What Are The Benefits Of Blepharoplasty?

Are you worried about droopy eyelids? Then getting Manhattan blepharoplasty could help. This plastic surgery procedure corrects drooping eyelids (ptosis) and bags, and tightens the skin and muscle in the area below the eyes. Sagging eyelids and brows are common signs of aging that negatively impact your looks. Blepharoplasty can address these concerns effectively.


Blepharoplasty removes excess fat pockets and sagging skin that give the appearance of under eye bags – which are often mistaken to be result of allergies, lack of sleep or fatigue. The procedure involves skin and muscle tightening, and smoothing of the line between the eyelid and the cheek to correct drooping eyelids (ptosis) and bags. Along with addressing aesthetic issues, blepharoplasty also corrects functional issues such as impaired peripheral vision by removing excess tissue from the upper eyelids.

The benefits of blepharoplasty are as follows:

  • Improves drooping/wrinkled lower eyelids/eyebrows
  • Restores a younger shape above the eyes
  • Removes bags under the eyes
  • Removes excess sagging skin and fat deposits that creates puffiness in the eyelids
  • Corrects impaired vision caused by droopiness
  • Results in a more rested, alert look
  • Provides a boost of confidence
  • Improves field of vision
  • Reduces forehead discomfort caused from the muscle straining
  • Restores a youthful look

As the area around the eyes is prone to aging, with time, the tissues begin to sag, the brows droop, and skin and fat accumulate in the upper eyelid. These changes can make people look weary and older than they are. Moreover, sagging upper eyelids can also impair vision. Eyelid surgery is a feasible solution for these concerns.

Leading plastic surgery practices such as bodySCULPT in Manhattan offer both traditional and advanced blepharoplasty. Incisions are made in discreet areas (to limit visible scarring) and fatty tissues are removed using a special instrument. In some cases, the muscle tissue is repositioned or removed. The traditional technique comes with long downtime and recovery than advanced blepharoplasty techniques such as laser blepharoplasty. This advanced option causes hardly any visible scars and comes with minimal discomfort, downtime, and shorter recovery. When performing upper blepharoplasty, blunt-needle anesthetic injection is used to reduce postoperative bruising, hematoma and pain. Along with correcting aesthetic issues, the procedure also helps to restore peripheral vision by removing excess tissue of the upper eyelid that causes functional visual impairment. The technique used to perform blepharoplasty will vary from patient to patient based on the individual considerations.

Whatever your reasons for seeking Manhattan blepharoplasty, you’ll only achieve the best results with a highly qualified plastic surgeon. So find an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice that provides the services of plastic surgeons who are experts in performing the procedure. Such surgeons will have a thorough knowledge of the structures around the eyes, which is critical for achieving optimal results and avoiding potential complications. They will provide you with proper treatment plan which will be developed after a careful evaluation of your concerns and goals as well as your medical history, medical conditions, drug allergies and previous treatments, and risk factors.