Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, can help you look younger and more energized by eliminating bags and tightening saggy eyelids. Drooping or puffy eyelids can make you appear tired, depressed and older than you really are, and in some cases they can even impair your vision.

Top New Jersey plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Zubowski will make tiny incisions along the natural lines around your eyes to remove the excess skin and fat from the upper and/or lower eyelids. In his experience, this procedure often leaves no visible scars at all. After surgery, you may experience swelling for several days, but you can usually return to work within a week.

There are specific types of eyelid surgery from double eyelid surgery, Ptosis surgery, lower eyelid surgery, oculoplastic surgery, transconjunctival blepharoplasty to laser blepharoplasty.

Double eyelid surgery, also known as East Asian blepharoplasty or Asian eyelid surgery is a type of cosmetic eyelid surgery where the skin around the eye is reshaped. The purpose of double eyelid surgery is to create an upper eyelid with a crease (i.e. “double eyelid”) from an eyelid that is naturally without a crease (a.k.a. “single eyelid”).

Ptosis is defined as drooping of the upper lid, partly covering the pupil. Ptosis causes a tired, sleepy appearance and reduces vision. Ptosis surgery is intended to provide a more youthful, vibrant appearance as well as to improve your sight. Some patients with ptosis also have excess skin and fat in the upper lid, which can be corrected at the time of ptosis surgery.

Many people have baggy and puffy lower eyelids. Lower eyelid surgery (removal of excess eyelid skin) can drastically minimize the appearance of baggy and puffy lower eyelids. The cause of baggy and puffy lower eyelids is due to a combination of herniating fat, excessive skin, and edema (water retention).

Upper eyelid surgery is a procedure to correct eyelid droop and improve your overall facial appearance.

Oculoplastic surgery is plastic surgery isolated to the areas around the eyes: the eyelids, orbit (bones behind the eye) and lacrimal (tear drain) system. Oculoplastic surgery involves both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures on the eyelids, orbit (bones and anatomic structures behind the eyeball) and lacrimal (tear drain) system. Typical eyelid disorders treated by oculoplastic surgery include ptosis (drooping eyelids), congenital malformations, trauma (lacerations), tumors (skin cancer), malpositions such as entropion (turned in eyelid) and ectropion (turned out eyelid), styes (chalazia), blepharospasm & eyelash abnormalities.

Lower eyelid suspension surgery (Canthopexy or Tarsorrhaphy) can fix eyelids that droop or sag due to sun damage, prior eyelid surgery, aging, or paralysis. Lower eyelid suspension surgery will tighten and possibly elevate the lower lids. The perfect candidates for lower eyelid suspension surgery (Canthopexy or Tarsorrhaphy) include people who have excessive, sagging, or wrinkled upper or lower eyelid skin, people who have eyelids that droop because of prior eyelid surgery, aging, or paralysis, and people who have puffy pouches of fat in the lower lids that create a tired or aged appearance. The intended results of lower eyelid suspension surgery (Canthopexy or Tarsorrhaphy) include tightening and possible elevation of the lower lids, reduction of the symptoms from excessive conjunctival and corneal exposure (such as weeping, inflammation, irritation, redness, and blurring of vision), and improved appearance of the lower eyelids and eyes.

Transconjunctival blepharoplasty, the concept of operating on the lower eyelid from the inside of the lid – is a gentle, precise, safe and tissue-sparing procedure for eyelid rejuvenation. Patients contemplating eyelid surgery for eye bags and lower eyelid laxity should consider the benefits associated, as the transconjunctival blepharoplasty approach offers several aesthetic and long term functional advantages compared to traditional techniques. A ‘transconjunctival’ approach (through the conjunctiva) immediately provides access to the deep layers without violating the important central layers of the eyelid. Transconjunctival blepharoplasty can be referred to as ‘tissue-sparing lower blepharoplasty’; ‘muscle-conserving blepharoplasty’, or ‘no-touch blepharoplasty’. Basically, they all refer to the concept of leaving the structural middle-layer of the eyelid intact. Transconjunctival blepharoplasty is the key-component in a fully customizable modular approach to aesthetic and functional eyelid surgery. It offers the best method for tailor-made, deep-layer fat manipulation, such as fat removal or fat repositioning. Recovery after transconjunctival blepharoplasty is shorter than traditional eyelid surgery (usually only a few days) and patients generally experience limited bruising and swelling. Transconjunctival blepharoplasty allows a scar-free rejuvenation of the lower lid and has met with a high degree of patient satisfaction. The risk of complications from this procedure is very low.

A perfect non-surgical eye lift treatment includes a laser blepharoplasty. Laser eyelid surgery offers new advances in eyelid rejuvenation that can help restore a more youthful look to patients of all ages. Laser cosmetic blepharoplasty is performed without a scalpel. The laser allows the surgeon much greater control for this delicate laser eye lift treatment. The laser immediately seals blood vessels and is extremely precise. Laser blepharoplasty can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids.

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