Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Your eyes are the most looked-at feature on your face, and tired droopy eyelids hide the beautiful youthful appearance you would like to project to others. At Saratoga Springs Plastic Surgery, PC, our plastic surgeon performs eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, to address a number of aesthetic issues you may be experiencing with the look of your eyes.
What Is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty can enhance the appearance of your upper and lower eyelids by addressing loose skin and prominent fat pads and hooding caused by excess skin to reveal a more youthful eye appearance. During this procedure, the upper lid skin may be tightened with removal of fat pads located beneath. The puffy bags and circles below your eyes can be removed through an incision located just beneath or within the lower eyelids. You will then be seen with a more refreshed, alert, and younger look. Some patients can also achieve improved eyesight when hooded excess upper eyelid skin is removed, widening their field of vision.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
During your consultation with Dr. Steven Yarinsky, he will listen to your concerns, evaluate the skin, fat and other structures surrounding your eyes, and go over your medical history. This information will allow him to determine if eyelid surgery is the most appropriate option for helping you achieve your aesthetic beauty goals. Patients who can benefit from an eyelid lift typically exhibit the following:
- Loose, excessive sagging or wrinkled upper or lower eyelid skin that creates a tired or angry look.
- Excess upper eyelid skin that causes hooding which may interfere with vision.
- Lack of a natural upper eyelid crease.
- Puffy pouches of fat in the upper or lower lids that create a tired or aged appearance.
“I wanted to have my upper lids done for years. However, after my consultation with Dr. Yarinsky and after meeting his amazing staff, I felt very confident and proceeded to have it done. I am so happy with the results. I would encourage anyone who is considering this surgery not to be afraid as Dr. Yarinsky is so skilled. My down time was very short and the care I was given prior to, during and after the procedure was top notch. This is the most caring and considerate group of people you will find. I am only sorry that I waited so long. I wanted to have my upper eye lids done for years but I was too afraid to do so. However, after my consultation with Dr. Yarinsky and meeting his wonderful staff, I decided to have the surgery. I am thrilled with the results. If you are contemplating this surgery do not hesitate. Dr. Yarinsky is so skilled. The care I received prior to, during, and after the procedure was top notch. Everyone was so caring. My down time was short and I am thrilled with the results.”
What Are the Benefits of Eyelid Surgery?
Men and women who choose eyelid surgery often see a significant improvement in the aesthetic of their overall eye area. More specifically, patients can typically obtain benefits such as:
- A more youthful and rested appearance of your eyes and face.
- Improvement of sight if excessive upper lid skin has partially blocked vision.
- Softened lines around the eyes (blepharoplasty does not remove or erase all wrinkle lines).
Since Dr. Yarinsky tailors each procedure to the unique concerns and needs of the individual, the specific benefits and extent of improvement that can be achieved will vary for every patient. Dr. Yarinsky will explain what you can realistically achieve with your cosmetic surgical outcome to ensure you are fully informed about what to expect prior to your procedure.
I would highly recommend Dr. Yarinsky and staff At Saratoga Springs Plastic Surgery .I am extremely happy with recent eyelid surgery.Staff is very caring,thoughtful and competent.Thanks to DR. Yarinsky and staff for changing my life.
July 08, 2014
How Is the Eyelid Surgery Procedure Performed?
Eyelid surgery is usually performed in Dr. Yarinsky’s Joint Commission-accredited office facility. Local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia will be used to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. The specific technique used for your surgery will be planned ahead of time and thoroughly discussed with you. Dr. Yarinsky strives to make incisions in areas that are easy to conceal and alter the eyelids to create an extremely natural appearance.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
For a typical upper eyelid surgery, incisions are made where the natural crease should be in the upper lids. Through this opening, Dr. Yarinsky is able to remove excess fat and skin that has begun to sag and tighten the remaining area to create a refreshed and more youthful appearance.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
To perform a lower eyelid surgery, the incisions are made just below the lash line in the lower lids in a natural crease, and excess fat and skin are removed. If only excess fat is present in the lower lids, it may be removed through an incision located inside of the lower lids with no external incision or scar (called a transconjunctival blepharoplasty).
Double Eyelid Surgery
Patients of Asian descent have a unique upper eyelid shape, known as a “single fold,” where there is either no natural crease or it is at a lower level. Dr. Yarinsky can perform blepharoplasty to create or enhance a “double eyelid,” which can provide the larger eye appearance many people desire. This involves reshaping or removing excess fat to produce the desired look.
What Is Eyelid Surgery Recovery Like?
- All sutures are usually removed within one week.
- Mild discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication.
- Bruising and sensitivity to light last at least a week or two. Swelling improves in 2-4 weeks. Residual swelling may last several months.
- Face and eye makeup can be used after sutures are removed to cover bruising.
- Contact lenses can be worn when comfortable, usually within three weeks.
- Your 90% point of recovery is at 6 weeks after most any cosmetic procedure.v
How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost?
The cost of either upper or lower eyelid surgery typically begins at $3,500 for the surgeon’s fee. Since several factors go into the details of a patient’s eyelid surgery, there is not one fixed cost for the procedure. You will need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Yarinsky to receive a detailed personalized quote for your custom eyelid surgery. This quote will also detail the associated fees involved, such as anesthesia and surgical facility costs. If you are interested in smaller, more manageable monthly payments, our patient care coordinators will provide you with plastic surgery financing options at your visit.
Consider combining eyelid lift surgery with other rejuvenating procedures like a forehead lift, facelift, or laser skin resurfacing. By pairing multiple procedures together, patients can enhance their final outcome, achieving a more significant transformation and at a lower overall combination cost.
The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for you can be determined only at the time of your consultation with Dr. Yarinsky. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are unusual. Most people are very happy with the results but no specific result can be guaranteed.
This procedure is done at our Joint Commission accredited office facility for your safety, privacy, and comfort.