What You Need To Consider Before You Decide On Eyelid Surgery
Blepharoplasty is a common cosmetic procedure, with goals to improve the appearance of the eyelids by removing excess skin and fat. – leaving patients with a more refreshed look. Fully accredited Long Island, NY plastic surgeon, Dr. Elliot Duboys has many years of experience in reversing signs of aging around or excess skin around the eyes with blepharoplasty. It is important that patients understand what to expect when it comes to this procedure, specifically expected results.
Look Younger & Rejuvenated With Blepharoplasty
Eyelid surgery improves signs of aging and comes with the following cosmetic benefits:
- Removes excess skin and fat.
- Lifts sagging/drooping upper eyelid skin.
- Removes puffiness or bags above or below your eyes.
- Reverses wrinkle lines of the lower lid.
Moreover, many patients also receive eyebrow lifts for functional purposes to prevent the following problems:
- Sagging eyelids that affect your field of vision.
- Excess folds of skin that rub together, creating irritations.
- Discomfort in the forehead from lifting sagging eyelid skin.
The results of blepharoplasty are endless. You will not only look less tired, but you will also look and feel younger. Even if you are only interested in softening lines, the impact on your entire facial appearance will be absolutely tremendous!
Are You a Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
You may be a candidate for blepharoplasty, especially if you are interested in a more youthful and alert look or are looking to improve any of the aforementioned problems associated with drooping eyelid skin. We recommend that you come in to our Long Island, NY area office for a consultation to see if you will benefit from blepharoplasty. If not, we will discuss other possible options that may be able to achieve the same goal.
What Can I After Blepharoplasty?
It is important to us that our patients that are interested in eyelid surgery take the time to understand what the recovery for blepharoplasty entails.
- Recovery period may last between 2 to 4 weeks
- Initial swelling is normal, and should subside within several weeks. Patients may not be able to fully realize final results for a few months following the blepharoplasty.
- Eyes will feel tight and swollen following surgery – this is normal and will dissipate as the patient continues to heal.
- After surgery, it is important that the patient rest with their head elevated
The recovery after blepharoplasty plays an important role into the surgery’s final result. To preserve the work that your plastic surgeon has done, rest and relaxation are essential. During initial surgery consultations at Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants, PC, we thoroughly discuss the recovery process to each patient, and will tailor it to their specific needs.
Call Associated Plastic Surgeons For Your Eyebrow Lifting Consultation!
Whether you are interested in restoring youth or improving the functionality of your eyes, blepharoplasty may work wonders for you. If you are interested in eyelid surgery or another type of facial plastic surgery, please do not hesitate to call our Long Island, NY office at (631) 423-1000 for a consultation.
We look forward to hearing from you and helping you combat any signs of aging!
How To Care For Your Body Before & After Surgery
Liposuction is one of the more common cosmetic procedures performed, as it can help eliminate stubborn, unwanted fat that diet and exercise haven’t been able to fix. This method of body contouring is achieved by removing excess fat cells, through small incisions. A narrow tube (cannula) is inserted and used to break up excess fat cells in the area, which are quickly removed through the cannula.
Before you decide to have liposuction, it is important to familiarize yourself with the recommended before and after surgery care by your cosmetic surgeon. By following these guidelines you will ensure optimal results, and a quicker recovery time.
How Can I Prepare for Liposuction?
First, you should be sure to consult with your cosmetic surgeon to make sure that you are healthy enough to have liposuction (or any other cosmetic procedure). A liposuction candidate must be in good physical health prior to surgery. Once you have received the okay from your surgeon, it is important to understand the realistic expectations of liposuction. This procedure removes fat cells, but it does not keep them away forever. To maintain your results, it will be important to maintain a healthy lifestyle after surgery.
After Liposuction – The Recovery
Recovery from liposuction is relatively quick. Patients may experience some bruising, bleeding, burning, minor pain and temporary numbness at first. However, patients should be able to resume their normal daily activities and routine within 5 to 7 days. Swelling will gradually dissipate taking 6 months – revealing your new and improved shape.
Be sure to make arrangements with a friend or family member who can help you for the first couple of days following surgery. You will need someone to drive you home following the procedure, as well as to help with small daily tasks for a few days. It will be important to rest and take it easy in order for you to minimize complications. A good recovery is a vital part of your end result.
Maintaining Your Liposuction Results
With the right care and plan you will be able to maintain your results for a lifetime. Patients should maintain a healthy lifestyle, maintaining weight and exercising, that will aid in keeping new fat cells away. By focusing on eating well and exercise you will help to ensure that your new shape lasts.
Dr. Elliot Duboys of Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants, PC has over 30 years of experience in cosmetic surgery, and performing liposuction. If you would like to find out more on how you may be able to benefit from liposuction, please contact us at our office. We will work with you to schedule a time for a liposuction consultation with Dr. Duboys. Our practice is located in Huntington, NY and we serve patients all over the Nassau and Suffolk County, NY areas.
Knowing The Difference Between Procedures
Deciding which surgery will best enhance your breasts is a personal choice that many of our patients face. Dr. Elliot Duboys of Long Island NY is here to explain each step of your decision. To start, it is important to understand the difference between a breast augmentation and a breast lift.
Breast augmentation patients, generally seek to enlarge the size of their breasts. This is achieved by using saline or silicone breast implants that may be placed behind the breast tissue (retromammary) or beneath the pectoralis major muscle (retromuscular) or a combination of both (dual plane).
Reasons For Breast Augmentation:
- Individual unhappy about the size (volume) of her breasts
- Different sized or asymmetrical breasts
- Difficulty in finding clothing that fits
- Disproportional breasts in relation to the rest of the body
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
When a women chooses a breast lift (mastopexy), the plastic surgeon will ‘lift’ the breast restoring the breast to its proper location. Then, the any excess skin will be tightened and a rounder, perkier shape created.
Reasons for Breast Lift :
- The nipples point downward
- Reduction in size of the areola
- Breast positions shift as weight is gained or lost
- Restore breast shape as a result of aging, breast-feeding or genetics
Sometimes patients chose both procedures, to restore both volume and shape that frequently occurs as a result of child birth or aging. Basically, breast augmentation changes the volume of the breast, while Mastopexy (breast lift) changes the contour/shape of the breast.
Now you may be asking yourself, “Which procedure do I want? Or do I want both?” Whether or not you have an idea of how you see yourself looking, Dr. Duboys will walk you through both procedures and explain how you may best benefit.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at 631-423-1000 to schedule your complimentary consultation at our Long Island office. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you along your journey!