Cosmetic eyelid surgery or cosmetic blepharoplasty is a wonderful way to regain a youthful rejuvenated appearance. As we age, gravity and our facial expressions gradually cause sagging and puffiness in the upper and lower eyelids which creates a tired look even when we are not tired. By removing this excess skin and fatty tissue, eyelids can be revitalized and look refreshed. Omar F. Almallah ,M.D., FACS, FABES offers patients the confidence of more than 20 years experience in refractive and cosmetic surgery and is a certified member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. After eyelid surgery, Dr. Almallah may also incorporate the use of Botox and/or Juvederm to give his patients a complete and replenished look.
What Is Cosmetic Blepharoplasty?
Cosmetic blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that is not medically necessary and is performed solely to improve your appearance. As part of the aging process in men and women, the upper and lower eyelids may become drooped or even baggy. In addition, the eyebrows may also sag as part of this same process. A Blepharoplasty procedure should be performed on adult men and women with healthy facial tissue and muscles and have realistic goals for cosmetic improvement of their upper or lower eyelids.
Signs of Treatable Conditions
- Upper eyelid surgery is designed to remove excess fatty deposits generally appearing as puffiness in the upper eyelids.
- Loose sagging skin that results in folds that disturb the natural contour of the upper eyelid.
- Lower eyelid surgery can remove excess skin and wrinkles and also correct droopiness of the lower eyelids.
The consultation is approximately 30 minutes and is complimentary. The "no-charge" consultations apply only to those patients interested in cosmetic eyelid surgery and improving their appearances.
What Is Functional or Medical Blepharoplasty?
A functional blepharoplasty (in contrast to a cosmetic blepharoplasty) is eyelid surgery performed for medical reasons.
In most cases, a functional eye lift is performed to remove loose skin from the upper eyelid if it droops low enough to impair your vision for driving or other visual tasks. When eyelid surgery is medically necessary it may be a covered service under your medical insurance. Such cases are handled by our other Board Certified Ophthalmologist, Thomas Pidduck, M.D., FACS
Recovery From Eyelid Surgery
When your surgery has been completed, your doctor will apply an antibiotic ointment and perhaps a dressing. There may be some swelling and bruising, however, in about a week or so this will subside.
- Your doctor will schedule several follow-up appointments to monitor your recovery.
- He will also provide you with instructions as to when you may resume your normal activities and exercise.
- You may wear lightly tinted sunglasses to hide bruising.
- Your doctor will instruct you on post operative care and future appointments.
- The incisions that are made in the upper eyelid crease will barely be noticeable. They are hidden by the natural creases in the eyelid.
The difference in your appearance will be evident very soon after surgery. In several weeks you'll be able to see how rejuvenated you look. Of course, we never stop aging, but the clock has now been set back considerably for you as this is a long lasting facial enhancement. For more information and scheduling, please contact Ed Brooks at (732) 349-5622 ext 37 Monday through Friday, 8am - 4:30pm. The consultation is approximately thirty minutes and is complimentary. The "no-charge" consultations apply only to those patients interested in cosmetic surgery and improving their appearances. **Our usual charges apply for the consultation for medically necessary eye lid surgery.
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