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    Upper Eyelid Surgery

    Upper eyelid surgery is a procedure with both functional and aesthetic benefits. The cost of eyelid surgery is minimal compared to the improvements you experience in your visual acuity and the boost in self-esteem you get from the youthful, rejuvenated look you project. For the most effective blepharoplasty in New York City, call the experts at Millennial Plastic Surgery. Receive the benefits in as little as 10 days in this outpatient, minimally invasive procedure.

    What Is Upper Eyelid Surgery?

    Upper eyelid surgery is also called upper eyelid blepharoplasty. It’s a procedure that aims to change the way your eyes look by removing or repositioning fat, skin and muscle in your upper eyelids. This surgical procedure can also correct vision problems caused by sagging eyelid skin. But it’s most often used for aesthetic purposes when you want a refreshed overall facial look.

    Dr. David Shokrian of Millennial Plastic Surgery in New York City is the go-to professional for this procedure because of his knowledge and expertise. He ensures everyone has the best results by carefully harmonizing your unique facial features. He also gives you access to state-of-the-art facilities for this delicate procedure. Trust Dr. Shokrian’s ability to give you subtle enhancements while ensuring maximum safety and optimal recovery.

    Upper Eyelid Surgery

    Why Should I Choose Upper Eyelid Surgery?

    Opting for upper eyelid surgery is a highly personal decision, which can be motivated by the desire to have a more youthful look. But the procedure can also address purely functional purposes, such as the need to address vision problems caused by droopy eyelids.

    If you choose upper eyelid surgery, or better yet, undergo double eyelid surgery, which combines upper blepharoplasty with lower eyelid surgery and other facial enhancements, you’ll experience several benefits, including:

    Am I Eligible for Blepharoplasty?

    You make a good candidate for eyelid surgery if you’re experiencing physical discomfort because of extra skin weighing down your eyelids or if you have visual impairments caused by upper eyelids that obstruct your field of vision. You may be a good candidate even if you just want to refresh your appearance. Most people who have this surgery are older than 35, but you must be at least 18.

    Consult with a knowledgeable cosmetic surgeon, such as Dr. Shokrian, to discover whether upper eyelid surgery is the best option for you.

    You may qualify for blepharoplasty if:

    What Can I Expect during Upper Eyelid Surgery?

    During your upper eyelid surgery, your comfort and safety are priorities. The procedure begins with careful preparation, as local anesthesia is administered to ensure a pleasant and pain-free treatment experience. The eyelid is sterilized and precise markings are drawn to guide the surgeon’s incisions.

    Your NYC surgeon then carefully removes excess skin, muscle and fat, repositioning it when appropriate to make each eyelid appear younger and slimmer. Very fine sutures are strategically placed to close the incisions. The procedure may take one to three hours, depending on how difficult it is.

    During the surgery, you can expect the surgical team to offer:

    What’s My Recovery Going to Be Like?

    Most people only feel minimal discomfort. Immediately after the surgery and for the first few days, you may notice swelling and bruising. These effects gradually disappear, and most people return to normal activity in 10 to 14 days.

    Dr. Shokrian and his Millennial Plastic Surgery team provide in-depth post-recovery care instructions for each recovery phase.

    After-care instructions may include:

    What Other Procedures Can I Have with Upper Eyelid Surgery?

    Several options complement upper eyelid surgery. Most people opt for these additional procedures to accentuate and complement what has been achieved by the procedure.

    Some of the more popular complementary procedures include:

    Don’t confine yourself to one procedure if your goals are grander. Having multiple procedures at the same time can save you money and recovery time.

    How Much Is Upper Eyelid Surgery?

    The cost of eyelid surgery can range from $3,000 to $14,000. This is because there are different factors at play in each person’s unique case. Complementary procedures add to the overall cost. Your surgeon provides an estimate at your initial consultation. Insurance may cover a portion or all of the surgery if it’s being done to improve your vision. Otherwise, it’s considered a cosmetic procedure and not usually covered.

    Typically, blepharoplasty cost in NYC depends on:

    Millennial Plastic Surgery in Midtown Manhattan is a trusted medical partner in your quest for better vision and improved appearance. Dr. Shokrian and his team are ready to help you achieve your goals. Take your first step to a rejuvenated look that speaks to your inner vitality and self-confidence by contacting Millennial Plastic Surgery today


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