For centuries, poets and storytellers have called the eyes "the window to the soul," and it is certainly true that one of the first things others notice about you is your eyes. Why wouldn't you want your eyes to look their best? Drooping eyelids, dark circles, puffiness, and wrinkles around the eyes may make you look tired or much older than you really are. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Evan Sorokin offers eyelid surgery to New Jersey and Philadelphia residents for a more refreshed and youthful look.
Why Us for Your Facial Plastic Surgery
- A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sorokin has the training to help you feel better about the face you see in the mirror.
- Dr. Sorokin has performed hundreds of facial plastic surgery procedures including facelifts, rhinoplasty and eyelid surgery.
- Our patients appreciate Dr. Sorokin's artistic eye and the natural-looking results he achieves.
- Dr. Sorokin and his staff are committed to your safety, comfort and satisfying results.
Reasons for Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery, technically called blepharoplasty, gives Philadelphia and New Jersey women and men a more youthful eye appearance by correcting a variety of concerns like:
- Sagging upper eyelid skin
- Dark circles or bags under the eyes
- Wrinkles surrounding the eyes
- A tired appearance or puffiness due to inherited factors
The Blepharoplasty Procedure
Dr. Sorokin performs eyelid surgery in about 1 to 3 hours. He begins by making tiny incisions in the natural contours around the eyes, which in almost all cases leaves no visible scarring. He focuses first on the upper eyelids to remove any fatty tissue and tighten loose skin, then targets puffiness and dark circles in the lower eyelids. In some instances, Dr. Sorokin might use laser skin resurfacing to smooth lower eyelid areas or BOTOX® Cosmetic to firm fine lines and wrinkles.
Recovery Following Eyelid Surgery
After your surgery, Dr. Sorokin strongly encourages you to get plenty of rest and limit your movement in order to speed up the healing process and reduce recovery time. You may have difficulty watching television or reading for the first few days after surgery, so you may want to stock up on music or books on tape to listen to. Also, you will need to keep your head elevated while sleeping for a couple of days after the procedure to minimize swelling.
While the procedure itself is nearly painless, patients sometimes report minor discomfort following the surgery, which can be treated with over-the-counter medication. For most jobs, you can return to work in a matter of days, though you may want to remain away from the worksite longer to wait for any bruising to clear completely. Complications are rare, and you can minimize the risk for potential problems by carefully following the post-operative directions Dr. Sorokin gives after the surgery.