Lower Eyelid Surgery Can Rejuvenate Your Appearance
Sagging skin beneath the eyes can cause patients to look aged and tired, impacting their overall appearance. At our Long Island, NY, practice, Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg can perform lower eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, to remove excess tissue for more youthful, revitalized features. Combining his attention to detail with technical precision, Dr. Greenberg can deliver exceptional results while minimizing scarring. Unless the procedure is medically necessary, insurance generally does not cover blepharoplasty. To make treatment more manageable and affordable, we accept financing through CareCredit®.
What is Lower Eyelid Surgery?
Lower eyelid surgery is designed to address the tissues and muscles around the lower eyes. Aging, stress, heredity, and environmental factors can cause the eyes to appear chronically tired and worn. This facial cosmetic surgery serves a variety of purposes and can correct a number of issues, including:
- Bags under the eyes
- Sagging lower eyelids
- Excess skin and tissue
- Fine lines and wrinkles under and around the eyes
- Hollowed areas under the eye
If you desire, Dr. Greenberg can combine this procedure with upper eyelid surgery or dermal fillers to enhance your results even further.
To qualify for this procedure, it is important to have a healthy immune system and realistic expectations. During your consultation, Dr. Greenberg can perform a thorough examination and review your health and cosmetic goals to ensure you are a candidate. He can then design your custom treatment plan. To better prepare you for surgery, we can provide a list of pre-surgical instructions to follow in advance.
Your surgery will take place in our fully-accredited ambulatory surgical facility. We can administer anesthesia to ensure your comfort. Most often, we perform this treatment under local anesthesia, however we can provide stronger sedatives if necessary. During treatment, Dr. Greenberg can make a small incision along the lower eyelashes. This allows him to access the underlying tissues of the lower eyelid, while ensuring the incision is delicately hidden. Depending on your unique desires, he can remove excess tissue from the lower eyelid and the area above the cheek. After repositioning the fat and tightening the skin, he can carefully close the incisions and apply bandages. Recovery typically takes a few weeks, but we can monitor your progress throughout this time to ensure you are healing well.
Combining his attention to detail with technical precision, Dr. Greenberg can deliver exceptional results while minimizing scarring.
Benefits of Lower Eyelid Surgery
By removing and smoothing the tissues under the eyes, patients can rejuvenate their entire appearance. As one of the more noticeable facial traits, your eyes play a significant role in how others view you. When eyes are puffy and wrinkled, it can make you appear older and tired. However, well-contoured eyes can help you achieve a youthful, healthy, and refreshed glow. Undergoing this treatment can boost your self-esteem and in turn improve your quality of life.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your eyes, please contact our office today online or by calling (516) 364-4200 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Greenberg. Our team at Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery offers the highest level of care and is committed to helping you achieve your cosmetic goals.