As you grow older, the loss of collagen and elastin from the skin can make the eyes look tired and old. The eyelids may also droop downwards, which can obstruct your vision or make your eyes seem puffy. Our eyelid surgery in NYC will allow you to achieve a more rested and youthful appearance, taking years of age off your eyes. Dr. Jeffrey Lisiecki performs a highly personalized eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty according to your unique anatomy and goals, ensuring naturalized results that hide signs of cosmetic work.
About Eyelid Surgery
What is eyelid surgery, aka blepharoplasty?
An eyelid surgery, also known as a blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that lifts and rejuvenates the eyelids, making them look younger and more refreshed. The surgeon makes strategic incisions on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both to lift sagging skin tissues and reduce puffiness. The specific details of the surgery depend on whether you need an upper eyelid surgery or lower eyelid surgery, but the final goal is to make you look more rested and youthful.
Types of eyelid surgeries
Upper Eyelid Surgery (Upper Blepharoplasty)
Upper eyelid surgery, also known as upper blepharoplasty, is performed on the upper eyelids. The surgeon lifts and tightens the sagging skin tissues on the upper eyelids to address various cosmetic concerns, such as sagging eyelids, impaired vision, and hooded eyelids.
Lower Eyelid Surgery (Lower Blepharoplasty)
Lower eyelid surgery, also known as lower blepharoplasty, is performed on the lower eyelids. The surgeon makes strategic incisions to trim away excess skin tissues and remove fatty deposits from the region, thereby correcting dark undereye circles and puffy bags. Contact us if you have further questions about eyelid surgery in NYC.
Eyelid surgeries can correct the following:
- Drooping skin tissues on the upper or lower eyelids
- Puffiness of the lower eyelids
- Under-eye bags or deep tear troughs
- Orbital fat bulges
- Fine lines around the eyes
- Crow’s feet around the eyes
- Excess upper eyelid skin
- Impaired vision because of hooded eyelids
Candidates for eyelid surgery:
- Want to reverse the signs of aging on the eyelids, such as undereye bags and puffiness
- Want to make their eyes look more relaxed, refreshed, happy, and youthful
- Have generally good physical and mental health
- Are nonsmokers or willing to stop smoking before the procedure
- Have realistic expectations from the blepharoplasty surgery
Recovery after an eyelid surgery
Dr. Lisiecki will ask you to apply eye drops to reduce itching and burning sensations around the eyes, and you will have to avoid contact lenses for two weeks. The sutures will be removed after a week. The post-treatment swelling, bruising, tenderness, blurred vision, and excess tearing will gradually dissipate within a few weeks. You can apply cold compresses to further minimize bruising. Most patients can resume work and normal activities within a week, but strenuous activities should be avoided for four weeks.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Lisiecki
Dr. Jeffrey Lisiecki is a highly trained aesthetic plastic surgeon specializing in cutting-edge surgical techniques for the face, breast, and body. He specializes in the latest and safest blepharoplasty techniques for the upper eyelids and lower eyelids, and he tailors each treatment plan according to your unique needs. He also maintains open channels of communication with all of his patients, ensuring they feel supported before, during, and after their eyelid surgery in NYC. Please schedule a consultation to explore your blepharoplasty options in New York.