The eyes are one of your most noticeable features and give you a view of the world. When issues occur with the skin, tissue and eyelids, it can have a major impact on both your appearance and vision. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, can be used to alter the aesthetics and function of the eyes, improving these vital features.
Joshua D. Rosenberg, MD, is a highly respected facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in NYC, offering precision cosmetic surgeries such as blepharoplasty. His extensive experience in creating stunning cosmetic results for his patients include altering the eyelids with advanced surgical techniques. As a dual board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Rosenberg is highly qualified to perform this intricate procedure to improve the beauty or function of your eyes.
Blepharoplasty is not one surgery but a group of surgeries that may be performed on the upper or lower eyelids. Patients choose to undergo blepharoplasty for cosmetic or comfort purposes, or both. As with all his procedures, Dr. Rosenberg focuses on creating natural-appearing results with all his upper and lower eyelid surgeries.
Upper Eyelid Enhancements
The upper eyelid has a significant impact on your appearance and vision. If the eyelid droops or the skin on the lid sags, it can create a hooded eyelid. Not only does this affect how your eyes look, it can also impede vision. One of the upper eyelid revisions Dr. Rosenberg can complete is removing excess skin, fat and tissue from the lid, reducing the appearance of a hooded eye. This can help the eyes look younger and more awake while improving vision in some cases.
Some drooping upper eyelids are caused by weakened or strained tendons. When this occurs, the eyelid can droop and create a tired or “lazy” appearance. For those with this condition, their eyes may feel tired from constantly forcing them to open wider. Surgery can help correct this issue, improving the appearance and function of the eyelid.
Upper eyelid blepharoplasty can be used to correct functional and cosmetic issues, whether it is due to aging or other conditions. The procedure is usually performed through an incision placed in the crease of the lid to hide any scarring. Many times, upper eyelid lifts to address aging issues are combined with a brow lift, lower eyelid lift and other cosmetic procedures to improve the overall appearance of the eyes.
Lower Eyelid Cosmetic Surgery
As you age, the skin loses elasticity and sagging can occur. When the delicate skin under the eye succumbs to the effects of aging, puffy bags can appear that no amount of sleep can dissipate. Sagging, thinning skin along with fat can droop under the eyes, creating permanent bags that make you look tired or sad. A lower eyelid lift can dramatically change your appearance, removing those unsightly bags.
With a lower eyelid lift, the incision is usually placed carefully below the lower lashes. Excess skin and fat are removed to tighten under the eye and smooth away bags. The eyes can look revitalized, and the face can appear years younger with this procedure.
Dr. Rosenberg offers various forms of blepharoplasty for his patients to improve their appearance and eye function. Most eyelid surgeries can be performed on an outpatient basis at our private surgery center. Dr. Rosenberg helps our patients prepare for their surgery and will explain what to expect during recovery. In most cases, patients need one to two weeks of recovery time after their surgery.
If you want to explore the benefits of undergoing blepharoplasty for cosmetic or functional issues with your eyelids, schedule a consultation with Dr. Rosenberg. We have offices in NYC and Staten Island for your convenience.