Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty
While our eyes are usually the first facial feature people notice, they are also the first feature to show our age. The skin tends to lose elasticity and become thinner. The deeper fat pockets tend to protrude forward, creating shadows around our eyes. The eyebrows also change contour, and the tail of the brow tends to lose support over time.
Any combination of these aging changes results in overhanging skin that may cover your eyelid , touch your eyelashes, or partially block your vision.
The goal is to reverse the effects of gravity, sun damage, and aging so you look like a younger version of yourself.
Upper eyelid surgery targets the excess skin and protruding fat of the eyelids. Often, droopy eyelids result from a combination of excess skin and eyelid position, and Ptosis. It is critical that you have your eyelids examined and assessed by a specialist who can evaluate and treat both ptosis and excess skin.
Why Choose Us?
Dr. Yogita Kashyap is an experienced surgeon with elite training who can transform the look of your eyelids safely and effectively by addressing the multiple components (skin, brows, ptosis, fat pockets) that contribute to tired eyes.
As an oculofacial plastic surgeon, Dr. Kashyap has intimate knowledge of the eyelids and their intricate structures. Her medical knowledge and artistic approach ensure you receive natural-looking results.
Dr. Kashyap has performed hundreds of eyelid rejuvenation procedures for her patients from Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island, Long Island, and Upstate New York.
As a fellowship-trained oculofacial plastic surgeon, she completed her residency and fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic, Reconstructive & Orbital Surgery at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Kashyap is also a clinical instructor at the Infirmary and a Board-Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Candidates for UPPER EYELID BLEPHAROPLASTY
Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty can Improve:
- Drooping upper eyelids
- Puffy upper eyelids
During your 45 minute consultation and thorough eye examination, Dr. Kashyap will ensure that you are a good candidate for blepharoplasty. Most people in good general health are candidates for this procedure, however..
Some patients may benefit from a brow lift or Ptosis repair in conjunction with or instead of blepharoplasty. A brow lift is beneficial for sagging eyebrows and forehead creases. If the drooping of the upper eyelid is minimal, a brow lift may be sufficient. For others, a combination brow lift and blepharoplasty provides the best results. Dr. Kashyap will give you her recommendation during your consultation and explain what each surgery can do for you.
If you have upper eyelid drooping and undereye bags, you may benefit from an upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty at the same time.
For fine lines around the eyes, such as crow’s feet, Botox® injections can be provided. These can be administered at the same time as your surgery.
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 dry eye or eyelid closure problems after surgery. If this is a risk for you, Dr. Kashyap will candidly discuss your options.
UPPER EYELID BLEPHAROPLASTY Procedure
Dr. Kashyap often performs upper blepharoplasty in her midtown Manhattan office using local anesthesia, but a hospital operating room may be preferable in some cases. Surgical time varies from 30 minutes to two hours.
In an upper blepharoplasty, incisions are made within the creases of the upper eyelids where the scars will not be visible. Dr. Kashyap carefully excises the excess skin and fat of the upper lids to provide a natural, firm skin appearance without causing the eyelids to look too tight.
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 UPPER EYELID BLEPHAROPLASTY
Most patients experience only mild discomfort after 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. Arnica and Bromelain are recommended prior to and after surgery to minimize bruising and swelling.
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 eye drops.
Dr. Kashyap will see you for follow-up visits and remove your sutures 7-10 days after your procedure. Please avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for two 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 can recommend artificial tears to keep your eyes lubricated.
Dr. Kashyap is a NYC Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon, serving patients in the Manhattan, Flatiron, Gramercy, and Murray Hill areas. If you have signs of aging around the eyes, call us today at (347) 788-1841 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kashyap to discuss blepharoplasty at her midtown Manhattan office near Grand Central Station.