Upper Eyelid Surgery Can Enhance Function and Appearance
If you have begun to look aged because of sagging eyelids, we can offer effective, safe blepharoplasty procedures to rejuvenate your appearance. An upper eyelid surgery performed by renowned surgeon Dr. Stephen Greenberg at our Long Island, NY, practice can lift drooping eyelids to help you appear younger and more alert. Dr. Greenberg has performed thousands of plastic surgery procedures, and can use his experience and innovative approach to provide you with superior results that emphasize your natural beauty.
As we age, our upper eyelids naturally begin to sag and droop. Unfortunately, this can make us look older and tired. Sagging skin and excess fat deposits can also impede vision. Upper eyelid surgery can provide excellent results with a less invasive procedure than other facial surgeries. You can achieve a significantly improved appearance without the longer surgery and recovery time and cost associated with a full facelift. With Dr. Greenberg’s expertise, you can also achieve a noticeably younger-looking appearance.
If you are undergoing your blepharoplasty for solely cosmetic reasons, you will typically not be able to receive any coverage from insurance. However, if drooping eyelids have begun to impede your vision and affect your quality of life, insurance may cover some, if not all, of the cost of the procedure. You can meet with Dr. Greenberg to determine what insurance may cover. Our team is happy to work with you to try and maximize your coverage.
Our practice has incorporated innovative laser resurfacing with many of our blepharoplasty procedures to correct crow’s feet and other lines and wrinkles that this procedure does not address.
For your procedure, we can administer a local anesthetic with sedation or general anesthesia for your comfort. If you receive general anesthesia, we will have a board certified anesthesiologist present to monitor your dosage and vitals during the procedure to ensure your safety. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis at one of our ambulatory surgery centers, and should only take one to two hours. The exact position of your incisions will depend on your individual needs. However, Dr. Greenberg typically addresses upper eyelid concerns through the eye crease. Once he has made a conservative incision, he will remove any excess skin and fat to smooth and tighten your upper eyelid. Then he will place tiny stitches, which will typically remain for four to five days. You should be able to return to work within a few days, but may experience some swelling and bruising for four to ten days.
Advanced Technology and Methods
Dr. Greenberg is dedicated to helping each patient achieve the best aesthetics possible for their case. He strives to provide natural-looking results using advanced techniques and state-of-the-art technology. Our practice has incorporated innovative laser resurfacing with many of our blepharoplasty procedures to correct crow’s feet and other lines and wrinkles that this procedure does not address. Dr. Greenberg is also renowned for his precision and skill. He can tailor your treatment to enhance your unique features for lasting, natural-looking results.