Considering a blepharoplasty in New York? This guide covers everything you need to know about this transformative eyelid lift procedure in NYC!
Due to age, lifestyle, or genetics, the delicate skin around the eyes can start to sag, accentuating bags, wrinkles, and dark circles. A blepharoplasty, also called an eyelid lift, is a facial rejuvenation procedure that refreshes this area for a more youthful, brighter-eyed appearance.
What is a Blepharoplasty?
A blepharoplasty removes the excess fat or skin from the upper or lower eyelids. This recontours the area around the eyes so they appear more open, rested, and youthful. It can also improve the patient’s vision by removing obstruction such as drooping skin.
An upper blepharoplasty addresses hooding eyebrows and sagging skin folds, while a lower blepharoplasty reduces puffiness and bags under the eyes. The procedure is customized to each patient’s facial anatomy and aesthetic objectives.
What to Expect During a Blepharoplasty
Undergoing a blepharoplasty in New York typically takes 1-3 hours, addressing upper, lower, or both eyelids.
A double-board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Jennifer Levine uses precise techniques, making small incisions to remove excess tissue. Upper blepharoplasties often use dissolvable stitches for quicker healing.
Did you know? Dr. Levine’s private operating room was featured in WWD.
Enhancing Blepharoplasty Results with Combination Treatments in NYC
A blepharoplasty can sometimes be combined with other procedures like:
- An endoscopic eyebrow and forehead lift – this improves the height and maintains the contour of the upper eyebrow.
- Botox or cosmetic filler. This restores a more youthful and contoured appearance to the face while providing a brow ‘lift.’
- Mid-face lift surgery. This restores smooth transitions from the mouth to the cheeks.
Dr. Jennifer Levine is globally-recognized for her synergistic treatments that create results that provide results that look natural, balanced and whole.
Recovery After a Blepharoplasty Procedure
There may be moderate bruising and swelling, and lumps by the side of the eyes that resolves rapidly. Recovery is usually complete within seven to ten days and after 3 weeks, you can resume normal activity and exercise.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Blepharoplasty?
Ideal candidates for blepharoplasty include persons who are in overall good health and have:
- Excess upper eyelid skin covering the natural eyelid fold
- Puffy bags or dark circles under the lower eyelids
- A tired, sad appearance due to eyelid skin laxity
- Good skin elasticity and muscle tone
- Crow’s feet
- Eyelids that lack an upper crease
Patients in their 30’s who are experiencing early signs of aging such as skin laxity and drooping eyelids elect to get a blepharoplasty in combination with other treatments to prevent further drooping and possible sight obstruction.
Watch the video below to learn more about Amanda’s blepharoplasty journey.
Your initial consultation with Dr. Levine will determine if you meet the criteria for this eyelid lift surgery.
The cost of blepharoplasty in NYC ranges depending on surgeon experience, the extent of correction, and whether one or both eyelids are addressed.
Unlike a non-surgical treatment, a blepharoplasty has long-lasting results that have profound implications on your appearance. It is important to consider who is the best board-certified plastic surgeon for your blepharoplasty in New York, not the least expensive.
Finding Top Blepharoplasty Surgeon in NYC
When choosing among Manhattan’s top blepharoplasty surgeons, select a board-certified facial plastic surgeon with ample experience in creating results that appeal to you, and who makes you feel comfortable!
Dr. Jennifer Levine is one of only a few surgeons who are double-board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Board of Otolaryngology-head and neck surgery – giving her a unique knowledge of the face and its underlying structures.
With an artistic eye, commitment to safety, and a private operating suite on the Upper East Side of New York City, Dr. Levine helps patients to achieve refreshed, confident eyes.
Before & After Blepharoplasty New York
Browse these blepharoplasty patient transformations Dr. Levine has helped patients achieve.
Schedule a Blepharoplasty Consultation in NYC Today
Ready to rejuvenate your eyes with a blepharoplasty in New York? Schedule your private consultation with Dr. Levine today by calling 347.960.4909 and take the first step towards a refreshed, confident look!