Blepharoplasty, or cosmetic eyelid surgery, improves the appearance of the upper eyeslids, lower eyelids, or both. These procedures can include surgical and non-surgical approaches.
Oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Amiya Prasad, M.D. is considered by both patients and colleagues alike as having some of the highest standards when it comes to execution. Although many doctors perform blepharoplasty, Dr. Prasad has four specialty certifications, including Eye Plastic Surgery and Facial Cosmetic Surgery, which are the foundation to his 20 years of experience as a leading blepharoplasty specialist.
As an oculofacial plastic surgeon, Dr. Amiya Prasad’s artistic vision and technical skills are skewed towards helping his patients achieve natural results that enhance their face. There are quite a number of choices and techniques that can be used to improve the appearance of the eyes, and because Dr. Prasad has “super specialized” in many of these techniques throughout his training period, he possesses extensive knowledge and experience in performing such techniques.
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The art of proper blepharoplasty has no fixed “formula”. Every patient is different, every case is different, and in keeping with this idea, treatment approaches for patients should also be personalized.
Upper Eyelid Cosmetic Surgery – Blepharoplasty
Cosmetic eyelid surgery, known as blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that repairs eyelid problems and improves their appearance. Excess skin, muscle, and fatty tissue that tend to accumulate and sag around the eye are removed from the eyelid, by means of an incision done on the natural creases above the eyelids. These eyelid cosmetic surgery scars are usually not very noticeable after healing, even without makeup.
Lower Eyelid Cosmetic Surgery – Blepharoplasty
Cosmetic surgery of the lower lids is often performed by making an incision on the inside part of the eyelid, so that no visible external scar is created when fatty tissue is removed. This is called transconjunctival blepharoplasty. An incision may also be made just below the base of the lashes if excessive skin or muscle folds are found below the eye. As this incision heals, the fine scar should also become barely visible.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
With this type of cosmetic treatment of the face, layers of skin are removed restoring a softer, smoother, more youthful appearing skin. The Erbium laser is our preferred laser for skin resurfacing. This laser produces less heat and is considerably gentler on the skin than other resurfacing lasers. Treatment with the Erbium laser stimulates the production of collagen which results in a tightening and smoothing of the skin. The laser treatment is performed in our comfortable, state-of-the art office operating suite under local anesthesia.
Most people don’t find the Botox® treatment to be uncomfortable. A very small amount of Botox® is injected directly into specific muscles and topical anesthetic creams are applied to numb the skin before the injection. The muscles, as a result, become relaxed, thus reducing the appearance of frown lines, crows’ feet, and other unsightly wrinkles – effects are usually seen within 24-72 hours.
Blepharoplasty – Cosmetic Eyelift Surgery for the Individual
Blepahroplasty or cosmetic eyelift surgery caters to people, regardless of their gender, ethnicity or age.
Asian Eyelid Surgery
Dr. Prasad uses his expertise in eyelid surgery to provide Asian patients with naturally appearing eyelid folds. He understands the importance of not committing frequent mistakes of many other plastic surgeons of “Americanizing” or “Europeanizing” the Asian eyelid.
Dr. Prasad’s specialized approach for people of color also addresses two main problems requiring special consideration: (1) avoiding the formation of keloids (raised unattractive scars) when their skin heals; as well as (2) reducing the tendency to have long-lasting pigmentation changes when they heal.
Male Eyelid Surgery
For men, Dr. Prasad alters his surgical approach so that the blepharoplasty procedure helps him retain a masculine appearance.
Contact Dr. Amiya Prasad to discuss facial cosmetic surgery or to inquire about the services offered at his New York City and Long Island office locations. 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.