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Blepharoplasty in Utica, NY

Here at Natural Face™ Clinics, board-certified surgeon Dr. Sang W. Kim is proud to help residents of Utica, NY address a variety of medical and cosmetic conditions with blepharoplasty.

What is blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)?

Unlike many other forms of cosmetic surgery, blepharoplasty helps patients who are struggling with excess fat, skin and muscle specifically in the eyelid area. Depending on the exact problems the patient is experiencing, a blepharoplasty can be performed on the lower eyelids, upper eyelids or both. This particular procedure addresses issues such as droopy upper eyelids and bags under one’s eyes. It can also be carried out to treat any vision problems that have been caused by those issues.

Who are good candidates for eyelid surgery?

Modern cosmetic procedures are incredibly safe and effective, but the ideal candidate for this surgery is an adult over the age of 35 and who is in relatively good health. Unfortunately, there are certain medical conditions that might make this surgery impossible. This includes cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and chronic dry eyes. However, most healthy individuals are excellent candidates for this procedure.

What does the procedure involve?

Blepharoplasty typically takes around 90 minutes to complete, and most patients will need at least two full weeks to recover. Your surgeon will begin by making small incisions along the eyelids that must be treated. For patients who have excess fatty tissue that must be removed, transconjunctival eyelid surgery might be performed as well. This means an extra incision will be made just inside the lower rim of the patient’s eye. After that incision is made, the soft tissue and muscle can be pulled away from the fat before it is removed. In most cases, this surgery is carried out under a local anesthetic. Patients are also given an oral sedative to help them relax.

If you are a resident of Utica, NY and would like to know more about blepharoplasty or some of the other treatment options that could help you improve the aesthetics of your face, then please call Natural Face™ Clinics today to schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons.

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Dr. Sang W. Kim

Harvard Trained, Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

Sang W Kim, MD is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery, nasal/sinus surgery, and hair restoration surgery.

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I was working in Central New York and had an upcoming event and needed to get 2 areas of Dystport done. They were able to accommodate my schedule( as it was short notice) Dr. Kim’s entire staff was so friendly and welcoming!! During the procedure , even Nurse Dan held my hand and kept me smiling the whole time!! I was incredibly impressed with Dr Kim as he made sure he took the time to explain the process as well as not “ being rushed” something I have experienced with previous Doctors. I live in Florida but will be seeing Dr Kim from now on, and will be recommending their office to my fellow New Yorkers! It’s been almost 2 weeks since my appointment and the results are amazing!!! So happy! Thank you so much Dr Kim, Mary and the rest of the staff !

- michele goodwin

Dr. Kim is a world-class facial plastic surgeon. I’ve been to the top surgeons in the country from Beverly Hills to Miami and I found Dr. Kim to be superior. His face and neck lift were flawless and so natural that no one could tell I had anything done, but everyone said I looked ten years younger. As Syracuse is a discreet location, I would highly recommend anyone who wants a top notch face and neck lift to fly in. His bedside manner is as fantastic as his work. I can’t recommend Dr. Kim enough. I think he is the best Facial plastic surgeon in the country.

- Shelly Cohen

I am very happy with Dr. Kim and all of his staff. Not only did I have a surgical procedure done but I also go there every week for allergy shots and they couldn't be nicer. And Dr. Kim is awesome - - great bedside manner! I highly recommend them!!!

- Sheila Guenette

57 years old and wanted to start my new path in life retired...not looking tired! I did extensive research and sought out 5 surgeon recommendations. I was extremely impressed with Dr. Sang Kim for several reasons: 1 - He specialized in and only performs /neck surgeries, 2 - Dr. Kim is younger and probably more newly established, but there was no doubt that he is a perfectionist and a professional in his field, 3 - He is patient and really listens. I felt confident and trusted that he was giving me his best recommendation for my concerns, 4 - He didn't try to push unnecessary or extra procedures, 5 - I was impressed by how obvious it was that Dr. Kim's administrative and medical staff liked him and respected his work. But most of all, I am extremely satisfied with the results of my face lift!

- Shannon F

I can't say enough good things about Dr. Kim. He is the most patient, professional, and personable physician I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. Instead of being rushed through the practice, every member of his staff made me feel welcome and important from the moment I walked through the door. He wouldn't perform a single procedure on me until he fully answered every minute question I had (all of which he eloquently and candidly answered); you can tell that his formal training was exceptional. His bedside manner and skilled technique easily make him one of the best kept secrets in Syracuse. I have referred numerous friends to him who have also, in turn, referred their friends. Make the consult and see for yourself... you won't be disappointed!

- Deanna Hillman

Dr. Kim and his staff were incredible. I had a face lift done this past summer and I was treated with dignity and respect by everyone. Dr. Kim is an exceptional surgeon and one of the nicest and kindest doctors I have ever met. I had a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend Dr. Kim and his entire staff. I recently went back to Dr. Kim for injections. Again my experience was wonderful. He explains everything he is going to do and what to expect. I didn't bruise and I love the fact that he doesn't overdo. He and his staff are just incredible. If I could give more than 5 stars I would.

- Debbie Ely

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