Take the Sag Out of Your Eyelids

Eyelid Lift San Diego & La Jolla, CAYou don’t want sagging when you’re making a soufflé. You don’t want to find an area in your yard that is sagging (hello, sinkhole!). You don’t want the Padres to be sagging in the second half of the season.

And you don’t want your eyelids to sag. That’s why you want Dr. Kearney to do a little eyelid surgery and take a decade off the age of your face.

Blepharoplasty’s the name

If you want to get all clinical, you could call it blepharoplasty. That’s the medical term for eyelid surgery. When your eyelids stretch with time — both the skin and the muscles controlling them — you can look tired all the time, you can look older, and the sagging can even block your vision.

An eyelid lift removes excess skin, tightens underlying muscles, repositions fat, and makes your eyes looks a decade younger.

How does Dr. Kearney do his eyelid magic?

You can have eyelid surgery done on just the upper or lower eyelid, or on both. For the upper eyelid, Dr. Kearney makes the incision in the natural fold of the lid. He then tightens the muscles and removes excess fat. The last step is to trim excess skin.

On the lower eyelid, there are two options for the incision. It can be made just beneath the eyelash or on the inside of the eyelid. Again excess skin is removed, and the muscles are tightened. Dr. Kearney is very careful removing fat from the lower eyelid, as removing too much fat can leave the patient with a hollowed out appearance.


When compared to other cosmetic procedures such as a tummy tuck or thigh lift, eyelid surgery recovery is a piece of cake. There will be some bruising and swelling, but we’ll give you a compress to use and if you’re diligent with it swelling will be minimal. Also, there isn’t a great deal of pain. You’ll have your stitches removed in a week, and you’ll already be looking pretty good. Most patients can begin wearing contacts again in about a week, same for going back to work.

Subtle results

One great thing about blepharoplasty is that the results are dramatic, yet subtle. People who don’t know you’ve had surgery will know you somehow look younger and more vibrant, but they won’t have any idea why. They’ll simply be jealous!

Want to take a decade or more off your eyes? Call Dr. Kearney at 858-677-9352 to schedule your consultation.

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After careful consideration and at the request of our state, and concern for the health and safety of our patients, we are cancelling all non-essential appointments and surgical procedures starting on 3-20-20. Please take note below of the ways that we are available to you over the next couple of weeks:

  • Appointments:Dr. Kearney will still be seeing a small number of post operative appointments over the next couple of weeks as well as any patients that require immediate attention or medical care, by appointment only. We are calling and emailing all patients who currently have appointments scheduled in the next 2 weeks to notify them and reschedule
  • Phone: We will be working remotely and able to answer questions as well as schedule future appointments and surgeries by calling our main number: 858.677.9352. Please note, however, that we will have reduced hours over the next couple of weeks so be sure to call during these times: M-F 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you have an urgent matter outside of these hours and need to speak to Dr. Kearney please call 619-270-4935.
  • Answering machine: Please do NOT leave important messages on the after hours greeting during the next 2 weeks as they may not be checked in a timely manner. Instead, we ask you to call or email during the above hours and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • Email: We will have access to email and our patient scheduling system and will be available to check and respond to emails M-F from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you reach us outside of these hours please allow 24-48 hours for a response. You can continue to email the patient coordinator you’ve been in contact with or simply use [email protected]
  • Virtual consultations: Can’t come in for an appointment right now? No problem! Dr. Kearney is able to offer phone consultations during the next couple of weeks. Simply email us at [email protected] or call 858-677-9352 during the above hours and we will let you know the simple steps to take.

We apologize for any inconvenience the above changes may cause and are hoping things return to “normal” as soon as possible. Please stay safe and healthy and let’s all try to remain as positive as possible during this time of uncertainty.

We appreciate all of you and look forward to seeing you again very soon!


Dr. Kearney and staff