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Patients from all over New York City come to Shafer Clinic Fifth Avenue for blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid lift or eyelid surgery. Dr. David Shafer’s expertise makes him one of the best New York City eyelid lift surgeons that local residents can depend on. Blepharoplasty removes excess skin and fat in the upper or lower eyelid.
The surgery may be done alone or in combination with other facial cosmetic procedures such as a facelift or brow lift. Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty are one of the most common procedures to rejuvenate the face. Contact Dr. Shafer today, to schedule a consultation with him in his New York City office.
What to expect
The surgery is done most commonly under local anesthesia often with intravenous sedation medication. Sometimes surgery is performed under general anesthesia, particularly if combined with other larger cosmetic procedures. Blepharoplasty is often performed on an outpatient basis, although occasionally an overnight hospital stay may be recommended if surgery is performed in conjunction with other procedures.
Upper-eyelid surgery involves making incisions along the natural crease of the upper eyelid, removing any loose excess skin, trimming and tightening any stretched eyelid muscles, and lifting the eyelid tissue to give the eyes a fresher and more youthful appearance.
Lower eyelid-surgery is performed to help reduce the appearance of puffy bags underneath the eyes. In order to accomplish this, excess fat is removed from the area underneath the eyes. Some fat is left in the area so that the under eyes do not have a sunken appearance.
Recovering from Blepharoplasty
Bruising and swelling are common following surgery, and application of cold to the surgical sites is generally recommended following surgery. A postoperative visit is required three to four days after surgery to remove any sutures. Most patients will need around two weeks of recovery before they feel comfortable being in public. It will take a few months to fully heal and see the full results of your eyelid lift.
The incisions for the procedure are made along the natural creases of the eyelid. This is to ensure that when the incision fully heals, any post-surgical marks are well-hidden. While blepharoplasty can rejuvenate the appearance of your eyes, it does not prevent the eyelids from being affected by aging. It is important that you protect your eyelids from direct sunlight by applying sunscreen in order to preserve your results for as long as possible.
Cost of a New York City Eyelid Lift
Dr. Shafer strives for natural-looking results in his NYC blepharoplasty patients while placing patient safety and comfort as top priorities. The cost of the surgery can vary. During your consultation with Dr. Shafer, he will discuss with you the costs and options of getting a New York City eyelid lift.
Schedule a Consultation
Contact Shafer Clinic Fifth Avenue today to schedule a consultation for your eyelid lift with Dr. Shafer. Dr. Shafer has the skill and experience needed to restore the youthful and vibrant appearance of your eyes.
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