LOWER EYELID BLEPHAROPLASTY

While our eyes are usually the first facial feature people notice, they are also usually the first feature to show our age. The skin tends to lose elasticity and become thinner. Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty is cosmetic eyelid surgery procedure that correct these signs of aging. The goal is to turn back the clock so that you look like a younger version of yourself.

Lower eyelid surgery addresses bags, dark circles and crepey skin under the eyes.

Why Choose Us

You need to know that you are in the best of hands for any surgery, but especially for surgery involving the tissue surrounding the eyes. Dr. Yogita Kashyap is an experienced surgeon with elite training who can transform the look of your eyes safely and with minimal post-operative discomfort. Since she specializes oculofacial plastic surgery, she has a thorough understanding of the eyelids and their intricate structures.

This allows her to use her medical knowledge, as well as her artistry, to make sure you receive natural-looking results.

Dr. Kashyap has performed hundreds of blepharoplasty procedures for her patients from Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island, Long Island, and Upstate New York.

A fellowship-trained oculofacial plastic surgeon who completed her residency and fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic, Reconstructive & Orbital Surgery at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Kashyap is now a Clinical Instructor at the Infirmary and a Board-Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology.

 

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CANDIDATES FOR Lower Eyelid BLEPHAROPLASTY

Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty can improve:

  • Undereye bags
  • Drooping lower eyelids
  • Tear troughs
  • Dark undereye circles

During your consultation with Dr. Kashyap, she will thoroughly evaluate you to determine whether you are a good candidate for blepharoplasty. Most healthy people are great candidates for this minimally invasive procedure.

Some patients may benefit from fat grafting to replace volume loss and to improve the integrity of the skin in conjunction with a lower eyelid  blepharoplasty. Additionally, a blepharoplasty will often be combined with a laser or chemical peel treatment to soften fine lines or crepey skin around the eyes. Dr. Kashyap will give you her recommendation during your consultation and explain what each surgery will do for you.

If you have upper eyelid drooping and undereye bags, you may be able to have an upper eyelid blepharoplasty at the same time as a lower eyelid blepharoplasty.

For fine lines around the eyes, such as Crow’s Feet, often Botox® can be enough. In patients where botox is not enough, we will consider replacing any volume loss in the face using dermal fillers or surgical correction.

If you have a dry eye condition, Dr. Kashyap may recommend treatment before your surgery, as the procedure can worsen those symptoms.

Those who have had prior eyelid surgeries may be at risk for a dry eye condition or eyelid closure problems after surgery. If this is a risk for you, Dr. Kashyap will candidly discuss your options with you.

RELATED PROCEDURES

LOWER EYELID BLEPHAROPLASTY Procedure

Dr. Kashyap often performs lower blepharoplasty in her midtown Manhattan office using local anesthesia, but the operating room may be preferable in some cases using local anesthesia and sedation. Surgical time varies from 1-3 hours.

In a lower blepharoplasty, the incisions are made on the inside of the eyelid, any excess fat is removed or moved to fill the tear trough area. 

If your lower eyelids have drooped, excess skin may have to be removed to tighten the area. Often fat grafting is combined with blepharoplasty procedure to add lost volume to the face which will result in a more youthful appearance.

You will spend some time in recovery after your surgery, but you will be able to go home the same day. You will need someone to drive you home, however, as you will feel groggy, and your vision will be blurry for a period of time.

Recovering from LOWER EYELID BLEPHAROPLASTY 

Most patients only experience mild discomfort after lower eyelid blepharoplasty and can resume normal daily activities within a week of surgery. Tylenol is recommended to ease the discomfort, which should subside within a few days. 

Minor swelling and bruising generally resolve within 1-2 weeks of surgery. Cold compresses can help you through the healing period, and we may prescribe antibiotic ointment and/or eye drops. 

Arnica and Bromelain are recommended to take prior as well as after surgery to minimize the bruising and swelling of the face.

Dr. Kashyap will see you for follow-up visits and will remove your sutures 7-10 days after your procedure. Please avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for 2 weeks.

Dr. Kashyap will let you know when it is safe for you to resume wearing eye makeup and contact lenses, usually within 1-2 weeks.

If you experience dry eye after surgery, we will recommend artificial tears to keep your eyes lubricated.

Resources

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Dr. Kashyap is a NYC Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon that serves patients in the Manhattan, Flatiron, Gramercy, and Murray Hill areas. If you have signs of aging around the eyes, call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kashyap to discuss Blepharoplasty at her midtown Manhattan office near Grand Central Station.

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