Blepharoplasty Specialist

Advanced Facial Surgery

Manolis Manolakakis, DMD, FACS

Facial Cosmetic Surgeon located in Shrewsbury, NJ & New York City, NY

Whether or not your drooping eyelids interfere with your vision, they can have a strong impact on the way you look and how others discern your mood. At Advanced Facial Surgery in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, and Greenwich Village in Manhattan, New York City, cosmetic surgeon Manolis Manolakakis, DMD, FACS, performs eyelid surgery to widen your eyes and reduce the wrinkles around them. For a blepharoplasty consultation, call Advanced Facial Surgery or reserve an appointment online today.

Blepharoplasty Q & A

What is blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, repairs the skin around your eyes by making it tighter and less droopy. Your eyelid skin is already thin, and the aging process causes it to stretch and weaken. As a result, you might have more wrinkles around your eyes than anywhere else on your face. They can make you look tired, upset, or unapproachable.

At Advanced Facial Surgery, Dr. Manolakakis customizes your blepharoplasty based on your specific concerns. He can surgically alter the skin on your upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both areas. During the procedure, he makes careful incisions along the folds of your eyelids that are easy to hide scars. 

He may remove or redistribute small pockets of fat, and he might remove some skin in the process, too. After 10-14 days of healing, your eyes appear more youthful and alert.

Why do I need a blepharoplasty?

Many aging patients explore blepharoplasty for treatment simply because of the way their sagging eyelid skin makes them look. After all, blepharoplasty is primarily a cosmetic surgery used to brighten and revive your appearance by tightening the skin and alleviating wrinkles. You can get the surgery to fix:

  • Excessive wrinkles around your eyes
  • Droopy upper eyelids
  • Droopy lower eyelids
  • Bags under your eyes

In some cases, blepharoplasty isn’t only cosmetic. You might consider the surgery if your droopy eyelids interfere with your vision or block your peripherals. If this is the case for you, your insurance may cover some or all of the surgery.

How should I prepare for eyelid surgery?

You meet with Dr. Manolakakis before eyelid surgery to discuss your medical history, the changes you’d like to make with the surgery, and your current health. He gives you an eye exam and an overall physical examination before taking photos of your eyes to use while planning your surgery.

Then, he gives you specific instructions to follow, leading up to the date of your surgery. He may tell you to:

  • Stop taking certain medications
  • Quit smoking several weeks in advance
  • Arrange a ride to and from your surgery
  • Protect your skin from the sun

If you have any questions about preparing for your surgery or the recovery period, Dr. Manolakakis can answer them for you well in advance.

To find out more about blepharoplasty, and to start planning your eyelid surgery, call Advanced Facial Surgery or book your consultation online today.