A common struggle for men and women who are aging is the sagging of eyelid skin associated with prominent fat pads. This can cause the eyelids to look heavy and you may appear tired or worn down. In New York City, people often seek eyelid surgery to regain an energetic and youthful appearance. The most common procedure for removing fat from the upper eyelids is called blepharoplasty.
Blepharoplasty eyelid surgery is generally a minor surgery. It can be performed under local or general anesthesia in about an hour. Recovery times are generally within a week to two weeks. While the actual surgery is relatively straightforward and not difficult to perform, it involves very delicate tissues and could cause vision problems if not performed correctly. The results of blepharoplasty are long-lasting, but cannot stop the aging process altogether.
Additionally, a conservative approach is best to avoid the potential for a sunken appearance that can result from the removal of too much fat and skin. Dr. Basil Pakeman has focused on making sure that his patients enjoy a natural look without the worry of sunken or hollow eyes. Blepharoplasty can also be combined with other treatments, like BOTOX®, for the best results.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your eyelids, please call Manhattan Surgical Care at 212-308-1566 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pakeman in New York City.