As we age, our eyelids can be sources of great discomfort. Whether we feel anxiety about our eyes appearing older or worry about the vision impairment from drooping eyelids, it can seem like a hopeless transition into adulthood. However, you do not have to live with aging eyelids forever. Eyelid surgery is a safe, effective way to rejuvenate the eye area. Located in Montclair, NJ, New Jersey Plastic Surgery® offers eyelid surgery to residents of Bloomfield, Essex County, Morristown and the surrounding communities.
What is Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a procedure to restore a more youthful appearance to the eyes. There are several options for eyelid surgery, depending upon each patient’s desired results. Dr. DiBernardo offers this surgery to remove excess skin, muscle, and fat from the upper and lower eyelids.
The Best Candidates for Eyelid Surgery
The best candidates for eyelid surgery are individuals who are unhappy with the appearance of their eyes due to excess sagging skin but are otherwise generally healthy and do not smoke. Eyelid surgery does not correct a lowered brow or the forehead in any capacity, so candidates need to have realistic expectations for the results. People experiencing the following are the strongest candidates for eyelid surgery:
- Limited vision from loose upper eyelids
- Puffy areas in the upper eyelids, likely caused by fat deposits
- Large under eye bags
- Sagging lower rim of the eye that exposes the white underneath the iris
- Excess folds of the skin underneath the eyes
- Fine lines around the eyes
The Procedure for an Eyelid Lift
The eyelid lift procedure is typically done in less than an hour, and only local anesthesia is required. Dr. DiBernardo makes small incisions in discreet areas of the eyelids, and excess skin is removed before the incisions are closed. The result is a firmer, less droopy appearance to the eye. In some cases, no skin needs to be removed, in which case the incisions can be made invisible on the inside of the eyelid.
How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost?
The cost of eyelid surgery can vary from patient to patient. For some, eyelid surgery is a very minor cosmetic correction, for others, it can be a more complete procedure to restore vision. The best way to determine the cost for your desired eyelid surgery is to schedule a consultation with Dr. DiBernardo. At your consultation Dr. DiBernardo will look at your eyes, talk to you about your reason for considering eyelid surgery and make an accurate cost estimate for the recommended procedure. For your convenience, we accept cash, check, Visa®, Master®Card, American Express® and Discover®. We also proudly offer financing options via CareCredit® and AlphaeonTM to our eyelid surgery patients.
Don’t let your eyes weigh you down any longer. If you want to restore the form and function of your eyes, consider the effective eyelid surgery procedure. Residents of Bloomfield, Essex County, and Morristown are encouraged to contact New Jersey Plastic Surgery® in Montclair, NJ, today to set up an appointment to learn more about eyelid surgery.