When colleagues repeatedly ask if you’re getting enough sleep, or the puffiness under your eyes is telling the world you’re much older than you feel, it may be time to consider blepharoplasty, otherwise known as eyelid surgery. Norman J. Pastorek, MD, PC, FACS, is a renowned facial plastic surgeon in New York City who has performed more than 5,000 eyelid surgeries in his 30-plus year career. With a visit to Dr. Pastorek, you can banish undereye bags and look younger in just weeks.
Loose, puffy skin around your eyes is one of the most common signs of aging. Fatty deposits cause bags under your eyes that make you look tired and older, even when you’re well-rested.
At the first signs of undereye bags, maybe you tried to camouflage the area with makeup. Although this technique may work for awhile, the bags stay just as puffy, so you’re stuck with them, and they often become even more noticeable with each passing year.
Dr. Pastorek performs blepharoplasty, a minor surgery, on an outpatient basis under local anesthetic and IV sedation to maximize your comfort, and you’ll feel no pain. He makes tiny, inconspicuous incisions along your lower eyelid so he can remove fat and excess skin, if necessary.
Although you may have some bruising immediately following surgery, it’s all over fairly quickly, and your eyes will heal in a matter of weeks. As swelling goes down, you’ll enjoy your rejuvenated, younger-looking appearance. Your eyelids appear smoother and firmer, and the puffiness is gone permanently.
Blepharoplasty can help improve your resting facial expressions, too. This is good news for men and women who want to look years younger but aren’t ready for an entire face-lift. Besides, if your eyes look older than the rest of your facial features, all you need is eyelid surgery to take years off your appearance.
Eyelid surgery on your lower lids by itself won’t get rid of fine lines and wrinkles, but it’s easy to combine other procedures like Botox® injections to smooth crow’s feet around your eyes, or a brow lift to raise a drooping browline. Dr. Pastorek may also recommend double blepharoplasty surgery to correct sagging upper eyelids if that’s a concern.
Everyone is different, so during your consultation, you discuss your ideal, desired outcome with Dr. Pastorek so he can customize an eye area rejuvenation treatment plan to help accomplish these goals.
Since blepharoplasty is a minor cosmetic surgery, your recovery time is fairly easy, too. At first, you’ll have some bruising, but with cold compresses and ointments, the swelling goes down in 7-10 days. Most men and women feel comfortable returning to work or going out in public just a week or so after their eyelid surgery.
Dr. Pastorek is an expert facial plastic surgeon with an artistic eye for detail, so your eyes will appear naturally rejuvenated. Friends and colleagues may notice how refreshed you look, but they won’t know you had any work done.
If you’re tired of looking tired all the time, eyelid surgery to banish those undereye bags may be just the solution. And, with Dr. Pastorek’s years of experience in eyelid and facial plastic surgeries, it’s easier than you realize to look and feel like your best, wide-awake self.
Call our state-of-the-art Manhattan office or schedule a consultation online. Our friendly, knowledgeable team welcomes your questions.