The expression “the eyes are the window to the soul” exists for a reason. Your eyes are one of the most expressive parts of your face. When someone meets you, your eyes are one of the first things they notice. That first impression can impact every subsequent interaction you have with that person. The eyes are also the focal point of the face for others during conversation.
You want that first impression to convey an image of youth, fitness, and vitality. However, if your eyelids are puffy, drooping, or baggy, that can communicate that your aged, tired, and have low energy. Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, can restore a youthful, rejuvenated appearance to your face and aid you in social, professional, and romantic interactions.
At Dr. Fugo Plastic Surgery and Laser Skin Care Center, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Fugo is dedicated to helping people like you achieve the natural, youthful appearance you’ve always desired. Dr. Fugo serves New Windsor and nearby areas of New York. Call 845.565.7040 today to schedule a consultation.
Am I a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
Men and women of all ages who want a more youthful and vigorous appearance for their face may be good eyelid surgery candidates. You should have good overall health and realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure. Additionally, the best eyelid surgery candidates deal with one or more of these issues:
- Hollows under the eyes
- Dark bags under the eyes
- Upper eyelids drooping
- Lost upper eyelid crease
- Sagging or wrinkling of eyelid skin
- Puffy fat deposits in the eyelids
- Excess eyelid skin that impairs your field of vision
Benefits of Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery can help you attain a natural, youthful appearance for your face. You may experience benefits from the procedure, including:
- Elimination of dark circles under the eyes
- Removal of folds in the eyelids
- Removal of bags under the eyes
- Elimination of hollows under the eyes
- Removal of excess skin that leads to droopy eyelids and wrinkles
How is Eyelid Surgery Performed?
There are two different kinds of eyelid surgery, and both procedures vary slightly depending on your goals and needs, although both surgeries are outpatient procedures performed under local anesthesia that last anywhere from 30-90 minutes. The two types of eyelid surgery are:
- Upper eyelid surgery
- Lower eyelid surgery
In upper eyelid surgery, which can be performed in-office under local anesthesia or under sedation at an outpatient surgery center, Dr. Fugo will make an incision in the crease along the natural lid fold about one-third of an inch above your eyelashes. Then, he will remove excess tissue and fat if necessary. Your scar will be hidden as best as possible within the crease of your eyelid.
During lower eyelid surgery, Dr. Fugo will make the incision just beneath your eyelashes. Then, he’ll either remove your excess fat or reposition it to fill out hollows underneath your eyes. Excess skin is then removed to provide a smoother, more youthful eyelid appearance.
Eyelid Surgery Recovery
If you’ve undergone sedation for your procedure, you’ll need someone to take you home after surgery because of the lingering effects of anesthesia. You may experience very mild bruising and swelling in the days after your procedure. You may also experience dry eyes, which can be treated with saline eye drops.
Predominant swelling and bruising, if present, should subside within 5-7 days. You should be able to return to work after about 5-7 days and resume all normal activities after 14 days. You’ll be “photo-ready” by 6 weeks post-procedure.
Schedule Your New Windsor Eyelid Surgery Consultation Today
Dr. Fugo is committed to helping reveal your eyes’ most vibrant appearance and help your entire face appear younger. He serves New Windsor and nearby areas of New York. Call 845.565.7040 today to schedule a consultation.