Surgical Technique

Like others, you possess a strong desire to look your best. In your case, eyelid surgery might be the answer. You'll be relieved to know that it's one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures among your fellow San Diegans. Now, you just need a plastic surgeon — one who's extremely qualified to perform your eyelid lift; one who's willing to invest the time to educate you upfront about his or her surgical technique; one who will honestly inform you of the risks and complications; and, one who will convey to you the facts about what to expect when recovering from eyelid surgery.

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You've come to the right place — consider triple board certified plastic surgeon Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS, FICS. Request your complimentary cosmetic consultation online or call (858) 997-0096 for an appointment.


Dr. Chaffoo

Triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo provides exceptional results and patient care.

  • In San Diego, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) techniques can differ from one plastic surgeon to another. With that said, most perform the facial rejuvenating procedure in the following manner:

    • For the upper lids, incisions are made along the natural creases of your eyelids. For the lower lids, they are made directly below your lashes (lower eyelid surgery also allows for the possibility of surgery being performed from the inside of your lids to even further lessen already minimal scarring)
    • Dr. Chaffoo then separates the skin from the fat and muscle underneath
    • Extra fat is reduced
    • Excess skin and muscle is trimmed away, and
    • Incisions are closed

    The procedure takes 1 to 3 hours to perform. For additional facial rejuvenation, many patients combine eyelid surgery with another procedure such as a brow lift or face lift. At your complimentary consultation, Dr. Chaffoo will discuss in detail his surgical technique based upon several variables including the state of your eyelid and any wrinkling as well as your basic bone structure. Additionally, he will advise you about preparing for your eyelid surgery.

    If you're considering a facial sculpting plastic surgery in La Jolla such as eyelid surgery, plastic surgeon Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS, FICS can help. Dr. Chaffoo is part of a select group of plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

    Take advantage of his unique training and his extensive, 20 years of real world experience. Dr. Chaffoo has an office conveniently located close to you on Genesee Avenue in La Jolla on the Scripps Memorial Hospital Campus at the Ximed Medical Center.

    You demand the best from yourself. Dr. Chaffoo demands the best as well — from himself, from his staff and always for you.