Dr. Joshua Zimm, M.D. Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) | Manhattan New York

The Eyelid Lift

corrects droopy, puffy eyes, rejuvenates a tired appearance, and creates a more youthful look.

The Surgery

Upper eyelid surgery incisions are made to remove excess fat, muscle and loose skin. Incisions are kept in the natural folds of the eye to hide scars and fine sutures are used to close incisions and minimize scar visibility.

Lower eyelid surgery incisions are typically made behind the eyelid to remove excess fat causing puffiness, as well as in an inconspicuous site along the lower lash line to remove excess skin.

Sometimes fat is repositioned rather than removed, and sometimes the lower lid is tightened as well.

The Goals

Blepharoplasty can correct hooded upper lids, sagging lower lids and hereditary conditions such as overhanging upper lids. It can also remove puffiness and bags under the eyes that cause a worn, tired look. It also eliminates excess fat, muscle and skin and create a more youthful, refreshed look.

The Challenges

Blepharoplasty will not eliminate dark circles, eliminate all fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, nor change sagging eyebrows or remove festoons - the puffiness that sometimes occurs in the upper cheeks. It won't correct a sagging cheek.

Special Considerations

  • The degree of evident visual field obstruction.
  • Visual acuity and tear production.
  • Use of contact lenses.
  • Circulatory, opthalmologic or other medical problems.
  • The usefulness of other procedures such as a forehead lift, soft tissue fillers, laser resurfacing or neurotoxin injections to enhance the results of blepharoplasty.

Down Time

  • Performed under local anesthesia in the office or general anesthesia in the hospital, Blepharoplasty can take up to 2 hours. Patients can have same-day discharge unless other procedures are also being performed.
  • Slight blurring may be experienced initially. Stitches are removed 3 to 5 days after surgery. Normal activities can be resumed after 1 week and full aerobic workouts after 3 weeks.

Post Op Instructions

Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
Doctor for Face Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Manhattan Upper East Side 10021
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