Blepharoplasty surgery corrects excess upper and/or lower eyelid skin and improves eyelid contour by removing eyelid "bags" (prolapsing fat) and smoothing surface wrinkles.
Computer imaging is difficult to perform for blepharoplasty. Instead, we offer before and after photos of our patients during your consultation at our New York City offices.
Excess skin is carefully measured and incisions are placed in natural eyelid creases, optimally camouflaging final scar lines. After removal of excess skin and fat, all incision lines are closed with a combination of fine absorbable and permanent sutures.
Lower eyelid Blepharoplasty may result in bruising that lasts for 1-2 weeks. At 1 week after surgery, camouflaging makeup can be applied to cover any residual traces of bruising. We take special precautions during surgery to minimize swelling and bruising, and ask you to use ice and special creams in the immediate few days that follow.
Most patients go home on the day of surgery, and are up and about within 24 hours. Prior to your operation, we will provide you with a detailed set of instructions from our office, and will remain available 24-7 to answer any questions, should they arise.
During the surgery at our New York Facilities, you will not feel any pain due to anesthesia and sedation. After the operation, most blepharoplasty patients experience only a mild to moderate discomfort, and may require prescription pain medications in the first 24-72 hours. Regular Tylenol is typically taken after that time frame, on as needed basis.
Schedule a blepharoplasty consultation at our Manhattan or Forest Hills office.