Who is a Candidate for Eye Lift Surgery (Blepharoplasty)?
A candidate for blepharoplasty surgery, also known as eyelift surgery, is any person who wants to look younger and fresher without making drastic changes to his or her face. “Family resemblances” of puffy eyelids, pouch-like lower lids, and drooping skin over the eyes becomes more and more noticeable with age. Certain lifestyles such as smoking, sun worshipping, excessive weight gain, or high stress are more likely to make droopy lids appear as well.
in her twenties in the sun. As a teacher she was noticing that she was
having difficulty keeping her eyes open while working and noticed that
lifting the skin off of her eyes resulted in her feeling relief. She also
felt frustrated with applying makeup to the eye area since this extra
skin caused it to smear. Dr. Prasad performed cosmetic upper eyelid
blepharoplasty, which revealed the natural shape of her eyes and
further allowed her to apply cosmetics as she wished.
There is no such thing as the right age for eyelid blepharoplasty surgery or for any type of cosmetic surgery. Some of our patients are as young as 14 and as old as 100. When considering if you are a candidate for blepharoplasty surgery, you need to decide whether you feel the need to change your appearance. No one should ever convince you to get cosmetic surgery. Ultimately, the decision to have blepharoplasty surgery is a highly personal choice and will depend on your own cosmetic goals.
If you do decide that blepharoplasty surgery is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Prasad, our super specialist in eye and eyelid surgery.
Dr. Prasad’s Blepharoplasty Surgery: The SmartLift Eyelift
Dr. Prasad has pioneered a particular technique in blepharoplasty surgery known as the “SmartLift eyelift,” which involves minimal incisions, local anesthesia, and very natural results. The SmartLift eyelift differs from traditional eyelid blepharoplasty surgery because it involves minimal risk, minimal anesthesia and maximal results. Using local anesthesia means that the downtime after the procedure is much less than blepharoplasty surgery performed under general anesthesia. In addition, general anesthesia has more attendant risks than local anesthesia, so generally speaking, the SmartLift approach is certainly a safer option.
difficult to place eyeshadow onto her upper eyelids because of the
excess skin. She was also a runner and complained that her upper
eyelid skin would get irritated because the skin was loose. Dr. Prasad
performed a cosmetic upper eyelid blepharoplasty which allowed her
to apply her makeup in a way that she desired.
Dr. Prasad has developed a standardized SmartLift System for blepharoplasty surgery to properly classify a person’s eyelids on the basis of gender, age, ethnic background and skin condition. This analysis allows him to select the right approach that is properly personalized to an individual patient’s eyelift. The SmartLift System is a useful tool, but the personalized artistic touch of Dr. Prasad is what makes all the difference in the beauty of your results.
Upper vs. Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty Surgery
Upper eyelid blepharoplasty surgery is performed using a small incision that is hidden in the crease of the upper eyelid. The scar usually heals extremely well and is difficult for others to see even when your eyes are closed.
He felt that he was working with people who were younger than him
and he was being labeled as “older”. He felt that his eyes were affecting
his ability to communicate and be effective in his work. He was also
very concerned that any surgery not make him look “plastic”.
Dr. Prasad performed conservative upper and lower blepharoplasty
to give his eyes a more vibrant appearance.
Lower eyelid blepharoplasty surgery is used to eliminate puffiness and heavy bags under the eyes. Lower lifts have two techniques: traditional and transconjunctival blepharoplasty surgery.
Choosing the Right Cosmetic Surgeon for Eyelid Blepharoplasty Surgery
Dr. Prasad is board certified and a fellow of The American Society of Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS). This means that he has special training in eye microsurgery as well as in cosmetic surgery of the eyelids and the orbit (the bones that surround the eye).
There are only about 500 specialists worldwide who are members of ASOPRS, which is an exclusive professional society with highly stringent criteria for membership. Dr. Prasad is widely renowned for his expertise in eyelid and orbital surgery and is one of the first specialists consulted for eyelid revisions because of his extensive experience.
An experienced surgeon such as Dr. Prasad combines his expertise and the latest surgical techniques to provide optimal results for his patients. Learn more about Dr. Prasad
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To schedule a consultation with Dr. Prasad to determine the best procedure for you, submit the form below or call our Manhattan office at (646) 820-1980 or Garden City Long Island Office at (516) 535-9490. Our phones are open 24 Hours a Day / 7 Days a Week.