Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Eyelid surgery is a wonderful procedure producing long-lasting results with very little downtime.

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) with Dr. Richard Bensimon

Eyelid surgery can involve the upper eyelid, lower eyelid (bags) or both. It has a significant impact on appearance with very little downtime, making it one of the most rejuvenating procedures in plastic surgery. However, selecting a skilled board certified surgeon is essential to avoid common pitfalls of the procedure like a rounded or downturned eye. Examine before and after images carefully before scheduling your consultation.

Dr. Bensimon’s Surgical Approach to Blepharoplasty of the Lower Eyelid
As we age, it is common for bags to develop under the eye. These are caused by a weakening of the membrane in the lower eyelid which allows fat to push out, creating a tired appearance and dark circles.

Dr. Bensimon has been a pioneer in a superior approach to blepharoplasty that corrects these problems. He has lectured internationally on his eyelid surgery technique for improved outcomes. In traditional blepharoplasty of the lower eyelid, an incision is made through the skin and fat is removed through the middle of the eyelid. This method often produces inferior results. As the patient heals scarring and tissue contraction leads to a shortening of the lid. This is compounded when the surgeon attempts to improve wrinkling or textural issues by removing excess skin. The result is unsightly rounding of the outer part of the eye or downturned lower lid.

In the superior technique for lower blepharoplasty, perfected by Dr. Richard Bensimon, an incision is made behind the eyelid (trans-conjuctival), avoiding the middle of the eyelid. In the rare event that excess skin needs to be removed, Dr. Bensimon does so without disturbing the middle of the eyelid. If skin texture issues are a problem, Dr. Bensimon may discuss performing a special chemical peel he has developed specifically for the eye.

Dr. Bensimon’s Approach to Upper Eyelid Surgery
Hooding of the upper eyelid is one of the hallmarks of aging. Excess skin and fatty tissue create a heaviness or drooping of the eyelid. The eyelid may even rest on the eyelashes impairing vision. The result is a tired, puffy look. Dr. Bensimon first takes careful measurements to ensure optimal position of the upper eye fold. He removes excess skin to create a crisp fold without changing the natural shape of the eye or hollowing out the lid.

Eyelid Surgery Recovery
Recovery from eyelid surgery is very quick. There is very little discomfort. Slight bruising and swelling are normal. The surgery itself is short and may often be performed under local anesthesia or with mild sedation.

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