Dr. Keith Blechman offers blepharoplasty palstic surgery (upper and lower eyelid surgery) at his Upper East Side NYC plastic surgery practice.

With age, the muscles around the eyes weaken and the overlying skin may become loose. This process may lead to drooping skin and bulging fat which creates a tired-looking appearance. Surgery to rejuvenate the eyelids, referred to as a blepharoplasty, removes excess skin and fat from the area. This will result in a younger, more refreshed appearance to the eyes and face. Upper and lower blepharoplasty can be combined separately, together, or in combination with another procedure such as a facelift. During your consultation Dr. Blechman will discuss your desires and expectations with you, and an individualized plan tailored to your needs will be explained.

46 Years Old, Looking my Age and in Need of Upper Eyelid Surgery – New York NYC,: Any doubts I may have had were immediately dispersed after my first appointment with Dr. Blechman. He explained the procedure and what to expect afterwards so clearly. His bedside manner is wonderful and he clearly cares about his patients – he called the day before, and the evening of the surgery, to make sure all was ok. I’ve never had to wait to see him, and never felt rushed during the appointment. No complaints at all. ~RealSelf

Surgery lasts approximately one to two hours and is typically performed under sedation. An upper blepharoplasty is performed by making an incision in one of the natural creases of the upper eyelid, thus concealing it. In the lower lid, a blepharoplasty incision is usually made just below the lash line, or on the back of the lid so that there is no visible scar. Only the necessary amount of excess skin and fat are removed. Patients with thyroid problems, dry eyes, high blood pressure, diabetes, or any medical conditions related to the eye may need to consult first with an ophthalmologist about whether they can proceed with surgery.

Patients go home the day of surgery and are permitted to walk around and commence with light activities. Swelling and bruising are expected. Cold compresses are applied to the area, and a lubricating ointment will be applied to the eyes as a protectant. Stitches are removed in less than a week and most patients return to work once they are removed. Results will begin to be evident within days to weeks once the swelling starts to resolve. The final result should be evident by one to two months after the surgery and will last for many years.

Complications from blepharoplasty are uncommon. As an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Blechman takes a conservative and educated approach to blepharoplasty, and will discuss in detail all the risks, alternatives, and benefits prior to performing surgery.

All consultations and procedures are performed by Keith M. Blechman, M.D., an Upper East Side NYC plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Blechman is a graduate of renowned plastic surgery training programs at both New York University and MD Anderson Cancer Center, and he specializes in cosmetic surgery, reconstructive procedures for skin cancer and breast cancer, as well as transgender breast surgery. Dr. Blechman is recognized for his expertise in the field and was honored to be included on the 2016 and 2015 New York Super Doctors lists.

Keith M. Blechman, MD
Upper East Side Plastic Surgery Practice
800A 5th Ave
Suite 300A
New York, NY 10065