While cosmetic treatments such as facelifts and liposuction are more commonly associated with plastic surgeons, there are other areas of the face and body that can be treated with elective procedures. For example, patients who have excess sagging skin around the eyes may want to have a specific procedure completed to help them look more alert and youthful. This treatment is known as blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery.
Understanding the blepharoplasty procedure
This procedure is a surgical intervention used on one or both of the eyes. The eyes are the windows to the soul and are often the first area of the face in which the signs of aging begin to show. The skin and soft tissues weaken with time and can cause fat pads to develop. It can also result in vision impairment due to sagging, excess skin. The eyelid procedure can be used to treat any area around the eye, including the upper and lower eyelids, to correct issues including:
- Excess skin
- Sagging eyelids
- Vision impairment
- Aging appearance
This procedure may be done in conjunction with other surgeries, including the brow lift or a facelift. During the initial evaluation appointment, patients can learn more about all the procedures that can be used to address their appearance in addition to the eye area.
Does blepharoplasty cause scarring?
Dr. Thomas Romo III is well aware that patients who have eyelid surgery are worried about the scarring that may occur from cutting into the skin. He is very careful in ensuring procedures performed have little to no scarring whenever possible. For eyelid surgery, this means making an incision in the natural creases so any scarring is well-disguised.
Find out more about eyelid surgery
Dr. Thomas Romo III of Romo Plastic Surgery is a dedicated professional in the area of New York, NY providing reconstructive and cosmetic procedures for adult patients. If you are interested in discussing the benefits of blepharoplasty for yourself, we welcome you to request a consultation appointment by calling our front office at (212) 288-1500. Our team is conveniently located at 135 East 74th Street and is always accepting new, potential patients.