Gravity, sun damage, and the passage of time all take a toll on the delicate skin of your upper eyelids. Skilled oculofacial plastic surgeon Yogita Kashyap, MD, and her team reverse these effects with upper eyelid blepharoplasty at Hudson Face & Eye, with locations in Midtown West and Murray Hill, Manhattan. To learn how upper eyelid blepharoplasty can restore a youthful look to your eyes, call our New York City office or book an appointment online today.
Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that treats age-related changes to the skin around your eyes. As you age, the skin around your eyes becomes thinner and loses elasticity. Pockets of fat may protrude forward, creating shadows around your eyes.
Your eyebrows can also begin to droop as they lose support over time, blocking normal vision and making you appear tired. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty targets the excess skin and fat in your upper eyelids so you look more youthful and alert.
Dr. Kashyap completed elite training in ophthalmic plastic, reconstructive, and orbital surgery at the prestigious New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Her advanced training in upper eyelid blepharoplasty and artistry emphasizes your natural beauty.
You may benefit from upper eyelid blepharoplasty if you’re concerned about excess skin around your eyes. If you have drooping eyelids, this may be due to excess skin or a condition called ptosis.
Dr. Yogita Kashyap can evaluate your eyes and recommend both upper eyelid blepharoplasty and ptosis repair depending on your needs.
The best way to find out if upper eyelid blepharoplasty or another procedure is right for you is to schedule a consultation at Hudson Face & Eye for an evaluation and to learn treatment options for droopy, tired-looking eyes, and ptosis, fat pockets, and excess skin.
First, she will carefully evaluate your eyes and reviews your medical history to make sure upper eyelid blepharoplasty is right for you. Then, they create a personalized treatment plan that may also include lower eyelid blepharoplasty and ptosis repair.
Dr. Yogita Kashyap will perform upper eyelid blepharoplasty right in the Hudson Face & Eye office using local anesthesia. However, a hospital operating room may be preferable in some cases. Surgery time varies from 30 minutes to two hours.
During surgery, Dr. Kashyap will make a small incision in the crease of your upper eyelid and carefully removes excess skin and fat. They place the incision in an area where you shouldn’t see a scar, but every patient heals differently.
If a scar is visible, Dr. Kashyap can treat it with microneedling and platelet-rich plasma.
You can go home the same day as surgery, but need someone else to drive you. You should be able to return to normal activities within a week after surgery but should avoid strenuous activity for at least two weeks. You return to Hudson Face & Eye for a follow-up visit 7-10 days after your procedure.
For the highest quality care in upper eyelid blepharoplasty, call Hudson Face & Eye or book an appointment online today.