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6 reasons why you should consider eyelid surgery

If you have tired- or sad-looking eyes, then you may be considering ways to rejuvenate the appearance of your eyes. Also know as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery is an effective way to provide long-lasting results and improve the appearance of your eyes.

Here are six reasons why you should consider eyelid surgery.

  1. You won’t see scars. One of the reasons why this surgery is so popular among men and women alike is the fact that the incisions on upper eyelids can be hidden within the crease of the eyelid, and the scar that remains will fade over time and become hidden. Incisions on the lower eyelid are made below or behind the lash line, which means no visible scarring there as well.
  2. Your eyes are the focal point of your face. Men and women with aging, tired-looking eyes who have good tone in their facial muscles will benefit from eyelid surgery.
  3. You are over the age of 40. Most men and women over the age of 40 can benefit from eyelid surgery since the skin loses its elasticity and firmness as we age, making them look older and tired.
  4. Pain is minimal and recovery is quick. Pain after surgery can be controlled with over-the-counter pain medications. Cold compresses can help with discomfort and swelling as well. After a week, stitches are removed, at which time many patients will return to work. Any bruising and swelling will continue to subside over the next few weeks, revealing your full results.
  5. It can help with vision. If you have drooping or sagging eyelids, you may not realize how the extra skin hanging over your eyelid is affecting your vision. In addition to cosmetic reasons, many patients turn to eyelid surgery for this functional reason alone.
  6. It has a high patient satisfaction rate. Eyelid surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures because it offers great results with little pain and recovery that isn’t very difficult.

These are just a few of the many reasons why you should consider eyelid surgery. To learn more, schedule a consultation with Dr. Weinstein by calling (908) 879-2222.

Revitalize tired-looking eyes with eyelid surgery

Our eyes are one of the first areas to show our age. As we age, skin starts to lose its elasticity, and skin on the upper eyelid can appear droopy and sometimes block vision, and puffy bags and wrinkles under the eyes can make us look tired. Eyelid surgery is a popular procedure to help wake up tired-looking eyes.

What makes this a popular surgery is the fact that you can get upper and lower eyelid procedures done at the same time. Procedures are usually performed under local anesthesia with sedation in the Chester Surgery Center, an accredited outpatient surgery center, or at Morristown Medical Center. Rarely does it require an inpatient stay.

For upper eyelid surgery, incisions are made along the natural crease of your eyelids so that scarring will be hidden once your eyelids have healed. Excess skin is removed and fat and muscle are removed or repositioned as you don’t want to remove too much fat and make the eyes appear hollowed.

For lower eyelid surgery, incision lines are just below the lash line. Fat pads that make the eyes look puffy are removed, and muscle and remaining fat are repositioned. Excess skin and muscle are trimmed and closed with fine sutures. Scars from both upper and lower eyelid surgery will appear pink for several months but eventually fade and become hidden by the natural creases of your eyes.

Another reason why this surgery is popular is the recovery period. While your eyes will feel tight or sore for the first few days after surgery, most pain and discomfort can be controlled with over-the-counter medications. Stitches are removed only a few days up to a week after surgery, when the swelling and bruising start to subside. You should be able to return to work a week to 10 days after surgery.

Results from eyelid surgery can last several years if you take good care and complete all follow-up instructions. You’ll need to wear special sunglasses and sunblock to protect your eyelids from the sun as they may be more sensitive to sunlight.

Eyelid surgery can help you restore a more “awake,” youthful look to your face, improving your confidence and self-image. For a consultation, call (908) 879-2222.

Want to Undergo Eye Tuck Surgery? What You Can Expect from Your Initial Consultation

Eyelid Surgery Morristown NJWhether you have dark circles under your eyes because of age, genetics, or just the stresses of life, they can definitely damage your self-esteem. Even though fillers and Botox have been done to get rid of those dark circles, nothing is quite as effective as eye tuck or blepharoplasty. During this surgical procedure, Dr. Larry Weinstein will remove excess fat, muscle, and skin from the lower eyelids to help correct puffy bags under your eyes and make you look more youthful in the process. Much like with any surgery that Dr. Weinstein offers, before we even schedule your surgical date we will have you come into our office for a consultation.

What’s a Consultation?

A consultation appointment is designed to help Dr. Weinstein determine if a blepharoplasty is going to be a good procedure for you. Additionally, a consultation also gives you the opportunity to ask questions and have any of your concerns addressed.

What Will Happen During My Consultation?

Just like any pre-surgical consultation, your blepharoplasty consultation is very important. Not only will we look over your entire medical history but we will also look at what medications and vitamins you are taking.

After we go over your medical history and medications, Dr. Weinstein will then examine your eyelids, eyes, eye function, eyelid fat, and test your gross vision. If you wear contact lenses or glasses, make sure that you wear them.

Following your examination, Dr. Weinstein will discuss your goals and expectations, whether or not you want just the lower eyelids operated on or if you want the uppers done as well. During this time, don’t hesitate to ask any questions to Dr. Weinstein or his staff about this surgery.

If you are sick of having large bags under your eyes, then a blepharoplasty may be the right procedure for you. To learn more about blepharoplasties, schedule a consultation at our Chester office today and give us a call at 908-879-2222.

Open Up the Windows to Your Soul with Blepharoplasty

eyelid6They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but what if those windows are closed because of your “hooded” eyes? Don’t give other people the impression that you are tired or sleepy because of your droopy eyelids. Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that will help those lids open up and make your eyes look more vibrant.

Yes, an eyelid surgery can hold promising benefits, but is it something that you should be considering? There are various reasons for you to consider this plastic surgical procedure.

  • If you appear tired or exhausted to others because of your puffy eyes, then it could be time to consider having those eyelids altered. Hooded eyes can generally make you appear tired and stressed — two of the last things you want to have as an impression from others.
  • If the drooping of your eyelids has already affected the way and quality that you see things, then an eyelid surgery might be worthy to be considered. Blepharoplasty cannot only address aesthetic concerns, but this physical problem as well.
  • If there is severe wrinkling in one’s lower eyelids, a blepharoplasty can address the situation and make those peepers appear brighter.
  • If you are already fed up with the effects of aging on your face, particularly on the areas around your eyes, then a blepharoplasty can bring you positive results. Usually, this procedure is performed on our patients in New Jersey who are already 35 years old and above.
  • If you are bothered about the noticeable bags under your eyes, or irritated by the way your hooded eyes look and obscure your vision, an eyelid surgery can be done even among our younger patients.
  • If you have good overall health and have realistic expectations about the procedure, then you can expect to see good results from a blepharoplasty.

Learn more about blepharoplasty and how you can benefit from it by calling us today at 908-879-2222 to book an appointment with Dr. Weinstein.


Keep Those Peepers Beautiful

image-eyelidOur eyes might just be small facial parts, but they are the windows of our souls. They can also affect our overall appearance. Drooping eyelids do not only make you look tired, but they could also make you look several years older. Here at our New Jersey plastic surgery practice, we get a lot of patients who wish to look more alert through eyelid surgery.

An eyelid surgery, also known as an eyelid tuck or blepharoplasty, is one option to choose to help you with your peeper problems. However, it does not end the moment the procedure is done. Your recovery, as well as the outcome of the treatment, will greatly depend on how you take care of yourself after surgery.

Daily care after eyelid surgery

  1. Apply eye drops in each of your eyes as advised by your doctor.
  2. Using a Q-tip, apply an antibiotic ointment over your suture lines as advised by the plastic surgeon.
  3. Keep the eye moist at night by applying a small amount of lubricant.
  4. Showering can be resumed after two days. Make sure to use a gentle shampoo to avoid irritating your surgical wounds.
  5. Any unusual signs of bleeding, especially if it persists after 10 minutes despite applying direct pressure, must be reported immediately to your physician. Do so as well in cases of pain, infection, redness, unusual drainage, and fever.

What not to do after your eyelid surgery

  1. Avoid reading or watching TV for three days.
  2. No heavy lifting for three weeks.
  3. For two weeks, avoid tweezing or plucking your eyebrows.
  4. You may already wear your glasses after a day. In the case of contacts, you have to wait for two weeks before you can put them on again.
  5. Delay coloring your hair for four weeks after the treatment.
  6. To be safe, avoid driving for one to two weeks after your eyelid surgery.
  7. Avoid putting on eye shadow, false lashes, and makeup altogether for the next 10 days.

For more information on blepharoplasty, request a personal consultation with Dr. Weinstein today by calling 908-879-2222. You may also fill out this online form to contact Dr. Weinstein. Dr. Weinstein is a qualified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in eyelid surgery and can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. We look forward to hearing from you!


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