Eyelid surgery is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure that involves the upper eyelids and lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty is the medical term for eyelid surgery. By the removal of excess fat, skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids, eyelid surgery can rejuvenate puffy eyes, sagging eyes or tired-looking eyes.
While for the most part, eyelid surgery is a cosmetic procedure, it can also improve a person’s vision by lifting droopy eyelids out of the field of vision. Dr. Schwartz performs eyelid surgery procedure in his Woodbury, Long Island Cosmetic Plastic Surgery facility that is fully equipped with an AAAASP Ambulatory Surgery Suite. Eyelid surgery is not performed to raise the eyebrows or to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, crow’s feet or dark circles under the eyes. Eyelid surgery can be combined with other procedures such as a facelift and Botox ® treatments to address these issues.
Eyelid surgery produces the most significant results in patients with loose or sagging skin. Eyelid surgery is especially successful in patients who have sagging skin that creates folds or causes a disturbance to the natural contour of the upper eyelid. Eyelid surgery is especially effective in patients with bags under their eyes. People with excess skin and fine wrinkles located on the lower eyelid also make good candidates for eyelid surgery. To erase dark discoloration of the lower eyelids, Dr. Schwartz may suggest a laser chemical peel to go along with the eyelid surgery. Eyelid surgery has become one of the most popular cosmetic plastic surgery procedures on Long Island because of its results in providing patients with an alert and rejuvenated appearance. Call Dr. Schwartz’s Woodbury, Long Island Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Office for a complimentary consultation to see if eyelid surgery is right for you.