Newport Beach Eyelid Surgery

Your eyes are the windows through which you see others and others see you. The eyelids frame those windows. Hanging skin of the upper lids or bags of the lower lids can make you appear tired. Eyelid surgery can give you a fresh, cleaner appearance.

In the upper lid, Dr. Solmer performs eyelid surgery, known as blepharoplasty, by removing an ellipse of skin with an incision in the eyelid crease a few mm above the lash line. Fat is removed only if it is a visible problem. It is important to carry the incision slightly laterally beyond the eye to preserve the shape of the eyelid, otherwise if the incision is too short, healing forces may cause the outside corner of the eye to appear slightly rounded.

In the lower lid, there may be bulges caused by fatty bags. People with prominent eyes, where the eye extends more forward than the bone underneath it, are more prone to this problem. The lower eyelid may be treated with an incision just under the lashes to remove excess skin and fat. In some cases, Dr. Solmer removes the fat through an incision on the inner aspect of the eyelid. This is called a transconjunctival blepaharoplasty. If you have multiple fine lines around your eyes, the skin can be treated with the laser to smooth and tighten the skin.

As indicated above, there are various approaches to rejuvenation of the eyelids which Dr. Solmer will discuss with you, depending on your anatomy and preferences. The results of eyelid surgery are generally gratifying and long lasting. Call for your eyelid consultation with this Newport Beach board certified plastic surgeon at 949 548-0227.



To respect our patients privacy, and because not all patients are comfortable in showing their results online, only a limited number of photos are available on our website. A much more extensive collection of Dr. Solmer’s operative results is available for viewing in our office.

The model photos in this website are for decorative purposes only. The information contained in this website is of a general nature and does not constitute medical advice.