Undergoing Blepharoplasty Surgery

Heavy, puffy, or droopy upper eyelids can make you look tired and older than you feel. If you wish to correct these problems, esteemed oculofacial plastic surgeon Dr. Anaïs Carniciu, MD, can help by performing an eyelid lift, also known as blepharoplasty. At her immaculate, state-of-the-art office suite, Dr. Carniciu delivers customized blepharoplasty results using a minimally invasive approach. She is dedicated to providing patients with natural-looking, elegant results that reflect their innate beauty and vitality.

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The Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Procedure

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What Are the Benefits of Upper Blepharoplasty?

Reduced puffiness, sagging, and heaviness in the upper lids

  • A more relaxed, inviting appearance
  • A boost in self-confidence
  • Inconspicuous scarring
  • Natural-looking outcome
  • Improved field of vision

What is Upper Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid lift surgery, removes excess skin, fat, and tissue from around your eyes to refresh and rejuvenate your appearance. Upper blepharoplasty can reduce the heaviness and puffiness of your upper eyelids, correcting a condition known as “dermatochalasis.” In some cases, the surgery can even improve your field of vision. Our expert surgeon at New York Eye & Face has undergone extensive foundational training in ophthalmic surgery to complement her expertise in plastic surgery. Dr. Carniciu has years of experience performing blepharoplasty and other cosmetic surgical procedures. Blepharoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure, and patients can expect to go home the same day. The surgery requires an injection of a local anesthetic to the surgical site with or without IV (intravenous) sedation.

Upper Blepharoplasty Before & After Photos

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What Happens During Upper Eyelid Surgery?

This procedure can be performed in an outpatient (non-hospital) setting under light anesthesia consisting of local medication injected at the surgical site and/or IV sedation. Patients are able to go home on the same day of the procedure. The surgery itself takes approximately half an hour on average and involves removing a small flap of skin and underlying tissue along the upper eyelid crease. The incision is hidden in the natural eyelid crease to avoid the appearance of any post-operative scarring. Dr. Carniciu plans skin removal meticulously to achieve the desired degree of rejuvenation and ensure your eyelids close and function properly after your blepharoplasty procedure.

Why Choose An Oculoplastic Surgeon for Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty?

Oculoplastic surgeons are unique in that they have the highest level of training in cosmetic eyelid surgery, above that of the training of a typical plastic surgeon. Oculoplastic surgeons perform a greater number of cosmetic eyelid surgeries, more than any other plastic surgeon. Finally, oculoplastic surgeons are the most highly qualified to produce safe, successful results.

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What Will My Recovery Entail?

Bruising and swelling are typical after eyelid surgery; however, these symptoms peak in the first postoperative week. We recommend remaining home to recover for approximately 7-10 days. Thereafter, most patients can comfortably return to work. During the recovery period, heavy exertion and makeup use should be avoided. Dr. Carniciu will provide a detailed aftercare plan and assignments for follow-up sessions to ensure your upper blepharoplasty recovery is seamless and stress-free.

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Why Choose Dr. Carniciu for Upper Eyelid Surgery?

An Ivy League cum laude graduate from Dartmouth College, Dr. Carniciu currently serves as the President-Elect of the Westchester County Medical Society. She was awarded the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholarship at Dartmouth for her innovation and dedication. Dr. Carniciu is the only oculoplastic surgeon in the area to boast membership in ASOPRS (the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery). This highly elite and competitive organization only has 750 members worldwide and requires the most rigorous standards to be met by its surgeons. Members must undergo extensive Fellowship training in addition to exhaustive written and oral examinations. Despite her prestigious training background, Dr. Carniciu is never aloof or distant. On the contrary, she is known for her warm, caring demeanor and her ability to instantly set patients at ease as they traverse their surgical journeys. Dr. Carniciu is an empathetic listener who takes to heart each and every concern a patient may have, no matter how seemingly small the matter. This level of concierge care combined with painstaking skill and precision make New York Eye & Face a beacon for aesthetic excellence in and beyond Westchester, NY.

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