If you struggle with drooping eyelids, puffy eyelids, or circles under your eyes, blepharoplasty can restore a more youthful appearance. As drooping lids can obstruct vision and cause irritation, treatment can also improve your eye health and sight. During treatment at our West Nyack or Garnerville, NY, office, we can remove excess fat deposits, tighten sagging muscles, and trim excess skin on the upper and/or lower lids. At Rockland Eye Physicians & Surgeons, board certified ophthalmologist James Kirszrot specializes in oculoplastic and cosmetic eyelid surgery. After reviewing your needs and cosmetic goals, he can design a fully customized procedure that complements your facial features and contours.
Am I a Candidate?
Blepharoplasty can be an effective solution for a diverse range of aesthetic and health-related issues, including:
- Puffy eyelids
- Drooping upper lids that create a perpetually tired appearance
- Sagging upper lids that obscure your vision
- Drooping lower lids that reveal the whites of your eyes
- Eye irritation due to sagging lower lids
To qualify for treatment, you should have generally good ocular and physical health. Furthermore, you should not suffer from any chronic eye diseases or infections.
The Treatment Process
Before surgery, Dr. Kirszrot can conduct a detailed consultation, reviewing your medical history and examining your eyes. After verifying your candidacy for blepharoplasty, he can create a personal surgical plan designed to minimize scarring. He can also determine the best type of anesthesia for your needs.
To ensure your comfort, we can administer anesthesia before your procedure. Once you are ready, Dr. Kirszrot can create small incisions either on the eyelid crease or lower lash line. He can strategically place incisions for virtually no visible scarring. Dr. Kirszrot can then trim excess skin, remove unwanted fat deposits, and raise sagging muscles. In some cases, he can reposition pockets of fat cells to reduce puffiness. Once complete, Dr. Kirszrot can close the incisions with sutures or specialized glue. During treatment, he can address your upper or lower lids or enhance both areas simultaneously.
After verifying your candidacy for blepharoplasty, we can create a personal surgical plan designed to minimize scarring.
With precise techniques, we can help to minimize discomfort after surgery. However, you may experience minor side effects, such as swelling, bruising, and eyelid irritation. You may also notice blurred vision for a few days following your procedure. These symptoms should dissipate quickly, especially with appropriate medications and ointments. To ensure a smooth recovery, you should get plenty of rest and avoid engaging in strenuous activity for three to four weeks. You can usually return to work in about ten days. Dr. Kriszrot can review at-home care instructions after surgery for optimal healing.
The Benefits of Blepharoplasty
Eyelid surgery can not only improve your appearance but also your quality of life. A more youthful appearance can increase your self-confidence, allowing you to engage in life more freely.
Blepharoplasty can also improve your vision and eye health. Sometimes, drooping lids can obstruct your vision, making routine activities challenging. Dr. Kirszrot can lift tissue to restore a clean light of sight. By raising drooping lower lids, he can also protect your eyes from dust and other irritants that may collect within creases.
Improve Your Appearance Today
When you visit Rockland Eye Physicians & Surgeons, you can enjoy exceptional eye care in a welcoming environment. To learn more about blepharoplasty and find out if this treatment is right for you, contact our office online or call (845) 947-2240 and schedule your consultation.