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Blepharoplasty—which is the technical term for eyelid surgery—refreshes the appearance of the eyes by removing excess skin from the eyelids and eliminating the telltale signs of aging and fatigue. If you’re feeling frustrated with the look of your eyelids, you can opt for upper or lower eyelid surgery in New York City or a combination of the two based on your needs. Dr. Mark Albert MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon in NYC who has extensive experience with a variety of approaches to blepharoplasty, including both surgical and non-surgical techniques that can effectively improve the aesthetics of your eyes, creating a more comprehensive sense of facial harmony. He applies his impressive breadth of knowledge and skill to create surgical outcomes that naturalistically emphasize his patients’ natural beauty, and is excited to learn more about what he can do for you. To get started with Albert Plastic Surgery, reach out to us at our NYC office and set up your consultation today.

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Why Patients Choose Eyelid Surgery

Your eyes don’t just allow you to see the world—they also allow the world to see you. The expressions you share, the emotions you feel, and the connections you want to make are all dependent on your eyes and their expressive nature…but the aging process can sometimes impact this in ways that are less than desirable. You may begin to feel, for example, that your eyes are communicating the wrong messages, leaving you with a fatigued or tired look. A blepharoplasty in NYC gives you a chance to share a youthful and alert appearance.

By addressing the presence of:

  • Excess skin
  • Sagging skin
  • Crepey skin
  • A drooping appearance
  • Large bags under your eyes

Exploring Your Blepharoplasty Surgery Options

During your initial consultation, Dr. Mark G. Albert will ask you about your specific concerns and work with you to recommend a procedural technique that will best address your needs. His extensive experience with facial plastic surgery gives him the ability to tailor your surgery to your specific needs with a repertoire of procedures such as blepharoplasty, chin augmentation, and deep plane facelifts. Once he has examined your eyelids, learned about your medical history, and gained an understanding of your vision quality, he’ll be able to determine if you are a good candidate for blepharoplasty in New York City.

If you are dealing with eyelid ptosis (drooping eyelids), Dr. Albert will need to take certain steps to achieve the best outcome. Alternatively, if you are suffering from dry eye syndrome, you may benefit from a different aesthetic treatment besides blepharoplasty to promote the health of your eyes. Dr. Albert and his team will work with you to explore the various options available to you and develop a treatment plan that sees you enjoying an outcome that restores your look and your quality of life.

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Choosing the Right Technique

Dr. Albert comes with an extensive level of training and a high degree of experience when it comes to creating naturalistic results that restore his patients’ eyelids and create a subtle, pleasing sense of facial harmony. During your consultation, Dr. Albert will help you determine which surgical technique will create your ideal results and can even combine techniques to create results that truly surpass your expectations.

Upper Blepharoplasty

This technique addresses skin that hangs from the upper lid, which can hood and obscure the outer part of the eye. It can also eliminate excess fat adjacent to the nose.

Lower Blepharoplasty

This surgery removes excess skin and bags from below the eyes while also tightening loose skin, eliminating unwanted areas of fat. It can be performed under general or local anesthesia.

Asian Blepharoplasty

Asian blepharoplasty can be utilized to correct and enhance your look while also carefully preserving the physical characteristics that indicate your personal heritage.

Customizing Your Procedure

Thanks to his extensive experience and our practice’s ability to offer a variety of treatment options, Dr. Albert may perform variations of blepharoplasty based on your specific needs, creating an outcome that is tailored directly to your cosmetic goals. Some complementary procedures can include the following:

  • To prevent hollowing, Dr. Albert may use a fat grafting technique that adds fullness beneath your lower eyelids and naturally blends the area around your upper cheek.
  • Sun damage or muscle slackening can cause the development of malar bags and festoons (swollen mounds along the upper cheeks). Dr. Albert can treat these areas to give you a smoother, more youthful appearance.
  • In some cases, Dr. Albert will use a laser to eliminate fine lines, improve crepey skin, or tighten your lower eyelids. This offers a less invasive, safe, and lasting alternative to invasive surgery.
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Dr. Albert’s Surgical Approach

While your treatment plan will be unique to your needs and goals, Dr. Albert’s NYC blepharoplasty procedures tend to have a few common traits:

  • He will remove excess fat and skin to make your eyes look more youthful and rested.
  • Your skin will be smoothed for a naturally refreshed appearance, 
  • Your eyes will look alert but not wide open.
  • You’ll enjoy smooth transitions between your cheeks and eyelids. 
  • Fat grafting or aesthetic lasers may be used to softly and subtly blend your features.

Thanks to his highly customizable approach, our eyelid surgery patients report a high level of satisfaction with their results. Dr. Albert remains among the top facial plastic surgeons in NYC and brings extensive training and experience to the table, alongside a commitment to helping patients become their best selves.

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Your Experience with Blepharoplasty in NYC

If you are only having upper blepharoplasty performed, you’ll be able to remain awake throughout the procedure under local anesthesia, which will keep you comfortable while Dr. Albert completes the procedure. In most cases, Dr. Albert can conduct the surgery right in the comfort of our NYC office. The process only takes about 20 to 30 minutes to complete.

For lower blepharoplasty, you will likely receive general anesthesia, to keep you totally comfortable and ensure your safety during the procedure. If Dr. Albert is not removing or repositioning fat during the surgery, he can perform the procedure with local anesthesia alone. Lower blepharoplasty takes approximately 45 minutes to one hour to complete.

Your Recovery and Results after Eyelid Surgery

After your eyelid surgery in NYC, you’ll receive dressings to cover the incision sites and minimize the appearance of scars. If you have a laser treatment performed, Dr. Albert may place ointment on the treatment sites to help speed up the healing process.

You’ll experience swelling for about one week following your blepharoplasty, and Dr. Albert will see you five to seven days after your procedure to remove your sutures. Most patients are able to return to work after the first week. 

By the time you have fully recovered from your eyeild surgery, you can expect to enjoy a refreshed and natural-looking appearance. Our team will remain available to you at all times to ensure that you’re healing comfortably.

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Schedule Your Consultation Today

Eyelid surgery is a great way to counteract the aging process and rejuvenate your eyes for an attractive and subtly enhanced look. If you’re located in Manhattan, NYC, or elsewhere in the area, we want to hear from you! Contact Dr. Albert online or by phone at (332) 239-2255 and speak with a helpful member of our team to set up your initial consultation today. We’re excited to learn more about how we can help you enjoy all the satisfaction and confidence that comes with a welcoming and refreshed look thanks to eyelid surgery.

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