Set Your Sights High with an Eyelid Lift

Blepharoplasty, or an eyelid lift, is the surgical alteration of the eyelids, often requested by pat
ients to improve their appearance. The condition of your eyelids may be genetically predetermined or could be the consequence of the natural process of aging. In either case, at the Klausner Institute in New York, NY, your eyelids can be rejuvenated through blepharoplasty to appear more naturally youthful and alert. This procedure can benefit patients with moderate to severe bags, heavy or hanging upper eyelids, and puffy or hollow lower eyelids. As an expert in eyelid surgery, Dr. Lee Ann M. Klausner can subtly enhance a patient's appearance while protecting their original identity. Her technique is tailored for each patient, considering their specific anatomy and personal goals.

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From a Better Appearance to Improved Vision: The Benefits of an Eyelid Lift

A customized eyelid lift surgery with Lee Ann M. Klausner, M.D. provides practical and aesthetic improvements to your eyes with tremendous advantages such as:

  • Extending vision by increasing the line of sight
  • Creating a more awakened, alert expression
  • Attaining a younger, more refreshed look
  • Minimizing sagging or drooping skin tissue in the upper and lower eyelids
  • Improving lumps in bottom lids
  • Enhancing the shape and aesthetic of the eyes
  • Boosting comfort by eliminating rubbing of skin creases

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Considering Eyelid Surgery: Who is a Good Candidate for an Eyelid Lift?

Eyelid surgery is common among all genders and safe for all ethnic backgrounds. The best candidates are those who are generally pleased with their appearance but are irritated by droopy, baggy, or puffy eyelids. Eyelid surgery is not a cure-all for hollow eyes or Crow’s feet. If these conditions are your primary motivation, Dr. Klausner may recommend alternative procedures, such as BOTOX® and Dysport® for Crow's feet and Restylane® filler for hollow eyes.

What to Expect When Receiving an Eyelid Lift: The Procedure

Before the operation, Dr. Klausner will mark the eyelids along natural skin creases at the locations where she will make incisions. She will perform the surgery, making fine incisions in the skin, either removing or repositioning fatty deposits, muscle, and excess skin around the eyes. As your eyelid surgery in New York City or Manhattan is concluded, the incisions will be closed with fine sutures, allowing the body to heal. The process lasts approximately 1-3 hours, depending on the complexity of the work being done.

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What are some other benefits of an eyelid lift?

Blepharoplasty is popular because your eyes will appear brighter, fuller, more youthful, and full of life after surgery while remaining uniquely yours. Along with refreshing your appearance, eyelid surgery can improve your quality of life in both big and small ways. For example, many patients report better vision as blepharoplasty removes excess skin that may be obstructing sight. Patients also say they find applying makeup and cosmetics to the eye area easier after eyelid surgery. Whatever your goals, Dr. Lee Ann M. Klausner can help you achieve the eyelid results you dream of.

Can I use insurance to pay for eyelid surgery?

Health insurance may cover part of your eyelid lift if hanging skin compromises your vision. Please inform Dr. Klausner or a member of our administrative team if you want to use health insurance to cover costs. We can help you get the paperwork ready to process your request. While coverage is not guaranteed, our staff is happy to assist you in submitting your claim.

What about nonsurgical treatments?

Nonsurgical solutions like chemical peels, microneedling, and laser skin resurfacing can provide effective but temporary solutions. If you want more dramatic results, eyelid surgery may be your best option. Our team may recommend nonsurgical treatments after surgery to keep your outcomes refreshed and rejuvenated long-term.

What’s the Difference Between Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery?

An upper blepharoplasty or eyelid lift 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, improving the appearance of dark circles. The lower eyelids may take longer to heal than the upper eyelids.

Still Have Questions or Concerns Regarding the Eyelid Lift? Consult an Expert

Droopy, puffy, or baggy eyelids? If this describes your eyes, you are in overall good health, and you have realistic expectations for the results of eyelid surgery, you may be a great candidate for an eyelid lift procedure. Your next step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Klausner at our New York, NY office on Park Avenue in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The Klausner Institute is here to meet your aesthetic needs with top-of-the-line care and seasoned expertise.

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