Blepharoplasty can lift eyes and smooth under eye bags into a more youthful-looking and rested expression. Eyes are considered a window into the soul because of their expressive quality. When people look into your eyes during a conversation, they pick up on many unspoken cues to your mood and reactions to the flow of conversation. If your eyes are beginning to sag or develop bags, they may be communicating inaccurate cues, such as feelings of exhaustion or aging. If you are distressed by the appearance of your upper or lower eyelids, you may want to consider blepharoplasty to correct this condition.
* Patients individual results may vary.
An eye lift, also known as blepharoplasty, can brighten the appearance of the eyes and smooth under eye bags in under 20 minutes. Dr. Sharon Giese offers both surgical and non surgical techniques to accomplish these results. During non surgical blepharoplasty, Dr. Giese utilizes targeted placement of cosmetic injectables and dermal fillers to give lift to the eyelid and reduce under eye bags, so your lower eyelids blend smoothly into the contour of your cheek. Results are noticeable shortly after the procedure, and you will enjoy zero downtime. This blepharoplasty technique is typically best for those who display beginning signs of eye aging. The specific type of cosmetic injectable and dermal filler used during this treatment varies on an individual basis. You should speak to Dr. Giese about any questions you may have about their blepharoplasty treatment options during a personal consultation.
* Patients individual results may vary.
|Surgical Eye Lift||Non Surgical Eye Lift|
|Concern||Sagging upper eyelids which may impede vision and severe lower eyelid bags.||Beginning signs of upper eyelid sagging and lower eyelid bags.|
|Solution||Excess skin is surgically reduced and eyes are smoothed into a more youthful position.||Injectables are used to achieve temporary lift to the upper eyes and to smooth under eye bags.|
|Benefits||Long-lasting results and improved range of vision.||No incisions, no stitches and no downtime required during and following treatment.|
Surgery is usually reserved for more severe cases of eyelid sagging and lower eye bags. During surgical blepharoplasty in our NYC office, Dr. Giese will remove or reposition excess eye lid skin, muscle and fat using local anesthetic. This surgery will correct drooping upper eyelid skin and puffy bags below the eyes to make you look more rested. If you display excessive upper lid skin and weak muscles, an eye lift can also help to improve your vision by removing the sagging skin obstructing your vision.
|Ideal Candidates||Patients who suffer from upper eyelid sagging or lower eyelid bags. This may restrict vision and make the eyelid heavy to open. Lower eye bags may also make you appear tired and aged.|
|Procedure||Excess skin, muscle and fat on the upper and lower eyelid are removed and/ or repositioned into a more youthful position during blepharoplasty at our NYC office.|
|Technique Benefits||In addition to cosmetic results, patients may experience vision improvement after an eye lift. Sagging upper eyelid bags can obstruct the full range of your vision, but removing this excess skin and tissue can widen your eyes and improve your field of vision.|
|Recovery||Patients will experience three to four days recovery. Eye lift is known as a “long weekend” recovery, so you can return to work within four days. Patients should avoid strenuous activity for two to three weeks. If non surgical treatment is implemented, zero recovery is necessary. Patients may simply experience mild swelling and bruising which will dissipate within a few hours.|
|Results||After blepharoplasty, under eye bags are smoothed and upper eye sagging is reduced, widening the field of vision and improving the eye’s aesthetic appearance.|
|Outcome||Patients look younger and more rested following upper and lower eye lifts. Vision may be improved, depending on the original severity of eyelid sagging.|
Dr. Sharon Giese and her staff are happy to schedule a consultation with you about eye lift surgery. For more information on plastic surgery, blepharoplasty in NYC and Dr. Sharon Giese, please request an appointment online or call us at 212.421.3400.
*Patients individual results may vary.
Internationally recognized by her colleagues as one of the most innovative plastic surgeons in New York City, Dr. Giese has developed a number of procedures that separate her from the competition, including Natural Lift, an alternative to a facelift, and other non surgical facelift procedures. The Natural Lift is a minimally invasive facelift procedure that tightens sagging skin and jowls and defines the jawline. She has also been recognized on television and print media for her work with VASER shape technology, an advanced skin tightening procedure which reduces cellulite. Additionally, Sharon Giese MD specializes in dermal fillers, breast procedures and large volume liposuction, all of which may be performed on-site at her in-office, AAAASF Accredited, surgical suite.