Do your eyelids have a droopy appearance, making people assume you are older than you actually are? Or do your lids sag and interfere with your vision?
There’s nothing we can do about getting older, but we can slow the process down a bit. Having a vibrant, youthful look to your eyes can help achieve this. One solution is eyelid surgery. Dr. Robert Guida and his staff specialize in this procedure to help their patients in New York City look and feel their best.
The basics of eyelid surgery
Eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, is a procedure that corrects drooping or bagginess to make you look younger. It can also improve your vision if the baggy eyelids partially block what you see.
Removing extra eyelid skin makes your face appear revitalized and more alert. People won’t believe you when you tell them how old you actually are.
Blepharoplasty is safe and effective, and the recovery time is quick. The upper eyelid procedure lasts from 5-7 years, while lower eyelid surgery is a more permanent solution.
Is eyelid surgery right for me?
Dr. Guida and his staff evaluate every patient wanting to undergo this procedure. If you have excessive eyelid drooping or bagginess, particularly loose skin that covers your eyelashes, chances are you’re a good candidate for blepharoplasty.
During the evaluation process, Dr. Guida takes into account your medical history, as well as that of your immediate family, to make sure the procedure is best suited for your needs.
This procedure is recommended in patients at least 35 or older, and tends to be more common in older patients. However, if baggy eyelids are a genetic trait in your family, you may want to consider this surgery in your late 30s or early 40s.
How upper and lower eyelid surgery works
You can have either the top or bottom eyelids corrected, or both. For upper eyelids, Dr. Guida lifts and tightens the skin to reduce puffiness as a result of fat deposits underneath the lid muscle. Extra skin is removed in order to achieve a younger, revitalized effect. Because the incision is made where the lid naturally folds, the scar will be practically invisible after you’re fully healed.
For lower lids, Dr. Guida performs what is called a transconjunctival blepharoplasty, which involves removing excess fat from the inner eyelid. This eliminates puffiness and bagginess. For this procedure, there’s no external incision, and the recovery process only takes a few days.
Want to learn more?
Dr. Guida has practices in two different locations in New York City. To schedule an appointment, call one of the offices or you can book your appointment online. We look forward to hearing from you.