Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Dark circles and puffiness under your eyes and sagging eyelid skin can make you look fatigued and frazzled. For men and women with these concerns in New York City and Staten Island, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) from Dr. Louis Cutolo can result in a more rested and open eye appearance that helps you look younger.
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A board-certified plastic surgeon in Staten Island, Dr. Louis Cutolo, Jr. is an active member of both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of the American College... read on
Who is a Good Candidate?
You may benefit from eyelid surgery if you want to:
- Correct under-eye hollows and puffiness around your eyes
- Minimize wrinkles and sagging on your eyelids
- Improve vision impaired by exceptionally heavy, "hooded" eyelids.
Dr. Cutolo also frequently combines eyelid surgery with a second procedure, such as a brow lift for a more complete aesthetic solution.
To view the results of some of our satisfied eyelid surgery patients, visit our Photo Gallery.
If you are having upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Cutolo typically performs the procedure in his office, using local anesthesia to keep you comfortable throughout your procedure. Lower eyelid procedures are usually performed in a hospital using either local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. For the upper eyelids, Dr. Cutolo makes tiny incisions in the natural creases of your eyelids, hiding them so scars are practically invisible. After removing excess fatty tissue, he tightens loose skin and may make adjustments to the muscles.
For the lower eyelids, the incision is completely hidden and fat is removed as well. If needed, Dr. Cutolo uses laser technology to smooth your lower eyelid wrinkles and to reduce excess skin. Excess skin can also be reduced with a procedure called a "skin pinch." Dr. Cutolo may also recommend adding BOTOX® Cosmetic to your Staten Island eyelid surgery to minimize lines and wrinkles in the crow's feet area. The procedure usually takes 1 to 3 hours. Dr Cutolo will discuss these options with you during the consultation and will recommend which will give you the best and longest lasting results!
By resting and limiting your movements, you can heal more quickly. Some patients experience minor discomfort from the procedure, which can be alleviated with oral medication. Using cold compresses will help to minimize discomfort and any swelling or bruising. After one week, you will return to Dr. Cutolo's office, where he will remove your stitches and check your progress.
Results and Benefits
Several weeks after eyelid surgery, any swelling or bruising usually is gone, revealing naturally beautiful results. Patients typically look more alert and rested. In place of sagging, puffy upper eyelids and bags under the eyes, they now have youthfully firm skin around the eyes and smoothly contoured eyelids.