Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is a procedure that refreshes the appearance of aging or tired eyes and produces a more pleasant expression by removing excess fat, skin and muscle from the upper and lower lids. Dr. Margoles is the eyelid surgeon patients from Fairfield county and Westchester county trust for beautiful and youthful-looking results. She is a perfectionist and understands that overworking an area as delicate as the eyelids can produce a “frozen” or surprised look. Her meticulous technique yields subtle, natural, results.
Eyelid Surgery Benefits
Eyelid surgery leaves patients looking more alert, youthful, 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, your natural upper eyelid fold will look more defined, and puffy under-eye bags will be eliminated. The benefits of eyelid surgery will be enjoyed for years to come.
Who Is The Best Candidate For Eyelid Surgery?
You may be a candidate for eyelid surgery if you have:
- Droopy upper lids (possibly obscuring the natural fold of the eyelid)
- Sagging brow
- Puffiness or “bags” below the eyes
- Stretched eyelid skin
- An unintentionally fatigued, angry or sad eye appearance
Candidates for eyelid surgery should be in good overall health, and should 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.
If you have had LASIK surgery we recommend that you wait for 6 months before scheduling 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.
When you schedule your consultation, Dr. Margoles will discuss your procedure in detail, including cost, recovery time, follow up appointments, and medications. She will also be happy to show you before and after pictures to give you a clearer idea of what to expect from your procedure. Dr. Margoels and her staff are always available to answer any questions you may have.
Eyelid Surgery With Dr. Margoles
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) is an out-patient procedure that typically takes 1-2 hours. You will be in the recovery room for 1 hour following surgery, after which you will be sent home. All patients must have a responsible adult with them to return home. It is also strongly advised that a responsible adult stay the night with you.
The surgery is performed by making small incisions where loose skin and pockets of fat have collected. Dr. Margoles will begin by making small incisions along the natural lines of the upper and/or lower eyelids (this prevents visible scarring). Through the 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.
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. Expected recovery time is between 7-10 days. You will not be able to wear contact lenses during this time. You are encouraged to refrain from any strenuous movement or vigorous activity, including bending, lifting, and exercise 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 easiest recovery.
You should see initial results almost immediately after surgery. The results will continue to improve as you heal and post-operative swelling resolves. Your eyelids will look rested, awake and pleasant. Your natural upper eyelid fold will look more defined, and you won’t have puffy under-eye bags. You should be able to enjoy the results of your eyelift surgery for years to come.
Contact Us To Learn More About Eyelid Surgery & Schedule A Consultation
‘To learn more about eyelid surgery and to schedule your consultation with Dr. Margoles call (203) 869-2939 or fill out our contact form. During your consultation you may also want to discuss additional procedures that will compliment your eyelid surgery including a comprehensive facial makeover. Our Greenwich office is located minutes from the Merritt Parkway and I-95 making it easily accessible for those traveling from Fairfield county, CT, and Westchester county, NY.