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Eyelid issues can lead to both functional and aesthetic problems. They may arise due to the natural aging process, where the slowing of collagen production and loss of skin elasticity result in a sagging or drooping appearance. Alternatively, genetics can also play a role in developing these issues. Fortunately, solutions are available for individuals experiencing problems with their upper or lower eyelids.

One such solution is blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, offered at New York Laser Vision. This procedure can address problems with your upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, thereby correcting functional and aesthetic issues. The result is improved, unobstructed vision and a significantly enhanced quality of life.

What is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid lift or eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic procedure performed to improve the appearance of the eyelids. Depending on your needs and goals, it can be done on both the upper and lower eyelids. By removing excess skin, fat, and muscle from the eyelids, blepharoplasty can help address common concerns such as:

  • Drooping or sagging upper eyelids
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Puffiness or excess skin on the lower eyelids
  • Impaired peripheral vision due to excess skin
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Types of Blepharoplasty

There are two main types of blepharoplasty:

  1. Upper eyelid surgery: In this procedure, an incision is made in the natural crease of the upper eyelid to remove excess skin and fat, which can create a more youthful and refreshed appearance. This can also help improve vision for those with significant drooping or sagging eyelids.
  2. Lower eyelid surgery: This procedure involves an incision made just below the lash line or inside the lower eyelid. Excess skin, fat, and muscle are removed or repositioned to reduce puffiness, bags, and wrinkles, resulting in a smoother, more rejuvenated 
Type Incision Location Purpose

Upper eyelid surgery

Natural crease of upper eyelid

Remove excess skin, improve appearance
Lower eyelid surgery

Below lash line or inside eyelid

Reduce puffiness, smooth wrinkles

Dr. Giyaur's Signature Approach

Dr. Julia Giyaur’s unique blepharoplasty approaches set her apart from others in the field.

Upper Blepharoplasty

Many surgeons primarily focus on addressing skin laxity and excess skin, simply removing it and concluding the procedure. In contrast, Dr. Giyaur takes a comprehensive approach to the entire upper eyelid area, considering the muscles responsible for keeping the eye open and the position of the brow.

Drawing on her background as an ophthalmologist, she offers a unique perspective and the ability to address all eyelid-related issues in a highly personalized manner, which may encompass:

  • Traditional blepharoplasty
  • Ptosis repair
  • Brow lift
  • Skin resurfacing with Opus plasma

During upper blepharoplasty, she addresses muscle issues that simultaneously lift the eyelid (ptosis) and tighten the skin. Additionally, Dr. Giyaur considers the brow position and performs an indirect brow lift if necessary during the blepharoplasty procedure. To enhance results and improve skin quality in the area around the eyes, we typically perform Opus plasma skin tightening as part of the blepharoplasty, as surgical blepharoplasty alone does not address skin quality.

Lower Eyelid: Triple Blepharoplasty

Our method is unique as it combines these three steps as part of lower blepharoplasty, offering a comprehensive approach to achieving natural and rejuvenated results. The surgical procedure begins with lower eyelid blepharoplasty to remove eye bags, followed by the immediate transfer of the patient's own fat from areas such as the abdomen and thighs, and then Opus plasma treatment.

The purpose of these additional services is to enhance the results, create better facial balance, and achieve a more rejuvenated appearance. For example:

  • Removing eye bags often leads to hollowness in the eyelid area and cheek under the eye, caused by the loss of cheek fat pad. This hollowness becomes more apparent after the eye bag removal. To address this, micro fat transfer is performed to restore the natural cheek, stimulate collagen, and create a more rejuvenated look.
  • Following the fat transfer, which contains stem cells that are effective at building collagen and fat cells that provide long-lasting volume, Opus plasma treatment is conducted to tighten the skin around the eyes and produce collagen. The unique aspect of our approach is the focus on restoring a natural, youthful appearance rather than solely removing eye bags.

Blepharoplasty Benefits

Here are the top benefits of undergoing a blepharoplasty:

  • Improving vision: If excess skin causes the upper eyelids to droop significantly, it may obstruct your field of vision. Blepharoplasty can help to remove this extra skin, thereby enhancing your eyesight.
  • Reduced eye fatigue: Droopy eyelids may cause you to involuntarily squint or strain your eye muscles, which could lead to persistent eye fatigue. Eyelid surgery can alleviate this discomfort, allowing your eyes to feel more relaxed.
  • Youthful appearance: Eliminating excess skin and fatty deposits around your eyes can lead to a more youthful, revitalized look. This can boost your self-confidence and enhance your overall appearance.
  • Decreased fine lines and wrinkles: Blepharoplasty may also help to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, contributing to smoother, more radiant skin.

Other Advantages

Apart from these critical benefits, other advantages include:

  • Improved symmetry between the two eyes
  • Long-lasting results
  • It can be combined with other facial procedure

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Am I a Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty candidacy considerations include the following:

  • Age: Generally, suitable candidates are at least 35 years old, as eyelid issues become more prevalent with age. However, younger individuals with a family history of droopy or saggy eyelids might also consider this procedure.
  • Medical conditions: Certain medical conditions should be under control or resolved before undergoing blepharoplasty, such as hypothyroidism, Graves' disease, or dry eye issues.
  • Nonsmokers: Smokers should quit smoking before the procedure, as it increases the risk of complications and affects the healing process.

If you fall into the category of a good candidate, blepharoplasty can effectively rejuvenate your appearance, providing you with a refreshed and youthful look.

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The Blepharoplasty Procedure


Before undergoing a blepharoplasty, you’ll attend a consultation with Dr. Julia Giyaur, a founding director of New York Laser Vision Aesthetics. As a board-certified ophthalmologist in Manhattan & Brooklyn with over 15 years of experience, she is uniquely qualified to conduct a comprehensive evaluation to determine your candidacy.

This appointment includes the following:

  • Discussing your concerns and goals
  • An exam considering factors such as eye shape, skin elasticity, and overall health
  • Measuring your eyelids
  • Tests to assess your tear production and eye health
  • Discussing your medical history and medications or supplements you're taking


Depending on your specific needs, a blepharoplasty can be carried out using various techniques. Some standard methods include:

  • Traditional Technique: This method involves making an incision in the natural fold of the upper eyelid or just below the lower lash line. Excess skin, muscle, and fat are removed before the incision is closed with sutures.
  • Transconjunctival Technique: Used primarily for the lower eyelid, the incision is made on the inside of the lower lid. This approach eliminates visible external scars and is best for patients with minimal excess skin.
  • Laser-assisted techniques: Laser technology is sometimes used to resurface skin, usually for patients with significant wrinkles or excess skin.
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Postoperative Care

After your blepharoplasty, follow Dr. Giyaur’s instructions carefully to ensure a smooth recovery. Here are some common points to keep in mind:

  • You will likely experience some discomfort, but over-the-counter or prescribed pain medication can help alleviate this
  • Apply cold compresses to the affected area for the first 48 hours to reduce swelling and bruising
  • Elevate your head while resting during this period
  • Keep your eyes well-lubricated with prescribed eye drops or ointment, and avoid wearing contact lenses for at least two weeks
  • Avoid strenuous activities, such as heavy lifting or intense exercise, for two to four weeks after surgery
  • You should schedule a follow-up appointment to ensure you are healing correctly and address any questions or concerns

Why Choose Dr. Giyaur for Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty requires a skilled surgeon to remove the right amount of skin and fat and ensure your eyes maintain a natural appearance. Choosing a reputable and experienced medical professional to achieve the best possible outcomes from your eyelid surgery is essential.

There are several reasons why New York Laser Vision is the ideal choice for your blepharoplasty procedure, mainly attributed to the expertise and dedication of Dr. Julia Giyaur. As the sole performing surgeon for this procedure at New York Laser Vision, Dr. Giyaur goes above and beyond to ensure you receive the best possible care.

First and foremost, Dr. Giyaur is a highly experienced Ophthalmologist with clinical experience in prestigious hospitals like Mount Sinai New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and Northwell North Shore University Medical Center. In addition to her clinical practice, she continues contributing by teaching and consulting at hospitals and clinics across NYC.

In addition to her extensive medical background, Dr. Giyaur is well-versed in non-surgical aesthetic treatments; however, if surgical intervention is required, she is highly qualified to perform blepharoplasty with the utmost precision and competence.

With these factors in mind, you can trust that your blepharoplasty procedure will be performed skillfully and effectively at New York Laser Vision, resulting in the best possible outcome for your vision and appearance. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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Blepharoplasty FAQ

What is blepharoplasty, and what does it entail?

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic treatment aimed at improving the look of the eyelids. This procedure involves extracting additional skin, fat, and muscle from either the upper or lower eyelids. This procedure targets concerns like sagging lids, under-eye bags, and puffiness, aiming to rejuvenate the eye area.

How can blepharoplasty improve my vision?

Enhancing vision is a potential benefit of blepharoplasty, as it removes surplus skin that might hinder eyesight, especially when eyelids droop or sag significantly.

What results can patients expect from blepharoplasty?

Patients can expect improved eyelid appearance, enhanced vision, and a more youthful overall look following blepharoplasty.

What factors determine candidacy for blepharoplasty?

Factors such as age, medical conditions like thyroid issues or dry eyes, and smoking status are considered when determining candidacy for blepharoplasty. Rest assured, Dr. Giyaur will conduct a thorough evaluation during the consultation to ensure the procedure is suitable for you.

How long do the results of blepharoplasty last?

Blepharoplasty offers long-lasting results, typically providing patients with a refreshed and youthful appearance for years to come.

What is involved in the postoperative care following blepharoplasty?

After surgery, we recommend taking prescribed pain medication to alleviate discomfort, applying cold compresses to minimize any swelling and bruising, resting with the head elevated, and refraining from strenuous activities for several weeks. It's crucial for patients to schedule a follow-up appointment to track their healing journey.

Can blepharoplasty address asymmetry between the eyes?

Yes, blepharoplasty can improve symmetry between the two eyes, helping to achieve a more balanced and harmonious facial appearance.

Can blepharoplasty be performed under local anesthesia?

Yes, blepharoplasty can often be performed under local anesthesia, although general anesthesia may be preferred for some patients depending on individual preferences and the extent of the procedure.

How soon can patients return to normal activities after blepharoplasty?

Patients typically resume their regular activities, such as work and exercise, within a few weeks after blepharoplasty. This return to normalcy occurs once swelling and bruising diminish, and the eyes recover adequately.

What sets Dr. Julia Giyaur's approach to blepharoplasty apart?

Dr. Giyaur takes a comprehensive approach to blepharoplasty, considering not only skin laxity but also the muscles responsible for eye movement and the position of the brow. Her background in ophthalmology enables her to address all eyelid-related concerns with a personalized touch.

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