Benefits of NaturaLook™ Blepharoplasty 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, helps New York area men and women by addressing some of the most common signs of aging that appear around the eyes:
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Eyelid surgery, one of the most popular cosmetic plastic surgery procedures performed in the United States and worldwide, addresses these common complaints, rejuvenating the eye area and creating a younger, happier, and more refreshed aesthetic.
To find out if you're a good candidate for eyelid surgery in New York, schedule an appointment with Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh. His practice has three office locations in the New York area to serve you: Long Island, Manhattan, and Westchester. Request your appointment online, or phone 212.348.0100 (Manhattan/Westchester) / 516.439.5010 (Long Island).
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 approach preserves or redistributes fat instead of removing it, helping retain youthful fullness in the eye area. This eyelid surgery technique also employs safety protocols that accelerate recovery from anesthesia and guarantee a pain-free procedure.
As the Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at WMC Health and Associate Professor of Surgery at New York Medical College, Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh is the only New York City-area plastic surgeon who performs this state-of-the-art eyelid surgery 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 eyelid surgery results reveal subtle rejuvenation that never looks overdone, never makes a person look permanently surprised. He customizes every eyelid surgery procedure for individual patients' aesthetic needs.
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 blepharoplasty 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 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, but preserves the strip of muscle, called the orbicularis oculi, to maintain the youthful fullness in the upper eyelid. If needed, he reduces or repositions fat to create a fresh fold 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 eyelid 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.
Depending on your unique needs, Dr. Alizadeh may recommend combining procedures and treatments to complement your blepharoplasty results: laser skin resurfacing to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, dermal fillers or NaturaGlow™ Fat Transfer to fill hollows or deep grooves, or BOTOX® Cosmetic to minimize dynamic wrinkles in the eye area. Another facial plastic surgery option, the NaturaBrow™ Brow Lift, can elevate a heavy forehead above the eyelids.