Eyelid Surgery for Function and Beauty in New York

Published on March 31, 2016

More often than not, a person makes an observation about your eyes when they look at your face, regardless of whether they verbalize it. This is because we are naturally drawn to the eyes during face-to-face interactions. We are used to reading emotion in the eyes, and their position on the face is also a factor.

Now, what if you have droopy, wrinkling eyelids that make your eyes look tired and old? Would you just look away and cower in embarrassment because you can’t do anything about life’s aging process? Of course not.

The good news is that you don’t need to settle. You can do something about it by undergoing an eyelid surgery known as blepharoplasty surgery. This procedure only requires a relatively short recovery time and does not alter the fundamental shape of your face.

If you are interested in enhancing your eyelids, here are few answers to some common questions regarding the surgery:

What causes wrinkling, drooping and puffiness of the eyelids?

There are multiple factors for why the eyelids gradually start to look old and unpleasant. Some of these factors include gravity, natural aging, genetics, sun exposure, diseases (like diabetes and stroke) and daily stress. Either one factor or a combination of them may be the overriding cause; this is particular to every person’s case.

What is the effect of undergoing blepharoplasty?

When done properly, eyelid surgery may bring about a rejuvenated look for your face. You will appear much younger and refreshed than before you had surgery. In addition to the excess skin that is removed, the rejuvenated look is enhanced by removing the puffy fatty deposits, both underneath and above the eyes. The droopy, loose, wrinkled eyelid tissues are then smoothed and tightened.

Most patients report getting compliments about their new look, even though the observer cannot place what exactly has changed about their appearance.

Is the surgery only for cosmetic purposes?

No, it can also be undergone for functional reasons. In more extreme cases, the drooping of the eyelids can sometimes be so significant that it impedes a person’s vision. Sometimes a blepharoplasty procedure is performed for both functional and cosmetic purposes to fully restore any impaired vision.

Will it take long to perform the surgery?Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Leo Keegan, Co-Founder and Medical Director of 5th Avenue Millennium Aesthetic Surgery, normally takes one to three hours to perform blepharoplasty as an outpatient procedure. Surgery time will vary depending on the scope of the procedure. Some patients get both the upper and lower eyelids corrected, while others require just one of those options.

You need to be in good health before the surgeon will approve your surgery. At your request and Dr. Keegan’s recommendation, your blepharoplasty may be performed in tandem with other cosmetic procedures like the facelift, the brow lift or one of our many non-surgical treatments. This is to help in providing even more significant results in terms of facial rejuvenation.

So come see the kind of difference eyelid surgery can make for your appearance. Contact our office in New York, New York, for consultation reservations.