The eyelids are one of the first facial structures to show signs of aging. As we get older, collagen production in your skin begins to slow down, causing your skin to lose resilience and elasticity. Loss of collagen can cause eyelids to “droop” or “sag,” which impacts your appearance and may limit your field of vision. Dr. Hooman Khorasani specializes in performing eyelid surgeries that deliver dramatic and long-lasting results.
To find out whether eyelid surgery can give you a renewed vibrance and refreshed look, visit Dr. Khorasani at our New York City practice. To request a consultation, text message us securely, or contact our Manhattan office by phone at 212-230-3378.
Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can reverse the effects of aging around your eyes by removing excess skin and fat, giving your face a more rested and youthful look. Eyelid procedures fall into two categories: cosmetic blepharoplasty and functional blepharoplasty. Cosmetic blepharoplasties are performed to reduce signs of aging and improve the appearance of the face. They are for aesthetic purposes only. Functional blepharoplasties are recommended by a doctor for medical reasons. They are commonly performed when excess skin on the upper eyelid is so heavy that it weighs down the eyelid and impairs vision.
Eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper, lower or both eyelids simultaneously to yield a dramatically, younger-looking appearance. After thoroughly examining your eyes and discussing your concerns, Dr. Khorasani will help you decide if a blepharoplasty surgery is right for you.
Your blepharoplasty surgical plan begins with an in-office consultation at our New York City practice. During this one-on-one meeting, Dr. Khorasani will discuss your reasons for pursuing eyelid surgery and the goals you hope to achieve. He will also evaluate your skin and facial structure, review your medical history and answer any questions you have about the procedure. This appointment is your time to get to know Dr. Khorasani and familiarize yourself with the details of eyelid surgery, so you can make informed decisions about your treatment and proceed with confidence. Once Dr. Khorasani understands your goals and determines you are a good candidate, he will create your personalized surgical plan.
Dr. Khorasani and his team will carefully monitor your healing progress as you visit the office for follow-up appointments. You will be provided with detailed blepharoplasty aftercare instructions that may include the use of cool compresses and lubricating eye drops, sleeping on your back, wearing dark sunglasses and avoiding strenuous physical activity for a period of time. Following these instructions closely will minimize side effects and set you up for a safe and comfortable recovery.
If bruising occurs, you may have to use special makeup to cover the discoloration for seven to ten days. Use of contact lenses can be resumed in one to two weeks. Check out our tips to speed up recovery after eyelid surgery.
The final results of your eyelid surgery will become apparent as the last of the post-operative swelling subsides. You will notice a more alert and well-rested expression as well as a more youthful facial aesthetic overall. If your blepharoplasty was performed for functional reasons, your upper eyelids will be lighter and your field of vision will be improved. The greatest benefits of eyelid surgery are that the results are long-lasting, and the scar can be hidden in the natural creases of your eyelids.
Although no cosmetic surgery is considered permanent, eyelid surgery is one of the longest-lasting procedures available. Your eyes will continue to age naturally, and you may notice the skin relaxing over time, but you will always look more youthful than you would have without surgery. There are also measures you can take to maintain your results, such as preventing sun exposure and practicing healthy lifestyle habits.
Dr. Khorasani does not take insurance for eyelid surgery.
Blepharoplasty surgery specifically targets the upper and/or lower eyelids. It does not get rid of dark circles under the eyes, remove crow’s feet or lift a sagging brow. Because its area of improvement is so focused, many patients choose to combine a blepharoplasty with other procedures to address multiple concerns at once. For instance, eyelid surgery is often done alongside laser resurfacing to address fine lines, and/or a fat transfer to address the hollowness of the tear trough. To restore the upper and lower face simultaneously, eyelid surgery can also be combined with a brow and/or facelift. Non-surgical treatments such as Wrinkle and Line Reduction and/or Face Contouring (dermal fillers) can further enhance the results of your blepharoplasty.
Women and men who are generally healthy and do not suffer from pre-existing eye conditions are usually good candidates for a blepharoplasty. Although most people considering eyelid surgery are older, younger adults can also benefit if they have aged prematurely or they have enough excess eyelid skin to impair their vision. Candidates should be non-smokers or willing to stop smoking before their procedure and should have a reasonable understanding of the benefits and risks that accompany cosmetic surgery.
A consultation with Dr. Khorasani is required to confirm that eyelid surgery is the right choice to achieve your desired goals. If he determines that you are not a good candidate for blepharoplasty surgery at this time, Dr. Khorasani can work with you to create an anti-aging plan involving non-surgical cosmetic treatments or other facial plastic surgeries that can address your concerns and ensure you get the best possible outcome.
Changes around your eyes are some of the earliest, and most unwelcome, signs of facial aging. Manhattan cosmetic surgeon Dr. Hooman Khorasani is quadruple board-certified and specializes in helping patients achieve beautiful results that enhance their natural features. With his extensive knowledge of facial anatomy and aesthetics, a blepharoplasty surgery with Dr. Khorasani can give you a more rested, alert appearance that reflects how youthful you feel. Please contact our office in New York City to schedule your eyelid surgery consultation.
Dr. Khorasani and his highly-specialized team look forward to working with you to transform your medical or aesthetic goals into reality. To expedite a request for a consultation, message us securely, or contact Dr. Khorasani’s Manhattan office by phone at 212-230-3378. For more information about how to get in touch:CONTACT US