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Will Eyelid Surgery Raise Drooping Eyebrows

Published on November 24, 2015 by

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) addresses dark and puffy skin underneath the eyes, wrinkles around the eyes, and dropping eyelids. With this procedure, City cosmetic surgeon Dr. Basil Pakeman can restore a refreshed and rested look, but he cannot lift the eyebrows. For this, a forehead lift is necessary. If you are considering facial rejuvenation in Manhattan […]

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Is Eyelid Surgery Ever Medically Necessary?

Published on September 14, 2015 by

The short answer is yes, but there are specific criteria that must be met. For people in Manhattan who have eyelids with excess skin or fat that causes the skin around the eye to interfere with vision, eyelid surgery can be considered medically necessary. Criteria to Consider In order for eyelid surgery to be considered […]

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Combating Under-Eye Bags

Published on September 11, 2015 by

Bags under your eyes leave you looking tired and worn down, but combating them can be tough. While looks definitely aren’t everything, in fashionable City looking your best can make the difference in getting ahead. If you are considering eyelid surgery, it is important to know that under-eye bags come in many forms and have […]

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When can I Wear Eye Makeup After Eyelid Surgery?

Published on August 26, 2015 by

City is the fashion center of the US, and eye makeup is a fashion staple. Many women don’t feel fully dressed without at least a bit of mascara, and dramatic cosmetics are a great way to set yourself apart. Following eyelid surgery you may have bruising that you are eager to cover up, however, it […]

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Am I Too Young for Eyelid Surgery?

Published on July 29, 2015 by

According to Cleveland Clinic, eyelid surgery is a common procedure among people age 30 and older. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, people age 40 and over made up the vast majority of eyelid surgery patients in 2014, although there was a small percentage of patients within the 30-39 age range, and an […]

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Eyelid Surgery Cost

Published on July 21, 2015 by

For the most part, the vast majority of cosmetic surgery procedures are not covered by health insurance. Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is no exception. If you are having eyelid surgery because your field of vision is affected by extra eyelid skin bulging over the upper eyelids, then your health insurance policy may cover the procedure. You […]

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Study says Contact Lenses increase risk of Droopy Upper Eyelids

Published on June 29, 2015 by

A new study says wearing contact lenses increases the odds you’ll experience droopy upper eyelids, a cosmetic and sometimes visual problem corrected with blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). The study was published in Aesthetic Surgery Journal, which is the official publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Apparently, researchers found increased risk of droopy eyelids […]

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Eyelid Surgery Terms and Phrases you should know

Published on June 10, 2015 by

As you research the eyelid surgery procedure, you may come across the following terms – Blepharoplasty: simply a more technical term for eyelid surgery. It describes the procedure that rejuvenates the appearance of the upper and/or lower eyelids. Transconjunctival incision: an incision made inside of the lower eyelid. This incision is sometimes used for lower […]

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Top 5 Things to know about Eyelid Surgery

Published on March 3, 2015 by

Wondering if eyelid surgery is right for you? The only way to know for sure is to visit an experienced eyelid surgeon. Dr. Basil Pakeman will assess your eyelids and facial skin, and dedicate one-on-one time to you to discuss the changes you would like to see and your expectations of surgery. In the meantime, […]

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Eyelid Surgery Candidates

Published on November 17, 2014 by

Eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper eyelids and on the lower eyelids. Commonly referred to as eyelid surgery, blepharoplasty is a procedure that is often considered cosmetic because it promotes a more youthful appearance. However, eyelid surgery is also often completed for non-cosmetic reasons. For example, if a patient’s eyelids are interfering with his […]

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