Blepharoplasty, commonly referred to as eyelid surgery, can treat dark undereye bags as well as signs of age or exhaustion that develop around the eyes. Eyelid surgery can improve a number of conditions, including puffiness, sagging skin, or drooping eyelids that may be obstructing vision. Many of our patients at New York Plastic Surgical Group who opt for blepharoplasty are concerned they constantly look tired, unhappy, or stressed due to the appearance of their eyes. With advanced eyelid surgery, our surgeons can create natural-looking results that make you look more refreshed, rested, and youthful. Some patients also choose to combine blepharoplasty with an additional procedure—such as facelift, brow lift, or non-surgical injectables—for a more complete facial rejuvenation.
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Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper and/or lower eyelids, depending on your unique needs. Our doctors will customize the procedure based on your goals. The surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure, can be completed using local or general anesthesia, and usually lasts between one and three hours.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
Lower Eyelid Surgery
During eyelid surgery, our surgeons typically make incisions along the crease of the upper eyelid or under the lower eyelashes to conceal any residual scarring. Some surgeons will make incisions inside the lower eyelid. Often, at the same time, a CO2 laser may be used for skin rejuvenation.
Blepharoplasty Recovery and Results
In the days following blepharoplasty, you may be sensitive to light or experience temporary blurring, tearing, or double-vision. Most patients will also have some swelling or bruising immediately after surgery; however post-operative discomfort can be managed with medication. Our surgeons may also use a medicinal ointment to lubricate the eyes after surgery and aid in the healing process. You will be advised to avoid strenuous exercise for two to three weeks. Most patients are able to get back to normal daily routines within a few days.
Eyelid surgery can significantly enhance the areas around your eyes with natural-looking results, ultimately providing you with a more rested and youthful appearance.
Are you considering eyelid surgery? To learn more about this advanced procedure, or to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced plastic surgeons, please contact NYPSG today.