About Eyelid Surgery
The eyes are a unique component of the face that deserves to be shown; however, an abundance of skin above or under the eyes can create an unsightly aged look. Seasoned plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio offers blepharoplasty (also known as eyelid surgery) to remove excess skin and lift the upper or lower eyelid, creating a softer, younger look. Countless men and women undergo eyelid surgery at Uptown Body Contouring to reduce puffy bulges, leading to improved function and appearance. Upper and lower eyelid surgery creates a fresh, youthful appearance and can produce subtle yet striking improvements. If you're interested in rejuvenating your eyes with an eye lift to remove excess skin, schedule a consultation with Dr. Del Vecchio at his office in New York, NY.
"Let me start off by saying that I never post reviews but this Doctor definitely deserves it. I had liposuction done by him and he exceeded my expectations. So much so that I have referred many of my clients to him. My body has made a complete transformation. Dr. Del Vecchio is very honest and to the point. I first had a consultation in 2018 but didn't decide to get the procedure until this year. My only regret is not doing it sooner. His new staff is very attentive and helpful. They went out of their way to help me through the entire process from beginning to end."- A.B. / Yelp / Oct 09, 2019
"Let me start off by saying that I never post reviews but this Doctor definitely deserves it. I had liposuction done by him and he exceeded my expectations. So much so that I have referred many of my clients to him. My body has made a complete transformation. Dr. Del Vecchio is very honest and to the point. I first had a consultation in 2018 but didn’t decide to get the procedure until this year. My only regret is not doing it sooner. His new staff is very attentive and helpful. They went out of their way to help me through the entire process from beginning to end."- A.B. / Google / Oct 09, 2019
"I had a bbl procedure with Dr. D in 2017 and I have to say that I absolutely love my results! He really outdid himself and I could not be happier with my results. In addition to giving me outstanding results, Dr. D gave me back my confidence back. I am able wear sexy and complimentary clothes and I feel great. I love his work so much that I will be going back for a second round! Hands down one of the best in the business!!!"- S.F. / Google / Oct 04, 2019
"I was browsing forever for a good BBL surgeon, I decided to go with DelVecchio and I would choose him over and over again. He is very straightforward and will not give you false expectations. I love that he works with most body shapes. I have had successfully multiple rounds with him with no problems. Any concerns I had he was quick to answer via email or text and follow up appointments. You won’t regret his work. I get compliments EVERYDAY AND I LOVE IT!"- M.M. / Google / Sep 22, 2019
"I’ve had such an amazing experience with Dr. Delvecchio and his staff. They are all very welcoming and knowledgeable. During my consultation, i knew right away that i 100% wanted to get my surgery with Dr. DelVechhio. He’s attentive, caring, SAFE, and really knows what he’s talking about. No wonder he is well-known internationally, because his work is amazing!!! I’m currently 3 weeks post-op, and i’m feeling great. I’ve had a speedy recovery and best of all, i love my results and i’m not even fully recovered yet! I’ve had a really low self-esteem these past few years, and Dr. DelVechhio has brought my self-esteem back up. I 100% recommend Dr. DelVecchio! His work is out of this world! Thank you Dr. DelVechhio and staff for taking great care of me and helping me feel great again!"- Y.R. / Google / Sep 18, 2019
Eyelid surgery is a cosmetic procedure that is sought out by both men and women. During your private consultation, treatment alternatives will be discussed with Dr. Del Vecchio based on your symptoms that need to be addressed. In most cases, ideal candidates are frustrated with excess, hanging skin and folds above their eyes, or bulging skin below the bottom eyelids. These conditions can cause vision impairment that can hinder your daily life. For a rejuvenated appearance, eyelid surgery may be the right procedure for you. If you have loose skin that droops on the upper eyelid or bags and circles under the eyes, blepharoplasty can correct this to give you a younger appearance.
Depending on the complexity of the blepharoplasty, general anesthesia or IV sedation will be given. This procedure may be done on the upper eyelid alone, on the bottom eyelid, or a combination of both upper and lower.
Upper blepharoplasty assists in diminishing the hanging of skin that droops over the eye to create a more appealing eyelid appearance. An incision is usually made along the lash line or crease to trim away tissue and fat.
Lower eyelid surgery is performed to reduce puffy skin under the lower eyelid. The incision is placed just under the lash line to allow access to remove fatty tissue, and the skin is delicately lifted to produce a smoother look. In some cases, nonsurgical laser treatments can be applied to assist with discoloration while dermal fillers can be used for added smoothness, if necessary.
What to Expect
Eyelid surgery can last up to two hours based on whether one or both eyes are treated. After the procedure, you should allow a few days to rest and avoid strenuous activities. Ice packs can help reduce bruising and swelling. The results from eyelid surgery can last years, but even though they are lasting, the aging process does not stop. To complement your surgical outcomes, facial rejuvenation treatments at Uptown Body Contouring, such as laser skin resurfacing and fillers, can be paired to create a fresh appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does eyelid surgery cost?
Cosmetic eyelid surgery costs can vary, depending on whether you are having an upper eyelid lift, lower, or both. As soon as your treatment plan has been developed during your consultation, Dr. Del Vecchio can then discuss estimated costs. To get natural-looking results that last a long time, it is better to focus on selecting a skilled plastic surgeon whom you trust, like Dr. Del Vecchio, instead of trying to find the cheapest place. To make it easier for you to afford a great eyelid lift, Uptown Body Contouring accepts many payment methods and we can help you find low-interest financing.
Can I use insurance to pay for my eyelid surgery?
If loose skin is limiting your vision, your insurance may pay for part of your eyelid lift. Please tell Dr. Del Vecchio during your consultation if you might be using your insurance. Someone at Uptown Body Contouring will help you get the needed information and paperwork for your insurance company to process your claim. Typically, you will need a diagnosis from an optometrist or ophthalmologist that an eyelid lift will improve your vision.
What are some other benefits of an eyelid lift?
An eyelid lift not only helps to refresh your appearance, but it can also improve other aspects of your life. You may find your field of vision expanding when excess skin from your upper eyelid is removed. It can also be easier to apply eye makeup when your upper eyelid is smooth. Eliminating fine lines, "crepey" skin, puffy bags, and dark circles under your eyes can make your eyes look brighter and fuller without cosmetics.
Will an eyelid lift fix wrinkles and Crow's feet?
Forehead wrinkles and Crow's feet may be better addressed with a facelift or brow lift since the results of the eyelid surgery are confined to the eyelids only. Eyelid surgery can be combined with a nonsurgical procedure, such as BOTOX, which combats wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. An injectable filler can also be effective because it adds volume to hollow areas for a fuller appearance. During your consultation, Dr. Del Vecchio will create your custom treatment plan based on your goals.
What about nonsurgical treatments instead of eye surgery?
Skin tightening without surgery and injectable treatments (such as Juvéderm and BOTOX) can provide some improvements. However, if you have moderate to severe sagging skin or want long-lasting results, an eyelid lift would be better than nonsurgical treatments. When you have talked to Dr. Del Vecchio about your concerns and goals for your eyes, he can explain his recommendations for your nonsurgical or surgical treatment plan. He may also suggest both surgical and nonsurgical procedures for your best results.
Plan Your Procedure
If you are having a hard time seeing due to hanging skin on the upper eyelid, or you suffer from puffy bags under your eyes, then blepharoplasty at Uptown Body Contouring may be right for you. This surgery can help you look youthful and awakened while offering a gorgeous answer to your vision impairment concerns. We invite you to contact our office in New York, NY to schedule a consultation with skilled plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio.