Eyelid Surgery (Upper Eyelid & Lower Eyelid)
Blepharoplasty/Eyelid Surgery is indicated to reverse the signs of aging of the upper and or lower eyelid. Cosmetic eyelid surgery Upper eyelid lift (upper lid blepharoplasty) or lower eyelid lift (lower lid blepharoplasty) can be performed alone or together depending on the patient needs.
One of the most frequently performed surgical procedures Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, David P. Rapaport MD, performs at his Manhattan, New York surgical suite is upper eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). Upper Eyelid Surgery is performed to remove the fat deposits, loose skin and drooping skin that may have formed around the upper eyelids due to age. Heredity and sun damage can hasten these changes. Younger people also elect to have this procedure done to eliminate puffiness of the eyes from congenital excess fatty tissue.
Upper Eyelid Surgery (blepharoplasty) can dramatically improve common problem areas:
- Excess skin on the upper eyelid itself, often called “hooding" of the upper lid
- Puffiness in the inner corner and middle of the upper eyelid caused by herniation (pushing forward) of fat
In a typical upper eyelid surgery procedure, the plastic surgeon first marks the individual lines and creases of the lids in order to keep the scars as invisible as possible along these natural folds. The incision is made, and excess fat, muscle, and loose skin are removed. Fine sutures are used to close the incisions, thereby minimizing the visibility of any scar.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
In lower eyelid surgery, the Board Certified Plastic Surgeon will recommend that an incision be made in an inconspicuous site, along the lash line and smile creases of the lower lid. Excess fat, muscle, and skin are then trimmed away before the incision is closed with fine sutures. Eyelid puffiness caused primarily by excess fat may be corrected by a transconjunctival blepharoplasty. The incision in this case is made inside the lower eyelid, and excess fatty material is either removed or repositioned to achieve normal contour of the lower lid. No sutures are required because there is no visible scar.
Patients are encouraged to rest at home for approximately one week following eyelid surgery. After the first week, the Board Certified Plastic Surgeon will remove any stitches that were placed at his Manhattan, New York office.
If you have questions concerning upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, plastic surgery in general, or would like to schedule a consultation with the Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, please phone David P. Rapaport's Manhattan, New York Plastic Surgery office at 212.249.9955 or email the NYC Plastic Surgeon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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