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Blepharoplasty NYC

Your eyes are a focal point of your face. Aging, genetics, gravity, and years of exposure to the sun may affect the quality and appearance of the delicate eyelid tissue and skin. This may, in turn, lead to imperfections such as puffiness, drooping eyelids, and tiredness around the eyes that make you look older than you are. Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery that tightens eyelid skin and reduces bags to restore a younger, healthier, and more rested facial appearance.

Eyelid surgery has been among the top cosmetic surgical procedures for years. In 2022, there were more than 115,261 blepharoplasty procedures in the United States (according to the ASPS). Eyelid surgery is also one of the top procedures performed by New York plastic surgeon Dr. Avraham.

Dr. Tomer Avraham is a board certified plastic and reconstructive plastic surgeon who has served the residents of New York for years. The surgeon’s practice – Avraham Plastic Surgery NYC – is conveniently located at 535 5th Avenue and is easily accessible from different areas of the city. Through eyelid surgery, Dr. Avraham and his expert team have helped countless patients look and feel better about their facial appearance.

Goals of Eyelid Surgery

Many New York patients visit Dr. Avraham for eyelid surgery to meet the following goals.

Dr. Avraham prioritizes a natural aesthetic. The goal is not to completely change your appearance but to subtly restore a youthful vibrancy to the delicate eye area. During your initial consultation visit to Avraham Plastic Surgery NYC, the surgeon can discuss your specific goals and concerns.

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The Best Candidates for Blepharoplasty

At Avraham Plastic Surgery NYC, we believe the ideal candidate for blepharoplasty is someone who:

  • Is generally healthy with no uncontrolled medical conditions that could impact healing.
  • Is frustrated with drooping eyelids, puffiness, or excess skin around your eyes.
  • Is a non-smoker or is at least ready to quit smoking.
  • Has realistic expectations about the outcome of this procedure.
  • Is committed to following pre and post-operative instructions to optimize results.

Ptosis Repair with Blepharoplasty

Droopy eyelids, or ptosis, often makes you look tired and sometimes even limits your vision. Dr. Avraham uses eyelid surgery to address both of these concerns. The surgeon achieves this by removing excess skin while also tightening the muscle responsible for lifting the eyelid to improve vision and aesthetics. Dr. Avraham does all this while prioritizing natural-looking results and long-lasting rejuvenation.

Blepharoplasty Techniques

Dr. Avraham offers various eyelid surgery options to address your specific concerns and achieve your desired outcome.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

This technique targets drooping upper lids by removing excess upper eyelid skin and fatty deposits. This creates a more alert and youthful appearance and may also improve vision obstructed by upper lid hooding.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

This type of blepharoplasty addresses puffiness and under-eye bags in the lower eyelids. It may also address minor skin laxity for a smoother under-eye area.

Combined Blepharoplasty

Dr. Avraham may target both the upper and lower eyelids to comprehensively rejuvenate the entire eye area.

Dr. Avraham will carefully examine your eyelids, listen to your goals, and recommend the most suitable type of blepharoplasty to achieve optimal results.

How is Eyelid Surgery Performed

Blepharoplasty in New York is typically an outpatient procedure performed in the comfort of Dr. Avraham’s fully-equipped surgical suite. The type of anesthesia used depends on your needs and preferences. Dr. Avraham may recommend local anesthesia with sedation for a more relaxed experience, or general anesthesia for a deeper sleep. The surgeon utilizes precise incisions hidden within creases or along the lash line to remove skin and fat. Underlying muscles may also be adjusted for a lifted look. Dr. Avraham uses advanced techniques with thorough closure techniques to ensure minimal scarring and natural results. The surgery itself typically takes one to two hours, depending on whether you’re undergoing upper, lower, or combined eyelid surgery.

Eyelid Surgery Recovery

You can expect some swelling and bruising for a few days after your blepharoplasty New York procedure. Dr. Avraham’s post-operative plan, which includes cold compresses and medication, will easily manage this discomfort. Most patients see improvement within a week, with full results in 2 – 4 weeks. You’ll return to daily activities quickly, and Dr. Avraham’s office will provide the support you need throughout the recovery journey.

Botox & Injectable Fillers

For qualified patients, Dr. Avraham offers a range of Botox® and injectable filler treatments that may address specific concerns around the eyes.

It’s important to note that while blepharoplasty addresses excess skin and fatty deposits, injectables target specific wrinkles or volume loss. For optimal results, Dr. Avraham will consider options and discuss the most suitable approach, whether eyelid surgery, injectables, or a combination of both.

Asian Blepharoplasty

Dr. Avraham understands the desire for a defined eyelid crease in Asian patients. His Asian eyelid surgery expertise creates a natural-looking double eyelid fold while preserving your unique features. Dr. Avraham uses minimally invasive techniques to minimize scarring and achieve a crease height that complements your facial harmony. Schedule a consultation to discuss Asian blepharoplasty as an option to help you achieve the brighter, youthful eye appearance you desire.

Patient Results

Your New York blepharoplasty with Dr. Avraham delivers more than just a refreshed look. It removes excess skin and puffiness for brighter, more open eyes, and sometimes even removes vision obstruction. Results are evident within 2 – 4 weeks. Scars are well hidden within creases of the eyelid skin and tend to heal well with time. While the results of this procedure are long-lasting, they may be influenced by factors such as aging, genetics, and lifestyle habits.

Laser Resurfacing of the Eyelids

Dr. Avraham may recommend laser resurfacing of the eyelids for some patients with concerns about fine lines, wrinkles, or sun damage in the eye area. This minimally invasive procedure utilizes a laser to precisely remove the outer layer of skin, stimulating collagen production for a tighter appearance. When combined with blepharoplasty, laser resurfacing offers an even more comprehensive approach to eyelid rejuvenation that achieves dramatic results with minimal downtime. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Avraham to discuss if laser resurfacing is the right complement to your blepharoplasty goals.

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