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 their original identity. Her technique is tailored for each patient, taking into account their specific anatomy, ethnicity, and personal goals.
What Are the Benefits of An Eyelid Lift?
A customized eyelid lift surgery in New York, NY at Lee Ann M. Klausner, M.D., PLLC provides practical and aesthetic improvements alike to your eyes, with amazing advantages, like:
- Extending vision by increasing line of sight
- Creating a more awakened, alert expression
- Attaining a younger, refreshed look
- Minimizing sagging and/or drooping skin tissue in the upper and lower eyelids
- Improving lumps in bottom lids
- Improving the shape and aesthetic of the eyes
- Boosting comfort by eliminating rubbing of skin creases
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 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
"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
"I had blepharoplasty done by Dr.Klausner 11 years ago. My eyes still look as good as they did when they were done so many years ago. I recently visited her to have some minor surgery and I must say, she is as kind, thorough and personable as she was years back. She IS the plastic surgeon to see for any of your facial needs!!!"- J.P. / Google / Oct 02, 2021
"I met with Dr. Klausner to have a large cyst removed from the bridge of my nose in between my eyes. It had become infected and was very painful. My local ER doctor had sliced it open to drain it and I was left with a big gaping wound on my face. Needless to say, I was distraught and very self-conscious. Dr. Klausner was incredible. She inspected the prior doctor’s work and made a few careful incisions to further drain the cyst. It was clear that it was something that had been under the surface for quite a number of years and Dr. Klausner was very thorough in her inquiry and considered all possible causes. Our first consultation lasted for almost two hours. Because of the location of the cyst, she sent me to have an MRI to ensure that it was not connected to any of the bone. When the infection subsided and it was ready to be removed, Dr. Klausner patiently and carefully excised the whole thing. She has also scheduled several follow-up appointments with me to check on how I am healing. I do have a small scar, which was expected, but it it’s getting flatter and less noticeable every day. I cannot speak highly enough about my experience with Dr. Klausner. Highly recommend."- E.R. / Google / Jan 01, 2022
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.
What to Expect After An Eyelid Lift
Eyelid surgery can take up to two hours considering whether both eyes or one is treated. After this outpatient surgery, you should expect about a week to rest and avoid strenuous activities. Ice packs can assist in reducing bruising and swelling. The outcomes from eyelid surgery may last a decade or longer, but while they are long lasting, aging does not stop. To continue to enhance your surgical outcomes, facial rejuvenation treatments at Lee Ann M. Klausner, M.D., PLLC such as fillers, peels, and lasers can be paired to create a glowing appearance.
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.
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