Aesthetic Eyelid Surgery in Philadelphia

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When the area around your eyes begins to age, it can make you look more tired and older than you feel.

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:

  • Drooping, puffy, baggy upper eyelids
  • Sagging lower eyelids
  • Bags under your eyes
  • Fine lines beneath your eyes
  • Dark Circles under the eyes
  • Eyelid sagging that obscures vision
  • Eyelid drooping the obscures the natural curve of the upper eyelid

The best way to know if cosmetic surgery is right for you and your goals, expectations and health, is to visit our experienced oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Ken Morgenstern.

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:

  • You feel like the area around your eyes makes you look tired and aged.
  • You are unhappy with the way aging has affected your eyelids.
  • You want long-lasting rejuvenation results.
  • Excess upper eyelid skin that puffs over the curve of your eyelid.
  • Excess upper eyelid skin that sags over your eyelashes.
  • Generally puffy appearance above and below your eyes.

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:

  • Do you have time to stay home from work and take time off from certain physical activities as part of recovery from surgery?
  • Do you have realistic expectations of what blepharoplasty can and cannot achieve?
  • Are you interested in the longest lasting, most effective options for facial rejuvenation, or do you feel a non-surgical temporary option may be a better fit?

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.

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“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.”

—Wayne, PA

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 plan the surgery. In preparation for you surgery, we ask that you:

  • Stop using any NSAID medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen for two weeks before and after surgery.
  • Quit smoking or using tobacco for several weeks before your surgery. Smoking can interfere with your ability to heal following surgery.
  • Arrange for someone to drive you home following your surgery.
  • Arrange for someone to care for you for the first night after your surgery.

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 surgeon Dr. Ken Morgenstern. Dr. Morgenstern 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:

  • What are your expectations for the final results of blepharoplasty?
  • What changes would you like to see?
  • Are you able to take some time off from work, certain social activities, and certain types of exercise?
  • Are you considering combining eyelid surgery with any other facial procedures?
  • Do you have any problems with your vision because of sagging eyelids?

During your consultation, you will discuss:

  • Your medical history. Information will be collected on any previous surgeries, eye conditions like dry eyes or glaucoma, allergies, circulatory problems, thyroid problems or diabetes among other things. In addition, Dr. Morgenstern will ask about any medications or supplements you are taking as well as any use of tobacco, alcohol or other drugs that can impact your surgery.
  • Your expectations. To get the best outcome from your eyelid surgery, be frank and honest about your hopes and your motivation for your eyelid surgery. Dr. Morgenstern will discuss all of your options and help you determine if you are a good candidate for blepharoplasty.

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