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Eyelid Surgery for a Youthful Appearance

Welcome to Manhattan Surgical Care Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Information page. Discover how this popular cosmetic procedure can rejuvenate your eyes and enhance your overall appearance. Blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure that addresses sagging or drooping eyelids. It can involve the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, depending on the patient’s specific needs.

Lower eyelids blepharoplasty can be performed by a transcutaneous or transconjunctival technique. Transcutaneous blepharoplasty involves making an incision below lower eyelid lashes in the skin. In transconjunctival blepharoplasty, there is no skin incision made, a scarless blepharoplasty, the incision is made the conjunctiva inside of the eyelid. A pinch blepharoplasty involved excising a thin sliver of skin in the lower eyelid. CO2 laser blepharoplasty can be done in the upper eyelids and / or lower eyelids for skin tightening without cutting the skin, another form of scarless blepharoplasty.

Benefits of Blepharoplasty

  • Eliminate excess skin and fat around the eyes.
  • Reduce the appearance of puffy bags under the eyes.
  • Restore a youthful and refreshed look.
  • Improve peripheral vision if drooping eyelids were affecting it.

The Blepharoplasty Procedure

  • Consultation: Schedule a consultation with Dr. Basil Pakeman to discuss your plastic surgery goals and determine your candidacy.
  • Anesthesia: Local or general anesthesia may be used to ensure comfort during the procedure.
  • Upper Eyelid Surgery: Excess skin and fat are removed, and the remaining tissue is repositioned for a natural appearance.
  • Lower Eyelid Surgery: Fat deposits are adjusted, and loose skin is trimmed to diminish puffiness and improve contours.
  • Incision Closure: Incisions are closed with fine sutures or adhesive, leaving minimal scarring.
  • Recovery: Expect some swelling and bruising, but most patients can resume normal activities within a week.

Is Blepharoplasty Right for You

Candidates for Blepharoplasty are generally individuals with sagging or drooping eyelids who are in good overall health. Consult with Dr. Pakeman to determine if this procedure suits your needs. For more information or a consultation call 212-308-1566.

Ready to learn more or schedule a consultation? Contact our office today to take the first step towards brighter, rejuvenated eyes.

Frequently Asked Questions about Blepharoplasty, Eyelid Surgery

If you’re considering blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, you likely have questions about the procedure, recovery, and what to expect. This FAQ section aims to address some of the common queries people have about blepharoplasty.

Q: What is blepharoplasty?

A: Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves the removal of excess skin, fat, and muscle from the eyelids to rejuvenate their appearance. It can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both.

Q: Who is a good candidate for blepharoplasty?

A: Ideal candidates for blepharoplasty are individuals who have droopy or sagging eyelids, puffiness, or excess skin around the eyes. Good candidates are generally in good health and have realistic expectations about the outcome.

Q: What are the different types of blepharoplasties?

A: There are two main types of blepharoplasties: – Upper Blepharoplasty: This addresses issues with the upper eyelids. – Lower Blepharoplasty: This focuses on the lower eyelids and is often chosen to reduce under-eye bags.

Q: How is the blepharoplasty procedure performed?

A: During the surgery, the surgeon will make incisions along the natural creases of your eyelids, remove excess tissue, and then carefully close the incisions. The procedure is typically done under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia.

Q: Is blepharoplasty a painful surgery?

A: Most patients experience minimal discomfort during blepharoplasty. Pain is usually managed with prescribed medications, and any discomfort typically subsides within a few days.

Q: What is the recovery time for blepharoplasty?

A: Recovery time varies from person to person, but you can expect some swelling and bruising for a week or two. Most people can return to normal activities within a week, although complete healing may take several weeks.

Q: Are there any risks or complications associated with blepharoplasty?

A: As with any surgery, there are potential risks, including infection, scarring, and complications related to anesthesia. Your surgeon will discuss these risks with you during the consultation.

Q: How long do the results of blepharoplasty last?

A: The results of blepharoplasty are long-lasting, and many patients enjoy a more youthful appearance for years. However, the aging process continues, so some changes may occur over time.

Q: Can blepharoplasty be combined with other cosmetic procedures?

A: Yes, it’s common for patients to combine blepharoplasty with other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as a facelift or brow lift, to achieve a more comprehensive makeover.

Q: How much does blepharoplasty cost?

A: The price of your chin and neck lift will depend on the techniques required to achieve your cosmetic goals. Dr. Pakeman will develop a personalized treatment plan for you during your initial consultation. He will then review the details of your procedure with you, including the cost of your surgery.

Please visit our cosmetic surgery gallery to see how Manhattan Surgical Care can give your eyelids a lift.

If you’re interested in improving your facial appearance, please contact Dr. Pakeman today at 212-308-1566 to schedule your consultation for a blepharoplasty eyelift in New York City. Manhattan Surgical Care serves clients in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and across the nation.

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