Can My Hooded Eyelids Be Rejuvenated With Eyelid Surgery?
A hooded eyelid can be bothersome as excess skin hangs over the eyelid and in severe cases into the line of vision, creating the appearance that the upper eyes look smaller than they actually are. It can also make a person look sad or angry and tired. It is possible to alleviate the issue with upper or lower eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, at Lee Ann. M. Klausner, MD FACS in Manhattan, NY. This popular procedure can help you correct hooded eyelids, giving you a younger, more natural look.
Upper eyelid surgery is a procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the upper eyelids. It works mainly to keep excess skin and fat from sagging over the upper eyelid and it can also help make the eyes look more open and youthful. Removing excess skin and puffiness from the lower eyelids can also be treated at the same time as upper eyelid surgery.
If you feel you may benefit from eyelid surgery, schedule a consultation with double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Ann M. Klausner to see if this procedure is right for you.
How does eyelid surgery work?
Blepharoplasty consists of tiny incisions made on the eyelids within the natural skin creases. Once the incisions are made, Dr. Klausner removes the excess skin and fat deposits. Fine sutures will then be used to close the incisions and minimize visible scars.
The length of a blepharoplasty will vary from one person to another depending upon what needs to be addressed, but typically takes 1 – 3 hours. The eyelid lift for hooded eyes is an outpatient procedure that requires local anesthesia and in some cases sedation may also be necessary.
How long is the recovery process from eyelid surgery?
Eyelid surgery is an ambulatory procedure. Any discomfort from the procedure is managed with oral pain medication. Sutures are removed between five and seven days.
Time until you return to work will vary depending on the individual and the extensiveness of the procedure. You can expect to return to work any time from a few days to about one week after surgery. You should avoid strenuous exercise and any highly stressful activities for approximately two weeks after the process is complete.
Some swelling or bruising may appear around the eyes after the procedure, but these issues should resolve in approximately two weeks. You must avoid wearing contact lenses or any eye makeup for that timeframe to ensure that your incisions heal well.
Contact our office to learn more about eyelid surgery
Contact Dr. Lee Ann M. Klausner in Manhattan, NY if you have further questions on how the procedure can help you with your hooded eyes. Dr. Klausner is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon available to address all your cosmetic and reconstructive surgery needs. Lee Ann. M. Klausner, MD FACS serves patients near Carnegie Hill, Lenox Hill, Yorkville, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, NY, as well as Westchester and Greenwich, CT.