Upper Eyelid Lift / Blepharoplasty Plastic Surgeon NYC


Blepharoplasty (Upper Eyelid Lift) NYC Plastic Surgeon, Adam Schaffner, MD, FACS is board certified and double fellowship-trained in advanced facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and has extensive experience in performing Blepharoplasty Surgery (Upper Eyelid Lift Plastic Surgery). “Fellowship trained” means that the NYC Blepharoplasty Plastic Surgeon has reached the highest level of credentials and experience to perform your Upper Eyelid Lift plastic surgery.

Dr. Schaffner is not only an amazing surgeon with superb surgical skills but a caring doctor who ensures that his patients are comfortable and doing well mentally and physically before and after surgery. As a person in the medical profession, I highly value his commitment to patient care. He puts his patients first from striving to meet their desired outcomes to aspects of post-op care. His team was professional, organised and kind. The office was also amazing. I had a perfect experience with him and the team and would recommend them to everyone. ~ Google

Patients throughout NYC and around the world seek Adam Schaffner, MD, FACS’ expertise and acclaimed natural scar-free results. Upper Eyelid Lift Plastic Surgery (“Blepharoplasty” or “Upper Eyelid Lift”) is performed by NYC Plastic Surgeon Adam Schaffner, MD, FACS to remove excess skin and fat in the upper eyelids.

Upper Eyelid Lift / Blepharoplsty plastic surgery rejuvenates upper eyelid laxity by removing excess, drooping skin. Your Blepharoplsty will result in a significantly more youthful appearance. Most patients who opt for Blepharoplasty / Upper 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 Dr. Adam Schaffner’s patients are all ages and both genders. Oftentimes, blepharoplasty is combined with an Eyebrow Lift to correct drooping eyebrows. Adam Schaffner, MD, FACS performs blepharoplasty surgery in his fully accredited outpatient office-based surgical facility in NYC.

The upper eyelid incision is made by NYC Blepharoplsty plastic surgeon in the natural skin fold of the eye. 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 Blepharoplasty as the incisions that the NYC eyelid lift Plastic Surgeon makes are hidden within the natural fold of the upper eyelid the eyelid skin is then closed with very fine sutures.

Upper eyelid blepharoplasty generally takes approximately about 1 hour to complete, depending on the technique used for your specific case.

The Upper Eyelid Lift procedure is frequently performed at the same time as other procedures, such as a lower eyelid blepharoplasty, browlift, facelift, and/or facial fillers. It may also be combined with various laser skin rejuvenation procedures for a complete facial skin rejuvenation.

The best candidates for Upper Eyelid Lift Plastic Surgery (Blepharoplasty) are healthy men and women who have:

• Excessive sagging or wrinkled upper or lower eyelid skin
• Excess upper eyelid skin that interferes with vision.
• Lost their natural upper eyelid crease.
• Puffy pouches of fat in the upper or lower eyelids that create a tired or aged appearance.

  • Is Blepharoplasty a painful procedure? After surgery, you may feel a tight sensation around the eyes, with minor discomfort that lasts for a day or two. A mild pain reliever can be taken as needed. Depending on your case, the NYC Blepharoplasty Plastic Surgeon may prescribe mild pain medication. Both men and women who have undergone the Upper Eyelid Lift procedure are pleasantly surprised at how painless the Upper Eyelid Lift surgery actually is.
  • What can I expect after Upper Eyelid Surgery? Upper eyelid surgery may be performed under straight local anesthesia or under IV (twilight) anesthesia. When combined with other procedures, general anesthesia may be recommended. After Upper Eyelid Lift surgery, NYC upper eyelid Plastic Surgeon Dr. Adam Schaffner will lubricate your eyes with ointment to reduce dryness and provide comfort. Immediately following surgery, the incisions may be a little “bumpy”. This is called “eversion” and is deliberate so the incision heals as well as possible.  In little time, the resulting scar should become flat and imperceptible. Your stitches will be removed by the plastic surgeon sometime within the first five to seven days after surgery. There will be initial swelling and you will likely have some mild bruising around your eyes. Dr. Schaffner uses advanced therapies to minimize the amount of bruising so it  goes away quickly. Every day, you will notice significant healing. Swelling and bruising varies from person to person. Bruising typically disappears within seven to ten days. Within the first week you will be permitted to use makeup, if desired, to conceal any discoloration. It is possible that you may have mildly blurry vision for a few days.  This too varies from case to case. You may experience light sensitivity and dry eyes. If you experience dry eyes, a medical prescription may be written for you. The actual healing process for Upper Eyelid surgery is very fast. After surgery, you should rest on your back with your head elevated. Although you can be up almost immediately, you should limit your activities, refraining from any heavy lifting, bending or straining. Generally speaking, most patients are able to return to light activities within 5 to 7 days – including work. Please inform NYC eyelid Plastic Surgeon Dr. Adam Schaffner if your work requires you to sit in front of a computer all day. If so, you may be asked to adjust your computer’s “brightness” settings.

If you have any questions about Blepharoplsty Plastic Surgery or would like to schedule an Upper Eyelid Lift surgery consultation with the NYC Blepharoplasty Plastic Surgeon; please feel free to contact Adam Schaffner MD, FACS.

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