Eyelid Procedures

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Overview of Surgical and Non-Surgical Eyelid Procedures in the Los Angeles Area

Surgical Eyelid Lift Procedure

Eyelid surgery, also referred to as blepharoplasty, removes excess skin and fat pockets from the upper and lower eyelids. It may be performed as a single procedure or together with other facial procedures such as a brow lift, facelift, or laser resurfacing. Patients can undergo eyelid surgery under local anesthesia or general anesthesia if requested.

Upper Eyelids

During non-surgical upper eyelid lifts, Botox is injected into the corrugator supercilii and the orbicularis oculi muscles, which work to pull the eyebrows down. The injection weakens their pulling action, giving the brow a lift. As a result, the upper eyelids are opened. It’s very important for the injector to be familiar with all the muscles in this area because a misplaced injection can make the eyebrows droop. Dr. Nguyen is a very experienced injector and is very familiar with the anatomy of these muscles.

This procedure works best for patients whose brow and upper eyelid drooping is less severe. It won’t be highly effective on a person with heavier upper eyelids and more advanced aging. An endoscopic brow lift or upper eyelid surgery are better options. Dr. Nguyen will thoroughly evaluate you to determine whether a surgical or non-surgical eyelid lift procedure will suit you better.

How Eyelid Surgery Works

Lower Eyelid Surgery

In lower eyelid surgery, Dr. Nguyen makes the incision in an inconspicuous area just below the lower lash line. Excess, skin, fat, and muscle are removed. The fat may be redistributed to get rid of bulges or puffiness. Other existing problems such as muscle laxity are also rectified during surgery.

The scars from blepharoplasty heal quickly and are well hidden by natural creases. The surgery usually lasts one to two hours depending on the amount of work being done. Blepharoplasty surgery is a very personalized procedure. Your consultation with Dr. Nguyen and your specific goals will determine whether your surgery will include the upper eyelid, the lower eyelid, or both.

Who are good Candidates for Eye Procedures?

Upper Eyelid Surgery

In upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Nguyen marks all the individual lines and creases of the eyelids to keep scars hidden along natural folds. An incision is made and excess skin, fat, and muscle that are contributing to the tired or droopy appearance are removed. In some cases, the muscle or fat is repositioned. The remaining skin is then lifted and reattached. The incisions are closed with fine sutures.

Non-Surgical Eyelid Lift Procedure

A non-surgical eyelid lift is done without cutting, removing excess fat or skin, or modifying the eyelids’ orbicular muscle. It involves the use of injectable treatments to rejuvenate tired-looking eyes and restore youthful proportions. A combination of Botulinum toxin, often referred to as Botox, and temporary fillers are often used.

Dark Circles and Bags under Eyes

Dark circles and hollowness under the eye may appear with aging. They make lower eyelid bags more noticeable. A facial filler injection is used to restore the natural volume. The filler creates a smoother transition from the lower eyelid to the upper cheek area. It also improves dark circles by reducing their shading. It is important to note that a derma roller can also help to minimize any bags and dark circles that appear under your eyes too. However, many people ultimately decide to get a facial filler injection instead. The procedure is quick and virtually pain-free. It has little downtime.
Hyaluronic acid based facial fillers are the most commonly used fillers to correct these problems. The lower eyelid has extremely thin skin. An overly superficial injection can cause conspicuous irregularities such as lumps and nodules. The best hyaluronic acid fillers are Belotero and Restylane. They are softer and don’t attract a lot of water, minimizing lumpiness and swelling.
In some cases, cheek lift surgery may be the best choice for minimizing dark circles and under-eye hollowness. Dr. Nguyen will evaluate you before suggesting the best treatment for the dark circles and bags under your eyes. At your initial consultation, Dr. Nguyen and his staff will come up with a personalized treatment plan that will address your concerns and suit your lifestyle.

What are Dr. Nguyen’s Patients Saying?

Pejman Golpanian
Pejman Golpanian
2021-08-29
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As an Anesthesiologist who works closely with Dr. Nguyen, I can tell you that he is an excellent surgeon and collogue. He cares greatly for his patients both inside the operating room and out. He works meticulously and never rushes any procedure. Patient well-being and desired outcome are his top priorities. I can only give my highest recommendation as he is definitely one of the best.
Gabriela Babila
Gabriela Babila
2021-02-06
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Dr. Nguyen is truly an artist! I see him for injectables (as well as my husband) and get botox and fillers. It looks so natural that when I tell my close friends they're shocked and don't even believe I had anything done. He's very kind, patient and has such a beautiful fancy office and friendly staff. It truly is such a pleasure going to see him and always leave his chair feeling more youthful and confident. Highly recommend him for any surgical or non-surgical procedures!!
Craig BRAUN
Craig BRAUN
2020-09-18
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Arguably the best facial surgeon in Beverly Hills...amongst an abundance of premier plastic surgeons!
s klein
s klein
2020-09-02
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Dr Nguyen is the absolute best. Been going to him for over 5 years. I just look natural and great At 71! He has treated me both surgically and non surgically with maintenance. People ask me all the time what I use on my face....it’s Dr. Nguyen! His office is beautiful too with great staff! I especially love the RF treatment he does
Iamlucky 369
Iamlucky 369
2019-10-01
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Dr. Ngyuen in my eyes is an artist and perfectionist!
Bridget Humphrey
Bridget Humphrey
2018-08-04
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Very meticulous, thorough, and thoughtful doctor. Wants to make you look like yourself...but the best version of yourself. I've been going to him for countless years. He's the best.
Cori Segal
Cori Segal
2018-06-22
Verified
Dr. Nguyen and his staff are the best. I would recommend him to anyone that needs a plastic surgeon or just fillers. He has kept my fountain of youth stay still in my 30's and I am knocking at 50 door. Thank you Dr. Nguyen and staff.
Cyndy Jasiman
Cyndy Jasiman
2018-06-06
Verified
I was considering some top Beverly Hills plastic surgeons--and while they were all skilled, I wasn't confident until I met Dr. Nguyen. When I saw how artistic, meticulous and caring he is--he was my only choice. He is the perfect combination of brilliant surgeon, compassionate doctor and artist. Every single detail in his practice is like being in a 5 star hotel. Most importantly, every person who works with him is gracious, warm, and 5 steps ahead of anything you need. Dr. Natalie, Gaby, Van and Jessica are so lovely, gentle, positive and reassuring --they may be actual angels. As for the results, I look 10-20 years younger (depending on the day) and very natural. I am super open about telling my friends and clients what I've done, when they remark on how much better I look. Whenever I find someone or something amazing--it should be shared!! When people find out what I did, and how natural it looks---ALL of them want Dr. Nguyen's number. This is a complete rave review, and if you become one of Dr. Nguyen's lucky clients--you will be writing one too. I recommend Dr. Nguyen and everyone who works for him with unlimited gratitude and enthusiasm.
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Our Philosophy

We feel that the approach to facial plastic surgery by both patient and doctor should be a conservative one, and the result should appear natural and balanced.

There are several core philosophical principles that drive our practice. We feel that the approach to facial plastic surgery by both patient and doctor should be a conservative one. We feel that results should appear natural and balanced so that a patient looks like the best version of his or herself, not a bizarre approximation of someone else. We believe that the best outcomes are achieved when a patient and surgeon share a common objective and when there is consensus regarding aesthetic taste. We encourage a holistic approach to anti-aging because true youthfulness requires a combination of attitude, physical well being, as well as appearance.

While facial plastic surgery is often pursued to restore a youthful appearance, its results are most effective when a patient is vigilant about preserving mind, body, and spirit alike. Last, and perhaps most importantly, we believe that each of our patient’s needs is unique and that their course of treatment should reflect that of uniqueness. We strive to give the utmost in personalized care and service. From your first phone call to our office through your final follow-up visit, you will be given the time and attention needed to help you realize your individual aesthetic goals.

About Dr. Nguyen

Davis B. Nguyen, M.D. grew up in southern California, where he graduated from the University of California (UCLA), summa cum laude. He then earned a Whipple Scholarship to attend medical school at the University of Rochester in New York. While in medical school, Dr. Nguyen completed a one year research fellowship in general surgery at Harvard Medical School. This was followed by an internship in general surgery and a five year residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Yale University.

Dr. Nguyen then completed a fellowship at the USC affiliated Lasky Clinic with Dr. Frank M. Kamer in Beverly Hills, under the auspices of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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Years Experience

Procedures

New York, NY

Consultations are conducted at our New York location by appointment only.