BLEPHAROPLASTY (EYE LIFT)
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BLEPHAROPLASTY IN NEW YORK CITY
What is a blepharoplasty?
A blepharoplasty, or eye lift, is a surgical procedure that makes the eyes look more refreshed, awake, large, and youthful. A blepharoplasty can address the upper eyelid (just below the eyebrow), the lower eyelid (the part that looks puffy when you have bags under your eyes), or both. Blepharoplasty is one of the top five most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures in America.
What exactly does a blepharoplasty fix?
A blepharoplasty can fix any or all of the following problems:
- tired looking eyes
- drooping eyelids
- thin, crepe-y or crepe-paper skin of the eyelids
- dark circles under the eyes
- puffy bags under the eyes
- deep tear troughs
- hooding of the eyelids
- Asian eyelids that lack the upper lid crease
- prominent crows feet
Am I a good candidate for blepharoplasty?
Determining your candidacy for any surgery requires an in-person consultation with Dr. Devgan, which will include an examination of your eyes and face, as well as a review of your medical history and specific concerns. In general, healthy patients without major ophthalmologic issues are the best candidates for surgery.
If you have recently had lasik, cataract surgery, or another ophthalmologic procedure, you must wait 6 months before having a blepharoplasty. If you have dry, itchy eyes, it is likely that you will continue to have dry eyes after surgery. If you have a face with a negative vector (slanted on profile), loose eyelid skin, or lax tissue, you may require an adjuctive maneuver such as a lateral canthopexy or canthoplasty. Fat grafting and fat repositioning may also be performed.
You may require a pre-operative evaluation by an ophthalmologist, depending on your eye history and the type of surgery Dr. Devgan has planned.
What is the surgery like?
A blepharoplasty (upper or lower, or both) is a short outpatient procedure. Dr. Devgan performs blepharoplasties under sedation administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist, and she uses protective corneal shields to keep your eyes safe. The procedure is relatively painless.
All scars are either hidden inside the pink part of the eyelids or camouflaged along a skin crease. When you wake up, we will place an ice pack over your eyes for several minutes.
What is the recovery like?
After surgery, you will be able to go home the same day, once you are feeling well. You may wear your eyeglasses immediately, but contacts should not be used for the first several days, while swelling subsides.
You may go about your normal activities, such as shopping, walking, reading, and even working 1-2 days after surgery. However, swelling and bruising typically do not go away for at least one week. Many patients like to wear sunglasses for the first few days after surgery, to camouflage this. Once your swelling and bruising subsides, you will notice a more refreshed, rested, and youthful appearance around your eyes.
WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP?
If you have been thinking about blepharoplasty or eye lift surgery, please feel free to email my office at info@LaraDevganMD.com for more information. Or, call my office at (212) 452-2400, and my staff will assist you in setting up a consultation. My NYC practice accomodates out of town and international patients who fly in for surgery, as well as those who are local to Manhattan.
TESTIMONIALS FROM ACTUAL PATIENTS
"YOU ONLY HAVE ONE FACE"
"Very happy with my results. As they say, you only have one face. Frankly, it wasn't cheap, but it was worth every cent." Female facelift patient, via RateMDs.com, 1/16/2015
"I GIVE HER A 100-- FROM 1 TO 10"
"I would like to express my feelings and experience with my surgery. The staff was wonderful. Dr. Lara was like an angel. She made me feel safe. Before my surgery she talked to me, and I was very calm after the surgery. She also made me feel good. She is a very good doctor. I'm very happy she was part of my surgery staff. In the clinic she is the same way-- very kind and understanding. She makes me feel good, happy. I recommend her very much. I give her a 100-- from 1 to 10. Thank you." ML, 60 year old woman, facelift, neck liposuction, upper blepharoplasties
"I FEEL TRANSFORMED AND FEEL THAT I LOOK AT LEAST TEN YEARS YOUNGER THAN I DID. YOU ARE, IN MY EXPERIENCE, AN OUTSTANDING SURGEON"
"Good morning, Dr. Devgan. It is now more than six months since you completed the surgery on my neck, jawline, and eyes. I thought this was an appropriate time to reflect on my experience and your outstanding work. As a sixty-three year old man who had always remained fit and felt younger than my years, I was increasingly unhappy about the fact that my facial skin, particularly that around my jawline and neck had started to sag markedly, betraying my chronological age. Consistent with most men of my generation, I was reluctant to countenance any sort of surgical intervention but was convinced by family members that I should reconsider. I set up my first meeting with you at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, Plastic Surgery clinic, not without some trepidation. My attitude changed from that first meeting. You listened, you made suggestions, you explained clearly what I could expect and I left that meeting with every confidence that I was in excellent hands. Our pre-operative meeting at Lennox Hill hospital on the day of the procedure only served to increase my confidence and I entered the operating theater in high spirits, and with positive anticipation. Your post-operative care was first class. Everything you told me would happen did happen. Each stage of the recovery has occurred pretty much when and how you indicated it would. And the work... I could not be happier. I feel transformed and feel that I look at least ten years younger than I did. You are, in my experience, an outstanding surgeon and have a wonderfully calm and empathetic approach to your work. I have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone. My genuine thanks and best wishes for the success you deserve." Andrew Metcalfe, 63 year old man, facelift/ necklift and upper & lower eyelid blepharoplasty, 10/22/13
"I'M SO HAPPY I FOUND YOU AND FEEL SUPER OPTIMISTIC TO BE IN YOUR HANDS"
"I'M SUPER EXCITED. I can't wait for the new me, I've hated how my eyes made me look all my life!!! I'm so happy I found you and feel super optimistic to be in your hands = ) Thank you so far for being so responsive and caring towards me, it has really made this process that much easier for me." AC, 32 year old man, lower eyelid blepharoplasty, 3/19/14