When someone looks at you, they are most often looking into your eyes. Your eyes convey emotions and play a large role in our day to day interactions. This is why excessive drooping or sagging of the eye area is something that many individuals seek to remedy. Cosmetic blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery or an eye lift, is a surgical procedure to rejuvenate the eye area for a more fresh and youthful look. Rest assured that you are in great hands when pursuing this procedure at our facility. Omar F. Almallah ,M.D., FACS, FABES, is a board-certified ophthalmologist with extensive experience in helping individuals rejuvenate their appearance through cosmetic blepharoplasty.
Is Cosmetic Blepharoplasty Right for Me?
Many factors can cause the area around the eyes to look puffy, droopy or saggy. Age is a common contributor, as elastin and collagen production within our bodies decrease with time. This can often lead to droopy eyelids and excessive wrinkling in the thin skin surrounding the eyes. Fat prolapse, where the natural eyelid fat droops and bulges due to a lack of support from thinning skin and collagen, is also a factor. Additionally, there is even a potential to have a genetic predisposition for puffy or droopy lids. You may consider cosmetic blepharoplasty if you have:
- Puffy upper eyelids that can contribute to a tired appearance
- Sagging upper eyelids, which may interfere with vision
- Loose skin and small, fine wrinkles on the lower eyelid
- Sagging or loose skin that disrupts the contour of the upper eyelid
- Bags in the under-eye area
Cosmetic blepharoplasty rejuvenates your whole facial appearance. Candidates should be in good general health and without serious eye conditions. If you are ready to restore a more youthful and refreshed appearance to your eye area, then you are likely a good candidate for eyelid surgery. To learn more about the results of this procedure, see our patient testimonials.
Medical or Functional Blepharoplasty
Functional blepharoplasty is a procedure that is performed for medical reasons, in contrast to a cosmetic blepharoplasty. Your insurance policy may provide coverage for blepharoplasty if they see it as medically necessary. If you are struggling with loose upper eyelid skin that overhangs enough to impair your vision, your policy may provide coverage. These procedures are handled by our other board-certified ophthalmologist, Thomas Pidduck, M.D., FACS. He has helped many individuals undergo this transformative experience to restore unimpaired vision.
The Eyelid Surgery Procedure
Eyelid surgery can be performed on upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. This is determined by the results that you wish to achieve and by what recommendations your surgeon has made during your consultation. The surgeon will make an incision in a discreet area of your eyelid, upper or lower, which is hidden within the natural lines and contours of the lid. This will allow the surgeon to remove fat deposits or excess skin and tighten muscles. For lower eyelid surgery, the incision may be located on the inside surface of the lower lid. The incisions are then closed, and results will be visible after the natural swelling and bruising subside. You may be given medication to apply or take orally to aid recovery, and you should follow additional directions given to you by your surgeon.
Contact our New Jersey Office about Blepharoplasty
A consultation is the first step on the path to a rejuvenated and youthful appearance. The consultation is approximately thirty minutes and is complimentary for those interested in cosmetic surgery, while standard fees apply to those who are seeking medical blepharoplasty. Call 732-349-5622 for a personalized consultation in Toms River, Brick, Manalapan Township, and nearby areas in New Jersey.