BLEPHAROPLASTY

High-quality Manhattan Blepharoplasty, Brow Lift, and Eyelid Surgery.

AS A PLASTIC SURGEON, I GROUP BROW LIFTS AND EYE LIFTS TOGETHER BECAUSE FALLING BROWS ARE THE MAIN CULPRIT FOR DROOPING, TIRED LOOKING EYELIDS. HERE’S WHY: IN THE FOREHEAD, THE MAJOR MUSCLE IS THE FRONTALIS. IT LIFTS THE EYEBROWS, SIMILAR TO THE WAY A CURTAIN IS LIFTED ON A STAGE. BUT SINCE THE FRONTALIS DOESN’T EXTEND ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE FOREHEAD, THE SIDES ARE LIKELY TO SAG FIRST. THIS IS WHY MANY PEOPLE HAVE A DROOPING FOLD OF SKIN ON THEIR UPPER EYELIDS. THANKFULLY, THROUGH A BROW LIFT AND EYELID SURGERY AT OUR NEW YORK PRACTICE, PATIENTS CAN ACHIEVE OPTIMAL REJUVENATION THROUGH MINIMALLY INVASIVE PROCEDURES.

Overview of A Brow Lift

5 Different Types of Brow Lifts

As you age all sorts of other things happen to make the eye area look tired. As gravity pulls down on the forehead, the frontalis muscle fights back, pulling skyward creating furrows on your forehead. At the same time, gravity and age conspire to push the fat around the eyeball forward, resulting in those unsightly bags below and above the eye. To make matters worse, as the muscle surrounding the eye ages, the skin there crinkles and crow’s feet appear.

Dr. Freund offers 5 different types of brow lifts at his Upper East Side practice:

  • Coronal Brow Lift
  • Lateral Brow Lift
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • Pretrichail Brow Lift
  • Eyebrow Brow Lift

The first 3 brow lifts (Coronal Brow Lift, Lateral Brow Lift, and Endoscopic Brow Lift) all involve raising and extending the hairline so they’re ideal for patients with low hairlines. Whereas with a Pretrichail Brow Lift and Eyebrow Brow Lift do not raise the hairline and therefor are ideal for patients with a pre-existing high hairline.

However, for most patients, Dr. Freund recommends a lateral browlift, a procedure he developed and which won the “Best Scientific Exhibit Award” from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons in 2003. It features small incisions, doesn’t raise the hairline, and creates a naturally arched eyebrow.

The procedure is less invasive and simpler than a full brow lift. Tiny incisions are made in the hairline at the temples. Excess skin is removed and the outer corners of the forehead are raised. Unlike a full brow lift, a lateral brow lift will not raise the middle of the brow, but it will dramatically help to alleviate crow’s feet at the corners of the eyes.

Overview of Blepharoplasty

Eyelid Surgery to Correct Aging Eyes

There are two additional procedures to correct the areas around the eye: removing excess fat that causes bags, and removing the corrugator muscle that causes frown lines. The latter procedure has the extra benefit of permanently erasing the vertical lines between your eyes, thus eliminating the need for Botox! The removal of excess fat can be performed as part of the brow lift procedure or on its own; the removal of the corrugator muscle can be performed as part of either the brow lift or the blepharoplasty procedure.

Lower eyelid surgery

Lower eyelid surgery is the most complicated eye procedure at our New York surgical center. This surgery is extremely complicated for two reasons: The eye needs to lubricate itself and the muscles that give the eyelid its shape are extremely delicate. This is why lower eyelid surgery should only be performed by experts in the field.

To remove “creepy skin” beneath the eyes I prefer a procedure that requires a tiny incision just under the lashes and that is near impossible to detect. To remove excess skin and muscle, the incision is expanded to include the muscle. Skin is excised and the muscle is repositioned to where it should be. To remove large bags, I use the Transconjuctival procedure, which is optimal for someone with the excess fat that causes bulges in the lower eyelid. A small incision is made inside the lower eyelid, and the fat is delicately removed. This is the safest of the lower eyelid options: No stitching is required and the healing occurs quickly.

Patient Testimonials

Superb Plastic Surgeon!
“I have had multiple cosmetic surgical procedures with Dr. Robert Freund and would never to go anyone else. In NYC where there are many outstanding plastic surgeons to choose from, Dr Freund’s sincere compassion, care and artistry are unparalleled…”
The Only Surgeon I’ll Use!
“Dr. Freund is the only doctor I’ll go to for cosmetic surgery. He gave me the most natural, beautiful nose. 7 years later & it still looks as good as new. People still tell me they “wish” they had my nose, not realizing I had it done…”
A Mother of 5 Who Didn’t Want to Look Like a Mother of 5
“Dr. Freund is by far the best plastic surgeon out there and I would never even consider any other. He’s like family to me now. I’ve been going to him since I was 25. From Breast implants, to 2 tummy tucks, to numerous different lipo procedures, then years later…”
Dr. Freund Changed My Lift
“I cannot recommend Dr. Freund highly enough. By age 40 I had sagging empty breasts that I couldn’t get to look right no matter what bras or clothing I tried. I had no self-confidence and felt poorly every time I looked at myself, especially naked…”
Dr. Freund Is a Miracle Worker
“I researched many doctors before choosing Dr. Freund for my breast augmentation. Dr. Freund is truly an authority in his field and after my initial consultation, I knew that I made the right choice. During my consult, Dr. Freund was very attentive,…”
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