Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Conveniently located to serve New Jersey and Howell
Dr. Zhuravsky performs blepharoplasty (eye lid surgery) for various age groups of men and women throughout New Jersey, New York, the surrounding states, and even for those that fly in from more distant locations. This very delicate and refined procedure can help restore a more youthful and refreshed appearance to one’s face.
|PATIENT GOALS:||Younger and Refreshed appearance of the eyes|
|SURGICAL GOALS:||1. Remove extra skin of the Upper and/or Lower Eyelids
2. Remove excess protruding fat
3. Move excess fat into areas of hollowing
4. Improve support of the lower eyelid
5. Suspend the fat pad of the brow
|ANESTHESIA / SURGICAL LOCATION OPTIONS||General (Hospital or Surgery Center)
Local with IV Sedation (Hospital or Surgery Center)
Local (In Office)
|PROCEDURE LENGTH||1-2 hours|
|RECOVERY TIME||1-2 Weeks|
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Blepharoplasty Frequently Asked Questions
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is the surgical rejuvenation of the upper and/or lower eye lids. This can be as simple as removing some extra skin, or more involved with the need to transpose (move) fat, suspend the brow fat pad, and/or support the corner of the eye. Dr. Zhuravsky evaluates each patient very carefully to determine the best course of treatment for their individual needs. The result of a blepharoplasty is a rejuvenated, well-rested, and more awake appearance.
The goal of upper lid blepharoplasty is to reduce the excess hanging skin, thus showing more of the upper eyelid. In some case, the fat located in the inner corner of the eyelid is also removed. The fat pad of the outer eyebrow can also be subtly suspended to create an additional improvement in the aesthetic of the upper eyelid.
The goal of a lower blepharoplasty is to create a smooth transition from the eyelid down into the cheek. Patients often refer to this as their “under-eye bags”. Rather than simply removing the lower lid fat, which can lead to a hollowed-out appearance, Dr. Z believes in moving this fat down into the groove just below the “eye-bags”. This creates a smoother, more natural appearance of the lower lid.
How is a Blepharoplasty Performed?
Upper and Lower blepharoplasty can be performed either awake with minimal medication for relaxation purposes, or under general anesthesia. Most of Dr. Z’s patient choose the “awake” option and tolerate it very well.
During the awake blepharoplasty, patients are given medications that help reduce anxiety and pain. Dr. Z then numbs the entire eyelid by injecting the area with a very small needle (same as botox). Patients then relax comfortably through the entire procedure as Dr. Z works to rejuvenate their appearance.
What to expect after Blepharoplasty?
This varies depending on the extent of surgery. Generally, patients can expect to have bruising and swelling around the eyelids that tends to fade over 1 week. A vast majority of patients describe the pain to be very minimal and they take regular tylenol the day after surgery. The inflammation can often make the eyes watery and as a result somewhat blurry during the first several days. The incision lines are closed with a very thin suture (stitch) that is removed 1 week after surgery. Patients are asked to keep the incision line clean and apply an antibiotic ointment 2-3 times daily. These are some of the major post-surgical expectations. During the consultation, Dr. Z discusses these and any other expectations that he feels are pertinent to each individual patient.
How long is the recovery after a blepharoplasty?
While most patients are advised to take 1 week off after a blepharoplasty, some may return to work after just 4 days. Those that work from home may even be able to resume work on day 2, providing that they take frequent breaks, avoid eye strain, and follow all instructions.
Preparing For Your Blepharoplasty Surgery
Before undergoing blepharoplasty, you must first schedule a consultation with Dr. Z. During this time, he will perform an initial examination of your eyes and ask you about your medical history to help determine if the surgery is an appropriate option for you.
Dr. Z will also provide you with pre-operative instructions that you must follow to achieve the best results. These instructions will require you to stop smoking, consuming alcohol, and taking certain medications in the time leading up to the procedure and for some time after. Avoiding these can help decrease the chance of complications arising during the surgical process and help facilitate a faster recovery
Good Candidates for Blepharoplasty
The eyes are a complicated region and it is difficult to simply summarize who would be a good candidate, especially since there are several variations in what can be done for the upper and lower eyelids. Anyone that is bothered by the appearance of their eyes, whether from looking older or fatigued, may be a good candidate for a blepharoplasty.
Alternatives to Blepharoplasty
For those that do not wish to a have a more invasive procedure, filler, morpheus8, and acutite can sometimes provide an alternative option for patients. Filler is placed in the lower lid, underneath the “eye bags” or in the visible trough. This disguises the groove between the eyelid and cheek, achieving a more rejuvenated appearance. Morpheus8 uses radiofrequency to tighten lower eyelid skin, and can be very helpful with festoons. AccuTite is a minimally invasive procedure that helps tighten the skin of the lower eyelid, as well as contract the “eye bags”.
How Much Does Blepharoplasty Cost?
The cost of a blepharoplasty surgery varies from patient to patient and depends on their individual needs. Dr. Z will develop a specialized treatment plan to accommodate your unique aesthetic goals and discuss the associated costs.
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The area around your eyes heavily influences your overall appearance. Dr. Zhuravsky is a board-certified facial plastic surgery and strives to deliver the best Blepharoplasty in New Jersey. Contact Dr. Zhuravsky to see how he can help you achieve your desired appearance.