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If you feel your eyes are being framed by prematurely aging skin, you may benefit from an eyelid lift. The areas around your eyes are some of the first areas to show signs of age. Such factors as sun exposure, stress, genetics, and even squinting can all influence the rate at which the delicate skin of the eyelids matures.
As a top provider for blepharoplasty in NYC, Dr. Matthew White knows that, as skin loses elasticity over time, the upper eyelids lose their definition, and the lower eyelids can form shadows and puffy bags.
The eyelid lift, (blepharoplasty), can treat these concerns and restore a more youthful, rested appearance. In addition to the cosmetic benefits of an eyelid lift, if your skin has sagged to the point of obstructing your vision, facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Matthew White, can perform an eyelid lift to improve this condition.
To learn more about blepharoplasty, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. White, please contact our practice.
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Eyelid Lift Benefits
Eyelid surgery does so much more than simply address signs of aging around the eye area. When done correctly, it has the potential to brighten your entire face, restoring a well-rested expression and taking years off your appearance. Additional benefits of the procedure include the ability to:
- Remove excess fat and skin from the eye area
- Tighten loose and inelastic skin
- Address sagging skin that may block your sight
- Restore the natural contour of the upper eyelids
- Complement additional rejuvenation procedures, such as a brow lift or facelift
- Minimize signs of age, stress and fatigue
- Reduce puffiness and bags
Blepharoplasty Before & After
Before your blepharoplasty procedure, you will meet with one of the top providers of NYC, Dr. Matthew White, for an in-depth consultation. During this time, Dr. White will determine your candidacy. Dr. White will evaluate your unique concerns and medical background, and he will discuss your unique goals and desires for your facial aesthetic. Dr. White will help you understand the surgery’s potential according to your unique case and will address any questions or concerns you may have.
General points of candidacy for blepharoplasty are as follows:
- You are in general good health
- You want to look younger
- You have realistic expectations for what a blepharoplasty procedure can do for you
- You have sagging upper eyelids
- You have no medical conditions or serious eye conditions
- You are a non-smoker
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Eyelid Lift Consultation
Before you can move forward with our blepharoplasty in New York, you will need to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. White in his New York office. During this meeting, the two of you will discuss a range of topics related to the procedure, including your cosmetic goals, previous surgeries, medical conditions and any medications you’re currently taking. It is a good idea to bring pictures of your desired outcome to this meeting to help communicate your goals. Once Dr. White understands what you hope to accomplish with blepharoplasty, he will carefully evaluate your signs of aging, bone structure and the elasticity of your skin, as well as assess your health status, risk factors and any other variables that could impact your procedure and outcome.
From there, Dr. White will develop a personalized treatment plan, which will include his recommendations for surgery, the cosmetic results you can expect, the financial investment you’ll need to make, and any associated risks and complications you should be aware of. He will also review your anesthesia options and make sure you know what to expect before, during, and after surgery.
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During an upper eyelid lift procedure, Dr. White will make an incision in the natural crease of the upper lid, which is designed to make any residual scarring virtually unnoticeable. He will reposition fat deposits, tighten underlying muscles, and remove excess skin that may be contributing to a sagging, tired appearance. For the lower eyelids, the incision will be made on the inside of the eyelid, hiding any scarring. Like the upper eyelid lift, Dr. White will remove excess skin and fat while tightening muscles and the remaining skin for a smoother, more refreshed look. For this reason, Dr. White is considered to be one the top providers, performing some of the best blepharoplasty New York City has to offer.
Some other procedures like the facelift or brow lift can often be performed in addition to an eyelid lift for patients who would like to enhance other facial areas. Dermal fillers and other non-surgical treatments can also serve as effective complements to eyelid surgery.
The Recovery Process
It is normal to experience bruising and swelling for the first few days after eyelid surgery. Most patients are able to return to work within the first week to ten days. To promote proper healing, you should avoid strenuous activities for the first couple weeks. If you have an additional procedure performed with the eyelid lift, your recovery time may last a bit longer. Dr. White will give you more specific details of your recovery process prior to your surgery, once he has evaluated your unique needs.
Contact Dr. W. Matthew White
If you would like to set up an appointment with Dr. White, or if you would like to learn more about the eyelid lift procedure, feel free to contact us.