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Eyelid lift on Long Island, NY

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

One of the signs of aging that is most apparent to friends and family — and one of the most difficult to hide — is discoloration, droopiness and thinning of the skin around the eyes. This unwelcome change in your facial appearance can make you look old and perpetually tired.

Using blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, a surgeon can reverse the damage by tightening skin surrounding the eyes, raising drooping eyelids and removing excess tissue. It is an outpatient procedure that targets accumulated fat in upper and lower eyelids, as well as sagging, puffiness, under-eye bags and the development of creases or fine lines around the eyes.

What causes tired-looking eyes?

Sometimes you have your genetic blueprint to thank for this unattractive, weary look. The flexibility of your skin, the accumulation of fat around the eyes and the degree to which tissue will lose volume over time are variables that are often hard-wired into your complexion. Lifestyle choices can also speed this aging process. Among these habits are smoking, alcohol use and unhealthy diets that cause dramatic changes in weight.

How can I ensure a natural-looking result?  

The most important step to ensuring a satisfying result is to choose a plastic surgeon who will consistently recommend the least invasive option; and who, if surgery is necessary, will take a conservative approach to performing the blepharoplasty. Removing a moderate amount of fat and tissue is the best restoration strategy. Going too far with surgical stretching and volume reduction will be obvious to others, and disappointing to you. It is also essential that your surgeon has a long record of performing blepharoplasty and stays up to date with the latest innovations. Artistry, surgical precision and judgment are equally important. Be sure to review a surgeon’s before-and-after album to gauge the magnitude of improvement he or she has been able to achieve for patients.

Are the results of blepharoplasty permanent?

The procedure permanently removes the fat cells that have created the puffiness, sagging and tired expression that made you look old beyond your years. These cells will never return. Over the next decade your skin will gradually age, as you naturally lose some flexibility and tone in your facial skin. Because of blepharoplasty, it will take much longer for the skin around your eyes to begin looking fatigued once again.

Will there be noticeable scarring?

Although the skin around your eyes is thin and fragile, it is extremely tough when it comes to resisting scarring. This, together with Dr. Funt’s careful placement of incisions, means that any scarring will hardly be noticeable. During a lower blepharoplasty, incisions are hidden inside the lower eyelid. An upper blepharoplasty may involve an incision adjacent to the eyes, where fine lines have drawn “crow’s feet” across your complexion, but the resulting scar will be thin and nearly invisible. Another small incision is sometimes made under the eyelash, where a scar is easily concealed.

To Learn More About BLEPHAROPLASTY ON LONG ISLAND, NY, Please Contact Us At 516-295-0404 Or 516-627-6100.

Woodmere

19 Irving Place
Woodmere, NY 11598

Phone: 516-295-0404

Office hours

  • Monday 9am - 7pm
  • Tuesday 9am - 5pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 5pm
  • Thursday 9am - 5pm
  • Friday 9am - 4pm

Roslyn

1025 Northern Blvd
Roslyn, NY 11576

Phone: 516-627-6100

Office hours

  • Monday 9am - 7pm
  • Tuesday 9am - 5pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 5pm
  • Thursday 9am - 5pm
  • Friday 9am - 4pm

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