The eyes show signs of aging before anything else on the face. With time and sun-damage, the skin and muscle around the eyes become weak causing a droopy, saggy appearance. Additionally the fat pads below the eyes accumulate over time causing the appearance of swelling. Many Philadelphia area men and women come to StarkMD Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center with the complaint that they don’t feel as run-down as they appear to be. They are tired of hearing people ask them if they had a bad night’s sleep or if they are sad about something. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stark can help you look as young and refreshed as you feel inside.
At the StarkMD Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center, Dr. Stark has successfully corrected these problems for many patients with eyelid surgery.
What is eyelid surgery?
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, involves removing excess fat and skin around the eyes. Depending on the patient’s particular issues and anatomy, the upper and lower eyelids can be done together or individually. The goal of the procedure is to create a refreshed appearance that looks natural. Instead of asking “what have you had done?”, your friends and family will comment on how happy, restful and refreshed you look. An upper blepharoplasty is a relatively simple, minimally invasive procedure that can yield dramatic, life-changing results in the right patient.
How is eyelid surgery performed?
Depending upon your needs, Dr. Stark can perform either upper or lower blepharoplasty, or a combination of the two. During your comprehensive consultation at the Stark MD Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center in the Philadelphia area, Dr. Stark will take the time to fully understand your goals and create the safest and most effective surgical plan for you.
This procedure is very straightforward and can be performed right in the office at StarkMD Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center under local anesthesia. After making one incision in the crease of the eyelid, Dr. Stark removes excess skin before carefully and methodically closing the incision. His skillful suturing technique as well as the location of the incision allow for the scar to be completely hidden. The sutures are removed five days post-operatively.
Surgery under the eye is slightly more involved due to the anatomy and the need to remove excess fat usually, in addition to just skin. For this reason, general anesthesia is necessary for this procedure. To perform lower eyelid surgery, Dr. Stark makes an incision under the lower lash line or within the eye along the lower eye-lid. Through this incision, Dr. Stark is able to remove the excess tissue carefully, maintaining the underlying muscular support as well as the shape of the eye. Bruising and swelling are typically more severe after this type of surgery than from an upper blepharoplasty but tend to resolve within one to two weeks.
In addition to the excess fat that accumulates under the eye, there is often hollowing that occurs at the junction between the lower eyelid and cheek. A lower blepharoplasty is often combined with fat grafting and lasering to help smooth the skin and blend the appearance of this groove.
Schedule a consultation
During your consultation at StarkMD Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stark and his team will carefully analyze your eyes and surrounding skin. Together you can create a unique, individualized surgical approach that most closely aligns with your goals.
Your patient experience
Dr. Stark will ensure you feel comfortable the minute you walk into StarkMD Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Center. His friendly staff, comfortable exam rooms and warm bedside manner will immediately put you at ease. We understand surgery can be emotionally difficult and ultimately the key to a successful eyelid surgery is alignment of your goals with those of your doctor.
The consultations at StarkMD Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery allow the time and comfort each patient deserves to discuss their desired outcome. As with any surgery, health is of the utmost importance and Dr. Stark will ensure you are taking any necessary supplementation and stop any medications that may interfere with surgery. In addition, Dr. Stark’s considerable skill and finesse come through to minimize scarring with every closing suture.
Meet the Doctor
Ran Stark, M.D. is double board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He completed more than 10 years of additional training and residencies after completing his medical degree to become one of the foremost plastic surgeons in the Philadelphia area. His keen attention to detail, artistic eye, and practiced hands help him give his patients consistently exemplary results - but the difference is also in his manner. Dr. Stark makes your goals his own. He will always do the utmost to help you uncover the greatest version of yourself.Read Bio