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What is Blepharoplasty?

As people age, changes in the eyelids are common. Often, the skin of the upper and lower eyelids stretches, allowing the fatty tissue around the eyes to bulge, giving the eyes a puffy appearance. The procedure removes the redundant upper eyelid skin, opens up your eyes and makes you look more wide awake, alert, and younger. A lower lid blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to  reduce the puffiness and remove bags that form under the lower eyelids.

About the Blepharoplasty Procedure

A patient can elect to have either the lower lids or upper eyes done, or both at once, depending on their situation.  I usually always performs this procedure in the office.

For the upper eyelids, I carry  out a traditional Blepharoplasty, removing skin and sometimes fat.

For the lower lids, I do something different than most surgeons: I makes an incision on the inside of the eyelids (so there is no scar!) to remove the fat.

When either an upper or lower blepharoplasty or both is  done in the office, I gave oral sedative and that is all that is required (besides the local anesthetic). You must have someone drive you. You cannot drive yourself.

Sometimes, Dr. Berman will recommend that facial fillers be injected to hide the puffiness, instead of doing surgery to reduce the fat pads in the lower eyelids.

What Post-Op care is required for Blepharoplasty?

After a Blepharoplasty, your eyes should have a more relaxed, open appearance, and the skin around your eyes should be smoother.

Immediately following the surgery, the skin around your eyes could be slightly bruised for a few days. It is very important that you do a lot of iceing for the 2 days that you will take off from work. Ideally, 20 minutes of ice on and then no ice for 20 minutes. This is a great opportunity to catch up on movies or TV shows that you have missed during the year. It is helpful to elevate the head of your bed for a week (use 3-5 pillows) to decrease swelling.

For the lower eyelid blepharoplasty, I will have you use an eye ointment to use for 3-5 days on the inside of your eye.

Although I give everyone painkillers after surgery, most patients do not require more than a couple of painkillers.

The upper eyelid suture is one long suture that I easily remove in the office approximately 6 days after surgery. Normally, there are no sutures to remove from the lower eyelid.

You can shower the day following surgery, You can wash your hair and face then too. You can resume full exercising after 10 days. Everyone will have some swelling. You should expect it to keep improving for 3-6 months. I will see you during this time period in the office.

Disclaimer: Results may vary for different individuals.

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Droopy eyes to SEXY eyes

I knew from the get go that I wanted this surgery. I met with Dr. Berman who gave me a pros and cons to the surgery, but essentially reassured me that I would look amazing afterwards. I gave it some thought and called back to book it after a few days. He made the surgery painless and easy. I wasn't able to wear my contacts afterwards, but before I knew it, my eye's looked amazing! They don't look droopy anymore and they feel normal (most people have commented that I have a more youthful look now). So glad I went through with this surgery!


Awesome Experience and Outcome

I am thrilled with the results of my lower eyelid surgery. . Dr. Berman did a terrific job explaining the procedure to me beforehand and took time to answer all my questions. His office staff is always helpful and friendly. The day of the procedure went like clockwork (I think I was in and out of his office in an hour). The procedure was more affordable with Dr Berman than with other doctors I consulted because he used local anesthesia instead of general. I was completely comfortable during the procedure. I had minimal swelling and no bruising and was back at yoga class a week after my procedure. I am thrilled with the result - I used to wake up looking tired and now always look well rested. I highly recommend Dr Berman for lower eyelid surgery.


Dr Berman’s Amazing Artistry, Surgical Skills and Care

I can not say enough about Dr. Berman and his staff. I have had several surgeries with him but I made the mistake of going to a different surgeon because I didn’t think he worked on faces. That cost me big time. After a surgery and two revisions by this other doctor, my under eye lift was still not correct. I’ve always had stellar results by Dr Berman so it was dumb of me not to check with him first. Of course he fixed it on one try and he used a technique where there were no stitches by going inside my under eye. There was minimal recovery and I could go out a few days later with some cover up looking normal. In addition I had some smart lipo on my lower back and the results only after one week are AMAZING. I could not say enough not only about his charming personality, his compassion and care and surgical cutting edge technique. What clearly sets him apart though is his artistic ability to see, not only what needs to be and can be done but is right for you as a person for best outcome. It’s an art-form and he is a true Picasso. In addition his follow up care is just incredible. I have received many texts days in a row of him just checking in to see how I am doing. This is rare to get contact from such a successful and in demand doctor. Customer service and great bed side manner and follow up outside of regular office visits is so unique and truly describes just how passionate and invested he is in his patients. Email wonderful extension of his fine example of caring is his staff. They are friendly, approachable, kind and think nothing of going the extra mile so you are comfortable and feel supported. If I could give more than 5 stars I would because in all the surgeries I’ve had with him- a total of 5 now, I have ALWAYS had incredible results and experiences that have not only exceeded my expectations but have enriched my life and confidence in taking the risk to invest in my looks to feel great about myself. I will never again go to anyone else but him. I made a joke that he can’t ever retire! Fortunately for me he is young and he isn’t going anywhere!!!!! Go and see this humble and talented doctor!!!! You won’t be sorry.


Honest plastic surgeon

Over the past year I have been one of the Dr. Berman’s patient I have done abdominal liposuction and lower eyelid Blepharoplasty with him and I have received a very good and satisfying results. Dr. Berman is very experienced in his field in fact he is one of the best surgeon in the area. I shopped around before my procedure and found him the most experienced in the area. He is very honest and provides good recommendations. Also, the prices are very reasonable. His office is very clean and the staffs are very nice. Sophia the office manager is very nice and courteous. If you look for honest and the most experienced plastic surgeon I will definitely recommend him you will be in good hand.

Abdul Tamim
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