Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) in Princeton and Monroe, NJ
Sagging eyelids can be corrected through eyelid surgery, allowing patients to regain confidence in the appearance of their eyes. Board-certified New Jersey otolaryngologist Dr. Scott Kay performs eyelid surgery for patients, including those throughout Princeton and Plainsboro, in the Central New Jersey area at Princeton Otolaryngology Associates.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is commonly known as eyelid surgery and can be performed for cosmetic or functional purposes. Patients may simply want to correct the appearance of drooping eyelids, or may need to address vision problems that can be caused by drooping eyelids.
Benefits of Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
Depending on your reason for undergoing eyelid surgery, the benefits will vary. Some common benefits of eyelid surgery include:
- Improves confidence in your appearance
- Increases self-esteem
- Improves the look of the eye area
- Improves obstructed vision
Before and After Photos
Blepharoplasty can drastically improve the look and function of the eyes, as well as your confidence. See the difference — click here to view before and after pictures of actual patients.
How is Eyelid Surgery Performed?
This procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia, which is applied to the eyelid. Depending on the location which will be treated, the incision is typically made in the crease of the eye or near the lower lashes. Skin and fat deposits are removed or repositioned to tighten skin and muscle. The surgical site is closed with sutures or adhesive.
Preparing For Surgery
Patients need to be in good health to undergo a blepharoplasty procedure so we recommend making lifestyle changes before the procedure to ensure you are in good shape. Patients should quit smoking, as smoking can alter the healing process. We will review your current medication list and let you know if any should be discontinued before surgery. Please arrange for transportation to and from the procedure.
Recovery from Blepharoplasty
You will likely experience minor discomfort and bruising of the eyelids after surgery. For approximately 10 days after surgery, you’ll need to apply prescribed ointments as well as cold compresses to promote healing. Please take care to protect your eyelids from sun exposure during the recovery period.
How Much Does Blepharoplasty Cost?
Most eyelid surgeries are considered elective, meaning your insurance may not pay for the procedure. We offer financing through CareCredit® to cover the cost of your surgery. If you have questions about your insurance coverage or financing, please contact us.
Is it Right For Me?
Ideal candidates for blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) are those who have loose, sagging skin on the eyelids. If your vision is obstructed by excess skin and tissue in the eyelid, you can benefit from this procedure. If you’re bothered by the appearance of your eyelids or under-eye bags, you should consider eyelid surgery.
Why Choose Princeton Otolaryngology Associates?
Dr. Scott Kay and the team at Princeton Otolaryngology Associates is committed to offering patients top quality plastic surgery care. Having completed a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship at Pittsburgh’s Shadyside Hospital, Dr. Kay is a skilled surgeon who offers skilled and compassionate care. Our goal is to help you achieve the aesthetic results you desire from your eyelid surgery.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
First, your medical history will be reviewed. Dr. Kay will discuss your concerns and your goals for undergoing eyelid surgery. He will examine your eyelids in order to determine the appropriate course of action to offer the results you desire. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions regarding the procedure during your consultation, and can schedule the surgery when you are ready.
Since 1993, board-certified New Jersey otolaryngologist Dr. Scott Kay has been treating patients, including those throughout Princeton and Plainsboro, at his Central New Jersey area practice. Patients choose Dr. Kay for elite medical and surgical care relating to ear, nose, and throat issues. To schedule a consultation, please contact us today.