What is an Eyelid Lift?
Blepharoplasty or an eyelid lift is the surgical alteration of the eyelids, often requested by patients to improve their appearance. The condition of your eyelids may be genetically predetermined or could be the consequence of the natural process of aging. In either case, at the Klausner Institute in New York, NY, your eyelids can be rejuvenated through blepharoplasty to appear more naturally youthful and alert. This procedure can have great benefits for patients with moderate to severe bags, heavy or hanging upper eyelids, and puffy or hollow lower eyelids. As an expert in eyelid surgery, Dr. Lee Ann M. Klausner can subtly enhance a patient's appearance while protecting original identity. Her technique is tailored for each patient, taking into account their specific anatomy, ethnicity, and personal goals.
What does An eyelid lift entail?
Prior to beginning the operation, eyelid surgery expert Dr. Klausner will mark the eyelids along natural skin creases at the locations where she will make incisions. She will perform the surgery, making fine incisions in the skin, and either remove or reposition fatty deposits, muscle, and excess skin around the eyes. As the procedure is finished, the incisions will be closed with fine sutures, allowing the body to heal efficiently. The procedure lasts approximately 1 – 3 hours, depending on the complexity of the work being done.
Eyelid Surgery Reviews
"Dr Klausner is very well informed and patient, Dr. Klausner did eyelid surgery for me and I am extremely pleased with the results. I will always use her now. She isn't just a surgeon but does filler and laser too. She really takes the time to make sure you are doing the right thing."- Anonymous / Vitals / Jan 31, 2020
"Dr. Klausner did eyelid surgery for me and I am extremely pleased with the results. I will always use her now. She isn't just a surgeon but does filler and laser too. She really takes the time to make sure you are doing the right thing."- A. / Healthgrades / Jan 31, 2020
"38 Yeard Old Female Happy After Eyelid Surgery - New York - My experience with Dr. Klausner has exceeded all expectations. I first came to Dr. Klausner for a consultant on an upper eyelid lift, which I ultimately proceeded with. Her counsel was balanced, and objective and felt very much like receiving advice from a trusted family member. Since then I have gone to Dr. Klausner for injectables. It's important to me to feel I look natural and she has..."- J. / RealSelf / Jul 18, 2016
"Dr. Klausner did a terrific job with my eye lift. I had circles under my eyes and a droopy eyelid but no more. Everyone thinks I am years younger than I am, and the best part is how natural my eyes look."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Jun 15, 2018
"My experience with Dr. Klausner has exceeded all expectations. I first came to Dr. Klausner for a consultant on an upper eyelid lift, which I ultimately proceeded with. Her counsel was balanced, and objective and felt very much like receiving advice from a trusted family member. Since then I have gone to Dr. Klausner for injectables. It's important to me to feel I look natural and she has always offered the best advice and approach to help me achieve that. I also came to Dr. Klausner to do the closure for a Mohs surgery I needed on my face in a delicate area above my mouth. The experience of having to have the skin cancer surgery was upsetting and I was very concerned about scarring. She was the only doctor I would have seen to help with the closure because I trusted her implicitly and knew that while I would never be able to avoid a scar - she would help me achieve the best result possible. On a personal note - she's simply a delightful and warm person and regardless of the reason for your visit - she makes it a very positive experience. Her reception staff is lovely as well."- J. / RealSelf / Jun 26, 2017
Who is a good candidate for eyelid Lift?
Eyelid surgery is common among both men and women, and it is safe for all ethnic backgrounds. The best candidates are those who are generally pleased with their appearance but are irritated by droopy, baggy, or puffy eyelids. Eyelid surgery is not a cure-all solution for hollow eyes or Crow’s feet. If these conditions are your motivation, alternative procedures may be recommended by Dr. Klausner, such as BOTOX® and Dysport® for Crow's feet and Restylane® filler for hollow eyes.
Eyelid surgery FAQs
What are some other benefits of an eyelid lift?
Blepharoplasty is popular because your eyes look brighter and fuller after surgery. Patients also find it easier to apply makeup and cosmetics. Eyelid surgery not only refreshes your appearance but can improve other aspects of your life. For example, excess hanging skin may affect your field of vision. Dr. Klausner can remove this skin so you can see much better.
Can I use insurance to pay for eyelid surgery?
Health insurance may pay for part of your eyelid lift if hanging skin is compromising your vision. Please inform Dr. Klausner or a member of our administrative team if you are interested in using health insurance. We can help you get the paperwork ready to process your request. While coverage is not guaranteed, our staff will assist you in submitting your claim.
What about nonsurgical treatments?
Nonsurgical solutions like chemical peels, microneedling, and laser skin resurfacing can provide effective but temporary solutions. If you want more dramatic results, eyelid surgery may be your best option. Our team may recommend nonsurgical treatments after surgery to keep your outcomes refreshed and rejuvenated long-term.
What's different between upper and lower Eyelid Surgery?
An upper blepharoplasty or eyelid lift corrects the drooping and puffiness of the upper eyelid and addresses the wrinkles and creases that can begin to appear on the eyelids as we age. A lower blepharoplasty corrects protruding fat under the eyes, which causes bags and removes loose skin in turn improving the appearance of dark circles. The lower eyelids may take longer to heal than the upper eyelids.