The eyelids are among the first facial features to exhibit signs of aging. As we age, the natural production of collagen in the skin diminishes, leading to a reduction in skin elasticity and resilience. This decline in collagen production can result in eyelids appearing to droop or sag, affecting one's appearance and potentially impeding vision.

Dr. Hooman Khorasani, an esteemed expert in the field, specializes in performing eyelid surgeries that produce dramatic and enduring results. As the editor and one of the authors of 'Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology: Surgical Lifting,' which discusses eyelid surgical procedures, Dr. Khorasani's expertise in this area is unparalleled.

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.

What is blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)?

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.

Before & After

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What imperfections can be improved with eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgeries typically treat the following problems:

Drooping or sagging skin of the upper eyelids
Bags under the eyes
Puffy lower eyelids
Fatty deposits that lead to puffy upper and lower lids
Limited area for makeup application
Impaired vision due to a reduced visual field
Irritation caused by friction between excess folds of skin
Discomfort from overused forehead muscles
Facial expression that appears permanently tired

How do I prepare for eyelid surgery?

Embarking on your blepharoplasty journey starts with a comprehensive, in-office consultation at our New York City practice. Dr. Khorasani conducts this personalized session to understand your motivations for eyelid surgery and the specific outcomes you aspire to achieve. Upon thorough review of your medical history, he meticulously assesses your skin condition and facial anatomy, guiding you through the procedure's intricacies, potential risks, benefits, and post-operative care protocols. This dedicated appointment serves as an invaluable opportunity for you to establish a rapport with Dr. Khorasani, gain a comprehensive understanding of eyelid surgery nuances, and address any queries or concerns you may have. Subsequently, Dr. Khorasani customizes a surgical plan tailored to your unique goals, ensuring a confident and informed approach to your treatment journey.

What can I expect during eyelid surgery?

Dr. Khorasani performs blepharoplasties in his Quad A certified OR located within the office, offering the option of twilight (propofol) or general anesthesia. For patients choosing local anesthesia, typically, only two needle pricks are felt on each side of the face, rendering the area numb. Additional oral medications may be provided for pain and anxiety management. During lower eyelid surgery, discomfort may be slightly more pronounced, prompting Dr. Khorasani to administer moderate oral sedation for patient comfort.

Lower Blepharoplasty

In a lower blepharoplasty, incisions will be made along the lower lash lines or on the inside of the lower eyelids. There are no visible scars when the incision is located inside the eyelid, but this approach is not suitable in all cases. Dr. Khorasani will choose the appropriate technique based on what must be accomplished during surgery to give you the best possible outcome.

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Upper Blepharoplasty

In an upper blepharoplasty, incisions will be made in the natural creases of the upper eyelids. The length and contour of the incisions will be determined by the amount of extra skin that will be excised during the procedure. Dr. Khorasani will then remove or reposition fat deposits, tighten the underlying muscles and remove excess skin. This is the most common form of eyelid surgery.

Before After

What can I expect after eyelid surgery?

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 most common side effects of eyelid surgery:
Bruising, which can last from seven to fourteen days
Swelling, which can last from three to ten days
Dry eyes, (though this is not as common)

FAQ's About Eyelid Surgery

How long do the results of a blepharoplasty typically last?
Does health insurance cover eyelid surgery?
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Who is a good candidate for a blepharoplasty?

Why choose Dr. Khorasani for my blepharoplasty?

The delicate skin around the eyes often reveals the earliest signs of facial aging, presenting challenges that many find unwelcome. Manhattan cosmetic surgeon Dr. Hooman Khorasani is quadruple board-certified and specializes in guiding patients towards achieving beautiful results that complement and enhance their natural features. Leveraging his profound understanding of facial anatomy and aesthetics, Dr. Khorasani's expertise in blepharoplasty surgery can rejuvenate your appearance, restoring a rested and alert look that reflects the vibrancy you feel within. As the editor and one of the authors of 'Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology: Surgical Lifting,' focusing on eyelid surgical procedures, Dr. Khorasani's unparalleled expertise ensures a transformative experience. To embark on your journey towards refreshed and revitalized eyes, we invite you to contact our New York City office and schedule your personalized eyelid surgery consultation.

Request A 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:


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