Eyelid Surgery - Blepharoplasty

 As people age the eyelid stretches, muscles weaken, and fat accumulates around the eyes, causing "bags", or excess skin to become prominent. Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery, is performed to eliminate droopy or sagging eyelids.

 During your complimentary consultation with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Douglas M. Senderoff, MD, FACS, you will have the opportunity to speak to him about any questions or concerns you have pertaining to eyelid surgery.

The best candidates for eyelid surgery are men and women who are physically healthy, psychologically stable, and realistic in their expectations. Generally patients for this procedure are typically over 35 years old.  However, if sagging eyelids run in your family, it is commonplace to have eyelid surgery at a younger age.

Traditional eyelid surgery is commonly performed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Douglas M. Senderoff, MD, FACS, to improve drooping upper eyelids and remove puffy bags of the lower lids.

There are variations of the eyelid surgery operation including transconjunctival eyelid surgery, laser resurfacing eyelid surgery, and lower eyelid resuspension surgery. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Douglas M. Senderoff, MD, FACS, will discuss all these options with you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does insurance cover Blepharoplasty?
Eyelid problems are common, even in younger people. Correcting eyelid problems that interfere with your vision may be covered by your health insurance. However, when eyelid surgery is performed for cosmetic reasons, it may not be covered in part or in whole by your health insurance. We will help you determine if your insurance provider provides eyelid surgery coverage.

How long is the actual Blehparoplasty Surgery?

Generally, an upper eyelid Blepharoplasty surgery generally takes about an hour. A lower eyelid blepharoplasty surgery generally takes 1.5-2 hours.

How long will the results of the procedure last?
On average, you can expect the results from blepharoplasty surgery to last approximately 10-15 years.

How long is the recovery process?
The average recovery period after upper blepharoplasty is typically 1-2 weeks. The a verage recovery period after lower lid blepharoplasty is typically 2-3 weeks.

If you have any questions about Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), or any other plastic surgery procedures please feel free to contact Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Douglas M. Senderoff, MD, FACS, at our Manhattan or Westchester, New York offices.




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