Upper eyelid blepharoplasty restores the eyelid’s natural line and imparts a youthful, rested, and refreshed appearance. This is done by removing precisely the right amount of excess skin from the eyelid, thus getting rid of tha “heavy” and tired look from the eyes.
With extensive experience gained over the course of 20 years, oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Amiya Prasad, M.D. has a keen eye for these types of procedures. He emphasizes that it is essential for a patient to make sure they find the right surgeon to do the job. In the event that an inexperienced surgeon takes an aggressive approach to upper eyelid blepharoplasty, a patient may be left with an unnatural expression and the inability to fully close their eyes.
Reasons to Get Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty
People have various reasons for wanting to improve their upper eyelids. Here are some of the most common:
- Age: Over time, the skin of your upper eyelids lose elasticity and volume, thus allowing it to droop unattractively over the eyes.
- Genetics: Heavy, hooded eyelids run in the family. Sometimes, people experience excessively droopy eyelids to the point where their vision becomes affected.
- Allergies : Due to the delicate nature of the skin around the eye, excess skin on the upper eyelids may sometimes cause irritation. This is especially apparent in runners, who experience irritation when sweat drips down their eyes.
- Cosmetic: Many people of Asian descent including Chinese, Korean, an Japanese desire a double eyelids or a natural crease on their upper eyelid to make the eyes look more open and attractive. Some women also find that having excess skin on the upper eyelids makes it difficult to apply makeup.
After Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty
Bruising and swelling is common after surgery and healing can take about a week before the post-surgery signs become less noticeable.
Cold compresses are used in the first 48 hours to minimize the bruising and swelling. Pain medications are rarely necessary, but for some people who experience mild discomfort, Tylenol is usually adequate.
Your eyes may feel sticky, dry or itchy for a week, so the necessary eye drops and ointments will be given to keep the eyes moist and comfortable.
Stitches, which are usually of the absorbable type, are typically dissolved by one week, and thus most people usually return to work at around this time. After about a week or so, patients may wear make-up. Contact lenses can usually be worn in about two weeks.
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Your Next Step
Take the next step to improve your upper eyelids and contact our offices to set up an meeting with Dr. Amiya Prasad. Our staff will be happy to assist you with hotel accommodations and travel arrangements in New York City or Garden City, New York if needed. Please note, that we have several members of our staff who are fluent in Spanish should this be desired.