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Eyelid Surgery Specialist

Robert A. Guida, MD

Plastic and Rhinoplasty Surgeon located in Carnegie Hill, New York, NY & Staten Island, NY

Eyelid Surgery can correct drooping, excess skin, and other issues. Dr. Robert A. Guida, a New York, NY and Staten Island, NY plastic and rhinoplasty surgeon, is highly experienced in this procedure.

Eyelid Surgery Q & A

Why Are Eyelid Lifts Needed?

The eyelids tend to be one of the first areas to reveal signs of aging. The upper eyelids can have excess skin, taking on a hooded look. The lower eyelids often develop puffy bags. Since the eyelid skin is so thin, these things can be especially obvious. Many people end up looking exhausted all the time, and they may even appear far older than they really are, due to their eyelids. Sun exposure can aggravate eyelid problems, as it can cause the skin to lose elasticity. This, in turn leads to even more sagging and wrinkling. There are 2 kinds of eyelid lifts, the upper eyelid lift and the lower eyelid lift. Some patients opt for both surgeries.

How Does Upper Eyelid Lift Work?

The upper eyelid lift tightens up the loose upper eyelid skin and reduces the lid puffiness that results from fatty deposits under the eyelid muscle. During this surgery, the Dr. Guida will remove extra eyelid skin to give the upper lids a younger and more revitalized appearance. Since the incision is made within the natural fold of the upper eyelid, the scar is well hidden and will be virtually impossible to see after healing.

How Does the Lower Eyelid Lift Work?

The lower eyelid lift is designed to remove under-eye bags and puffiness. In most cases, Dr. Guida performs a transconjunctival blepharoplasty in this area. In this type of surgery, the extra fat is removed via the inner eyelid, which means there is no external incision at all. Recovery can be very quick, often just a few days.

Who is the Best Candidate For Eyelid Surgery?

People who have extra hanging skin that covers the natural upper eyelid fold, people who have loose upper eyelid skin that falls onto the eyelashes, and people who have puffiness in the upper or lower eyelids are all good potential candidates for eyelid surgery.


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