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Oculofacial Plastic Surgery

Our team of oculoplastic surgeons at Eye Care of La Jolla specializes in a comprehensive range of procedures, including blepharoplasty, facial reconstruction, and non-surgical rejuvenation. Our doctors are focused on balancing your intricate structure with its natural appearance.



Sagging eyelids can contribute to an aged or fatigued appearance and can even impact your vision. Blepharoplasty is a common surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat deposits above or below the eye, leaving you with a more youthful and rejuvenated look. Blepharoplasty is often chosen by individuals who want to address signs of aging around the eyes, improve their overall facial appearance, and, in some cases, enhance vision impacted by sagging eyelid skin.

Common Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Questions

During your consultation, our oculoplastic surgeons will prioritize your questions and concerns about the procedure. They will then thoroughly examine your medical history and other factors such as age, skin type, ethnic background, and the extent of vision obstruction. Collectively, we can collaboratively arrive at an informed decision regarding eyelid surgery, ensuring that it aligns with your individual needs and preferences.

Typically, cosmetic procedures are not covered by insurance. However, if the surgery addresses functional issues such as impaired vision due to droopy eyelids or excess skin, there’s a possibility of reimbursement, either in full or in part. We recommend contacting your insurance provider to ascertain the extent of coverage and to be aware of any applicable deductibles.

Precautions are implemented to ensure your comfort during the procedure, including local anesthesia with optional sedation. After the procedure, discomfort can be alleviated with post-operative care including ice and over-the-counter Tylenol.

Other Conditions and Treatments

Brow lifts are designed to rejuvenate and enhance youthfulness in the forehead and brow area by alleviating forehead wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging brows.

Ptosis repair is a procedure to correct drooping or sagging eyelids and require advanced technique to restructure and reposition the eyelids to fit your natural appearance.

Ectropion is when the eyelid turns outward, and Entropion is when they eyelid turns inward. This can cause a feeling that something is in your eye, redness, and even watering of the eye. Ectropion/Entropion Repair is aimed at restoring the eyelid to its natural position.

Eyelid contain oil glands that can become obstructed and clogged. This is characterized by a painful red bump on the waterline of the eye. Treatments for chalazions include hot compress, antibiotic ointment, steriod injections, and surgery.

Styes are painful bumps that are often caused by infected eyelash follicles. Persistant styes are treated with antibiotic eyedrops or antibiotic ointments.

There are several types of eyelid lesions including cysts, growths, and other eyelid abnormalities. Our team will create a personalized treatment plan based on each patient’s specific condition.

Retraction repair focused on correcting abnormally elevated eyelid which can affect both vision and appearance.

Eyelid palsy, also known as eyelid paralysis, is the inability for one, or both, eyelids to function properly due to a disruption of the nerves and muscles responsible for eyelid movement. Symptoms can include inability to close the eye, excessive watering of the eye, and a drooping or sagging appearance. Treatment is based on each patient’s underlying cause.

Our team offers a wide range of neurotoxin treatments to address various concerned with ones facial appearance. Non-invasive neurotoxin treatments can help patients reach aesthetic goals by temporarily relaxing muscle function to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and facial expressions.

Our trained professionals offer a wide range of dermal fillers to help restore volume loss, fines lines, and wrinkles around the eyes.


Serving Our Community

Eye Care of La Jolla is a top-rated ophthalmology practice providing comprehensive medical and surgical eye care as well as routine and preventive ophthalmology services for patients in La Jolla, CA, and throughout the surrounding San Diego area.

Eye Care of La Jolla

9834 Genesee Ave, Ste 200
La Jolla, CA 92037

Monday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Hours may vary; please contact the office at (858) 457-3050 to confirm.