Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty
Your eyes are often one of the first things that people notice about your appearance. However, problems with drooping eyelids or puffy bags beneath the eyes can cause a person to feel self-conscious. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty in New York) can help bring out refreshed and youthful-looking eyes.
Is Eyelid Surgery Right For You?
Eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper or lower eyelids, or both. Skin around the upper eyelid will lose elasticity with age and begin to droop whereas pockets of fat or excess skin can build up beneath the eyes, resulting in puffiness or bags. Patients suffering from one or more of the following may benefit from eyelid surgery:
- Loose skin or wrinkled eyelids
- Puffy tissue or excess fat
- Darkened circles around the eyes
Patients may also consider eyelid surgery for medical purposes such as treating:
- Vision obstruction
- Ptosis: a congenital disorder in which the upper eyelid droops down
- Dermatochalasis: a congenital disorder consisting of excess skin on the upper eyelid
In these cases, your insurance may cover a portion of your blepharoplasty procedure.
Your Eyelid Procedure With Dr. Fugo
Your consultation will determine the best eyelid surgery treatment for you. Your procedure will most often be performed in the privacy and comfort of our own office. Dr. Fugo will make a small incision in the natural crease of the upper eyelid or just below the eyelashes along your lower eyelid in order to keep incision lines hidden. From these incisions, he will remove excess fat and reduce sagging by trimming away excess skin and tissue.
Recovering from Eyelid Surgery
At first, your eyelids may appear swollen and some dryness is common. It will take some time for bruising and swelling to dissipate, and some patients experience sensitivity or blurred vision at first. However, you should be able to return to work less than a week after your procedure. The results of your blepharoplasty in New York will reveal a more vibrant appearance of your eyes which can often cause the entire face to appear younger. Patients who have undergone eyelid surgery say that their procedure has helped them look more refreshed, and feel happier and friendlier. Click here to schedule your New Windsor eyelid surgery consultation with Dr. Fugo.