Blepharoplasty (Eye Lift)
Eye Lift Surgery in Great Neck and Manhattan
Blepharoplasty (Eye Lift Surgery) can rejuvenate puffy, sagging or tired-looking eyes by removing excess fat, skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. It may be performed for cosmetic reasons or to improve sight by lifting droopy eyelids out of the patient’s field of vision. An eye left can be combined with BOTOX® treatments to raise the eyebrows or reduce the appearance of wrinkles, crow’s feet or dark circles under the eyes.
The procedure is usually performed in an office with local anesthesia and IV sedation. Incisions are made along the eyelids in inconspicuous places (in the creases of the upper lids, and just below the lashes on the lower lids). Dr. Cohen removes excess tissue through these incisions and then stitches them closed with fine sutures. In the case that no skin needs to be removed, Dr. Cohen will likely perform a transconjunctival blepharoplasty, where the incision is made inside the lower eyelid and there are no visible scars.
Stitches are removed after four or five days and most people return to work in ten. Contact lenses may not be worn for two weeks. Swelling and bruising may occur shortly after the procedure. Most people can return to work and other regular activities within one week after an eye lift procedure.