Lower Eyelid Surgery in Manhattan, New York by Dr. Beraka
- Excess skin and fine wrinkles around and under the lower eyelids.
- Bags and dark circles under the eyes, often with a depression along the bony border of the lower eyelids.
- Droopy lower lids.
- Whats special about my approach:
- In the youthful face, you cannot see where the lower eyelid ends and the cheek begins. It is one unit. The goal of surgery is to recreate this effect.
- If the eyes are prominent, special techniques must be used to prevent a staring appearance.
- Lifting the cheek with a mid facelift often improves the lower eyelids.
- My highest priority is to leave the patient looking fresher without any pulled, tight, windswept, or artificial look. The spirit and the expression of the face must remain intact. The result must be natural.
- I study each face carefully (comparing it to photos of the patient when younger) to arrive at an individualized plan. Each face ages differently.
- I perform all surgery myself.
- Most patient are good candidates for a scarless lower eyelid plasty called the transconjunctival blepharoplasty (TCB). The bags are removed through the conjunctiva on the inside of the lower lid. We often smooth and tighten the skin with laser resurfacing at the same time.
- Some patients need a canthopexy as part of their lower eyelid plasty. The canthopexy supports the outer corner of the eye and prevents it from sagging.
- In many patients, the bulging fat is be repositioned rather than removed to create a smooth but not hollow look.
- If skin is removed as part of the lower blepharoplasty, there will be a faint scar under the lashes.
- TCB surgery is scarless.
- Laser resurfacing leaves no scars
Combination Facial Procedures:
The procedures listed below are frequently performed alone or in conjunction with upper eyelid surgery.
With anti-bruising medication and gentle handling of the tissues, the recovery is fairly quick. Most patients are presentable one week after lower eyelid surgery.