Eyelid Plastic Surgeon NYC

THE NYC PLASTIC SURGEON OFFERS FREE LOWER EYELID LIFT PLASTIC SURGERY CONSULTATIONS (“LOWER BLEPHAROPLASTY SURGERY”)

Eyelid Lift Surgery (“Lower Blepharoplasty”) performed by NYC Lower Eyelid Plastic Surgeon Adam Schaffner, MD, FACS is specifically tailored to each and everyone of his NYC patients. Depending on a person’s age and ethnicity and desired result,  Dr. Adam Schaffner typically uses a plastic surgery approach called “transconjunctival blepharoplasty.”  With this blepharoplasty approach, there are no outside visible scars.  However, no excess skin can be removed with this method alone.  In the transcutaneous approach, a surgical incision is made directly below the eyelashes by the Plastic Surgeon to access the fat by lifting up the skin and going through the muscle to get to the enlarged “fat pads”.

A Lower Eyelid Lift is specifically performed by the plastic surgeon to remove the excess skin and/or “puffy bags under the eyes and support the lower eyelids.

NYC Plastic Surgeon Dr. Adam Schaffner is Board Certified and fellowship-trained in advanced Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery.  This means that Adam Schaffner has the highest degree of credentials and experience to perform Lower Blepharoplasty (“Lower Eyelid Surgery”).

Lower Eyelid Lift plastic surgery rejuvenates upper eyelid laxity by removing excess, drooping skin.  Blepharoplasty plastic surgery removes excess skin and puffy bags below your eyes.  Sometimes, these “puffy bags,” which are usually fat, can be used to help fill deep grooves/tear troughs around the eye.   These procedures will result in a significantly more youthful appearance. Most patients who opt for lower Eyelid Lift Surgery are 35 years old or older.

On occasion, droopy, baggy eyelids will occur in patients younger than 35 years of age, often due to genetics and/or extensive sun exposure.  Therefore, many of NYC Lower Eyelid Lift Plastic Surgeon Dr. Adam Schaffner’s patients are of all ages and both genders.  Oftentimes, a lower Eyelid Lift is combined with an Upper Blepharoplasty. NYC Plastic Surgeon Dr. Adam Schaffner performs  both Blepharoplasty surgeries in his fully accredited outpatient office-based surgical facility

The lower eyelid incision is made by NYC Lower Eyelid Lift plastic surgeon Dr. Adam Schaffner from the inside (transconjunctival approach) or through a small incision hidden by the eyelashes of the lower eyelid. The eyelid skin is then closed with very fine sutures.  Excess skin and fatty tissue is removed, the muscles and orbital septum (a thin connective tissue membrane) may be tightened, and the incisions are carefully closed.  In the vast majority of cases, there are no visible scars associated with this procedure.  Often, a corner lifting suture is placed inside to slightly elevate the corner of the eye to give it a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance.

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty generally takes approximately about 1 to 1.5 hours to complete, depending on the technique used for your specific eyelid surgery case.

The Lower Eyelid Lift (Lower Blepharoplasty Surgery) plastic surgery procedure is frequently performed at the same time as other plastic surgery procedures, such as a Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty, Endoscopic Browlift, Facelift, and/or facial fillers  It may also be combined with laser skin rejuvenation.

  • What to expect after surgery: Lower Eyelid Lift surgery is performed in NYC eyelid Plastic Surgeon Dr. Adam Schaffner’s fully accredited surgical center in midtown Manhattan. You will have the option for either local anesthesia, IV sedation or general anesthesia for your procedure. Following the Lower Eyelid Lift Surgery procedure, you will have the opportunity to relax in the recovery room  with a certified recovery nurse.  There is little discomfort after lower eyelid lift surgery. The day after surgery, NYC eyelid Plastic Surgeon Dr. Adam Schaffner will see you in the office for a follow-up appointment.  There will be some bruising and swelling in the eyelid area.  Most of Dr. Schaffner’s patients return to work in 5 days, although many patients are able to work from home a few days after surgery.
  • How can Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty surgery correct bags and dark circles? The surgery needs to be individually customized for each patient by NYC eyelid plastic surgeon Dr. Adam Schaffner. In most of his NYC patients, the result is best if the lower eyelid fat bags  are transposed and trimmed as opposed to being removed. In some patients, the result is even better if the drooping cheek or mid-face is also lifted. Fat transposition involves moving fat from the lower eyelid into the valley between the eyelid and cheek. In doing so, the fat from the lower eyelid is moved down to fill in the dark or depressed circle.
  • Where is the surgical incision made to correct bags in the lower eyelids? NYC eyelid Plastic Surgeon Dr. Adam Schaffner makes the incision through the pink tissue on the back side of the lower eyelids or just underneath the lower eyelid eyelashes.  Both incisions heal very well and are generally imperceptible once healed.
  • What should I expect after Eyelid Surgery? After Lower Eyelid Lift surgery (Blepharoplasty), a topical antibiotic ointment which is safe for use around the eyes is applied to the incisions. Cold compresses are used for about 48 hours after surgery to prevent any swelling. It is advisable to avoid strenuous activity for the first week, but light activities and showering are permitted. Lower Eyelid Lift Plastic surgery is a rather fast surgery to recover from. NYC Eyelid Lift Plastic Surgeon Adam Schaffner MD. FACS patients generally report minimal to mild discomfort after surgery and report immediate and great satisfaction.

If you have any questions about Lower Blepharoplasty (Lower Eyelid Surgery) or would like a complimentary Lower Eyelid Plastic Surgery consultation with the NYC Plastic Surgeon please feel free to contact Adam Schaffner MD, FACS.