Benefits of Double Eyelid Surgery for New York Residents
Our eyes are the focal point of our face, revealing our emotions, our health, and unfortunately our age. In some cases, accelerated aging in the eye area can make us look even older than we are—or than we feel. Eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty surgery or double eyelid surgery, can help NYC area men and women by addressing some of the most common signs of aging that appear around the eyes:
Blepharoplasty surgery, one of the most popular cosmetic plastic surgery procedures performed in the U.S. and worldwide, addresses these common complaints, rejuvenating the eye area and creating a younger, happier, and more refreshed aesthetic.
At Cosmoplastic Surgery, board-certified New York plastic surgeon Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh has developed a trademarked blepharoplasty technique, called NaturaLook™ Eyelid Surgery, which represents a significant departure from common blepharoplasty techniques. His NaturaLook™ approach preserves or redistributes fat instead of removing it, helping retain youthful fullness in the eye area. The NaturaLook™ technique also includes the use of state-of-the-art bioengineered tissue scaffolding materials and acellular dermal matrices to reinforce eyelid tissues so that results look better and last longer.
To find out if you're a good candidate for NaturaLook™ blepharoplasty surgery, schedule an appointment with Dr. Alizadeh today. His practice has three office locations in the metropolitan New York area to serve you: Long Island, Manhattan, and Westchester, New York. Request your appointment online, or phone 212.348.0100 (Manhattan) / 516.439.5010 (Long Island).
As the Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Westchester Medical Center and Associate Professor of Surgery at New York Medical College, Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh is the only NYC-area plastic surgeon who performs the state-of-the-art NaturaLook™ blepharoplasty procedure. In addition to exceptional results, his unique surgical technique also employs safety protocols that accelerate recovery from anesthesia and guarantee a pain-free procedure.
Although Dr. Alizadeh has the education, training, and technical skill to effect solid results, his intuitive appreciation of aesthetic beauty gives him the ability to achieve exceptional, tasteful outcomes. He understands that the best blepharoplasty results reveal subtle rejuvenation that never looks overdone, never makes a person look permanently surprised. He customizes every blepharoplasty procedure for individual patients' aesthetic needs.
Depending on your unique needs, Dr. Alizadeh may recommend combining procedures to complement your blepharoplasty results: laser skin resurfacing to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, a NaturaBrow™ Brow Lift to elevate a heavy forehead, dermal fillers or NaturaGlow™ Fat Transfer to fill hollows or deep grooves, or BOTOX® Cosmetic to minimize dynamic wrinkles in the eye area.
Upper blepharoplasty, lower blepharoplasty, or a combined upper and lower eyelid surgery is typically performed under local or monitored anesthesia, which is administered in a boutique operating room certified by either the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) or the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF). The procedure can also be performed under general anesthesia if the patient requests it, or if the surgery is combined with other procedures. Eyelid surgery lasts one to two hours, depending on the surgical complexity.
Dr. Alizadeh performs upper blepharoplasty surgery by creating a single laser-focused incision in the natural crease of the upper eyelid, which eventually creates a well-concealed scar. He then excises any redundant skin and possibly a thin strip of muscle, called the orbicularis oculi, to reduce bulk in the upper eyelid. If needed, he reduces or repositions fat to create a youthful fullness along the uppermost portion of the eye and then closes each incision with absorbable sutures or biological glues.
Dr. Alizadeh performs lower blepharoplasty by creating a small incision either inside the lower eyelid, called a transconjunctival approach, or along the lash line of the lower lid, a subcilliary incision. He then tightens skin, reduces or repositions fat, and reinforces tissues using an orbital reset of the youthful tension with the latest soft tissue or scaffolding materials for lasting results. Biological glues or absorbable sutures close the incisions.
Following blepharoplasty surgery, most patients find that they need to take approximately one week off from work to allow any bruising or swelling in the eye area to subside. You will need to sleep on your back for one to two weeks and avoid exercise and sun exposure for three to four weeks following your procedure. Dr. Alizadeh and his staff will give you very specific pre- and post-operative instructions, and they will be available throughout the recovery period should any concerns arise.