Upper Eyelid Rejuvenation Surgery Conveniently located to serve New York City
Some patients choose upper eyelid rejuvenation surgery, or upper blepharoplasty, to reduce the signs of aging and deliver a more youthful appearance. Others suffer from secondary issues associated with drooping eyelids, including vision impairment, and wish to improve their visual health. If you’re experiencing any of these conditions, consider getting upper eyelid rejuvenation surgery in New York City.
Regardless of your reason for choosing eyelid surgery, our double board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Basil Pakeman is here to help. Please contact Manhattan Surgical Care today at 212-308-1566 to schedule your consultation for upper eyelid rejuvenation in New York City.
What Is Upper Eyelid Rejuvenation Surgery?
Blepharoplasty is an increasingly popular cosmetic surgery that addresses puffiness and sagging in the eyelids. These aesthetic issues can make you look tired and feel older than you really are. In some extreme cases, sagging eyelids can even interfere with your field of vision by drooping over your eyes.
Upper eyelid surgery should only be performed by a qualified, experienced facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Pakeman. Take time to review before-and-after photos of a cosmetic surgeon’s prior patients and to review his or her credentials when choosing a cosmetic surgeon for your upper eyelid rejuvenation.
Am I A Good Candidate for Upper Eyelid Rejuvenation Surgery?
The ideal candidates for upper eyelid rejuvenation surgery are those with sagging skin that disrupts the upper eyelid’s natural contour to the point of impairing their vision. They need to be in good health with no history of medical conditions, be non-smokers, and have realistic expectations of the surgery’s outcome.
However, this surgery is not for everybody. People with hypertension, chronic dry-eye, thyroid problems, circulation disorders, heart disease, or diabetes should not undergo upper blepharoplasty. Those with glaucoma should consult with us first before considering the procedure.
Your Upper Eyelid Rejuvenation Surgery Consultation
When you consult with Dr. Pakeman, he will discuss the surgery at great length and recommend the best treatment options. You will learn more about its benefits, risks, steps involved during the surgery, and how much it will cost. He will ask you about your reasons for getting the procedure as well.
During the consultation, Dr. Pakeman will assess the exact areas in the eye region you’ve pointed out as your problem and consider your input when developing a customized treatment plan. He will evaluate your medical history, health conditions, eye structure, skin laxity on the eyelids, and skin type.
On your part, it is important to talk about your lifestyle behaviors, medications, and past eye procedures. Dr. Pakeman will provide pre- and post-op instructions, such as quitting smoking for a certain period before and after the surgery, changing your medications, and caring for your eyelids after the surgery.
What Happens During Upper Blepharoplasty Surgery?
In a blepharoplasty procedure, Dr. Pakeman makes small incisions in the contour of the upper eyelid. These are strategically located so as to be virtually unnoticeable after you recover.
Working within the openings made by these incisions, Dr. Pakeman then repositions and adjusts the fat and muscle tissue of the upper eyelid. He also removes any excess skin that may be causing you problems. Finally, he closes the incisions, and you are sent home with a comprehensive recovery plan.
The Recovery Process
You might get blurry vision when you wake up from your upper eyelid rejuvenation surgery, but it is only temporary. You might need to apply antibiotics on the surgical site and use artificial tear drops to prevent dryness. A cold compress or ice pack and sleeping with several pillows propping your head up can help reduce the swelling.
During the recovery, you might be advised to rest for one to two weeks or longer. It helps to limit your screen time to avoid dry eyes. Avoid running, swimming, or exercising during this recovery time. Avoid activities that involve lifting or bending, because these increase blood flow. Follow the doctor’s instructions as closely as possible.
Upper Eyelid Rejuvenation Results
The result of the surgery is a more invigorated, youthful appearance. After you’ve recovered from your procedure, you’ll notice a marked difference in how your eyelids look and feel.
Many of our New York City area patients choose to undergo upper blepharoplasty as part of a more comprehensive treatment plan that may also include other surgical options like facelift and brow lift. Dermal fillers like Restylane can also be used to further enhance your facial appearance.
What Does Upper Eyelid Rejuvenation Cost?
If sagging, puffy upper eyelids are interfering with your vision, your insurance plan may even cover the cost of your upper eyelid rejuvenation surgery. We know insurance can be confusing, and our staff will be happy to help you learn what your plan does and does not cover.
If your plan won’t cover the price of the procedure, or if you are seeking the surgery for purely aesthetic reasons, we’re pleased to offer a number of attractive financing options as well. We believe that our procedures should be available to anyone who wants to improve their appearance.
Contact Us Today!
To learn more about upper eyelid rejuvenation surgery, please call Manhattan Surgical Care today at 212-308-1566 to arrange a private, confidential consultation with Dr. Pakeman. Dr. Pakeman has helped many patients look and feel better with upper eyelid rejuvenation in New York City, and he looks forward to providing you the personalized care that you deserve.