Surgeon & Ophthalmologist located in San Jose, CA
Your eyes say a lot about your personality, even to strangers. If you have droopy eyelids or bags under your eyes, they might not convey the message you want them to. Randal Pham, MD, MS, FACS, provides upper and lower eyelid surgery to make your eyes look more youthful and alert at his two offices in San Jose, California. You can even get eyelid surgery to broaden your field of vision if drooping skin obstructs your view. For a consultation, call Dr. Pham’s office directly or use the online booking tool today.
Eyelid Surgery Q&A
What is eyelid surgery?
Eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that Dr. Pham uses to widen your eyes and rejuvenate your appearance. He may remove some of the extra skin and pockets of fat from around your eyes during the surgery and tighten certain muscles to give you a more bright-eyed look.
Dr. Pham performs eyelid surgery using a laser instead of the traditional scalpel method. He starts by mapping out a surgical strategy to use according to your needs. He can adjust your upper lids, lower lids, or both.
Laser eyelid surgery is different from traditional eyelid surgery because the heat from the laser closes your blood vessels right away to reduce bleeding and the subsequent swelling or bruising. Lasers also help Dr. Pham perform your eyelid surgery with more precision.
How can I benefit from eyelid surgery?
Like other cosmetic surgeries that Dr. Pham performs, eyelid surgery is customizable according to the results you want to see. He can design your eyelid surgery to address and reduce these common features that appear around your eyes with age:
- Drooping upper eyelids
- Hooded eyes
- Drooping on the sides of your eyes
You can get eyelid surgery for cosmetic reasons alone or to expand your field of vision. Dr. Pham hides the incisions along the natural creases around your eyes, so it’s hard to see them after you heal. Since an eyelid surgery won’t reduce crow’s feet wrinkles or address a droopy brow, Dr. Pham may recommend getting Botox® injections, a chemical peel, or another cosmetic procedure to complete your new look.
What can I expect during recovery after a laser eyelid surgery?
Healing from eyelid surgery requires some time for recovery, but not quite as much as traditional eyelid surgery. You’ll experience less bruising, bleeding, swelling, and pain after the procedure than you would with the traditional method. To minimize your recovery time, Dr. Pham may give you steps like these to follow as you heal:
- Stop smoking
- Use ice packs and cold compresses intermittently
- Wear dark sunglasses when you go outside
- Avoid physical activity
- Avoid rubbing your eyes
- Keep your eyelids clean
Dr. Pham answers all of your questions before the procedure starts, so you know exactly what to expect and how to plan for it. Total healing times vary from patient to patient, but he can give you an idea of how long you can expect yours to take.
To explore eyelid surgery and consult with Dr. Pham about your needs, call the offices of Randal Pham, MD, MS, FACS, or request an appointment online today.