Many people become self-conscious about their eyes over time. If loose skin or fat deposits in this area make you seem tired or fatigued, you may be a candidate for eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). This procedure at Lee Ann M. Klausner, M.D., PLLC opens up your features, so you appear more alert and refreshed.

Female facial plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Ann M. Klausner provides upper and lower eyelid surgery to individuals near the Upper East Side, Yorkville, Lenox Hill, and Carnegie Hill. Call our office in Manhattan to learn how eyelid surgery works and why so many people trust our team with their aesthetic goals.

Do you have drooping skin or under-eye bags?

The skin around our eyes becomes more delicate and less elastic as we age. This process is accelerated by sun exposure and other environmental factors. Fat deposits that normally provide support for this area bulge out, leading to under-eye "bags."

At the same time, the muscles that hold the upper eyelids in place may weaken and slacken, causing the skin to droop downward. Some people experience obscured vision as a result, and others have eyes that look perpetually tired.

Excess skin can make our eyes appear "small" in comparison to the rest of our features. Cosmetic surgery may correct these issues, and as a result, patients often enjoy wider-looking eyes.

Who is qualified for eyelid surgery?

The goal of upper and lower eyelid surgery is to remove or redistribute excess skin and fat around the eyes. Our female facial plastic surgeon starts the process with a consultation to understand your goals and determine if blepharoplasty is the best way to achieve them. Ideal candidates have problems with:

  • Moderate to severe under-eye bags
  • Heavy or hanging upper eyelids
  • Puffy or hollow lower eyelids

Dr. Klausner performs custom techniques that take into account your specific anatomy and facial features. If we feel that surgery is not right for your needs, we may still recommend nonsurgical treatments like wrinkle relaxers for Crow's feet and dermal fillers for "hollow" features that appear gaunt.

Will surgery make my eyes appear bigger or wider?

One common goal of eyelid surgery is to achieve a youthful and alert appearance by opening up the eyes. So, your eyes may appear wider after surgery. Patients who are concerned about potential results are welcome to view our gallery of before-and-after images to see what kind of outcomes are possible. Our Upper East Side, Yorkville, Lenox Hill, and Carnegie Hill patients are generally very pleased with their results.

Do results from surgery appear natural?

Lee Ann M. Klausner, M.D., PLLC understands that everyone's idea of beauty is different, and we strive to provide natural-looking outcomes that complement your overall appearance. Dr. Klausner is a highly experienced and detail-oriented facial plastic surgeon who takes a conservative approach to cosmetic surgery. Our patients don't appear "fake" or "worked on."

Widen your eyes with blepharoplasty

Tired of drooping eyelids or under-eye bags? Blepharoplasty can remove this issue and provide an open, youthful appearance. Female facial plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Ann M. Klausner knows how to achieve subtle and natural-looking results. Learn more about upper and lower eyelid surgery by calling our Manhattan office for an appointment. Lee Ann M. Klausner, M.D., PLLC serves individuals living in Upper East Side, Yorkville, Lenox Hill, and Carnegie Hill.

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