Eyelid Lift

Eyelid Surgery in Westchester, NY | Dr. Margoles

The eyes are one of the most expressive features of the face, but they are also one of the first areas of the face to show signs of aging. From undereye bags to drooping eyelids, aging around the eyes can leave you looking perpetually tired, stressed, or angry. Eyelid surgery with Dr. Sandra Margoles can help enhance your upper and lower eyelids to restore a youthful radiance to the eye area.

Pair your eyelid lift with a facelift for full facial rejuvenation or combine it with a brow lift to refresh the upper face. Eyelid surgery also makes an excellent solo option for patients with isolated aging around the eyes.

Turn to one of the most trusted and experienced plastic surgeons in Westchester, NY, for your eyelid rejuvenation. Dr. Margoles creates natural-looking results using state-of-the-art surgical techniques for eyelid surgery. For personalized advice about eyelid surgery, contact Dr. Margoles by calling (203) 869-2939.

What Is an Eyelid Lift?

An eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, addresses aging in the upper or lower eyelids by removing excess skin, muscle, and fat to restore youthful facial contours. This procedure can rejuvenate the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids, or both eyelids. To ensure symmetry and balance, Dr. Margoles typically operates on the right and left eyelids during the same surgery, even if sagging primarily affects one side of your face.

An eyelid lift offers patients a host of benefits that include:

  • Eliminating bags under the eyes
  • Softening the appearance of crow’s feet
  • Lifting drooping upper eyelids
  • Addressing dark circles under the eyes
  • Smoothing prominent tear troughs
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Eyelid Surgery Benefits

Eyelid surgery leaves patients looking more youthful, alert, and rested. In many cases, eyelid surgery may also improve vision by lifting the lid so that it no longer blocks the eye. Initial results are visible almost immediately and will continue to improve throughout the healing process. Along with a more youthful appearance, eyelid lift surgery creates more definition in the natural upper eyelid fold and eliminates puffy undereye bags. Patients typically enjoy the benefits of eyelid surgery for many years.

Dr. Margoles has done my eye lift in 2015 best thing I ever did. She also has done several years worth of fillers. Easy to talk to and I always leave there happy!!

Who Is The Best Candidate For Eyelid Surgery?

You may be a candidate for eyelid surgery if you have:

  • Droopy upper lids that possibly obscure the natural fold of the eyelid
  • Sagging brows
  • Puffiness or “bags” below the eyes
  • Stretched eyelid skin
  • A fatigued, angry, or sad eye appearance

Candidates for eyelid surgery should be in good overall health and not have any health conditions that could raise surgical risks. If you suffer from hypothyroidism, Grave’s disease, glaucoma, or dry eye, you are encouraged to consult with your ophthalmologist before pursuing eyelid surgery.

Eyelid surgery will not eliminate dark circles, wrinkles, or sagging eyebrows. However, Dr. Margoles will review alternative treatment options with you that are better targeted to address these conditions.

If you have had LASIK surgery, we recommend waiting for six months before scheduling eyelid surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Margoles will discuss your procedure in detail, including cost, recovery time, follow-up appointments, and medications. She will also show you before and after pictures to give you a clearer idea of what to expect from your procedure. Dr. Margoles and her staff are always available to answer any questions.

Eyelid Surgery Details

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is an outpatient procedure that takes 1 to 2 hours. You will be in the recovery room for an hour following surgery, after which you will be sent home with a responsible adult. Plan for a responsible adult to stay the night with you.

Dr. Margoles will make small incisions where loose skin and pockets of fat have collected. She will begin by making small incisions along the natural lines of the upper or lower eyelids to prevent visible scarring. Through these incisions, she will remove excess skin and fat and tighten the skin along the lids. She will redistribute fat as needed and correct muscle laxity. The incisions will then be closed with very fine sutures.

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Dr. Sandra Margoles

Dr. Sandra Margoles is a board-certified female plastic surgeon operating a private practice in Greenwich, CT. Dr. Margoles’s specialties include breast augmentation, breast reduction, liposuction, facelift, eyelid surgery, and more. Having trained extensively at some of the world’s most esteemed institutions, including Harvard Medical School and Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Margoles is well-equipped to provide her patients with outstanding plastic surgery results. Above all, Dr. Margoles values her patients’ safety, well-being, and happiness. Learn more about Dr. Margoles’s philosophy, training, and qualifications here.

Eyelid Surgery Aftercare & Recovery

After the surgery, Dr. Margoles will lubricate your eyes and may advise you to keep your head elevated for several days. Mild side effects, such as bruising, swelling, tearing, and light sensitivity, are normal as the eyes heal. Using a cold compress will help reduce any swelling or bruising.

Your expected recovery time is between 7 to 10 days. You will not be able to wear contact lenses during this time. You are encouraged to refrain from strenuous movements or vigorous activities, including bending, lifting, and exercising for several weeks following your surgery. Dr. Margoles will provide detailed instructions for caring for the incisions, taking antibiotic medication, and scheduling your follow-up office visits.

You will receive detailed post-surgery care instructions and Dr. Margoles and her staff will be available to answer any questions or concerns. It is important to follow Dr. Margoles’ instructions carefully to ensure the best results and an easy recovery.

You should see the initial results almost immediately after surgery. The results will continue to improve as you heal and post-operative swelling and bruising resolve. Your eyelids will look rested, awake, and pleasant. Your natural upper eyelid fold will look more defined, and you won’t have puffy undereye bags. You should be able to enjoy the results of your eyelift surgery for years.

Learn More About Eyelid/Brow Lift Surgery With Dr. Sandra Margoles

To explore your options for rejuvenating your eyes, contact Dr. Margoles. Our Greenwich, CT, office is only minutes from I-95 and serves patients throughout Fairfield and Westchester counties. Get the surgical skills and results you need by choosing Dr. Margoles for your eyelid lift in Greenwich, CT. Call (203) 869-2939 to schedule your consultation.


Frequently Asked Questions About Eyelid Surgery

Scars from an eyelid lift are usually minimal and well-hidden. Incisions are typically made along the natural creases of the eyelids to conceal scarring. Over time, these scars will fade and become less noticeable.

In some cases, eyelid surgery can improve vision, especially if excess skin on the upper eyelids is obstructing your field of vision. By removing this excess skin, an eyelid lift enhances both appearance and eyesight.

While the results of an eyelid lift can be long-lasting, they are not permanent. The aging process will continue, and some changes in the eyelid area may occur over time. However, most patients enjoy the benefits of their eyelid lift for many years before considering additional treatments.

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved with eyelid surgery, including infection, bleeding, dry eyes, difficulty closing the eyes, and temporary or permanent changes in vision. However, these risks are minimized when the procedure is performed by a qualified and experienced surgeon like Dr. Margoles.

To prepare for an eyelid lift, you should follow your surgeon’s pre-operative instructions, which may include avoiding certain medications and supplements that can increase bleeding, stopping smoking, and arranging for someone to drive you home after the procedure. Your surgeon will also review your medical history and discuss potential risks and expectations.

Yes, an eyelid lift can be combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as a facelift, brow lift, or non-surgical treatments like Botox or dermal fillers. Combining procedures can provide more comprehensive results and a more youthful overall appearance. Your surgeon will help you determine the best combination of treatments to achieve your desired outcome.