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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Meet The Doctor
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.