Eyelid Surgery

Anyone can experience eyelid drooping. You might notice that your eyelids are beginning to sag or that the skin underneath your eyes is bagging and becoming puffier than usual. The effects of eyelid drooping can leave you looking haggard or more seriously with impaired vision. However, professional eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) may provide the ideal solution for you. Blaine Plastic Surgery specializes in blepharoplasty to provide patients with a more youthful looking appearance and tighter eyelid skin.

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure for correcting defects, deformities and disfigurations of the eyelids as well as aesthetically modifying the eye region of the face.

Blepharoplasty can be performed on either the upper and lower lids, or both. Whether you want to improve your appearance or are experiencing functional problems with your eyelids, blepharoplasty can rejuvenate the area surrounding your eyes. Specifically, blepharoplasty can treat:

  • Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or interrupts the natural contour of the upper eyelids, which can sometimes impair vision
  • Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids
  • Bagging under the eyes
  • Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelids

About the Eyelid Surgery Procedure in New York

After receiving either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia, Dr. Blaine will begin the procedure by making an incision. If your trouble area is your upper eyelid then the incision will be made in the natural crease of your eyelid to prevent noticeable scarring.

If you are undergoing lower eyelid blepharoplasty, then the incision will either be made below the lower lash line, or transconjunctivally – inside of your lower eyelid. Transconjunctival incisions are done inside of your lower eyelid to remove any excess fat in the lower lid, and do not require the removal of any skin.

Eyelid incisions are typically closed with removable sutures, skin adhesive, or surgical tape. After your procedure, Dr. Blaine may suggest using a laser or chemical peel to reduce any discoloration of the lower eyelids.

At Blaine Plastic Surgery, we want you to feel more confident in your own skin! Dr. Blaine believes it is important to incorporate people’s physical and emotional needs into their treatment plan to treat not just the body, but also the individual as a whole. Feel free to contact us for more information on the incredible Blepharoplasty procedure.

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