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Blepharoplasty Before & After
What is Eyelid Surgery?
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.
How much does eyelid surgery cost?
The cost of eyelid surgery varies depending on the needs of each patient, and whether you are going to be getting upper, lower, or both upper and lower eyelid surgery.
Eyelid Surgery Patient Testimonials
I have been a patient of Dr. White’s for many years, and I have always been impressed with his understanding of the aesthetics of the face. I also like the fact that he specializes in facial surgery alone. Dr. White’s highly refined sense of facial proportion produces beautiful, natural looking results that do not in any way look like plastic surgery. You, only better!
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What are the Benefits of Eyelid Surgery?
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 eyelid surgery in NYC 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
Who is a Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
Before your blepharoplasty procedure, you will meet with 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
Eyelid Lift Consultation
Before you can move forward with your eyelid surgery in New York, you will need to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Matthew White. 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.
The Blepharoplasty Procedure
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 of the top providers of eyelid surgery.
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.
Recovery After Eyelid Surgery
It is normal to experience bruising and swelling for the first few days after a blepharoplasty. Most of our New York City 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.
Why Choose Dr. White For Eyelid Surgery?
Dr. White takes the time to understand your blepharoplasty goals before curating your surgical plan. Additionally, he carefully assesses your health status, risk factors, and other variables that could impact your procedure and outcome to ensure your safety. For this reason, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. White is considered one of the top providers of eyelid surgery.
Dr. White is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery). He is a member of the following Professional Societies:
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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.
Are there any risks or side effects?
Eyelid surgery has risks and side effects as any surgery does. These include the following: bleeding, infection, scarring and others.
Can I have eyelid surgery after receiving LASIK eye surgery?
Yes, but we recommend waiting for at least six months after your LASIK surgery treatment.
How long do results last?
Upper eyelid surgery lasts between 5-7 years, while the results of lower eyelid surgery are essentially permanent.
Is it painful?
You will experience minimal discomfort on the day of the surgery, including minor bruising and swelling. The recovery period is generally not considered very painful.
How long is the procedure?
The procedure is usually about two hours if the upper and lower eyelids are done simultaneously.
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