If you’re dissatisfied with the appearance of your eyes due to loose, sagging skin on your eyelids, you may be a good candidate for a blepharoplasty, a popular eyelid surgery that can take years off your appearance. Dr. Robert Tornambe offers comprehensive eyelid surgery to remove excess skin and eliminate that tired-looking appearance that ages you. At Madison Plastic Surgery in New York City, Dr. Tornambe creates a customized treatment plan to give you a wide-awake, refreshed look. Book an appointment online or call the office to learn more about the benefits of eyelid surgery.

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What is eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery removes the excess skin that weighs down your eyelids, giving you a tired, sleepy look. This excess skin is the result of the natural aging process when your skin loses its elasticity due to a reduction in collagen production. Slack skin over your eyelids can also result in vision problems when the skin interferes with your eyesight.

Eyelid surgery can also address the loose skin on your lower eyelids that creates under-eye bags and wrinkles and makes you look older than you are.

What can I expect during eyelid surgery?

To improve the appearance of your upper eyelid, Dr. Tornambe can remove excess skin and deposits of fat, smoothing out the lid. He makes the incision in the natural crease of your eyelid, so scarring is minimal.

For lower lid improvement, Dr. Tornambe removes fat pads that bulge out and cause bags. He can redistribute fat to smooth out wrinkles and lines around the under-eye area.

During an eyelid procedure, Dr. Tornambe can also perform a brow lift procedure, making a small incision in the scalp above your brow and tightening your skin. This can help support your eyelid procedure by reducing the heaviness of your skin over your lids.

Is eyelid surgery an outpatient procedure?

Yes. Dr. Tornambe performs this surgery in a state-of-the-art surgical suite in his Upper East Side office. A board-certified anesthesiologist administers general anesthesia to put you into a comfortable deep sleep. You may also opt for light sedation and local anesthesia if you prefer.

Following surgery, you recover for a few hours under the care of a registered nurse before you are able to go home. You will need someone to drive you, and Dr. Tornambe recommends having someone to care for you during the first night.

How long does recovery from eyelid surgery take?

You can expect to be off work for up to seven days to allow your eyelids to heal and swelling to subside. Dr. Tornambe provides thorough after-care instructions to minimize scarring and promote effective healing.

You may wish to postpone social activities for up to a week until bruising and swelling go away. Results should be noticeable within a week, and you can expect to see optimal results within four weeks of surgery.

To find out if eyelid surgery is right for you, schedule an appointment online or by calling Madison Plastic Surgery today.