Each individual's eyelids has their own unique presentation of single eyelid without crease, variable amount of fat, skin, asymmetry and difference in eyelid opening sizes. We seek to balance these in the best possible way to create a natural look comparable to a natural born double eyelid crease.
The complexity is greater and understandably less predictive in outcome. However often the situation can be helped through proper timing of revision touchups (sometimes waiting), proper choice of techniques that yields the best improvement under the circumstances, and proper avoidance of unnecessary and untimely intervention that patients may be pursuing. These assessments are more detailed and will need office consultation for accurate recommendation.
We also help those who had surgery while they were younger and now 15-30 years later will need "tune- ups" of their double eyelid crease (more redundant skin and loosened muscles as we age).
It is practical and possible for our "Very Important Patients" from out-of-town to pre-arrange to come in for office consultation and discussion with Dr.Chen the day before and then to undergo surgery the next day. Our friendly staff can help give recommendations on reasonable hotel lodgings and logistics.
The patient may have the option of traveling the next day after the procedure and then return on the seventh day for a repeat visit; or to stay in the Southern California area for a relaxing week until the one week exam. Some new patients may arrange to visit us during one of their work trip and then come back months later for the procedure during a one week vacation in the area.
The main airport in Los Angeles is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The larger international air carriers fly into there. Our Long Beach office is ~20 miles south of the LAX airport.
The other big airport is in Orange County, John Wayne Orange County International Airport (SNA), about twenty miles south of LA county. We have two offices here, in Newport Beach and in Irvine. Both are two to five miles only from SNA. Most domestic carriers fly in here.
In general, Orange County is more upscale than Long Beach. In Newport Beach, one can stay very close to the Fashion Island shopping center as well as our office there, as the surgical center is just next to our Newport office. Nearby hotels include Marriott Hotel Newport Beach and the Island Hotel, while La Quinta Inn in Costa Mesa is close to South Coast Shopping Center.
Many of our VIPatients are new to the area and are surprised at how diverse the region is. Besides having good weather all year around, there are plenty of things to do during your week’s stay in the area; here are just some of my favorites:
Of course, Santa Barbara and its missions, San Francisco, Napa/Sonoma’s fantastic wineries, Palm Spring/Palm Desert, Las Vegas (Nevada) are all favorite weekend destinations for Los Angelenos Southern Californians.