After Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) by Dr. Kassir
Eyelid Surgery by Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. Eyelid surgery or "blepharoplasty" corrects the signs of aging in both the upper and lower eyelids. Thousands of men and women in NJ and NYC undergo this procedure every year to remove puffiness and "bags" under the eyes as well as excess skin, which may even impair vision. Upper and lower eyelid surgery is done under sedation or local anesthesia and produces a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance. What is Blepharoplasty? Blepharoplasty, or cosmetic eyelid surgery, remains one of the most requested aesthetic facial procedures. The surgery was first popularized in the mid 1800's, when it was performed for the removal of excessive upper eyelid skin. In the early 1900's, the surgery for the lower eyelid was developed and quickly became accepted. Blepharoplasty is used to enhance the appearance of the eyes by removing excess skin and fat from the eyelids. Eyelid surgery can be done in conjunction with other procedures such as facelift and brow lift to achieve the desired look. Dr. Kassir will advise you on what you will benefit from the most. How is Blepharoplasty performed? Dr. Kassir performs Blepharoplasty eyelid surgery in his surgical clinic in Wayne, NJ and 799 Park Avenue, NYC offices. He usually performs with local anesthesia and IV sedation. The procedure can take less than 45 minutes. Incisions are made along the eyelids in inconspicuous places: in the natural creases of the upper lids for upper eyelid blepharoplasty and just below the lash line on the lower lids for lower eyelid blepharoplasty. If no skin needs to be removed, Dr. Kassir will likely perform a transconjunctival blepharoplasty, where the incision is made inside the lower eyelid and there are no visible scars. In all cases, the surgeon then removes excess skin from the eyelids using a scalpel, laser or radiofrequency tool. Fat may be removed as well.