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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. Studies show that we spend 80% of our time looking at other people’s eyes when we are talking to them.  In some cases, accelerated aging in the eye area can make us look older than we are—or than we feel.

Eyelid surgery also called blepharoplasty surgery or double eyelid surgery, has been helping NYC area men and women by addressing some of the most common signs of aging that appear around the eyes:

  • Loose and droopy excess skin on the upper lids that make eyes look hooded, fatigued, or even sad
  • Fine lines and wrinkles on the lower eyelid and deeper creases on the outermost corners of the eyes that age a person's facial appearance
  • Puffy bags on the lower eyelids that can make a person look angry or tired
  • Dark circles on the innermost corners or lower eyelids that create a tired, angry, or ill appearance
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Eyelid surgery in Long Island, 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 by phone 212.348.0100 (Manhattan/Westchester) / 516.439.5010 (Long Island).

Before & After

Why Choose Cosmoplastic Surgery For Eyelid Surgery?

When you come to Cosmoplastic Surgery in NYC, you will find an environment focused on every aspect of you. While our primary focus is the patient experience and surgical outcome. Our practice is dictated by a set of core values, such as speaking from the head and the heart, our commitment to innovation, and being open and inclusive. To learn more, please see our Mission Statement.

At the helm of Cosmoplastic Surgery is board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh. His training began at Columbia University and then Cornell, where he earned his medical degree, followed by surgical training and residency at University of Chicago, and culminating at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center with subspecialty training in microsurgery, cosmetic surgery, and breast reconstruction.

As a philanthropist, Dr. Alizadeh founded Mission: Restore to deliver transformative surgery to those less fortunate. With his unparalleled level of compassion and care, his patients can expect a journey and outcome that delivers their desired results. Schedule a consultation to learn more about one of the best blepharoplasty NYC has to offer.

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Technique And Results

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 is what gives him the ability to achieve exceptional, tasteful outcomes. He understands that the best eyelid surgery results reveal subtle rejuvenation that never looks overdone and never makes a person look permanently surprised. He uses his 20 year + experience to customize every eyelid surgery procedure for the individual patient's aesthetic needs.

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What To Expect From Eyelid Surgery

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.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

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 (known as double eyelid surgery) then closes each incision with absorbable sutures or biological glues.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

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 the ligaments of the lower lid while making sure to reposition the  fat, and redrapes the lower lid skin as necessary, ensuring a youthful and lasting result. Biological glues or absorbable sutures are used to close the incisions.

What Complements Eyelid Surgery?

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 
  • NaturaGlow™ Fat Grafting to fill hollows or deep grooves
  • 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.

What To Expect From Recovery

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.

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If you feel your eyelids are betraying your age—or making you look sad, tired, or angry—perhaps it's time to schedule a consultation with Dr. Alizadeh for eyelid surgery in NYC: Request your appointment online, or phone 212.348.0100 (Manhattan/Westchester) / 516.439.5010 (Long Island).

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