Blepharoplasty - Robert Morin MD

Blepharoplasty

Dr. Morin performs blepharoplasty
in NYC in an outpatient setting
using local anesthesia, meaning
the patient can go home shortly
after the procedure.

Heavy upper eyelids, dark circles, or bags around the eyes give the face an immediate tired and aged appearance. Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Robert Morin takes a customized approach to blepharoplasty in his NYC practice to correct drooping eyelids and associated signs of aging. Using scar-less incision methods and the latest technology available, Dr. Robert Morin provides the most aesthetically pleasing and functional results through blepharoplasty in New York.

How Blepharoplasty Works

Dr. Morin performs blepharoplasty in NYC in an outpatient setting using local anesthesia, meaning the patient can go home shortly after the procedure. Upper blepharoplasty involves making small cuts and removing excess skin along with muscle and fat, if necessary. Lower blepharoplasty usually involves the removal of fat – the main contributor to under eye bags. The incision may either be on the inside or the outside of the eyelid below the eyelashes. Asian eyelid surgery, also called double eyelid surgery, is typically performed on Asian people “to westernize” their eyelid appearance.

Before & After Photos

After Treatment photo - Blepharoplasty - female patient 1
Before Treatment photo - Blepharoplasty - female patient 1

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Candidates for Eyelid Surgery

Dr. Morin performs eyelid surgery on New Yorkers who wish to correct drooping, hooded, or puffy eyelids and under eye bags. Most people undergoing the surgery are over 35 although the surgery can be performed on younger people if their drooping or baggy eyelids are hereditary and affecting vision. Heavy smokers are generally not ideal candidates for any type of surgery and may be asked to stop smoking at least 2 months prior to the procedure. Given the delicacy of eyes, people with underlying problems like glaucoma, dry eyes, hypertension, insufficient tear production, thyroid problems, and diabetes should not opt for this procedure. Candidates for blepharoplasty must also be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the procedure.

What Eyelid Surgery Treats

Dr. Morin performs blepharoplasty to treat the following concerns:

Sagging Eyelids Disrupted Vision Wrinkles around the Eyes
Blepharoplasty can be performed to target extra skin, muscles, and sometimes fat that can lead to sagginess of eyes. Blepharoplasty improves the patient’s sight by lifting a droopy eyelid out of their normal field of vision. Eyelid surgery can minimize the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes.

Recovery from Blepharoplasty

Recovery from eyelid surgery is quick compared with other kinds of surgeries. In the recovery room, the patients are monitored for side effects and are discharged the same day, provided no complications occur. The most common side effects are blurry vision and increased sensitivity to light. The complete recovery requires a few weeks.

In his clinic located in NYC, Dr. Morin reevaluates and removes any stitches within ten days. During recovery, patients are encouraged to:

  • Use cold compress to reduce swelling
  • Maintain hygiene
  • Avoid using contact lenses for 2 weeks
  • Use prescription spectacles
  • Use the ointments to keep the incision lubricated
  • Use the medications as prescribed
  • Keep the head as elevated as possible
  • Avoid overexertion

Choose Dr. Morin in NYC for Your Eyelid Surgery

Dr. Robert Morin has been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He has also completed an accredited fellowship in craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery, which has significantly increased in knowledge-base and surgical expertise. His philosophy is that a successful eyelid surgery begins with an good rapport between the patient, surgeon, and staff during the consultation, which speaks volumes about his passion for achieving the best results possible for his patients.

Prospective patients are encouraged to schedule an appointment. Call 212.740.7500 to book your blepharoplasty with Dr. Morin or use our online form to request a call back.