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Eyelid surgery returns the eye area to a more youthful appearance. Eyelid surgery is sometimes medically necessary if droopy upper eyelids or a sagging brow is interfering with your vision. When you consult with our Eyelid Surgeons in our Wayne office, they will guide you and evaluate whether your eyelid concerns need Aesthetic Surgery or Reconstructive Surgery.
Eyelid surgery (also called "blepharoplasty") is a procedure to rejuvenate the area around the eyes. If you feel like your eyes make you look tired, then Aesthetic eyelid surgery may be an effective way to restore a more alert, younger facial appearance. Blepharoplasty can be performed as upper eyelid surgery or lower eyelid surgery.
For women who have trouble applying eye makeup because of sagging eyelids, eyelid surgery can remove deposits of fat and restore a youthful upper eye contour. For men and women, eyelid surgery can make you look years younger while still looking natural. Women or men born without a crease on their upper eyelid may wish to consider double eyelid surgery.
This cosmetic procedure refreshes the eyelids by addressing:
The best way to know if cosmetic surgery is right for you and your goals, expectations and health, is to visit our experienced oculoplastic surgeons Dr. Ken Morgenstern and Dr. Joseph Giacometti.
Your consultation will be one-on-one with the surgeon. They spend this time with you to make sure you have all the information you need to decide about eyelid surgery. They will perform an assessment of your eyelids and determine if blepharoplasty is the right procedure for the outcome you desire.
If you want to change any of the following, you are probably a good candidate for upper eyelid surgery and/or lower eyelid surgery:
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure, and as such it has certain risks and benefits, and requires time for recovery. These aspects and others will be discussed with you during your consultation. The results of eyelid surgery are long lasting, although you may experience a recurrence of sagging or fat deposits in the years down the road.
In addition to deciding if eyelid surgery is even capable of achieving the changes you want to see, you and your surgeon can also discuss factors more closely related to the surgical procedure.
Questions you may want to ask yourself to start thinking about these factors are:
Our oculo-facial surgeons will make sure you are healthy enough and that you don't have any disqualifying issues. We are wholly committed to providing the results our patients want in a state-of-the-art setting, while minimizing risks and making sure you have all the information you need to have a successful recovery.
“I did a lot of research before choosing a surgeon. I like and trust Dr. Morgenstern as he is artistic, he aims for a natural look and gives attention to detail. Dr. Morgenstern is a perfectionist.”
In preparation for the surgery itself, there are several steps that will be taken. You will undergo a physical examination to test your vision and the function of your eyes. Your eyelids will be measured and photographed to document their current condition and help Dr. Morgenstern and Dr. Giacometti plan the surgery. In preparation for you surgery, we ask that you:
Most people interested in blepharoplasty are curious about the recovery period. Like any surgical procedure, eyelid surgery does require you to take some time off from your normal routine.
Each person's recovery is slightly unique, and depends on whether you have upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery or both. We will make sure you are provided with clear and thorough aftercare instructions so that you can enjoy a successful recovery and get back to normal as quickly as possible. You may need to stay home from work for a week or so. You may also have swelling and bruising around your eyes that will gradually go away.
Once you heal, you can enjoy a fresh, rejuvenated appearance. Eyelid surgery often has the effect of rejuvenating your entire face by removing sagging, puffy eyelid skin. Schedule a consult today to see if it will fit your expectations.
At your consultation, you will meet one on one with our experienced oculoplastic surgeons Dr. Ken Morgenstern or Dr. Joseph Giacometti. Dr. Morgenstern and Dr. Giacometti will take the time to go over all of your options and discuss any concerns you may have. They will assess your eyelids to determine if blepharoplasty is the right procedure for the functional and aesthetic outcome you desire. During your consultation, the following questions will be answered:
During your consultation, you will discuss: