See the Expert For Cosmetic Eyelid Lift/Blepharoplasty
As a Board Certified and fellowship trained in plastic surgery around the eyes, Deborah Sherman MD has the highest level of training for a Cosmetic Eyelid Lift or Blepharoplasty. As an ophthalmologist, she takes great care to enhance and protect your eyes and vision. As a Fellowship-trained Eye Plastic Surgeon with specialty training for cosmetic procedures around the eyes, she knows what procedure will make your eyes look naturally fresh. Dr. Sherman has over twenty years of experience, the highest level of expertise for eyelid lifts, and an artistic passion about natural looking eyelids. Why would you trust your eyes to anyone else?
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Enhance Your Appearance
Our eyes not only define our beauty, but they are also the windows to the soul. Eyes are key to effective communication. In business and personal relationships, eye contact communicates where words cannot. Both women and men benefit from eyes that are open and fresh, rather than closed and tired.
Every year, 100,000 men and women choose an Eyelid Lift or Blepharoplasty to improve the way they look. Droopy eyelids can make you look older and can also impair vision. Because the eyelids have the thinnest skin in the body, aging often shows up first in our eyes. The skin stretches, becoming excessive, and the fat around our eyes shifts forward, creating bags or puffiness that make us look tired. Most people eventually experience these changes and that is why an Eyelid Lift or Blepharoplasty is one of the most common surgical procedures that women and men choose to achieve a rested look. Though Blepharoplasty is often performed as a single procedure, Dr. Sherman may also recommend an Endobrow Lift, or other rejuvenating treatments such as Botox to achieve the best results.
What is a Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Lift?
Blepharoplasty can be both a functional and cosmetic procedure. This form of eyelid surgery is used to correct drooping upper and lower eyelid skin that develops with age. In advanced cases, drooping of the upper eyelid skin may block the upper field of vision. When vision is affected, eyelid surgery is performed to improve peripheral vision (functional blepharoplasty). In less serious cases, Cosmetic Blepharoplasty is performed to restore a more rested, youthful appearance to the eyes and face.
Blepharoplasty is performed using incisions along the natural folds of the eyelid. Swelling and bruising following surgery lasts about two weeks, but complete healing takes a few months. Complications are rare and usually minor and will be discussed in detail with all patients considering blepharoplasty.
Let the Eye Expert Help You Look Well Rested and Refreshed
You might consider an Eyelid Surgical Lift or Blepharoplasty if you look in the mirror and see the following:
- Excess or loose skin that hides the natural fold of the upper eyelids.
- Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelids.
- Puffiness in the upper eyelids lending a drowsy appearance.
- Puffiness in the lower eyelids or “bags.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Where should I begin to learn about this procedure?
It is wise to seek advice from one who is an Oculoplastic Surgeon and an Ophthalmologist who knows the anatomy and the aesthetic proportions to achieve a natural look. Blepharoplasty is the most common procedure that Dr. Sherman performs; therefore, she knows the nuances required to achieve the best results. Dr. Sherman will perform a customized facial analysis, determine if you need skin removal, tightening, fat removal or repositioning. She will perform the incision through either your natural eyelid creases or through an incision behind the eye so that the scar is almost invisible. Remember, because she is an Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon, your eyes are her first priority. At the Sherman Aesthetic Center, we will examine your eyes under a biomicroscope both before and after surgery, which will help promote the health and comfort of your eyes in the recovery period.
Does the surgery require a hospital stay?
Eyelid repair surgery rarely requires a hospital stay. The surgery is performed in an accredited outpatient surgery center.
How is the procedure performed?
In upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Sherman first measures the excess skin and marks the incision in the natural 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.
In lower eyelid surgery, Dr. Sherman makes the incision either behind the lid in a “hidden incision” or in the natural lower lid fold so that it is inconspicuous along the lashline and hidden in the 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 hidden-incision transconjunctival eyelid lift or blepharoplasty. The incision, in this case, is made inside, behind the lower eyelid, and excess fatty material is removed and rearranged. When sutures are used to close this kind of incision, they are invisible to the eye. They are also self-dissolving and leave no visible scar. Under normal conditions, blepharoplasty can take from one to two hours.
After the Procedure
What should I expect after surgery?
For both men and women, blepharoplasty surgery can result in a younger, more energetic appearance with very little downtime. Most patients have only mild bruising and swelling, and most can return to work with a short recovery time.
You can usually go home the day of surgery. Before you leave, your recovery nurse will cover your eyes and eyelids with ointment and ice cold soaks. Your eyelids may feel tight and sore as the numbing medicine wears off. However, the discomfort is easily controlled with pain medication.
Keep your head raised up as much as possible for several days. Place cold packs over the area to reduce swelling and bruising.
Incision lines may remain slightly pink for 6 months or more after surgery but will easily hide with makeup. They will usually fade eventually to a thin, nearly invisible white line. The more alert and youthful look usually lasts for years. These results are long-lasting for many people.
Eyelid Lift or Blepharoplasty surgery makes it possible to correct many flaws and signs of premature aging around the eyes that can undermine self-confidence. By refreshing your eyes, eye plastic surgery can help change how you feel about yourself, as your eyes are the first place people look when meeting you.
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