Are you interested in learning more about blepharoplasty? Specifically, could you benefit from this type of surgery? Offered by Dr. Ascherman to the New York City area, as well as the surrounding community, discover if cosmetic eyelid surgery is right for you.
What Is Blepharoplasty?
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, blepharoplasty was one of the top five cosmetic surgical procedures performed in 2017.
Simply put, blepharoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure, that when performed by an educated professional, can successfully improve the look of upper and lower eyelids. More so, this surgery can correct the sagging skin that hangs over the upper lid by removing skin and a small amount of fat from the inner corner of the eye.
The actual procedure often takes a couple of hours, during which incisions will be made in the natural creases of the eyelid and under the eyelash. Therefore, you do not have to worry about noticeable scars following the surgery.
Better yet, blepharoplasty is not a painful procedure. Though pain is subjective and each individual will experience his or her own level of discomfort, typically speaking, patients only feel a slight burning sensation for about an hour.
Lastly, the recovery process is relatively easy: the patient can go home following surgery, sutures are often removed five days later, bruising and swelling are both normal and will subside in two weeks. Blepharoplasty patients usually return to work within one week and resume normal exercise routines within three weeks.
The Possibility of Risks and Complications
When the surgery is performed by a skilled professional, these risks and complications are less likely to occur. However, as with any type of cosmetic surgery, there is always the possibility of risks and complications taking place. Possible negative side effects of blepharoplasty can include the following:
- Dry Eyes
- Temporary Blurred Vision
Remember, these complications are rare and if they do occur they often go away on their own.
Are you ready to schedule your blepharoplasty consultation with Dr. Ascherman? Contact his professional staff today by calling 212-305-9612.