The answer: Blepharoplasty
All procedures start with a consultation at one of Dr. Kwan’s three NYC area locations: in Manhattan, Queens, and Fort Lee, NJ. After discussing concerns with you, and evaluating your features and medical history, he may recommend blepharoplasty surgery, which is also known as an “eye lift” or “eyelid” surgery. Treatment at Edmund Kwan, MD is unique to each person. So, the technique or approach recommended for you may not be the best option for a family member or friend. The best candidates for blepharoplasty, which combines “blepharo” (for “eyelid”) and “plasty” (for “surgical repair”), may have:
- Puffy bags underneath the eyes – The lower lids may be so heavy that they pull the eye downward, exposing the white sclera under the iris.
- Droopy upper eyelids – Laxity at the natural contours of the lids may result in folds so severe that they interfere with a patient’s ability to see clearly.
- Excess fat deposits – Eyelids may also appear puffy due to deposits of fatty tissue above the eyes.
Dr. Kwan safely and skillfully alters the upper and lower eye regions, restoring the youth and vision that age or other factors may have taken away. As part of this procedure, excess fat and skin may be removed, or muscles may be tightened. You can trust Dr. Kwan’s expertise to treat ptosis, which is a condition caused by weakened muscles that result in droopy eyelids. Depending on your needs and goals for treatment, Dr. Kwan may treat the upper or lower eyelids, or both areas.
Whatever the case may be, you can “see” the results from your blepharoplasty procedure before the surgery is scheduled. Edmund Kwan, MD is among a select group of practitioners to offer 3-D imaging with the Vectra system. You can compare detailed scans of your face before and after surgery, thanks to this advanced technology, and Dr. Kwan can illustrate exactly what to expect from the techniques used to improve the comfort and appearance of your eyes.