More than 200,000 Americans undergo eyelid surgery each year to reduce the appearance of bags and drooping eyelids. At Aloysius G. Smith, MD, PC, in Yonkers, New York, Dr. Smith uses his 20 years of experience to perform eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, for men and women in Westchester County and the surrounding areas who want to rejuvenate their appearance. Call to schedule a consultation today or book online.
Sometimes, your eyes are the first area to show signs of aging on your face. As you get older, you may develop puffy bags under your eyes and sagging eyelids. Eyelid surgery can correct this problem so you don’t look tired all the time.
You may want eyelid surgery for your upper eyelids, your lower lids, or both. Dr. Smith customizes a treatment to help you look your best. He can also combine eyelid surgery with other procedures, such as a face-lift or a brow lift, for a totally rejuvenated appearance.
Depending on your procedure and if you’re having other plastic surgeries at the same time, Dr. Smith can perform eyelid surgery using a local or general anesthetic. If you’re just having eyelid surgery, you can typically return to work after about a week. Dr. Smith makes incisions within the natural folds of your eyelids so they heal exceptionally well and usually aren’t visible.
He removes any excess fatty tissue that may be making your lower lids puffy and removes excess skin and muscle from around your eyes. He tightens the remaining tissue and underlying structures so you get a younger-looking, refreshed appearance. In some cases, eyelid surgery may even help you see without interference from drooping lids.
Immediately following eyelid surgery, you may have some bruising and swelling. Your eyes may feel irritated or dry, too. Cold compresses, ointments, and medication can control your symptoms during recovery and provide relief in the first 48 hours after surgery.
In most cases, you can return to your daily activities in about 7-10 days, and by two weeks, swelling or bruising shouldn’t be noticeable.
If you’re considering eyelid surgery, Dr. Smith discusses your options and answers your questions during your initial consultation. He also determines if blepharoplasty is the best option for your cosmetic and medical concerns.
The best way to find out if eyelid surgery is right for you as a standalone procedure or as part of a more extensive plastic surgery is to book an appointment by phone or through the online booking system.