Upper Eyelid Surgery for Hooded Eyes Can Improve Your Appearance By Oren Zvi Lerman, M.D. on August 10, 2017

Side by side comparison of incisions made during eyelid surgeryAs you age, your eyelids begin to droop and sag, making your eyes appear wrinkled, hooded, and chronically tired. Your eyes can also affect how others view you. When signs of aging begin to appear around your eyes, it can make you seem older than your years. Undergoing upper eyelid surgery for hooded eyes at our Manhattan, NY practice can help you look younger and more rejuvenated.

Also known as blepharoplasty, this procedure has cosmetic and medical benefits. Patients with excess skin on their upper eyelids often struggle with obstructed vision. During the procedure, excess tissue and muscle are removed to improve vision and tighten the area around the eye to minimize wrinkles.

Dr. Oren Z. Lerman will meet with you during your consultation to discuss your concerns to create a customized treatment plan. He may also recommend other procedures, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers, to enhance your results even further.

How Upper Eyelid Surgery Can Benefit You

Although aging is unavoidable, it can affect certain areas of your face, such as your eyes, sooner than others. Although upper eyelid surgery is more frequently requested among patients in their 40s and 50s, this procedure can also benefit younger patients that have inherited certain traits, such as hooded eyes. When the skin begins to droop, it can change the contour of your eyelid, making you appear sad, angry, and unapproachable. You may benefit from this procedure if you have:

  • Difficulty applying make-up to your upper eyelid
  • Fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes
  • Saggy upper eyelids and weak eye muscles
  • Obstructed vision as a result of excess skin
  • Misshaped or disproportionate eyelids

What Happens During the Procedure?

Dr. Lerman will create a treatment plan catered to your unique desires and needs to deliver results that flow with the natural aesthetics of your face. An upper eyelid surgery is designed to enhance your overall appearance rather than distract from it.

Once anesthesia is administered, Dr. Lerman will make incisions within the natural creases of your eyelid to minimize scarring. He will then remove excess skin and tissue. If necessary, he will reposition the muscles within the eyelids and tighten remaining tissue. When he is satisfied with the newly designed eye contours, he will close the incisions with fine sutures and apply the necessary bandages.

Your Results

After surgery, it is not uncommon to experience some soreness and bruising for the first seven to 10 days. Following your post-surgical instructions carefully can minimize discomfort and promote faster recovery.

Although it can take up to three months for results to be achieved, as the swelling and redness subsides within the first few weeks, you will begin to notice a more vibrant and refreshed appearance. Choosing a board certified surgeon, such as Dr. Lerman with a reputation for delivering satisfying results will reduce your risk for complications and allow you to achieve desirable results.

Improve Your Appearance

If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your eyes due to excess skin and fat, you may enjoy the benefits that blepharoplasty can provide. To determine if you are a good candidate, contact our office today online or call (212) 434-6980.

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Dr. Oren Lerman

Oren Z. Lerman, MD

Dr. Oren Lerman performs a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures with a specialty in reconstructive breast surgery. In fact, he is the director of breast reconstruction at Lenox Hill Hospital's Institute for Comprehensive Breast Care as well as the Microvascular and Cosmetic Breast Fellowship. In addition to the hospital, Dr. Lerman is affiliated with:

  • The New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (Past President)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery (Diplomate)
  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery

You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Lerman by filling out our online form or calling (212) 434-6980.

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