Blepharoplasty refers to eyelid surgery. It is a procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids. Drooping of the upper eyelid is called ptosis. It occurs when the eyelid muscle weakens. The condition interferes with peripheral vision and is either congenital or acquired. The condition is corrected by surgery.
When performing surgery, Dr. Baskin uses a precise carbon dioxide laser. In the upper eyelid, a fine incision is made in the eyelid crease allowing for excess skin and fat to be removed. In lower eyelid, surgery the incision is placed inside the lower eyelid, eliminating a visible scar. In certain instances, Dr. Baskin repositions lower eyelid fat to fill hollow areas that occur with aging.
Within a matter of days, swelling will subside and your eyes will begin to look rested, vibrant and rejuvenated.
As with any surgical procedure, the superior candidates are those in good health and those best educated about the treatment.
While blepharoplasty removes extra skin and fat, fine lines and crow's feet can be removed using other procedures such as Botox ®, laser resurfacing and skin peeling.
Eye Thermage® uses a patented deep heating technology which tightens eyelid skin, reduces eyelid hooding and softens fine lines and crow's feet. This single treatment has no downtime with immediate recovery.
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Our practice accepts most major insurance plans and most of the smaller insurance plans. If we do not participate with your insurance, and your plan allows out of network benefits, our office staff will assist you with the necessary paperwork so you can receive reimbursement directly from your insurance company. If you do not see your insurance listed below, please call the office to speak with one of our knowledgeable staff members about your individual coverage.
"I could not believe my good luck in finding such a caring doctor, both before and after surgery. Thank you."
"He has excellent bedside manner and I have recommended him to anyone I know that needs an ophthalmologist. He is a doctor that truly cares about his patients."
"You'll never find a more knowledgeable doctor than Dr. Baskin, and his knowledge is only matched by his compassion. If you want the best in eye care, call Dr. Baskin!"
"I just want to say "thanks..." the surgery on my eyelids was a great success and it is a pleasure to read again without seeing double vision."
"There was no pain, and I had a quick recovery. I would do it again in a minute! When you have just celebrated your 53rd birthday, these comments are especially welcome!"
"I just wanted you to know how I appreciate the way you applied your skill in doing my eyes. I am extremely pleased with the result and the way you handled everything."
"At 53 I feel prettier than I ever did as a young adult. More importantly, the surgery has turned me into an attractive, self-confident woman. You are a creative genius."
"I am so glad I found you. I would recommend you and your laser procedure to anyone. My only regret is that I didn't find you sooner!"