Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Paramus, NJ
As we age, the sun, environment, and personal behaviors such as smoking can cause the skin around our eyes to age dramatically. Throw in decreasingcollagen and elastin, whose production in the body decreases every year after age 20, and your eyes can look tired all the time. It doesn’t help that the skin surrounding the eyes is also some of the thinnest on the entire human body, making it more prone to wrinkling and sagging.
The eyes are one of the first areas to show aging, especially if you’ve spent lots of time in the sun or if you’ve smoked. This is unfair really because studies show that the eyes are the focal point of the face when first meeting a new person.
Eyelid surgery can turn back the clock on your aging eyes. And eyelid surgery is one procedure your friends won’t even know you’ve had. They’ll just know you somehow look younger.
Blepharoplasty, the clinical term, can be done on one or both eyelids, depending on your personal situation. Dr. Ferraro removes excess skin and tightens the underlying muscles. Fat is often repositioned, rather than removed, to prevent the patient from acquiring a hollow look in the area. Bags below the eyes can be improved with lower eyelid surgery, although not removed totally.
Would blepharoplasty be right for me?
Eyelid surgery continues to grow in popularity with both women and men. After all, aging and the sun don’t show sexual preference on human eyelids. Plus, men are increasingly feeling the need to compete with younger counterparts in the workplace and eyelid surgery provides instant, yet subtle, results.
Anyone in good health can consider eyelid surgery. The only exception is people with existing eye diseases. Macular degeneration, glaucoma, dry eye, and other eye problems need to be addressed, and hopefully corrected, before any surgery with Dr. Ferraro can be considered.
How does Dr. Ferraro perform eyelid surgery?
You can opt to have eyelids surgery on one or both eyelids. The procedure doesn’t take lots of time, but is very delicate. With an expert surgeon such as Dr. Ferraro there will be no visible scarring.
On the upper eyelid, a small incision is made in the natural crease of the eyelid, hiding it. From there, Dr. Ferraro tightens the muscle tissue, repositions and removes fat, and removes any excess skin.
On the lower eyelid, the incision can be placed in two locations — just below the eyelash or on the inside of the lower lid (called a transconjunctival incision). Here excess skin is removed to attempt to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, puffiness, and bags. Fat is handled very carefully in the lower lid area.
How is blepharoplasty recovery?
While you would think that such a delicate area would make for a difficult recovery, it’s just the opposite. Recovery from blepharoplasty is one of the easier cosmetic surgery recoveries. When you return home, you’ll be provided with eye lubricant drops and a cold compress to place across your eyes. If you use the compress as instructed, swelling and bruising will be minimal. After a week your stitches will be removed and usually your eyelids look perfectly normal, just years younger!
Disclaimer: Results and patient experience may vary