Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery, can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence by eliminating droopy or sagging eyelids. As people age the eyelid stretches, muscles weaken, and fat accumulates around the eyes,
causing "bags", or excess skin to become prominent. During your consultation with Dr. Senderoff, he will assess which of the four eyelids (top and bottom for both eyes) require the procedure.
The best candidates for eyelid surgery are men and women who are physically healthy, psychologically stable, and realistic in their expectations. Generally patients for this procedure are 35 years or older. However, if sagging eyelids run in your family,
it may be advisable to have eyelid surgery at a younger age.
Traditional eyelid surgery is commonly performed by Dr. Senderoff to improve drooping upper eyelids and remove puffy bags of the lower lids. These characteristics often make people look tired, unenthusiastic and appear older than their age.
The traditional eyelid surgery procedure is the second most common aesthetic surgery performed today on men and women, according to the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. While it does a good job at
addressing the problems described above, there are other cosmetic concerns, such as crow's feet around the eyes which are not necessarily corrected with traditional eyelid surgery. Laser skin resurfacing in combination with BOTOX® ® injections around the
eyes can be done in combination with eyelid surgery.
There are variations of the eyelid surgery operation including transconjunctival eyelid surgery, laser resurfacing eyelid surgery, and lower eyelid resuspension surgery. Dr. Senderoff will discuss all these options with
Eyelid surgery is routinely performed on patients from their early twenties through their seventies. The eyelid surgery procedure is performed in our fully accredited surgical facility in Manhattan.
If you have any questions about eyelid surgery (transconjunctival eyelid surgery, laser resurfacing eyelid surgery, and lower eyelid resuspension surgery) or any other plastic surgery procedure please feel free to
contact us at our Manhattan or Westchester offices.
Eyelid Surgery F.A.Q.
Q: What about insurance?
A: Eyelid problems are common, even in younger people. Correcting eyelid problems that interfere with your vision may be covered by your health insurance. However, when eyelid surgery is performed for cosmetic reasons, it may not be covered in part or in
whole by your health insurance. We will help you determine if your insurance provider provides eyelid surgery coverage.
Q: Can anyone undergo this procedure?
A: As with all facial cosmetic surgery, good health and realistic expectations are prerequisites. People with circulatory, ophthalmologic, or serious medical conditions must rely on the diagnostic skills of their own personal specialists to determine
whether blepharoplasty is an option to consider.