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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Why should you get a blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)?

Blepharoplasty can greatly improve the appearance of one’s eyes for patients with moderate to severe bags, heavy or hanging upper eyelids, and puffy or hollow lower eyelids. The condition of your eyelids may be genetically predetermined or could be the consequence of the natural process of aging. In either case, your eyelids can be rejuvenated to appear more naturally youthful and alert. Dr. Klausner is an expert in eyelid surgery. Her goal for a blepharoplasty is to enhance one’s appearance without greatly altering one’s identity. Her technique is tailored for each patient taking into account their specific anatomy, ethnicity and personal goals.

Video: Dr. Klausner explains a blepharoplasty

Video Transcription

A blepharoplasty is an operation performed on the upper and lower eyelids in order to reduce extra skin and prominent fat that may have developed as a result of aging or hereditary factors. People get blepharoplasties because they want to rejuvenate the appearance of their eyes. Very often patients are told that they look tired all the time or they look angry and what a blepharoplasty can achieve is it can reduce some of the extra skin that is weighing down the upper lids or the extra skin that is creating wrinkles and contour irregularity um to the lower eyelid and um have a more open eye appearance and achieve less puffiness around the eyes. The goal of blepharoplasty is to achieve a natural, rejuvenated appearing eye. One where a patient’s eye is still able to close and uh function as it normal would and uh one that has a natural, un-operated appearance um and this is achieved in a very individualized way from patient to patient. 


What does a blepharoplasty entail?

Prior to beginning the operation, expert in eyelid surgery, Dr. Lee Klausner will mark the eyelids along the natural skin creases where she will make incisions. The fine incisions will allow for the removal or repositioning of fatty deposits, muscle and any excess skin around the eyes. As the procedure is finished, the incisions will be closed with fine sutures, allowing for the most favorable healing to take place. The procedure lasts approximately 1-3 hours depending on the complexity of the work being done.

Who is a good candidate for a blepharoplasty?

Eyelid surgery is common among both men and women and safe for virtually all ethnic backgrounds. A good candidate is someone who is generally pleased with his or her appearance but is irritated by droopy, baggy or puffy eyelids. Eyelid surgery is not a cure-all solution for hollow eyes or “crow’s feet.” If these conditions are your motivation, alternative procedures may be recommended by Dr. Klausner such as Botox® and Dysport® for “crow’s feet” and Restylane® filler for hollow eyes.

What is the difference between an upper and lower blepharoplasty?

An upper blepharoplasty or eyelift corrects the drooping and puffiness of the upper eyelid and addresses the wrinkles and creases that can begin to appear on the eyelids as we age. A lower blepharoplasty corrects protruding fat under the eyes, which causes bags  and removes loose skin in turn improving the appearance of dark circles. The lower eyelids may take longer to heal than the upper eyelids. 

Before and after a blepharoplasty (results may vary)

Deciding about your blepharoplasty? Consult an expert in eyelid surgery.

If the above describes your eyelids; you are in overall good health and have realistic expectations for the results of an eyelid surgery you are likely a very good candidate for the procedure. Your next step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Klausner at our office located on Park Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.

Contact Your Blepharoplasty Specialist

Lee Ann Klausner, MD is an expert in eyelid surgery. Please contact our office with any questions regarding your medical needs or to make an immediate appointment.

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