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Who Needs Eyelid Surgery?

Last year, over 200,000 people chose to have eyelid surgery — also called blepharoplasty. In fact, eyelid surgery was one of the top-five most popular cosmetic surgeries, and the number of people who opted for it increased by 2% over the previous year.

Why are more and more people choosing to have surgery on their eyelids? Perhaps it’s because this procedure can make it easier to see and help you look younger and more awake. 

If you’re interested in blepharoplasty, don’t hesitate to visit Norman J. Pastorek, MD, at our office in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Dr. Pastorek has performed over 5,000 eye surgeries over the last 30 years. He’s an expert who can help you get the best results from eyelid surgery.

But is this procedure right for you? Let’s take a look at the reasons people choose eye surgery.

#1: It helps you see better

Your eyes are supposed to enable you to see the world clearly, but drooping skin around them can get in the way. During eyelid surgery, Dr. Pastorek removes excess skin and fat around your eyes. This clears your field of vision, allowing you to take in the world around you unencumbered. 

#2: It takes years off your face

During eye surgery, Dr. Pastorek can address sagging skin, not just in your eyelid, but also under your eye. By removing excess fat from around your eye and tightening the skin in the area, he restores a more youthful eye shape. This can help you look younger and more alert. 

#3: It can help with migraines 

If you suffer from migraines, pay attention to the way you move your forehead as you’re trying to see. If you regularly lift your brows and crease your forehead to see more clearly, you may be creating excess strain that worsens your migraines. Eyelid surgery can alleviate this forehead strain, helping to ease your discomfort.  

#4: It can create an eyelid crease

If you’re of Asian descent and have always wanted an eyelid crease, don’t hesitate to ask Dr. Pastorek about double eyelid surgery. With this procedure, he creates a supratarsal epicanthic fold (eyelid crease) for both of your eyes. 

#5: It’s an outpatient procedure

During your blepharoplasty, Dr. Pastorek only needs to use local anesthetic and IV sedation to ensure you’re comfortable. The procedure itself usually takes an hour or two, and you can head home the same day. 

To set up a consultation with Dr. Pastorek to find out if eyelid surgery is right for you, contact our office by calling us or scheduling your appointment online.

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