Blepharoplasty in Long Island, NY
Your appearance may be hiding your personality, especially around the eyes. Having eyelids that sag and droop over your eyes may make you look tired and angry. For men and women in Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York, Eunice E. Park, MD, who is dual board-certified in facial plastic surgery and ear, nose and throat (otolaryngology), offers blepharoplasty, also known as “eyelid surgery”, which may help with this cosmetic problem.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Few men and women consider how their upper and lower eyelids affect their appearance. The upper eyelids may develop extra fat that, when coupled with lax skin, causes the eyelids to cover part of the eye. The lower eyelids may hang lower as you age, which may expose the soft pink tissue. These aesthetic problems can give your eyes a tired and older appearance. Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery on the eyelids that may be recommended for the upper or lower eyelids.
Benefits of Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery may be recommended to give your eyes a more alert appearance. Removing the excess skin and fat may also help with vision and eye fatigue caused by the effort needed to hold the eyelids open. Lower eyelid surgery may reduce the risk of infections caused by the soft, pink tissue being exposed to dust and the elements. Dr. Park will explain the potential benefits of your blepharoplasty procedure during your consultation.
Am I a Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
You may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery if Dr. Park determines that you have small amounts of fat and loose skin on the upper eyelids or if you have sagging lower eyelids. In addition to the cosmetic considerations, she may also base her recommendation on your age, health status, and other factors.
Dr. Park specializes in double eyelid surgery for Asian patients. The goal of the surgery is to enhance the crease in the upper eyelid to give the eyes a more prominent and open appearance.
What to Expect from Eyelid Surgery
Your eyes will need time to heal after your eyelid surgery, and you may have limited vision for a period of time. Dr. Park may recommend that you have someone stay with you during the first few days. Once you are healed, your eyes may have a younger, more youthful appearance. You may also notice that you have reduced eye fatigue when reading and watching television.
How Much Does Blepharoplasty Cost in Long Island, NY?
Cosmetic blepharoplasty is not covered by medical insurance, so you are responsible for the entire cost. To help you plan financially, we provide an estimate after your consultation. Payment can be made by cash, check or major credit card.
Eyelid surgery may help you look younger by removing the excess skin and fat on your upper or lower eyelids. Eunice E. Park, MD, is a dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose, and throat specialist who offers blepharoplasty for men and women in Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.