Information About Eyelift Procedures with Dr. Jacono in New York
Eyelid Surgery Patient Testimonial Video of female patient in her late fifties discussing her eyelid surgery
Every year, 100,000 men and women undergo a blepharoplasty, or an eye lift, to improve the way they look. Droopy upper eyelids are most often the result of the excess eyelid skin and can make you look sadder, more tired, or even older than you really are.
Lower eyelids, on the other hand, become puffy over time, and under-eye bags can develop as a result of age-induced fat buildups and prolapses.
What is Eyelid Lift Surgery?
Although there are many ways to correct these issues, eyelid lifts provide the most direct and consistent results.
Other methods include:
- Laser skin resurfacing
- BOTOX and Restylane therapy
- Physician strength skincare products
- Endoscopic brow lift.
Is Blepharoplasty the Same as an Eye Lift?
The short answer is yes. Blepharoplasty is the clinical term for an eye lift. Upper and lower blepharoplasties address the areas of fat, skin, and muscle above and below the eye, respectively.
Eye Lift Patient 1: This patient had an upper and lower eyelid lift to remove her hanging skin and reposition her under-eye fat bags. She had no surface eyelid wrinkles and did not require a skin peel or laser resurfacing.
What Does an Eye Lift Involve?
During upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Jacono first marks every natural line and crease on the lids in order to keep the incisions as undetectable as possible. Once the incisions are made, he removes precise amounts of fat, muscle, and loose skin, all of which contribute to droopiness.
During lower eyelift surgery, Dr. Jacono makes an incision in an inconspicuous location just a few millimeters below the lash line and along with the smile creases of the lower eyelid. He then removes precise amounts of fat, muscle, and skin tissue.
He uses extremely fine sutures to close the incision and minimize the visibility of any scarring. In some cases, Dr. Jacono will not remove orbital fat, but tactfully move it into deeper grooves and hollows beneath the eye. This is called a fat transposition lower eyelid lift.
Is Blepharoplasty Painful?
Although eyelid surgery requires incisions on a very sensitive part of the face, the procedure is quick, minimally invasive, and, best of all, not painful. Typically, Dr. Jacono performs blepharoplasties using local anesthesia, a series of numbing injections that minimize sensation in and around the surgical area.
Sometimes, he uses twilight anesthesia, or propofol, to induce sedation; propofol is the same intravenous solution used for routine colonoscopies. Dr. Jacono very rarely uses general anesthesia, as it can make recovery longer and more difficult.
What Causes Hooded Eyelids?
Hooded eyelids are caused by a number of factors. As we age, the levator muscle, which holds up the eyelids, begins to stretch, and in turn, causes the eyelids to slowly fall. Additionally, our skin loses its youthful firmness and becomes susceptible to gravity’s pull. This causes wrinkling and further drooping.
Younger people can have hooded eyelids, though the causes are usually different. Some people are genetically predisposed to have drooping skin, while others experience physical trauma that causes sagging.
How Long Does an Eyelift Last?
Generally speaking, an upper blepharoplasty’s results will last between 10 and 15 years before the area naturally begins to sag again. A lower blepharoplasty’s results, on the other hand, will last a lifetime, as the changes are mostly derived from the removal and repositioning of excess fat and skin tissue.
How Long Does It Take to Recover From a Blepharoplasty?
Unlike some other cosmetic procedures, upper and lower blepharoplasty recovery is quick and easy. Upper eyelid lift bruising resolves within 4 days, at which point camouflaging makeup can be used to get back to work. Lower eyelid lift bruising lasts slightly longer, between 7 and 10 days.
Before surgery, Dr. Jacono conducts a complete physical examination and prescribes vitamin supplementation and homeopathic therapies to speed up post-surgical healing. Research also shows that these improve ultimate results.
Why Choose Dr. Andrew Jacono for Blepharoplasty?
Dr. Jacono is a dual-board-certified facial plastic surgery expert with over twenty years of experience. He has extensive training in cosmetic eyelid surgery and prides himself on delivering the most natural, comprehensive results possible.
To see if you are a candidate for eyelid surgery with Dr. Jacono, please contact our offices in New York City or on Long Island.
Before & After Photos
The following photographs show just a few of Dr. Jacono’s blepharoplasty patients. These results have not been altered for presentation.
Blepharoplasty Patient 2: This patient had a fat transposition lower eyelid lift. Because she had no surface eyelid wrinkles, she did not require a skin peel or laser resurfacing.
Lower Eyelid Lift Patient 3: This patient had a lower eyelid lift to correct her puffy eye bags. The procedure also reduced the dark circles beneath her eyes.
Asian Eyelid Surgery Patient 5: This Asian patient underwent double eyelid surgery for a natural-looking eyelid fold.
Blepharoplasty Patient 6: This patient underwent a fat transposition lower eye lift. Because the surface of her eyelids had no wrinkles, she did not need a skin peel or laser resurfacing.
Lower Lid Festoon Blepharoplasty Patient 7: This patient underwent a lower lid blepharoplasty to address her eyelids’ visible festooning and redundant skin and muscle folds.
Eyelid Lift Patient 8: This patient underwent an upper and lower eyelid lift, as well as an eyelid TCA chemical peel. Her results are smooth and polished.
Fat Transposition Eye Lift Patient 9: This patient underwent a lower eye lift fat transposition. Dr. Jacono moved her fat bags into deeper eye grooves. Her results show a smooth, wrinkle-free eyelid surface.
Double Eyelid Surgery Patient 10: This patient had an upper and lower blepharoplasty to tighten her hanging upper eyelid skin and smooth the excess fat in her lower lids. She also underwent CO2 laser resurfacing, which eliminated the wrinkles around her eyes.