When it comes to signs of aging around the eyes, most people think crow's feet. Other contributors to a tired, aged appearance are sagging tissue in the upper and lower eyelids with a hollowing in some areas and bulging fat in other areas of the lower lids. Fortunately, you can correct these conditions through blepharoplasty with New Jersey plastic surgeons who are well-versed and highly skilled in the delicate procedure.
If you're considering eyelid surgery in New Jersey, choose a surgeon with experience and results that exceed your expectations. Request your consultation online, or call (856) 362-8898 to schedule your appointment.
A Consultation That's All About You
Everything about our surgeons' methods is focused on you as the patient. They make it their goal to spend the time it takes to ensure you are well informed before making any decisions. During your consultation, the surgeon will discuss your concerns and goals and begin outlining a detailed plan. Whether that plan includes non-surgical options such as dermal fillers or an alternative solution such as brow lift, they will take a conservative approach that you can feel confident about.
Your Blepharoplasty Procedure
Eyelid surgery is a relatively common cosmetic procedure. Sometimes called an eyelid lift, the procedure encompasses 2 primary techniques that the plastic surgeons can perform together or separately:
Upper blepharoplasty: In the upper eyelid area, skin, muscle, and fatty tissues can sag and hang down over the eyes, creating a tired, aged, unhappy, or scowling appearance. Through incisions hidden in the natural crease of the upper eyelid, the surgeon can remove loose or excess tissue, including fat, to create a smooth upper eye area.
Lower blepharoplasty: With age, the lower eyelid and upper cheek area typically lose structural integrity and volume, characterized by bags or a hollow look. Using incisions concealed along the eyelashes or in the lower eyelid, the plastic surgeon can remove excess tissue and reposition or remove fatty tissue. A patient's own fat can also be used to replace lost volume.
What to Expect After Surgery
After your surgery, you will have ointments on your eyelids. You should get as much rest as possible for the first week, keeping your head elevated. You should avoid anything that will strain or dry out your eyes, such as reading or looking at a TV or monitor for long periods of time. The plastic surgeon will provide detailed instructions for managing discomfort, minimizing swelling, and producing the best results as fast as possible.
Scars will blend in with your natural eyelid contours over time, but they can take up to a year to fade into your skin. Your previously droopy, fatigued-looking eyes will be transformed into a refreshed, alert, youthful appearance.