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Eyelid surgery can take years off your facial appearance and resolve a constant “tired” or “angry” appearance. As a board-certified plastic surgeon with an extensive background in aesthetic surgery and craniofacial surgery, Darren M. Smith, MD, is a trusted leader in eyelid surgery procedures.

Click on the online scheduling feature to book a consultation at his New York City-area practice today. You can also call the office directly to schedule an appointment.

Who can benefit from eyelid surgery?

The eyes are an obvious focal point on the face and communicate a great deal about an individual’s persona. Excess skin or fat in the upper or lower lids can give you an aged or tired appearance, perhaps even falsely conveying anger or sadness. These issues can be limited to the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids, or may affect both. Accordingly, the affected lids are addressed as appropriate with an “upper blepharoplasty,” a “lower blepharoplasty,” or a “combined upper and lower blepharoplasty.”

An eyelid surgery can resolve:

  • Drooping upper lids
  • Drooping lower lids
  • Under-eye bags
  • Excess lid skin and wrinkles
  • Soften the transition between the lower eyelid and the cheek
  • An eyelid procedure can take years off your face and improve issues with eyelid-related vision problems, all in a single procedure.

What happens during eyelid surgery?

Your customized eyelid surgery can be performed under local, twilight, or general anesthesia depending on your preference and the extent of the corrections needed in your custom procedure. Eyelid surgery is in almost all cases performed on an outpatient basis.

Upper blepharoplasty is designed to reduce skin, muscle and fat excess if present. Lower blepharoplasty serves the same purpose, as well as addressing undereye bags.

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How long is the recovery after eyelid surgery?

You may have some swelling and bruising after surgery, which should be diminished to the point you can return to work in 4-5 days. You should be back to most of your regular activities including workouts at the gym by 14 days after surgery. It can take several months for you to see the final results due to some residual swelling in the delicate skin and tissues in the area around the eyes, however a dramatic change is often visible almost immediately after the procedure.

Throughout your postoperative period, Dr. Smith will counsel you on how to keep your eyes lubricated with specialized drops and how to employ other techniques to ensure an easy recovery.

To schedule your eyelid surgery evaluation at the office of Darren M. Smith, MD, request an appointment online or call the office.


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