Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure which can restore your eyelids and regain the beautiful face of your youth. At our practice, Dr. George Ferzli offers personalized consultations to answer any questions you have, and can help you determine whether you are a candidate for treatment. Call (212) 475-8100 to contact our NYC office today!
What Is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is a plastic surgery procedure for correcting sagging or drooping eyelids. The eyelid, because its skin is much thinner than that in other parts of the face, is often one of the first facial areas to exhibit signs of aging. There is also bulging of fat as we age and removal and/or contouring of these fat pads can restore a youthful appearance following lower blepharoplasty.
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Why Would Someone Need Eyelid Surgery?
Blepharoplasty may become necessary when various factors, which include aging, sun damage, smoking cause the muscles and tissue that support the eyelids to weaken. This leads to the thin skin of the upper eyelid to sag and cause an appearance of "heavy and tired eyes." As we age, the fat pads of the lower eyelid begin to bulge and descend which can also contribute to a tired and aged appearance.
The Blepharoplasty Procedure
Blepharoplasty is typically performed as an outpatient procedure requiring local anesthesia for upper blepharoplasty and general anesthesia for lower blepharoplasty. Patients can choose to have this procedure on their upper or lower eyelids, or both.
If the upper eyelid is being operated on, an incision is typically made along its natural crease. For the lower eyelid, an incision is usually made just below the lash line or within the eye itself.
Recovery From Eyelid Surgery
After blepharoplasty, patients may be advised to apply lubricating drops/ointment and cold compresses to aid in healing and minimize side effects. Most patients return to work within a few days to a week, but should avoid exercise and strenuous activities for at least 2 weeks. Stitches are usually removed after 5 to 7 days. Most swelling and other side effects typically subside within 2 weeks.
Contact Dr. Ferzli For Blepharoplasty In NYC!
Interested in the benefits of eyelid surgery and whether you are a candidate for treatment? Call (212) 475-8100 today or fill out the form in our contact page for your personalized consultation with Dr. George Ferzli! Our practice looks forward to helping you regain your confidence and youthful physique!