Reduce Signs Of Aging With A Blepharoplasty

As skin ages, it naturally loses its elasticity. The thin, sensitive skin of the eye area is particularly susceptible to wrinkles and laxity. A number of other aging changes take place in this region that are unrelated to the skin itself.  Fortunately, undergoing eyelid surgery in NYC by Dr. Bass can markedly reduce the signs of aging and results are even better when combined with a full suite of facial restoration treatments.

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The Basics Of Blepharoplasty

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is performed on the upper and lower eyelids to restore a youthful look around the eye. A successful eyelid surgery will reduce bags under the eyes, minimize excess skin in the area, and diminish overall puffiness. We'd also recommend blepharoplasty in NYC at Bass Plastic Surgery as a way to correct drooping upper eyelids that obstruct vision.

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What Are The Benefits of Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, offers a range of benefits for individuals seeking to enhance the appearance of their eyes and address signs of aging:

Improved Aesthetics: Eyelid surgery can eliminate sagging skin, reduce puffiness, and smooth out wrinkles, leading to a more refreshed and youthful appearance.
Enhanced Vision: In cases where sagging upper eyelid skin impairs vision, blepharoplasty can provide functional improvements by removing excess tissue.

Increased Confidence: The procedure often results in increased self-esteem and confidence as individuals experience a more vibrant and alert look.
Customizable Solutions: Blepharoplasty is a versatile procedure that can be tailored to address specific concerns in both the upper and lower eyelids.
Long-Lasting Results: While not immune to the natural aging process, the results of eyelid surgery are long-lasting, providing enduring improvements in facial aesthetics.
Minimal Downtime: The recovery period for eyelid surgery is relatively short, and patients can resume normal activities with minimal disruption to their daily lives.

Am I a Candidate For Eyelid Surgery?

If you have puffy, sagging eyelids or noticeable bags under your eyes, blepharoplasty may be an effective corrective treatment for you. Those who experience obstructed vision due to excess skin folds may be able to see more clearly after they receive eyelid surgery in NYC. Patients interested in this procedure should be in good general health and should not have any significant eye problems.

Blepharoplasty is not a suitable treatment for dark circles or sagging brows. Neither is it designed to eliminate the fine wrinkles around the eye area. Dr. Bass can incorporate appropriate solutions for those concerns as part of a more complete rejuvenation plan for your eyelid area.

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How Does Eyelid Surgery Work?

During an upper eyelid surgery, incisions are made along natural folds in the skin in the upper lid. From there, lax skin is tailored out. For the lower eyelid, an external incision is often not necessary. Instead, Dr. Bass makes a transconjunctival incision, which is an incision inside the lower eyelid. The transconjunctival approach allows for the removal of excess fatty tissue which contributes to bags under the eyes. 

Excess skin can be tailored out through small incisions if needed.  Sometimes the fat removed can be reinserted into the tear trough hollows to restore lost volume in this area. Fat grafting can also be used.  If laxity in lower eyelid needs to be corrected, the supporting ligament or musculature of the lower eyelid can be lifted and tightened in processes called canthopexy or canthoplasty.

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Your Blepharoplasty Experience

Blepharoplasty takes approximately one hour and is performed in our fully accredited surgical facilities. Typically, local anesthesia with or without intravenous sedation is used. Afterwards, incisions are closed and cool compresses applied to minimize bruising and swelling.  Blepharoplasty in NYC is often performed in conjunction with a facelift, laser skin resurfacing, facial fat grafting or a chemical peel of the eyelids.  Dr. Bass will determine which treatments are appropriate for each individual’s stage of aging.

Recovery Process

You should expect to avoid sports, bending and lifting for two weeks following the procedure. Swelling and bruising are normal after eyelid surgery and typically subside enough to allow routine work and socializing within 5-7 days.  Sutures are typically removed within three to five days.  In the first few days, a minimum of activity, cool compresses and lubricating eye drops help minimize recovery.  

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Your Blepharoplasty Results

You can expect an overall younger, refreshed, and well-rested appearance. Folds in the contours of the upper eyelids will be reduced, as well as bags or puffiness in the lower eyelids.  You’ll enjoy a long-lasting transformation since the results of a blepharoplasty in NYC by Dr. Bass are quite durable and last years, or in many cases, a decade or more.  

Why Choose Dr. Bass for Your Blepharoplasty?

Dr. Bass has spent his entire career specializing in facial rejuvenation. He trained for ten years at the country’s top universities, became a board certified surgeon, and has spent nearly three decades honing his skillset in his own practice. Dr. Bass has instructed both residents and seasoned surgeons on facial aesthetic surgery techniques, and is widely considered to be a leader in the field.

In addition to his considerable experience, Dr. Bass has championed holistic (multimodality) facial rejuvenation since the 1990s. He has been instrumental in shifting the industry standard by sharing this approach with colleagues and students. Contact Bass Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation today.

Eyelid Surgery FAQs:

How long do the results of blepharoplasty last?

Will eyelid surgery address under-eye bags and dark circles?

What is the difference between upper and lower eyelid surgery?

Are there non-surgical alternatives to blepharoplasty?

Can eyelid surgery improve vision?

How much does blepharoplasty cost, and is it covered by insurance?

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How long do the results of blepharoplasty last?

Managing expectations by discussing the longevity of results can help patients make informed decisions.

Will eyelid surgery address under-eye bags and dark circles?

It's important to clarify what specific concerns the surgery can address and what may require additional treatments.

What is the difference between upper and lower eyelid surgery?

This question allows the surgeon to explain the distinctions between addressing upper eyelid issues, lower eyelid issues, or both.

Are there non-surgical alternatives to blepharoplasty?

Some patients may want to explore non-surgical options, and discussing these alternatives can help them make informed choices.

Can eyelid surgery improve vision?

In some cases, excess skin on the upper eyelids may impact vision, and surgery can help alleviate this issue.

How much does blepharoplasty cost, and is it covered by insurance?

Discussing the cost of the procedure and whether it's covered by insurance helps patients plan financially. Reach out to our team today to know how we can assist in this process.

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