Tired of droopy eyelids? Discover Blepharoplasty at Glasgold Group Plastic Surgery in Princeton, NJ. Our expert team delivers precise, rejuvenating eyelid surgery, promising a refreshed, youthful look with minimal downtime.
Benefits of Blepharoplasty for a Youthful Look
Blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid surgery, offers a range of aesthetic and functional benefits. By addressing issues such as under-eye bags and sagging eyelids, it not only enhances one’s appearance but also can improve vision. This procedure is a popular choice for those seeking a youthful and refreshed look, with results that extend beyond mere cosmetic enhancement.
Erase years off your face by reducing under-eye bags and sagging eyelids, giving you a rejuvenated and youthful look.
Upper eyelid surgery can remove obstructions, enhancing your field of vision and overall eye function.
Blepharoplasty offers subtle yet impactful changes, ensuring your eyes reflect your natural beauty without an overdone appearance.
If you’ve been frustrated with the signs of aging around your eyes, including sagging eyelids, puffiness, and excess skin, you may be eligible for blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid surgery. Blepharoplasty is a complex and custom procedure that requires a high level of skill and knowledge to perform properly. At the Glasgold Group, our surgeons have decades of experience performing blepharoplasties in Princeton, New Jersey, while patients and peers alike respect them for the beautiful, natural-looking results they produce consistently.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that reduces the upper and lower eyelids to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The procedure is not considered cosmetic when droopy eyelids, or sagging upper eyelids, cause vision issues such as difficulty reading, seeing side objects, or driving at night.
Best Candidates for Upper/Lower Eyelid Surgery
A good candidate for blepharoplasty is anyone who wants to improve his or her appearance. People with droopy upper eyelids, excess skin on the lower eyelids, fine lines, and wrinkles, dark circles under their eyes may be candidates for blepharoplasty surgery. Candidates should also have stable vision and a healthy eye that has no infection or significant issues.
Types of Blepharoplasty
There are two main types of eyelid surgery: Upper and Lower. The upper lid section is a more extensive procedure that aims to remove fat deposits in the upper lids, as well as tighten loose skin around the brow area. The lower eyelid section focuses on removing excess skin along with tightening muscle tissue or removing loose skin to reduce the appearance of sagging.
Upper blepharoplasty is used to remove extra skin around your upper eyelid. The excess skin will be trimmed away leaving a smooth, refreshed appearance with reduced puffiness and sagging of the upper eyelids. During the procedure, which is done in our office operating suite, upper lid sagging skin is removed through a concealed incision made in the fold of the eyelid. Once healed, the incisions are difficult if not impossible to see.
Dark circles under the eyes caused by bulging fat or deep hollows are often a concern that cannot be remedied by creams or makeup. “As we age, we develop hollows in the orbital rim,” explains Dr. Glasgold. “As a result, the disparity between the lower eyelid surgery and cheek creates shadows that present as fatigue or aging.” The Glasgold Group has developed a unique approach to the rejuvenation of the lower-lid area that avoids the pitfalls of traditional lower-lid surgery.
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Preparing for Blepharoplasty
The week before the surgery, patients may be asked to stop taking blood thinners or aspirin. The patient should wear comfortable clothing and anti-embolism stockings for treatment to help prevent a blood clot from forming in the leg.
Your eyelids will be marked with a special pen to ensure the proper placement of incisions. You will receive anesthetic eye drops and possibly a sedative to relax you for surgery.
The Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Procedure
“The Glasgold Group’s comprehensive approach to eyelid surgery has led to a significant difference between our results and others,” Dr. Glasgold says. Like upper-lid surgery, these procedures are performed in The Glasgold Group’s operating suite in NJ under local anesthetic or light sedation.
The surgery itself typically takes one to two hours. Anesthesia is given via intravenous sedation or local anesthesia in an accredited medical facility.
For the upper eyelids, an incision is made on the upper lid and excess and sometimes fat (if necessary) is removed. For lower eyelids, an incision is made inside the lower eye and excess fat is removed. If skin needs to be removed, a separate incision is made on the outside of the lids. Blepharoplasty is an excellent cosmetic surgery option because it can reduce puffiness around the eyes caused by aging or lack of sleep, as well as provide a rejuvenating effect. This procedure results in smoother, more youthful-looking skin without removing too much tissue or weakening underlying structures such as muscles and bone. Procedures are performed on both upper and lower lids; however, only one may be necessary depending on your concerns.
After surgery, ice packs are placed on the eyes, and patients are monitored. Swelling can begin almost right away, so you should expect to feel the pressure and some discomfort immediately after you wake up. You won’t be allowed to drive home from your surgery, so arrange for a friend or family member to bring you in and drive you home safely.
What to Expect After Blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, can create dramatic anti-aging effects for the right patient. Still, like any facial cosmetic surgery, the procedure is followed by downtime and recovery to allow the delicate area to heal properly. As a blepharoplasty patient, you’ll struggle to see your results in the early days of healing, thanks to the moderate to significant swelling you will likely experience. This will eventually subside, but there are steps you can take to ease your discomfort and move the process along.
- Your eyes may feel irritated for several days after surgery, or as long as two weeks depending on individual healing time.
- Swelling and bruising may occur around your eyes. (Duration: 24 – 48 hours)
- Mild pain in your treated area should subside within one week of surgery.
- Apply ice packs to control swelling, but do not apply ice directly to your skin.
- Medications such as acetaminophen can be used for pain management.
- You may return to work in a week if you can sit at a desk during the day. If you stand on your feet all day, wait two weeks before returning to work.
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Risks and Side Effects of Blepharoplasty
Side effects from blepharoplasty may include swelling, bruising, or redness of the eyelid area. Other side effects may include dry eyes due to temporary lid closure following your procedure. You might also experience blurred vision if you wear contact lenses during the recovery time after surgery. Bleeding and infection can occur but are rare.
Blepharoplasty risks include temporary pain, redness, blurred vision, and swelling after surgery. Other complications may include asymmetry of the eyes or eyelids.
Recovering from Blepharoplasty
The fastest way to banish pain around the eyes is to allow your body the resources it needs to properly heal. Getting enough rest and taking time away from your daily activities is the first step to a successful recovery, so plan to be away from work for at least one week, maybe two. During this time, encourage your body to heal with the following steps:
- Avoid strenuous activity and vigorous exercise until you are clear to resume them.
- Eat healthy foods and drink enough water to stay hydrated. Your body will need resources to recover well.
- Pain management, can keep the pain manageable and help you rest.
- Keep your head elevated to reduce blood flow to the areas around the eyes, which can reduce pain.
- Apply cold compresses to the surgical area,
Your facial plastic surgeon may offer additional advice and tips on how to heal quickly enough to reduce your pain at a reasonable pace. Also, remember to stay positive as you recover. Keeping your spirits up and avoiding stress can allow the body to do what is necessary to heal fully.
How Much Does Blepharoplasty Cost in New Jersey?
The cost of eyelid surgery varies by the surgeon and geographic location. Cost starts at $4400 which includes the facility fee, surgical fee and anesthesia.
If you are planning to undergo blepharoplasty in Princeton or the surrounding areas of New Jersey, it is important for you to make sure you are getting the best procedure for your specific needs and expectations. Be sure to evaluate several surgeons before choosing one, because every surgeon will have a different approach to this type of procedure.
When evaluating these procedures, be sure to ask about considerations such as anesthesia, recovery time, and follow-up appointments.
Our high level of training and experience allows us to provide each patient with results that look natural and rapid recovery in the safest environment.
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Why Choose The Glasgold Group
Blepharoplasty is a complex and custom procedure that requires a high level of skill and knowledge to perform properly. At the Glasgold Group, our surgeons have decades of experience while patients and peers alike respect them for the beautiful, natural-looking results they produce consistently. By choosing the Glasgold Group for your procedure, you can expect results of the highest caliber and the knowledge that your safety and satisfaction are top priorities.
- Dr. Robert Glasgold has an American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Certification.
- Dr. Robert Glasgold is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
- Dr. Robert Glasgold is a co-director of the Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship Program of AAFPRS.
- Dr. Robert Glasgold has an American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Certification.
- Dr. Mark Glasgold is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
- Dr. Mark Glasgold is a co-director of the Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship Program of AAFPRS.
- Dr. Mark Glasgold has an American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Certification.
- Dr. Mark Glasgold has an American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Certification.
While it is common to feel some tightness, this feeling should improve after a few weeks. If the tightness does not improve and you are experiencing other symptoms, contact your plastic surgeon immediately.
It is advised that patients avoid vigorous activity and strenuous exercise for at least a week. In addition, you should not rub your eyes or wear contact lenses until the doctor indicates it is safe to do so.
The fastest way to banish swelling around the eyes is to allow your body the resources it needs to properly heal. Getting enough rest and taking time away from your daily activities is the first step to a successful recovery, so plan to be away from work for at least one week, maybe two.
Recovery time varies from patient to patient, but most patients can return to work within a week or so. It is important to follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions for best results and recovery.
If you live near Princeton, NJ, The Glasgold Group offers blepharoplasty among its services and is conveniently located at 4390 US-1 #100, Princeton, NJ 08540.