Eyelid Surgery in Buffalo, NY
Eyelid surgery also known as blepharoplasty, is a corrective procedure that can remove excess skin from the upper and lower eyelids, reduce dark circles or “bags” under the eyes, remove excess fat pockets and wrinkles, providing a more youthful appearance to the eyes.
One of the first things noticed about a person is their eyes. During the aging process, wrinkles, lines, and puffiness contribute to a tired or aged appearance. The blepharoplasty surgery is often performed in conjunction with other facial procedures such as a face lift or rhinoplasty (nose surgery).
Festoons or Malar Mounds are is a condition related to lymphatic swelling in the upper cheeks near the eyelids. Very often, festoons can be misdiagnosed as lower eyelid fat pads.
There are several components to Festoons and correction will depend on the exact cause. If there is redundant skin and lower eyelid muscle, this can be improved with a technique which redrapes the skin over a tightened muscle.
Very often however, Festoons or Malar Pads can be treated with a non-surgical laser resurfacing. Using aggressive CO2 laser resurfacing, the collagen and skin can tighten, and after healing, will result in a smoother, less puffy appearance.
Dr. Shatkin sometimes uses a combination of surgical and non-surgical treatment to obtain optimal result. Treatment decisions will depend on the condition and is best determined at the time of the consultation.
The typical recovery for deep laser treatments of Festoons is 10-14 days. Redness and puffiness may persist several weeks, however, women can usually apply cover up makeup after 7-10 days to hide redness.