Upper and lower eyelids often show signs of aging before other areas of the face and can create a tired appearance. Eyelid surgery performed in Latham, NY, by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Rockmore can correct minimize wrinkles around the eyelids, sagging or hooding, and reduce fat pockets beneath the eyelids, or dark circles.
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can restore the youthful look of our eyes and make us look refreshed, without changing the shape of the eye. At Rockmore Plastic Surgery, we have a variety of treatment options that include both surgical and non-surgical procedures.
There are a multitude of options to accomplish your ideal look, and Dr. Rockmore has the precision to individualize each procedure for individual needs. Learn more about the variety of eyelid techniques, and which are ideal for your face, with a consultation.
Fat bags are removed and loose skin tightened. In this procedure, a flap of skin and muscle is raised from an incision hidden beneath the eyelashes. It’s often combined with a procedure to anchor the lower eyelid to prevent drooping, called a canthopexy.
As the upper eyelids age, the loose skin sags and creates a loss of eyelid shape. This hanging skin creates eyelid hooding. In this eyelift procedure, excess skin is removed in a hidden crease of the upper eyelid. Dr. Rockmore carefully plans the amount of skin tightening to create a youthful upper eyelid while looking natural and not overly wide. This is often completed in the office under general anesthesia.
This newer technique has become increasingly common. The dark circles that develop below our lower eyelids are often a shadowing effect from the fat bags of age. A soft-tissue filler or your own fat can be used to hide fat bags and remove dark circles without surgery.
After eyelid surgery, expect recovery times to be between 7-10 days. During the first 48 hours, a cold compress will be used to reduce swelling and bruising. Stitches remain for 5-6 days and you will sleep with your head elevated. Within 2 weeks, majority of bruising will have diminished.
$2,000 – $6,000
This price range is all-inclusive of anesthesia, facility, post-op care, and all office and surgeon fees. To learn more about costs associated with this procedure, schedule a consultation today.
If you’re looking for a plastic surgeon to perform eyelid surgery in Albany County, patients come from Troy, Saratoga Springs, Schenectady, and throughout eastern New York to have Dr. Rockmore perform their surgeries. You can request a consultation using the contact form or call us at 518-328-3330 to schedule an appointment.