Restore a Youthful Look with Eyelid Blepharoplasty Surgery

If you are tired of the loose excess skin of the upper eyelids and puffiness and bags of the lower eyelids making you look tired even when you are not, you are a great candidate for a blepharoplasty. With time, the eyelids gradually droop as the skin and muscles begin to loosen and sag. Restore the youth to your eyes and correct the signs of aging that may cause your eyes to look half closed by seeking a consultation to explore the option of cosmetic surgery with Dr. Schwarcz today. Learn some general preparation tips prior to your blepharoplasty procedure.

What does blepharoplasty involve?

Incisions are made in the natural creases of the upper eyelids and can be combined with an incision just below the lower eyelid (transconjunctival) lash line to remove excess skin allowing for a scarless recovery. Blepharoplasty eliminates puffiness, sagging and excess skin around the eyes and creates subtle, natural results while making the eyes even more youthful. Either upper or lower eyelid surgery is performed as an outpatient basis under local anesthesia, with light sedation. Both upper and lower eyelids take about 45 minutes, totaling an hour and half for all four eyelids. Click here for details on the eyelid surgery procedure including anesthesia and how the incisisions are made.

Blepharoplasty Procedure

What to expect after the procedure

One can expect bruising and swelling for up to one week, with sutures removed at five to seven days after the surgery. A patient who has undergone eyelid correction can generally return to work within one week. Learn some tips to ensure a smooth and successful recovery post-surgery.

Dr. Schwarcz is a leading board-certified oculoplastic surgeon in New York

As the procedure is specifically tailored to the needs of each patient, Dr. Schwarcz offers a comprehensive review of the patient's goals in undergoing the procedure and Dr. Schwarcz will advise as to the best possible method of achieving that goal. Click here to learn more about Dr. Schwarcz's experience, credentials, training and more.

In many cases, it is not just the eyelids that are drooping, but the brow is drooping, and putting weight on the eyelid structures. In this case, you may benefit from a brow lift to restore the youthful appearance of your eyes. If you seek an overall dramatic yet subtle effect to improve the facial harmony, there are other cosmetic procedures available to you.

There is also the issue of differentiating between excess eyelid skin and upper eyelid ptosis, which is the drooping of the eyelid itself, making the eye look smaller than the other eye. With regards to upper eyelid ptosis, the levator aponeurosis (the muscle that opens the eyelid) usually has slipped upward leaving the eyelid in a lowered position at rest. This involves a ptosis repair, which is performed by disinserting the levator muscle and advancing it downward and reattaching it in a lowered position. Lower eyelids could be plagued with saggy excess skin, protruding fat, dark circles, or a combination of them. Solely removing the fat is not the answer for many patients. Dr. Schwarcz evaluates the bony structure of the mid-face, skin quality, and prominence of the eyeball. If there is poor mid-face support (sunken in, or flat bone) with a prominent eyeball, then fat must not be taken away because of the fear of looking skeletonized a few years after surgery or, even worse, the retracting or a pulling downward of the lower eyelid. These cases must be handled with care by repositioning the fat changing its contour so as not to look like bags, but rather a continuation with the cheek mound.

Upper Blepharoplasty Consultation

Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty Surgery

Lower eyelids could be plagued with saggy excess skin, protruding fat, dark circles, or a combination of them. Solely removing the fat is not the answer for many of the patients. The cosmetic surgeon must evaluate the bony structure of the mid-face, skin quality, and prominence of the eyeball. If there is poor mid-face support (sunken in, or flat bone) with a prominent eyeball, then fat must not be taken away because of the fear of looking skeletonized a few years after surgery or, even worse, the retracting or a pulling downward of the lower eyelid. These cases must be handled with care by repositioning the fat changing its contour so as not to look like bags, but rather a continuation with the cheek mound. If the eyes appear bulging, the doctor must also evaluate the patient for disease processes such as thyroid disease or other orbital processes. Care must be taken with the lower eyelid skin, not removing too much to avoid a vertical shortening of the lower eyelids and not being able to close them.

Postoperative Instructions for Eyelid Blepharoplasty Surgery

 
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