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Is Blepharoplasty Right For You?

Blepharoplasty is performed on men and women of all ages who want to improve their self-image. Most people have blepharoplasty to minimize the effects of aging. However, many people in their 20’s or 30’s may also benefit from the procedure.

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How is Cosmetic Blepharoplasty Performed?

Dr. Koplin will determine the specific method that’s best for your blepharoplasty.

Upper Eyelids

Typically, the incision begins within the natural crease of the eye’s inside corner and extends slightly beyond the outside corner into the crow’s feet or laugh lines. Through this incision, excess skin and fatty tissue are removed. The incision line follows the natural contour of the upper eye lid, and is camouflaged when healed.

Lower Eyelids

Excess skin, muscle and fat are removed through an incision typically concealed just below the lower lashes. Through this incision, Dr. Koplin may also make special adjustments. For example, the fat beneath the eye may be redistributed to eliminate puffiness or bulges. In some patients, he may tighten underlying muscle.

Dr. Koplin may decide that the best approach for removing fat from the lower eyelid is with a transconjuctional blepharoplasty. In this procedure, an incision is hidden inside the lower eyelid. This technique requires no external incision, but it cannot be used to remove excess skin. The fat beneath the eye may often be redistributed through this technique as well! Laser resurfacing or chemical peel can be used in conjunction with this procedure to minimize fine wrinkles around the eyes. Dr. Koplin is also well-known for transferring stem-cell rich fat into this area for correcting hollowness, plumping the skin and establishing a healthy, oxygen-rich blood supply.

Your Blepharoplasty Procedure

Safety and Comfort with Anesthesia
Medications are administered for your comfort during blepharoplasty. Choices include intravenous sedation or general anesthesia: Dr. Koplin will recommend the best anesthesia for you. Your anesthesia provider has a wealth of experience in facial procedures, safety, and care. Your safety and comfort are always paramount.

Fully Staffed Recovery Room
You will spend one to two hours in a fully-monitored and state-of-the art recovery room at the surgery center. Your registered nurse will be at your side every moment to attend to your safety and comfort.

Recovery and Convalescence

You have several options for recovery: you may choose to have professional care, to stay in a recovery center, or recover at home. If you wish to recover at home, you must have someone stay with you the first night. We’ll send you home with specific instructions regarding how to care for your eyes, as well as information about medications that can aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your overall health, and when to follow-up with Dr. Koplin.

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Reasons you may
need Blepharoplasty

Upper Eyelids

    • Excess skin that hides the natural fold of the Upper Eyelids
    • Loose skin that hangs down from the Upper Eyelids
    • Puffiness in the Upper Eyelids that creates a tired look

Lower Eyelids

  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the Lower Eyelids
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the Lower Eyelids
  • Hollowness and thin, discolored skin

Dr. Lawrence Koplin

Attention to detail, expertise in surgical technique, and pioneering work in the area of Natural Fat-Transfer sets Dr. Koplin apart from other surgeons. For nearly 20 years, he has used a combination of these techniques to make eyes appear alert and refreshed.

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State-of-the-Art Operating Facility

Your custom procedure will be performed in a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility associated with our medical office. We are fully accredited by Medicare and AAAASF, and are held to the same standards as an operating room in a private or university hospital.

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Your Blepharoplasty Consultation

  • Thyroid problems, such as hypothyroidism or Grave’s disease
  • Lower Eyelids that droop significantly and reveal the white beneath the iris (the eye’s colored portion)
  • Eye problems such as “dry eye,” a detached retina or glaucoma
  • High blood pressure or other circulatory disorders
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes

What to expect the first two weeks after Blepharoplasty:

First Week:
You should rest quietly with your head elevated for the first few days after surgery. We may recommend cold compresses for your eyelids.

You may have some swelling, bruising, irritation or dry eyes and discomfort that can be controlled with medication, cold compresses and ointment. Some patients find that mild swelling persists for several weeks, while others may see swelling resolve in as little as one week.

Your vision may be slightly blurry for a few days.

Second Week and Beyond:

Bruising typically disappears within seven to ten days.

Each day your incision will fade more and more, typically disappearing within six weeks. We’ll provide a special ointment to hasten healing.

Ten days after your surgery, you may resume strenuous exercise.

Case Results
Results vary for each individual.