Dr. Stelios C. Wilson

Board Certification: American Board of Plastic Surgery
Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, Fellowship in Aesthetic Surgery


Unveiling The Aging Upper Eye: A Guide To Upper Blepharoplasty

Introduction to Upper Blepharoplasty: An upper blepharoplasty, or an upper eyelid lift, is a plastic surgery procedure that is meant to improve the appearance of the aging upper eyelid.

Unveiling Upper Blepharoplasty Debunking Myths: Understanding the True Effects of Upper Eyelid Surgery

  1. This procedure will change the shape of your eye
  2. This procedure needs to be performed with general anesthesia

The shape of the eye does not generally change with age. Over time, factors such as aging, genetics, smoking, and other environmental exposures lead to the development of hooded skin of the upper eyelids, resulting in a tired, aged appearance. In some instances, there is enough excess skin that the skin even rests on the upper eyelid lashes. An upper blepharoplasty addresses these concerns by removing excess skin and fat and restoring a more youthful contour to the eyes. In some instances, the eyelid itself can droop which is referred to as ptosis and requires special consideration.

Will I Have Scars? The Art of Concealing Incisions in Eyelid Surgery

Anytime the skin is cut anywhere on the body there is a resulting scar. That being said, the incision from upper blepharoplasty is one of the best-hidden scars in all of plastic surgery. The planned incision is in the natural eyelid crease and typically becomes imperceptible over time. Because of this, an upper blepharoplasty can be an inconspicuous way to surgically improve your appearance without looking like you had surgery.

In most patients, the goal is not to change the shape of the eye. Instead, the excess skin is removed and the incision is closed carefully into the eyelid crease. If there is excess fat in the upper eyelid, this can be addressed at the same time. The goal of the surgery is to remove excess skin and appear refreshed. In women, this procedure can be even more meaningful because it allows the patient a place to apply eye makeup.

Local vs. General Anesthesia: What You Need to Know for Upper Eyelid Surgery

If performing an upper blepharoplasty alone, there is no need for general anesthesia. Patients can be kept very comfortable with local anesthesia alone. Patients may opt for general anesthesia or twilight as a preference or if an upper blepharoplasty is performed in conjunction with lower eyelid bags or other procedures.

So what’s the deal?

Upper blepharoplasty is a great, low-risk option for individuals with excess upper eyelid skin. The scar generally hides very well. In addition, this procedure can be performed wide awake with local anesthesia only. Taken together, upper blepharoplasty

Is Upper Blepharoplasty Right for You? Making an Informed Decision

Deciding whether to undergo upper blepharoplasty is a deeply personal choice that should be made after careful consideration of your aesthetic goals, expectations, and overall health. While the procedure can yield transformative results for many individuals, it’s essential to maintain realistic expectations and understand that it is not a one-size-fits-all solution. If you are looking for an eyelid surgery, make sure to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to determine your candidacy.

Meet Dr. Wilson: Your Expert in Aesthetic Surgery

Dr. Wilson is a Park Avenue plastic surgeon who is fellowship-trained in aesthetic surgery. He can tell you whether you are a good candidate for upper blepharoplasty and other related procedures.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Wilson today by calling (212) 772-1417 or filling out the form below.

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Felice Ecker
Felice Ecker
00:44 23 Sep 23
Please share the photos They can best show my recovery in such a short time. Dr Wilson’s skill as a surgeon is superb !!!
Harriet Dubroff
Harriet Dubroff
17:03 07 Sep 23
I am a new patient of Dr WilsonI was quite nervous concerning my procedureI found him to be very professional & caring surgeon with a wonderful bedside mannerhe always responded promptly whenever I contacted himhe is truly an artist at his work5 stars are not nearly enoughHarriet dubroff,
lain miller
lain miller
19:17 05 Sep 23
Dr. Wilson stitched me after I had MOHS surgery on my face. He was incredibly cautious and walked me through all the best stitching possibilities. Once he explained the best way to end up with the smallest scar, he stitched me up and I was healed in a week. The mark is so small you almost can’t see it. In 6 month to a year with proper care and treatment I’m sure it will be gone.
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