What Is Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)?
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Richard D’Amico, performs blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, in Englewood, NJ to give women and men a refreshed, more youthful appearance. This procedure reshapes the upper and lower eyelids by removing bulging fat, extra skin and lax muscles to restore the eyes to a more youthful appearance*. Sagging upper eyelids and bags under the eyes are the two most common reasons for blepharoplasty.
This procedure does not change the shape of your eye, and will not remove “crow’s feet” or dark circles under the eyes. It is often combined with a brow lift or facelift for a more complete facial rejuvenation.
Eyelid Rejuvenation Candidates
Ideal candidates for eyelid rejuvenation are healthy men and women who desire a refreshed appearance to their eyes. It is also for patients who have a genetic disposition to saggy upper lids or puffy lower lids (“bags” under the eyes). It is also effective in patients who find that drooping upper lids interfere with their vision*.
We use general, or local/sedation anesthesia for the blepharoplasty procedure in our accredited office surgery suite. The procedure takes about one hour. It may be also be done in combination with a facelift, laser resurfacing, brow lift or forehead lift. Dr. D’Amico makes the lower eyelid incisions in the crease of the upper lid. Lower lid incisions are inside the lash line. Dr. D’Amico removes extra skin and fat from the area and closes the incision with tiny sutures. Sutures generally remain in place for 3-5 days and dissolve. The results of a blepharoplasty evolve over a period of several weeks.*
Eyelid Surgery Before & After
Recovery After Eyelid Surgery
You will have some bruising and swelling of the eyelids for about a week. Your vision may be slightly impaired for a few days due to the swelling. Dr. D’Amico will prescribe pain medications if appropriate. You will want to have cool compresses available to bring down the swelling and to ease any discomfort. We suggest that you keep your head elevated and refrain from driving until the initial swelling has gone down.
The full results of a blepharoplasty are visible in 2 to 3 weeks. Like other surgical procedures, we advise that you refrain from strenuous activity for 3 to 4 weeks to avoid any chance of injury to the eye area.*
Schedule a Consultation
The first step in achieving your cosmetic goals is to request a consultation with Dr. D’Amico, serving the New York metro area. He enjoys spending time with you one-on-one to understand your objectives and give his professional opinion about the procedures that are best for you. You will never feel pressured to choose surgery and you will even have a second consultation visit (included with your fee) to bring along family or loved ones and ask follow-up questions. The consultation fee is applied toward any surgical procedure you choose. We are also happy to schedule appointments over the phone by calling (201) 567-9595.
* = Results may vary