More people choose eyelid surgery to achieve the "perfect" appearance. But this procedure isn't just about looking and feeling younger—it can also improve your range of vision. Those living near Carnegie Hill, Lenox Hill, Yorkville, Astoria, and Midtown East can learn about the many benefits of blepharoplasty from Lee Ann M. Klausner, M.D., PLLC.

Below, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Ann M. Klausner explores how this life-changing procedure works. Call today to learn how we treat common issues like under-eye bags and more. We proudly serve patients in Brooklyn and Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, and Greenwich, CT.

What are the cosmetic reasons for eyelid surgery?

Heavy or hanging upper eyelids age your appearance and can make you look years older. Additionally, puffy eyes and under-eye bags cause feelings of self-consciousness. This excess skin results from natural aging as skin loses elasticity and firmness over time.

Blepharoplasty is designed to remove loose or excess tissue from around the upper and lower eyelids. Dr. Klausner has helped countless individuals achieve a refreshed look that can make them feel like their best selves.

What about functional reasons?

In some cases, people seek eyelid surgery to address vision problems. When excess skin hangs over the eyelashes, it can obscure your field of vision. This makes activities like reading or driving more difficult and even dangerous. Blepharoplasty can correct this issue and help you see more clearly.

There are many reasons people visit Lee Ann M. Klausner, M.D., PLLC, specifically for blepharoplasty. Here are some of the most common:

  • Heavy or hanging eyelids: Drooping eyelids feel heavy and make you appear fatigued.

  • Puffy eyes: Under-eye bags or puffy eyes are challenging to hide with makeup or cosmetics.

  • Excess skin obscuring vision: People with this issue often complain of difficulty performing even the simplest activities.

  • Improve the quality of life: Patients often feel more alert and confident after undergoing eyelid surgery.

How is blepharoplasty performed?

A consultation is the first step to determining if you are a good candidate for eyelid surgery. Dr. Klausner will examine your eyes and assess the amount of skin to be removed. We also review your unique goals and what to expect from the procedure in Brooklyn and Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, and Greenwich, CT.

If you decide to move forward with blepharoplasty, Dr. Klausner will mark the eyelids along natural creases and creates the smallest incisions possible. This allows us to remove or reposition excess skin and fat deposits as needed. Incisions are closed with fine sutures that are usually removed within a short period.

What results to expect from eyelid surgery

Patients see a difference in the appearance of their eyelids almost immediately after blepharoplasty. Outcomes only continue to get better as side effects, like swelling and inflammation, subside. Vision may also be noticeably improved in many cases, especially if functional issues were addressed during surgery.

Choose advanced eyelid surgery

No matter your reasons for considering eyelid surgery, the team at Lee Ann M. Klausner, M.D., PLLC in New York, NY is here to help. We work hard to ensure you receive the best possible care and achieve your desired results.

If you live near Carnegie Hill, Lenox Hill, Yorkville, Astoria, or Midtown East and want to learn about blepharoplasty, call to meet with double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Ann M. Klausner. We also serve patients in Brooklyn and Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, and Greenwich, CT.

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