While eyelid surgery improves the appearance of the eyelids, patients who opt for blepharoplasty consult with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Buglino at his New York offices for the procedure for more than just cosmetic concerns. Changes to the shape or natural contouring of the eyelid and/or deformities may be reasons to opt for an eyelid procedure. For eyelid or eyelift surgery candidates, it is best to assess which areas are a concern and the underlying cause of the issue for the best treatment plan for your eyelid procedure.
Upper Eyelid Surgery for Drooping Lids
Drooping upper eyelids are a common concern for patients. While some individuals may naturally have excess eyelid skin, loose or sagging skin can develop on the upper eyelids with age. Excess skin below the brow line can create hooded eyelids and cause the eyelid crease to become hidden, and the overall effect can impair the vision if the excess skin causes the eyelids to shrink or descend from the weight of the excess skin.
With age, the muscles in our forehead and eyebrow areas may relax (or weaken) causing a natural descent in the face and the upper eyelids, resulting in ptosis. Ptosis surgery uses an advanced blepharoplasty technique to correct the drooping of the eyelid that can directly affect one’s vision. Peripheral vision is commonly affected by the upper eyelids drooping. Ptosis can occur on either or the eyelids, and ptosis surgery can help rebalance facial symmetry in addition to correcting any vision issues.
One of the main complaints with drooping or sagging eyelids is that it can make patients appear drowsy. Psychologically, drooping lids can even make an individual believe they are when they look in the mirror. For patients with excessive sagging, this may cause additional stress on the facial muscles as they strain eyelid muscles to open wider than they can. Drooping eyelids or hooded eyes may also be an issue during makeup application since the eyelid are not quite visible. While makeup techniques are quite advanced, the removal of the excess skin via blepharoplasty addresses this beauty concern.
After blepharoplasty to remove excess skin of the upper eyelid, surgery heals in 7 to 10 days. Patients can expect a full recovery
within 2 weeks. A minimally invasive plastic surgery technique, blepharoplasty has a quick recovery with minimal downtime. Upper eyelid surgery can be performed under local with or without IV sedation at Dr. Buglino’s Woodbury NY
Lower Eyelid Surgery for Under Eye Bags & Contouring
Fatty deposits that develops in the lower eyelids or the under eye area. Bags under the eyes appear puffy, given an effect of
inflammation. Excess skin can develop on the lower eyelids due to age, genetics and lifestyle. Drooping of the lower lids may result causing more of whites of the eyes to become visible. With age, fat prolapse in the lower eyelid and under eye
area happens over time. Lower eyelid surgery uses advanced blepharoplasty technique to remove the prolapsed fat and excess skin. Lower lid blepharoplasty helps restore the natural balance to the face. One of the main complaints with under eye bags or sagging lower eyelids is that it can make drooping and bags beneath the eyes can make one appear tired or unhealthy. Excess skin on the lower eyelids is also susceptible to wrinkles and fine lines which can emphasize aging. Lower eyelid surgery can
also be used to improve the contour of the eyes. After lower eyelid surgery to remove excess skin and fat from the undereye area, surgery heals in 7 to 10 days. Patients can expect a full recovery within 2 weeks. A minimally invasive plastic surgery technique, lower lid blepharoplasty has a quick recovery with minimal downtime. Dr. Buglino performs upper eyelid surgery with local anesthesia and light IV sedation at his Woodbury NY offices.
Combination Eye Lift Surgery for Upper and Lower Eyelids
Some patients may require blepharoplasty for the upper eyelids and lower eyelids, or even pair eyelift with a facelift for maximum rejuvenation. While a combination eyelift surgery may be performed at the same time, a consultation is recommended to determine the proper approach. Dr. Buglino offers complimentary consultations for upper eyelid and lower lid surgery at his Woodbury NY offices. Nonsurgical eye rejuvenation treatments to eliminate wrinkles, restore volume loss and diminish puffiness /dark circles are also available (BOTOX, Belotero, PRP, advanced skincare).
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