Your eyelid lift surgery
Eyelid surgery in New York City with cosmetic surgeon Dr. Zevon usually takes one to three hours, depending on the extent of the surgery. If you’re having all four eyelids done, Dr. Zevon will probably work on the upper lids first, then the lower ones.
In a typical eyelid surgery in New York City, Dr. Zevon makes incisions following the natural lines of your eyelids; in the creases of your upper lids and just below the lashes in the lower lids. The incisions may extend into the crow’s feet or laugh lines at the outer corners of your eyes. Working through these incisions, Dr. Zevon separates the skin from underlying fatty tissue and muscle, removes excess fat, and often trims sagging skin and muscle. The incisions are then closed with very fine sutures.
If you have a pocket of fat beneath your lower eyelids but don’t need to have any skin removed, Dr. Zevon may perform a transconjunctival blepharoplasty. In this procedure the incision is made inside your lower eyelid, leaving no visible scar. It is usually performed on younger patients with thicker, more elastic skin.