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Posted on June 13, 2016

New York Facial Plastic Surgeon Explores the Benefits and Results of Eyelid Surgery


Dr. W. Matthew White discusses the rejuvenating cosmetic improvements that men and women can achieve with upper and lower eyelid surgery.


Benefits Of Eyelid Surgery

New York, NY – The thin, delicate skin around the eyes is often the first area of the face to exhibit tell-tale signs of aging, explains New York City facial plastic surgeon W. Matthew White, MD. For many individuals, he says gradual loss of skin elasticity and suppleness, combined with the formation of excess skin and pockets of fat above and below the eyes, can age and alter one’s appearance.

As Dr. White points out in a recent blog series, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon can offer a dynamic solution for addressing several cosmetic concerns associated with the eyes. Hooding of the upper eyelids, under-eye bags, drooping excess skin, and creasing around the eyes can all be reduced with upper and lower eyelid lift procedures, he says. Dr. White goes on to explain that blepharoplasty can be customized to suit the unique aesthetic needs of each patient in order to achieve natural-looking results that correspond to realistic goals.

For many men and women, the New York facial plastic surgeon says undergoing cosmetic surgery to improve the upper and lower eyelids can reenergize one’s facial appearance with youthful vitality. The procedures are relatively quick and often yield impressive results when performed by an experienced surgeon. After surgery, he notes that the area around the eyes becomes smoother and more refreshed, and eyelid contours conform to a more lifted position. There is typically no visible scarring left behind after the procedure, Dr. White adds, and in many cases, friends, family members, and colleagues tell patients they look well rested and rejuvenated when they reveal their eyelid lift results.

Ultimately, Dr. White mentions that there are some limitations to upper and lower eyelid lift; however, by combining brow lift surgery, dermal fillers, and/or BOTOX® Cosmetic, he notes that a skilled surgeon can often accomplish additional facial enhancements to provide the most comprehensive level of improvement. Dr. White says he typically discusses these options during the pre-surgical consultation when reviewing the patient’s concerns and desired outcome. For individuals considering eyelid surgery, he suggests researching board-certified plastic surgeons who are experienced in performing blepharoplasty, spend time conducting a thorough consultation, and are willing provide before-and-after examples of their work.

About W. Matthew White, MD

Dr. W. Matthew White is a double board-certified surgeon specializing in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. As a respected international authority on facial aging and innovative facelift techniques, Dr. White has been featured in Vogue and on Good Morning America, and he is frequently asked to share his expertise at speaking engagements throughout the world. Dr. White received much of his surgical training from Harvard Medical School and went on to complete a Clinical Research Fellowship in Laser Medicine and Surgery at Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. White is currently an active member of several medical associations, including the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), the New York Facial Plastic Surgery Society (NYFPSS), and the American Medical Association (AMA). He is available for interview upon request.

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