Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery in Chelsea, New York, NY

Eyelid Surgery - Blepharoplasty Chelsea, New York, NY

As we get old we begin to lose the elasticity in our skin. As a result, skin starts to droop or sag. If you are noticing excess skin on your eyelids and you are looking to refresh your old, tired- looking eyes, it might be time to talk to us about eyelid surgery.

Even though this procedure is typically cosmetic, it can be a great way to improve eyesight that may be affected by severe eyelid sagging. However, it’s important to note that this cosmetic procedure is not designed to treat crow’s feet, wrinkles or undereye circles.

Ideal candidates for eyelid surgery will be in good health and have practical expectations and goals for their cosmetic treatment. Before you even get treated, we will consult with you about your health, lifestyle, medical history and treatment goals to make sure that eyelid surgery is the best option for you. Eyelid surgery is a great way to improve your appearance and boost your self-esteem.

Of course because skin will continue to change as we age, the results won’t be able to last forever. If you get upper eyelid surgery, your result could last many years. And you’ll be happy to hear that lower eyelid surgery is rarely needed more than once.

Eyelid surgery usually takes about one to two hours if you are getting both the upper and lower eyelids treated. This procedure is also most often performed under local anesthesia and some form of sedation. Small incisions are made to remove excess fat and muscle. These areas will then be stitched back together. Stitches on the upper eyelids will usually remain for up to six days while lower eyelids may not even require stitches.

When it comes to treating the lower eyelids this can be done usually different techniques. One way is to make a small incision in the lower eyelid to remove fat and then use a special laser to reduce the appearance of fine lines. Another option allows us to cut along the eyelash line to remove skin and fat without a visible scar.

If you want to learn more about eyelid surgery, call our New York ophthalmology office today at (212) 220-0066.

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  • "Cannot recommend Dr Coad & his lasik coordinator Nicole enough. They are wonderfully supportive and gentle that even if you are nervous it will be difficult to stay that way around this supportive duo! Without a doubt recommend going to see them, they are worth the additional care and cost for a full-service experience that are there just to help you & give you the best vision possible. Thank you Dr Coad & Nicole."
    Yasmin L.
  • "Dr. Coad and his staff made the experience of having a cataract removed the best it could possibly be, from evaluation to discussing options to being reassuring when the surgery began, to follow-up. The evaluation process was efficient, yet at no time did I feel as if it was anything but personal. His staff at all times were both professional and welcoming. Vace, the surgical coordinator, did everything to make sure the surgical process went smoothly.
    As to Dr. Coad himself, I can't say enough. His skill is absolutely top-notch, but it was the concern that he took in making sure that I understood all of my options, and his reassuring manner before, during and after the surgery which makes it easy to recommend him to the fullest to anyone who needs ophthalmic care."
    Ed W.
  • "Had a five star experience at Chelsea Eye! I went to Dr Yoon for an eye exam and she was extremely friendly, helpful and down to earth! I have met all the staff and they are very friendly and easy to talk to. Hugo in particular was wonderful to work with during the exam. It was a breathe of fresh air coming to this practice and I highly recommend going here for an Optometry appointment or Opthalmology appointment with Dr Coad."
    Devon T.
  • "Can I please take a moment and talk about how awesome Dr. Jay Yoon is?!

    I would be friends with this woman! I went in freaked out about a blood vessel on my eye and in total hypochondriac mode (is it a stroke? Is this connected to my brain? Is it gonna spread?). She laughed and calmly said "looks like you've always had this and it's fine and here are some drops cause your eyes are dry and here's my great primary doctor who I recommend since you don't have one."

    She was very funny and relatable and cool - she didn't try to rush me away and she was honest about everything too and so helpful.

    I've already started recommending her and now I'll do it on here: book an appt and be treated so warmly."
    Bonnie G.
  • "Dr Coad and Nicole were both absolutely wonderful. After my brother had LASIK surgery, I decided to go ahead and do the same.

    Both Nicole and Dr. Coad are very proficient in their work. They answered any and all questions that I had, and calmed every nervous feeling that arose from the start, up until the surgery.

    Going through the surgery I was EXTREMELY nervous and Dr. Coad walked me through the entire procedure (before and during) and made my whole LASIK experience a breeze.

    I can not recommend them enough. If you are interested in LASIK Dr. Coad is the only doctor I would trust."
    Christina V.
  • "This team is the absolute best. Christine is a gift from the gods and makes you feel comfortable supported and amazing. She really got me through my anxieties about my recent lasik surgery - which went great! Dr Coad is the best. A fantastic team, a simple process - I highly recommend this team - if you've ever considered lasik (like I have for the last 20 years) make an appt with this great group. You'll be happy you did."
    Mark P.
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