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Blepharoplasty

New York City Eyelid Surgeon – Dr. Brian Brazzo

Blepharoplasty Your eyes are often the first aspect that people notice about you, and an important component of your overall appearance.Young eyelid skin is smooth, but over time it stretches, and the fat around the eye begins to bulge. The eyebrows may also droop and sag, contributing to heavy upper eyelids and excess skin. Age, heredity, and sun exposure all contribute to this process.

Baggy eyelids detract from your overall appearance and often make you look older or tired. When severe enough the upper eyelid skin may hang over the eyelashes and obstruct peripheral vision.

Blepharoplasty in New York

Blepharoplasty Surgery to improve the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids is called blepharoplasty. The goal of this procedure is to give the eyes a more youthful appearance by removing excess skin and underlying fat. If the sagging skin obstructs vision then this procedure can improve vision and help return your eyelashes to the normal position.

During upper eyelid surgery, excess skin and fat are removed through an incision made through the eyelid crease. In lower eyelid surgery, the incision is usually made behind the eyelid to remove excess fat. In this condition, the eyelid appearance is significantly improved and there is no visible scar on the skin.

After Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery Cold compressors are applied to the eyelids for approximately one day after surgery to reduce bruising and swelling. Antibiotic ointment and drops are commonly used to help the healing. New York City blepharoplasty patients should avoid strenuous activity for several days. Discomfort is generally mild and can be managed with one or two doses of Tylenol on the evening after surgery. Bruising and swelling usually last for one to two weeks, but the patients can return to their normal activity after about four days.

What are the risks and complications?

Pain, bleeding, Eyelid Surgeryinfection, and change in vision are extremely rare. Blepharoplasty is a safe condition, which has improved the appearance of thousands of patients. The surgery is designed to improve your appearance and turn back the hands of time.The benefits of this surgery for most people significantly outweigh the small risk of delayed healing.

Who performs blepharoplasty?

Dr. Brazzo is a trained oculoplastic surgeon in New York City who specializes in ophthalmic plastic surgery. He has successfully completed thousands of blepharoplasty surgeries. Dr. Brazzo has written articles and textbooks on the topic and has trained other physicians around the United States.