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Eyelid Lift Surgery on Long Island, NY

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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.

Eyelid Surgery Benefits

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 Is the Difference Between Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty in Roslyn Heights Upper and lower eyelid surgery are two separate — but often combined — cosmetic procedures. Upper eyelid surgery addresses drooping upper eyelids, which occur gradually with age. Dr. Funt can re-elevate the eyelids by removing excess fat and skin (which weigh down the eyelid) from above the eye. He also tightens the muscles so that the eyelids have the strength to open more completely.

Lower eyelid surgery improves the bags and hollows that develop below your eyes. Here, Dr. Funt removes and repositions tissue like fat and skin to create contours that appear smoother and brighter so that you look more refreshed.

What Is Blepharoplasty Recovery Like?

Plan on resting and relaxing for a few days after surgery, prioritizing activities that do not strain your eyes. You can expect some bruising and swelling around the treatment area, but this will slowly subside, revealing your full results within a few months. You may take pain medication to relieve any lingering discomfort after your surgery. Most patients return to work one to two weeks after their surgery.

How Long Do Eyelid Surgery Results Last?

Blepharoplasty in Woodmere Upper eyelid surgery can strengthen and rejuvenate the eyelids for about a decade before visible signs of aging reappear. If you remain a good candidate for elective surgery, you may be eligible to repeat upper blepharoplasty to extend your results. Lower eyelid surgery results are generally considered indefinite. Many of the positive changes you notice to your undereye area can last a lifetime. 

How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost?

Since Dr. Funt customizes blepharoplasty to the needs and requests of each patient, prices differ. Factors that determine your cost include whether you have upper or lower blepharoplasty and the amount of skin and fat that needs to be removed to achieve your cosmetic goals. This surgery is primarily a cosmetic procedure and is therefore not typically covered by insurance. However, financing options are available through CareCredit.

Will Eyelid Surgery Alter My Vision?

Eyelid surgery should not have a significant impact on your vision. However, some patients with significant upper eyelid ptosis notice an improvement to their overall field of vision after having upper eyelid surgery, because they can now open their eyes more fully.


“Dr. Funt was highly recommended to me by a friend, and I highly recommend him as well! I had bilateral lower blepharoplasty to alleviate chronic puffy eyes, and I could not be happier. The results are natural, and I look well rested.” – J.C.

“I’m 58 and felt self-conscious about my eyes since I looked so tired. Dr. Funt performed eyelid surgery and did a beautiful job. He was professional, meticulous, and caring. I look refreshed and brighter without it being obvious I’ve had plastic surgery. I could not be happier.” – T.D.

“I had eyelid and neck surgery done by Dr. Funt. I am very pleased with the results. He listened to what I wanted and did exactly that. The staff was extremely attentive in answering all my questions about my care, and they called to check up on me multiple times after my surgery.” – J.M.

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 to Choose a Blepharoplasty Surgeon

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 Eyelid Lift Results 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 Eyelid Surgery Produce 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.

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