Loose, sagging skin around the eyes ages us well beyond our years. As we get older, these delicate tissues and muscles begin to weaken and fat deposits shift, creating a puffy appearance. Unfortunately, the best skin creams in the world can’t remedy this common problem, which affects both women and men. Makeup and concealer can only do so much to camouflage dark, under eye bags. And no amount of sunscreen or sleep can reverse the effects of sun exposure, smoking and repetitive blinking.
While cool compresses and cucumber therapy are nifty DIY options for mild eye puffiness, more severe cases can be permanently fixed with an eyelift, otherwise known as blepharoplasty. Dr. Aviva Preminger offers eyelid surgery in Manhattan on an outpatient basis. This procedure is a safe and effective way to diminish signs of aging and exhaustion around the eyes for a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance.
Rejuvenating benefits of eyelid surgery
Puffiness and dark under eye circles can transform the look of your entire face, making you look tired and worn-down. While curbing your alcohol and salt intake can reduce puffiness in some cases, most patients need a more thorough approach to the underlying structural problems. By your 40’s, under-eye bags begin to form due to excess eyelid fat pressing against thinning skin. Expensive eye serums can mitigate this appearance to a small degree, but those with sagging skin need the help of a skilled cosmetic surgeon.
A highly respected NYC plastic surgeon, Dr. Preminger recommends eyelid surgery for patients who:
- Have dark bags under the eyes
- Have loose or drooping skin that impairs vision
- Have visible puffiness caused by excess fatty deposits in the eyelids
- Have fine wrinkles on the lower eyelids
Some patients may only need an upper eye blepharoplasty to get rid of excess skin, address drooping eyelids and help smooth out wrinkles. Others may benefit from a lower eyelid surgery to reduce the look of puffiness and dark under-eye bags so patients look well rested and more youthful. During a one-on-one consultation, Dr. Preminger will assess your aesthetic concerns and determine if you’re a candidate for an upper or lower eyelift, or blepharoplasty on both lids.
In select patients, lower eyelid rejuvenation may entail reducing the amount of fatty tissue in conjunction with fat grafting of the tear trough. This method can help the look of severe under eye hollows, which are carefully plumped with series of microinjections that subtly add soft tissue structure.
Blepharoplasty offers lasting results
There is no doubt that eyelid surgery can enhance your appearance and take years off your face. But, just like any plastic surgery procedure, the results won’t last forever. Patients are advised to use sunscreen every day and a quality skin care line to help maintain results. The rejuvenating effects of a blepharoplasty can last upwards of 10 years in healthy patients, who may opt to have another eyelift years down the road.
In patients with deep lines and creases around the eyes, Dr. Preminger may perform laser resurfacing as complementary procedure to help reduce the appearance of remaining wrinkles. The recovery process usually takes around 10 days, with most people back to their normal routine in less than a week.
NYC eyelid plastic surgeon
If you’re tired of being told you look exhausted and want to look as young as you feel, we invite you to call Dr. Preminger’s office to learn more about eyelift surgery in New York. For inspiration, check out her before and after gallery of eyelid surgery patients. Please call 866.201.9828 to schedule your private consultation.