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A Defining Feature


Two thirds of adults consider the eyes to be the most defining feature of the face. It’s no wonder that eyelid surgery, or Blepharoplasty, is becoming more and more popular. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your eyes, a blepharoplasty is a safe procedure with minimal downtime that can help improve your look while boosting your confidence.

Many factors like aging, sun damage, smoking, stretching, and obesity can cause the eyelids to droop and sag as the supporting tissues deteriorate. This happens early, as the skin of the eyelid is thinner than the rest of the face. Unfortunately, eyelids that droop or bulge can cause people to appear older or more fatigued than they really are.


Ideal Candidates

Blepharoplasty is an eyelid surgery that improves the overall appearance of the upper and lower eyelids by either tightening muscles and tissue or removing excess fat and skin. The procedure works on men and women, creating a younger, more refreshed look that reflects across the whole face.

Am I A Good Candidate For Blepharoplasty?

Individuals in good overall health, non-smokers, and without serious eye conditions are the best candidates for Blepharoplasty in Pearl River. Loose, sagging skin or puffy bags around the eyes can be reduced by this procedure, leaving the eyes looking youthful again. Most importantly, patients should have realistic expectations before they undergo the surgery, so that they will be satisfied with the results. This procedure will not alter the entire appearance or change the structure of the face, but it will enhance the appearance of the face and as a result, may help improve self-confidence. It is best to consult with Dr. Fiorillo, who is the most skilled plastic surgeon in Pearl River, NY.

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Minimal Downtime

With aging, an abundance of skin over the upper eyelids or loose skin and puffy areas in the lower eyelids can create an aged appearance.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Ingargiola offers eyelid surgery (known as Blepharoplasty) to reduce excess skin and rejuvenate the upper or lower eyelids, creating a softer, refreshed look. Many men and women receive eyelid surgery at Reflections Medical by Dr. Michael Fiorillo to correct loose skin or droopy eyelids, leading to improved functionality and facial appearance. Dr. Ingargiola specializes in wide awake upper eyelid surgery to provide each patient with a quick and painless recovery with minimal downtime.



How is the procedure performed?

At our office in Pearl River Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is performed under local anesthesia with sedation. For anxious or nervous patients, general anesthesia may be used. The procedure can be performed on upper or lower eyelids or both. Depending on the choices made, the procedure can take from 45 minutes to 2 hours.

On the upper eyelid, an incision is made along the natural crease of the eyelid. When the incision is made, Dr. Fiorillo may reposition fat deposits, tighten muscles and tissue, or remove excess skin to leave the eye looking refreshed and younger. On the lower eyelid, an incision is made just below the lash line in order to remove excess skin. When the procedure is done, the incisions are closed with sutures and usually wrapped in gauze, to promote healing.

What is the recovery from blepharoplasty like?

During recovery, Dr. Fiorillo may recommend applying lubricating ointment and cold compresses to assist the healing process and minimize the side effects of the surgery. These may be swelling, bruising, irritation or dry eyes.

Patients can return to work generally within two days of the surgery, but should avoid exercise and strenuous activities for at least two weeks. Swelling and side effects subside within two weeks after the surgery. Dr. Fiorillo will provide specific instructions on proper care of your eyes after the surgery. After their Blepharoplasty Pearl River patients’ results will be visible as swelling and bruising decrease and will gradually improve for up to a year after the surgery. This surgery is designed for long-lasting results. Surgery cannot prevent your eyes from aging, however most patients are satisfied with the results and they do not request repeat procedures. The scarring is usually well concealed and fades in time until it is virtually unnoticeable. The incisions are hidden in the eye crease on the upper eyelid and just below the lash line on the lower lid.

What are the possible risks of blepharoplasty?

There are certain risks associated with this procedure. They are rare, but they include bleeding, infection, dry eyes, skin discoloration and an inability to fully close the eyes. By choosing an experienced and skilled plastic surgeon in Pearl River, NY, like Dr. Fiorillo, and faithfully and carefully following his care instructions, many of these risks can be minimized. Discuss these risks and any other concerns with Dr. Fiorillo, in order to reduce any anxiety and worry associated with getting the procedure.

Meet Dr. Ingargiola


Dr. Ingargiola believes in always being on the cutting edge of plastic surgery, which allows him to offer his patients the safest and most innovative techniques that are available today.

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