Eyelid Surgery in Long Island
Eyelid surgery (clinical term: blepharoplasty) is one of the most powerful ways to turn back the clock on aging. The procedure zeros in on eyes that have prematurely aged and look unintentionally fatigued, sad or angry. The eyelids are very delicate, which is just one reason the operation should be performed by properly trained and experienced eye surgeons. If you are self-conscious of droopy, puffy or otherwise unattractive eyelids, talk to the TOC Eye® team today about your surgical treatment options.
Am I a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
The best way to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for eyelid surgery is to meet with an experienced surgeon for a full examination and discussion of your cosmetic goals.
That being said, eyelid surgery may be right for you if you have:
Excess skin that obscures the natural fold of your upper eyelids
Loose skin on your upper eyelids that hangs over your eyelashes and droops into your line of sight
Puffy upper eyelids
Fine or wrinkled skin on the lower eyelids
Bags and dark circles under the eyes
If any of the items mentioned bother you, schedule a consultation with our doctors to discuss the surgery in more detail.
Eyelid surgery is generally performed on an outpatient basis in an office with local anesthesia. You can go home shortly after surgery. Depending on your specific surgical plan, the procedure may take as little as 45 minutes.
The surgical incisions are made on the natural folds of the eyelids to conceal any post-operative scarring. Excess skin, fat and muscle are removed from the upper or lower eyelids as needed. Fat may be redistributed to improve the contours of the eyelids. If the upper eyelids have excess hanging skin, it will be trimmed to improve the line of sight. Fat may be redistributed in the lower lids to reduce puffiness or under-eye bags. Traditional surgical instruments may be used in combination with lasers to remove the excess skin and tighten the remaining skin.
After the procedure, you will be monitored for a bit and then released to go home. You should rest and sleep for the rest of the day.
Recovering from Eyelid Surgery
The recovery from eyelid surgery is rapid and usually free of complications. Initially, your eyes might feel numb, puffy and sensitive for several days, and your eye area may be swollen and bruised for about a week. Ice packs and pain medication can help alleviate discomfort. You will receive additional instructions for cleaning the eyes and returning to the office for follow-up visits. Your doctor will clear you to return to work, exercising, socializing and other activities. Most people resume work after about a week or so.
Speak to Our Eyelid Surgeons
TOC Eye® wants you to look and feel your best. To learn more about facial rejuvenation with eyelid surgery, schedule an informational consultation with our doctors. Call 631-751-2020 or email us today to make an appointment.