Eyelid Surgery — a Minor Procedure that Delivers Big Results

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, ranks among the top-five most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States, and for good reason: It’s a simple solution that delivers amazing results. 

Sought after by men and women alike, this easy and effective procedure revitalizes your eye area by removing fatty deposits, tightening excess skin, correcting droopy lids, and erasing stubborn under-eye bags.  

As a dual board-certified plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist, Craig A. Foster, MD, FACS, is an eyelid surgery expert who specializes in creating the kind of subtle, natural-looking results that take years off your appearance. Here’s what blepharoplasty can do for you. 

Eyelid surgery basics

Getting older can transform many aspects of your appearance, including your expressive eye area. As you approach middle age, the delicate tissues that surround, support, and protect your eyes become weaker and less elastic, causing an increase in fatty deposits above, below, or all-around your eyes.

These age-driven changes may leave you with loose skin around your eyes that’s prone to fine lines. As time goes on, you may also develop droopy eyelids that interfere with your peripheral vision, along with conspicuous under-eye bags that persist no matter how well-rested you are. 

Eyelid surgery achieves a more youthful appearance by removing the fatty deposits that make your eyes look puffy, skillfully lifting saggy eyelid structures, and tightening and smoothing the surrounding skin. In short, it can help you look as energized and alert as you feel. 

Eyelid surgery benefits

Blepharoplasty may be relatively simple, but it can address a variety of cosmetic and functional eye concerns in a single procedure. In fact, it’s an ideal solution if you’re dealing with one or more of the following problems:  

Saggy upper eyelids

No one wants saggy upper eyelids that make them look older or perpetually exhausted, and droopy upper lids don’t just affect your appearance. They can also limit your peripheral vision and make sight-centered tasks like driving more challenging.

Baggy lower eyelids

Although baggy lower lids don’t cause vision problems, they can have a major effect on your expression. By exposing more of the white below your iris, droopy lower lids can make you look more intense or surprised than you actually are.  

Loose skin 

As the skin on your upper eyelids stretches out over time, it creates an excessive amount of loose tissue that can prevent you from opening your eyes completely. Excess loose skin on your lower lids can lead to pronounced sagging and wrinkling across your entire under-eye area.

Dark under-eye bags

The dark under-eye bags of youth that disappear with a good night’s rest have little in common with the puffy, persistent under-eye bags of middle age that linger no matter how well-rested you are. Makeup may help you hide unwanted under-eye bags, but eyelid surgery can actually erase them for good. 

Eyelid surgery results

Whether you want to tighten and lift saggy eyelids, smooth away eye lines and wrinkles, get rid of tiresome under-eye bags, or all of the above, eyelid surgery can help you reach your goals beautifully, quickly, and with little interruption to your life.   

For many people, blepharoplasty provides long-term results that last for life. And because the procedure uses very small incisions along your eyelid, it doesn’t leave any perceptible scars.   

By itself, eyelid surgery can have a dramatic and revitalizing effect on your appearance. It can also be easily combined with a brow lift if your sagging eyelids are amplified by a low forehead. Combining eyelid surgery with a facelift can help you achieve total facial rejuvenation. 

As one of the top plastic surgeons in New York City, Dr. Foster is known for delivering perfectly balanced blepharoplasty results every time. To learn more or schedule a consultation, call our office in the Manhattan neighborhood of New York City.

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