As we smile, frown, laugh, or squint at books or smartphones, unwanted creases can appear around the eyes. As the eyes are always visible to others, the condition of the eyelids and surrounding skin can have a big impact on your look. Eyelid surgery is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures – but the outcome should appear entirely natural, not overdone.

Every millimeter is critical, and when under the care of Dr. Hyman, you can expect truly exceptional results. Dr. Joshua Hyman is a double-board-certified plastic surgeon who has helped many patients achieve a more alert, youthful appearance through cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) and other facial plastic surgery procedures. Please call us today to schedule a free consultation.

Why choose Dr. Hyman?

Dr. Hyman, a double-board-certified plastic surgeon, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical Center and is on staff at New York Presbyterian Hospital Lenox Hill Hospital. He has decades of experience and has performed thousands of successful eyelid surgeries. His in-house surgical center is state-of-the-art and has a perfect safety record. Your eyelid surgery will be performed in privacy, at his surgical center on-premises, not at a busy, impersonal hospital or outpatient clinic.

Your journey to a refreshed look will take place at a luxury, boutique practice where you can expect personalized attention and beautiful results. Dr. Hyman is supported by an exceptional medical and administrative staff, each of whom is focused on the highest level of patient health and safety. Despite his accomplishments and experience, Dr. Hyman is down to earth and relatable – not stuffy or reserved. His personality, talent, and warm bedside manner make eyelid surgery exceptionally comfortable.

Benefits of eyelid surgery

Since your eyes are so visible to others, improving this area of your face can make a major difference in how people perceive you. Eyelid surgery patients often report increased self-confidence when the eyelids and eye area are lifted and refreshed. Blepharoplasty can:

  • Correct puffiness
  • Smooth wrinkles
  • Reduce the look of under-eye hollows
  • Remove under-eye bags
  • Remove excess skin
  • Reduce dark circles
  • Enhance peripheral vision

What will the procedure entail?

Eyelid surgery can involve the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. Dr. Hyman will assess your eye area and listen to your personal goals to determine the best approach for you.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

If your concerns are concentrated under your eyes, lower eyelid surgery may be the best option. Dr. Hyman will make an incision along your lower lash line or inside your eyelid to address under-eye bags, sagging skin, and puffiness due to herniated fat. If necessary, he may also tighten your lower eyelid muscle.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Issues with the upper eyelid, like sagging, drooping, and wrinkling, can cause you to look tired and older than you feel. With a discreet incision made within your eyelid’s natural creases, Dr. Hyman can remove the skin and tissue causing the unwanted condition. With these changes and muscle adjustments, you can achieve a brighter, more alert appearance.

Combining Surgeries

A blepharoplasty can be done as a singular surgery or may be combined with a facelift or browlift for comprehensive facial rejuvenation. The upper eyelids can be addressed alone or in combination with the lower eyelids, depending on the patient's goals. If you have sagging skin or wrinkles in other areas of your face, discuss your concerns with Dr. Hyman to see if combining surgeries is a good option for you.

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Eyelid Surgery Recovery

Dr. Hyman will provide you with detailed post-surgery instructions. As part of your recovery, you will apply cold compresses to reduce any swelling and bruising. Elevating your head, protecting your eyes from sunlight, and allowing your eyes to rest are all important aspects of a smooth and uneventful recovery. 

The healing process takes about one to two weeks, with incision lines fading over the next several months. There are typically no sutures that need to be removed as they are all dissolving and under the skin. Within a month or two, you will enjoy the full results of the procedure. You can expect personalized follow-up as Dr. Hyman and his team answer texts from patients day and night.

Begin your journey to a youthful, refreshed look

Dr. Hyman serves patients in New York City, Manhattan, and nearby areas. He is happy to meet you in person for a free consultation and answer any questions you might have about eyelid surgery and other procedures that enhance the appearance of your face. Call us to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Hyman – one of the most accomplished Plastic Surgeons in New York.

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