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Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery

Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery services offered in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY

Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery services offered in the greater Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY area

Cosmetic eyelid surgery can eliminate sagging and baggy skin around the eyes to give you a rested, fresh, and youthful look. At Ophthalmology Associates of Bay Ridge, skilled cosmetic eyelid surgery specialist Brian Herschorn, MD, performs eyelid surgery tailored to your unique facial anatomy to give you ideal results. Call the Bay Ridge office in Brooklyn, New York, or book an appointment online now.

Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Q & A

What is cosmetic eyelid surgery?

Cosmetic eyelid surgery involves removing excess skin and fat from around the eyes and may include muscle tightening. The procedures are designated as cosmetic surgery because they’re not medically necessary and primarily enhance your appearance.

What are the types of cosmetic eyelid surgery? 

There are two main types of cosmetic eyelid surgery. 

Upper blepharoplasty
Upper blepharoplasty deals with the upper eyelids. It’s common for eyelids to stretch as you age, leading to skin drooping. In extreme cases, the upper lids can droop low enough to cover part of your eye. 

Upper blepharoplasty removes extra skin and fat and tightens the muscles in the upper eyelids. It gives you a better upper eyelid definition and a more youthful appearance. 

Lower blepharoplasty
Lower blepharoplasty deals with the lower eyelids. Fat loss and sagging can occur as you age, creating undereye bags and sagging that makes you look older than your years. 

Lower blepharoplasty removes extra skin and fat and redistributes fat. The procedure can eliminate bags and dark circles under your eyes, giving you a younger appearance. 

The Ophthalmology Associates of Bay Ridge team are experts in eye architecture and function and can tailor your blepharoplasty to look best for your face. 

Will insurance pay for cosmetic eyelid surgery?

Insurance providers don’t cover cosmetic procedures. However, there are specific cases in which an eyelid problem requires correction because it’s affecting your eyesight, and in those situations, insurance may cover the surgery. 

For example, if you have severe ptosis upper eyelid drooping that keeps you from seeing clearly, it might qualify as a medically-necessary procedure. The team can evaluate your degree of vision obstruction and take photos of your ptosis to assess your situation. 

Is there a non-surgical alternative to cosmetic eyelid surgery? 

Only surgery can produce long-lasting results for sagging eyelids, fat loss, and other eyelid issues. However, Ophthalmology Associates of Bay Ridge does offer Botox® and dermal filler injections, which can temporarily relax wrinkles (Botox) and fill in areas of volume loss (fillers). Botox lasts around three months, and fillers last up to a year. 

Botox or fillers might be a good option if you’re not ready for surgery but still want to improve the appearance of your eyes.

Call the Ophthalmology Associates of Bay Ridge today or book an appointment online to learn more about eyelid surgery. 

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