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One of the areas where signs of aging and fatigue are most noticeable is around the eyes. This is why many opt for eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, to enhance their appearance.This specialized procedure, offered right here in New York City, can help you achieve the refreshed, rejuvenated look you desire. It addresses both cosmetic concerns like sagging skin, bags, drooping eyelids, and puffiness, as well as functional issues such as vision impairment.

Blepharoplasty is a surgery to remove extra skin, muscle, and occasionally fat from the upper and lower eyelids. This procedure effectively eliminates droopy or sagging eyelids caused by aging or genetics, resulting in a more youthful and refreshed appearance around the eyes.

The procedure can also be beneficial for those experiencing functional problems, such as impaired field of vision due to the overhanging skin of the upper eyelids.

Ideal Candidates for Eyelid Surgery

Ideal candidates for blepharoplasty are individuals in good general health, non-smokers, and those without serious eye conditions. Candidates often seek to address issues like excess fat and skin around the eyelids, bags under the eyes, drooping lower eyelids, and upper eyelid sagging that may impair their peripheral vision. A consultation with Dr. Basil Pakeman is essential to determine if blepharoplasty is the right choice based on medical history, aesthetic goals, and specific eyelid concerns.

Blepharoplasty Consultation

During the consultation, Dr. Pakeman will evaluate the patient’s eyelids, discuss their goals, and explain the procedure, including its risks and benefits. This session is crucial for setting realistic expectations and deciding on the best surgical approach. Patients are encouraged to ask questions and express any concerns they may have about the surgery or recovery process.

Blepharoplasty Procedure Details

Blepharoplasty involves making precise incisions along the natural lines of the eyelids—within the creases of the upper lids and just below the lashes in the lower lids. Through these incisions, the surgeon removes excess skin, muscle, and fat as needed. The procedure typically takes one to three hours and is often performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the extent of the surgery and the patient’s comfort.

Combination Procedures

Blepharoplasty is commonly paired with other facial plastic surgeries such as brow lifts or facelifts to comprehensively rejuvenate the face. This combination approach allows for addressing multiple areas of concern in a single surgical session, potentially minimizing overall recovery time while achieving more harmonious results.


Post-operative care is crucial for a smooth recovery and optimal outcomes. Patients are advised to keep their head raised and apply cold compresses to minimize swelling and bruising. Eye drops may be recommended to alleviate any symptoms of dry eyes. Following Dr. Pakeman’s instructions, including avoiding strenuous activities and wearing sunglasses for protection, is essential. Most patients can return to normal activities within a few days after surgery, although complete healing may take several weeks.

Why Choose Manhattan Surgical Care?

Manhattan Surgical Care stands out for our commitment to personalized care and the attainment of natural-looking results. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Basil Pakeman, possesses extensive experience in eyelid surgery and is dedicated to employing the latest techniques and technologies. We understand the importance of a thorough consultation process and tailor each procedure to meet the unique needs and goals of our patients.

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For those considering blepharoplasty or seeking more information about eyelid surgery in New York City, we invite you to contact Manhattan Surgical Care. Our team is ready to answer your questions, discuss your concerns, and help you take the first step towards achieving a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.

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