Eyelid Surgery Specialist

Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgeons located in Doylestown, PA & Cherry Hill, NJ

Sagging skin around your eyelids can make you look older and even impair your vision. Joseph Tamburrino, MD, who is fellowship-trained in aesthetic plastic surgery, performs eyelid surgery at Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and Cherry Hill, New Jersey. For better vision and younger-looking eyes, call or book an eyelid surgery consultation online today.

Eyelid Surgery Q & A

What is eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, is a procedure that removes excess, droopy skin from around your eyes. Depending on your needs, Dr. Tamburrino can perform blepharoplasty on your upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both.

Over time, the delicate skin of your eyelids stretches and the area loses muscle tone. This may cause excess fat to accumulate above and below your eyelids, resulting in sagging eyelids and bags under your eyes.

Sometimes one or both eyelids may droop enough to reduce your field of vision. Blepharoplasty reduces or eliminates these vision problems while also restoring a more youthful appearance.

Who is a good candidate for eyelid surgery?

You may want to consider blepharoplasty if droopy eyelid skin interferes with your vision or distracts from your appearance. Eyelid surgery corrects many cosmetic concerns, including:

  • Puffy upper eyelids that appear tired or sad
  • Bags and dark circles under the eyes
  • Excess skin obscuring the upper eyelid folds
  • Excess skin on the lower eyelids

Some people choose to get eyelid surgery done at the same time as another procedure, such as a facelift.

What should I expect from eyelid surgery?

During a consultation, Dr. Tamburrino attentively listens to your concerns and discusses your goals for treatment. You can expect to spend at least an hour at your consultation. In this time, he evaluates factors such as:

  • Facial muscle structure
  • Underlying bone structure
  • The symmetry of your eyebrows

Then he creates an individualized treatment plan that best addresses your needs. This may include blepharoplasty on your upper eyelids and lower eyelids. He may also use a specialized medical laser to resurface your skin and smooth wrinkles around your eyes.

Dr. Tamburrino performs blepharoplasty surgery in his office or at local hospitals. However, you shouldn’t need to spend the night in the hospital.

After surgery, you may experience temporary side effects such as blurred vision and watery eyes. You may also experience bruising and swelling that typically fades in 10-14 days.

To find out if eyelid surgery is right for you, call Prestige Institute for Plastic Surgery or book an appointment online.