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Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is carried out to eliminate the outward signs of aging on the face, which usually begin to appear around the eyes.

Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is carried out to eliminate the outward signs of aging on the face, which usually begin to appear around the eyes.

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  • Blepharoplasty and Eyebrow LiftBlepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is carried outto eliminate the outward signs of aging on theface, which usually begin to appear around theeyes. Blepharoplasty brings back the youthful lookto the area around the eyes through acombination of procedures. The proceduresinvolved are, removing excess skin and fat fromthe upper eyelids, removing or repositioningexcess fat in the lower eyelids, removing the excess skin, and using achemical peel to smoothen the skin texture of the lower eyelid. Besidesthese, procedures such as eyebrow lift and removal of the muscles thatcause vertical furrows between the eyebrows can be done.In the case of upper eyelid surgery, the scars remain hidden in theeyelid crease. Excess fat pouches without loose skin that are found in thelower eyelids can be removed successfully through a transconjunctivalapproach. In such an approach, the incision is placed inside the lowereyelid. To remove the loose lower eyelid skin along with the fat pouches,an incision is placed under the eyelash line.Effective Botox Injections and TreatmentsBotox injection is beneficial in treating individuals who have deep verticalfurrows in between eyebrows, and heaviness of the inner eyebrows. Thisis believed to be caused by the over activity of the corrugator musclesover a long period of time. Though the injection is expensive, painful andhas to be administered once in every six months, it is a quick solution toattain temporary results.
  • For a permanent solution, surgical removal of these muscles is the idealoption. The procedure can be done at the time of eyelid skin removal.Removal of the muscles doesn’t result in any impairment or have anyadverse effect; on the contrary it contributes to a natural look.An upper eyelid surgery and a browlift can treat hooded eyelids caused bysagging eyebrows. The procedure demands an incision above the hairlinewithin the scalp on either side. Plastic anchors are then attached to thebone through the incisions to hold the lifted skin of the forehead in place.In the course of time, these plastic anchors dissolve. Browlift is anendoscopic technique and doesn’t require the removal of any hair.A Different Variant of Browlift ProcedureFor individuals above the age of sixty who tend to have substantialsagging of the forehead and/or deep horizontal lines, an open browlift canproduce exemplary results. In this case, a long incision is made from thetop of the head to a region between the ears. To raise the forehead, astrip of scalp skin is removed. Again, plastic anchors that dissolve over aperiod of time are used to stretch the skin in place. This procedure is notrecommended for individuals with high forehead or thinning hair. Forthose with high forehead, a different variant of browlift is opted. In such acase, the incision is made at the hairline as the latter will not rise further.Auxiliary procedures can treat conditions associated with the eyelids.Botox injections can treat “crow’s feet” (wrinkles near the outer cornerof the eyes). Similarly TCA (Trichloroacetic acid) can treat wrinklesappearing under the lower eyelid skin. It removes the top layer of theskin and a new epidermis is regenerated which is softer and smoother.The skin will exhibit light crusting and may remain pink in color after TCApeel is undergone. Application of make-up will hide the coloration till it iscompletely healed. Chemical peel can treat dark circles in some casesthough normally it is difficult.
  • Weak lower eyelids could cause symptoms of dry eyes, as they reducethe natural protection the eye receives. This can be treated by removingexcess skin and fat from the eyelids, along with providing a tighteningprocess.Surgery is not recommended for those who have less tear productionsince they run the risk of developing chronic eye irritation after surgery.Depending upon the gravity of the case, those who have dry eyesymptoms may require upper and lower eyelid surgery.Blepharoplasty / Eyelid Surgery at bodySCULPT®At bodySCULPT®, the procedure is performed on an outpatient basis atour all-inclusive plastic surgery practice in Manhattan, New York City(NYC). Eyelid surgery normally takes about an hour and a browlift takesan extra forty five minutes. Complex cases may take longer time. Localanesthesia is administered in most cases.Pain medication is not required as only slight discomfort is experienced.The eyes are not bandaged. For a few days, vision may be slightlyblurred. Ice compression on the eyelid is applied after surgery andadministered for a period of 24 hours. Browlift surgery causes morediscomfort compared to eyelid surgery. Numbness of the scalp, swellingof the forehead and tightness of the scalp may be experienced, but willdisappear with passage of time.Sutures are removed in a period of five days. It takes about two weeksfor the swelling and discoloration to disappear. If chemical peel has beenundergone, a light cover-up may be needed for the lower eyelid for twoweeks. Work and normal activity can be resumed one week after eyelidsurgery and two weeks after browlift or chemical peel. Outdoor activitiessuch as cycling, jogging and non-ball sports can be resumed three weeksafter the surgery. Ball games can be played after six weeks.
  • Complications and risks arising from blepharoplasty and eyebrowsurgery occur only very rarely. Irritation of the eye and infection if itoccurs at all, are temporary. Blindness or permanent nerve injury throughblepharoplasty or browlift is again very rare. Hair loss resulting from openbrowlift incision is minimal. Skin darkening is not a permanent feature.Bleaching cream can treat skin darkening that might be caused bychemical peel.Brow lift surgery need not be repeated. The effects of eyelid surgery lastfor decades. Many undergo only one surgery, but a few may require asecond one if he/she tends to develop small amounts of excessive uppereyelid skin over the years.Our LocationDr. Spero J. Theodorou128 Central Park South,New York, NY 10019Call us: 1-800-282-SCULPT, 8888692762http://www.bodysculpt.com