Eyelid Surgery Westchester
The eyelids are some of the most noticeable areas on the body and are prone to showing the signs of aging. The aging eye often results in a tired, angry, or sad appearance. Eyelid surgery can help eradicate droopy skin, discoloration, and puffiness. It will result in a more rested, alert, and energized appearance.
Eyelid Surgery with Dr. Farella
Your eyes are the windows to your soul and one of the most prominent features on your face. Let Dr. Farella utilize his expertise and innate aesthetic ability to rejuvenate this delicate area. Allow your beauty to be enhanced and to shine.
Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a procedure that can be performed on upper eyelids for excessive, wrinkled, drooping skin, fat deposits, or on lower eyelids for excessive skin or fat resulting in puffy bags. Eyelid surgery can be performed alone, or can be performed in conjunction with a facelift or other facial procedures. The upper eyelid incisions are camouflaged in the natural eyelid fold. The lower eyelid incisions are designed just below the lash line. Through this incision excess skin, muscle, and fat are removed. In some cases, the underlying muscle will be tightened. The incisions eventually fade and blend into the natural creases of the eye.
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In this procedure the lower eyelid incision is placed inside the lower lid. This technique cannot remove excess skin and cannot be used with every patient. This can be discussed at the time of consultation.
Is the Eyelid Lift Right for You?
- Patients who are in good health
- Patients with realistic expectations
- Patients who are doing the procedure for the right reasons (i.e. for themselves)
- Patients with excess skin
- Patients with loose skin that hangs down from the upper eyelids
- Patients who have a tired look because of puffiness
- Patients with excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelids
- Patients with puffy “bags”
Risks & Complications
Although complications can occur, they are rare. Risks and complications may include but are not limited to bleeding, infection, scarring, damage to deeper structures, asymmetry, nerve injury, improper healing, numbness, allergic reactions, and risks and complications associated with anesthesia.
Risks and potential complications of surgery are best discussed at the time of your consultation.
Smokers have a greater risk of wound healing problems and pulmonary complications..
Following surgery, you will be comforted by our licensed registered nurse while you recover in our private recovery room. You may temporarily experience blurred vision, tightness around the eyes, discomfort, bruising, and swelling (these symptoms vary among individuals).
Within the first week, stitches will be removed. After two weeks, non-strenuous exercise may be resumed, and you may wear contact lenses if needed. For several months the skin around your eyes should be treated with extra care. You should apply sun block on your eyelids and use sunglasses to protect your eyes from the environment. As with all cosmetic procedures, the final result will be apparent by about one year. The results of eyelid surgery are long lasting; however, keep in mind that your eyes will continue to age through the years.
Surgery can be done as an out-patient under local anesthesia, with IV sedation. This procedure usually takes one to two hours.
- Head should be elevated
- Avoid activities that raise pulse or your blood pressure
- No bending or lifting
- Ice compress should be applied to reduce swelling
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