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As you age, the delicate skin around your eyes can lose its elasticity over time, causing it to droop or sag. This can make you look much older than you actually are and impact your self-esteem and confidence. Blepharoplasty can help restore a more youthful appearance.

What is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess skin from the upper eyelids and fat deposits under the eyes. With an upper eyelid lift surgery, removal of excess skin can help improve eyesight in older adults due to blocked vision. After excess skin is removed, the remaining skin is lifted and tightened. Blepharoplasty can be combined with other facial cosmetic procedures to rejuvenate your appearance.

With lower eyelid surgery, fat deposits are removed to reduce bagginess under the eyes. Fat can also be repositioned to provide plumper skin to correct sunken eyes. Incisions can be made inside the eyelid to minimize the appearance of scarring. Muscle laxity may be able to be corrected during this surgery, depending on individual circumstances. Patients usually return to work about a week after surgery.

Ideal Candidates for Blepharoplasty

To be considered as a good candidate for blepharoplasty, you must be in good physical health. Candidates are typically over 35 years old, but anyone over 18 years old can be considered. A consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon can determine if you are healthy enough for surgery. The surgeon will conduct a comprehensive exam and recommend the best treatment options for you.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are struggling with sagging eyelids or under eye bagginess, blepharoplasty may be an ideal solution for you. To get started, schedule a consultation with NYC board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam. He can explain the benefits and risks of blepharoplasty and answer any questions you may have. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Nikfarjam today.

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