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Eyelid surgery, also called an eyelid lift, tuck or blepharoplasty, can rejuvenate puffy, sagging or tired-looking eyes by removing excess fat, skin and muscle from the upper and/or lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery may be performed for cosmetic reasons or to improve sight by lifting droopy eyelids out of the patient’s field of vision.
What Can Eyelid Surgery Do For Me?
Blepharoplasty is ideal for the correction of:
- Loose, sagging and/or drooping upper eyelids
- Puffy fat deposits in the upper eyelids
- Under-eye bags
- Excess skin in the lower eyelids
- Folds and wrinkles in the lower eyelids
What Can’t Blepharoplasty Correct?
Blepharoplasty cannot raise the eyebrows or reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles, crow’s feet or dark circles/skin under the eyes. However, eyelid lifts can be combined with other procedures such as brow lifts, BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments and laser procedures to achieve these results.
Am I A Good Candidate For An Eyelid Lift?
The best candidates for blepharoplasty:
- Are generally healthy
- Do not smoke
- Have realistic expectations
- Do not have any serious eye conditions
The ideal candidates for blepharoplasty are patients who have healthy facial tissue and muscles. It is important to have realistic goals for the enhancement of the upper and/or lower eyelids and surrounding area.
Dr. Pedy Ganchi will talk to you about whether you are a good candidate for eyelid surgery after a detailed consultation and examination.
The Eyelid Surgery Consultation
Before performing eyelid surgery, Dr. Ganchi will ask about previous operations and conditions such as allergies, diabetes, glaucoma, and thyroid issues. Information about the use of specific vitamins, medicines, and herbal supplements should be discussed. It’s also crucial to let Dr. Ganchi know if you smoke or have undergone any eye related procedures such as Lasik or laser surgery.
Before eyelid surgery, you should have an open and honest discussion about your surgical goals. Dr. Ganchi will discuss whether the procedure is likely to be successful for you, as well as test your lid elasticity and measure and photograph sections of your upper and lower eyelids.
Preparation For Eyelid Surgery
Before your procedure, you’ll need to arrange for someone to drive you home after the eyelid surgery. Prepare ice cubes, small gauze pads, clean towels, and pain relievers at home. You will also need to arrange for time off from work (about one week).
How Is Blepharoplasty Performed?
Eyelid surgery is performed in our surgical center, usually with local anesthesia or IV sedation. The procedure can take 30-90 minutes depending on the complexity and extent of surgery.
Incisions are made along the eyelids that are inconspicuous: 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. Ganchi will likely perform a transconjunctival blepharoplasty, where the incision is made inside the lower eyelid and there will be no visible external scars.
In all cases, Dr. Ganchi then removes excess skin from the eyelids using a scalpel. Fat may be removed as well, before the incisions are repaired with fine sutures, or surgical tape.
“Dr. Ganchi did a great job. I had an eye lid lift without anesthesia, just local. I was a little apprehensive before the procedure but was happy to be awake and know exactly what she was doing. All I can say is I am so happy with how I look now. I feel so much better about myself. I would highly recommend her and her staff. Thanks again Dr. Ganchi.”
How Is The Recovery From Eyelid Surgery?
Bruising, swelling and a sense of tightness in the eyelids are common after eyelid surgery. These should subside within 1-2 weeks. Most patients resume activities in 3-5 days, when non-absorbable stitches are removed, and return to work in about 7-10 days. By one to two months after surgery, the true results of your eyelid lift will become apparent: a more awake, rested, and cheerful and bright look around the eyes, and greater self-confidence. A natural look that is true to your expression is always our goal.
Contact lenses may not be worn for two weeks. Eyes can be sensitive to light and wind and may be slightly irritated for a short while; Dr. Ganchi may prescribe eye drops and cool compresses to ease any discomfort.
Eyelid Surgery Results
The results of upper eyelid surgery last for at least 5–10 years. Lower eyelid surgery is rarely needed again. Your eyes will, of course, continue to age following the treatment. If your lids begin to sag again, a forehead or brow lift may be preferable to another eye lift.
How Much Does Blepharoplasty Cost?
When either upper blepharoplasty or lower blepharoplasty is being performed, the cost of eyelid surgery is around $2,300- $3300. When the upper and lower eyelids are being rejuvenated during a single eyelid tuck procedure, the price ranges from $5,000 to $6,600.
Eyelid surgery cost is impacted by surgical facility fees, as well as anesthesia costs, the techniques utilized, and total surgery time.
Schedule an Appointment Today
The best approach to learning more about eyelid surgery in New Jersey is to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Pedy Ganchi. Eyelid surgery is a safe, satisfying operation with long-term benefits when performed by a trained, board-certified, experienced plastic surgeon.
Your Blepharoplasty will be performed in Pedy Ganchi, MD surgery center located in Ridgewood, NJ