The eyes are often the first thing people notice when looking at your face. Unfortunately, sagging and puffy eyelids can contribute to an aging or constantly tired appearance. Dr. Shuster understands how much of a powerful impact eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can have on your appearance, making you look younger as well as more rested, refreshed, and alert.
The Dr. Shuster Approach
The particular eyelid surgery technique that Dr. Shuster will use depends on many factors, such as the amount of excess fat and skin in the eyelid areas, the position of the eyebrows, and the condition of the muscles around the eyelids. After carefully evaluating these features, Dr. Shuster will present the best approach to restoring a naturally youthful appearance to the eyes. For the upper eyelids, Dr. Shuster makes an incision within the natural crease of the skin to remove excess tissue and any protruding fat. Because the incision follows the natural contour of the upper eyelid, the residual mark will be well camouflaged after it is healed.
Dr. Shuster can approach the lower eyelids in one of two ways, whichever gives the patient the best and most natural result for their personal facial structure—either from inside the lid, medically known as the transconjunctival approach, in order to avoid a visible scar, or through an incision hidden just under the lashes.
For those patients who have very lax eyelids, particularly at the outer corner, Dr. Shuster will tighten and elevate this area internally with a lateral canthopexy.
“It’s a hard decision to make choosing a surgeon…you are trusting your body to someone else, but I could not give enough praises to Dr. Shuster and his team. The result is amazing.”
A Few Facts About Eyelid Surgery
The Dr. Shuster Difference
Dr. Shuster is a third-generation, board-certified plastic surgeon. His expertise, attention to detail, and patient-centered approach provide a highly personalized experience and unsurpassed results.
20 years of experience is evident in every eyelid surgery. His degree of detail, subtlety, and naturalness make the blepharoplasty noticeable but never obvious.
Like all the surgical procedures Dr. Shuster performs, it is beautiful results that have gained him a reputation for excellence beyond Florida. To see his results for yourself, please visit the gallery.
A Personalized Approach
During your consultation, Dr. Shuster will carefully evaluate your facial anatomy, the facial structures surrounding the eyes, and your unique goals so he can tailor a customized plan to restore youthfulness to your appearance .
Dr. Shuster is not only an exceptional surgeon, he is a photographer and artist.
Dr. Shuster performs his surgeries at Memorial Regional Hospital South. His team has been with him for over 14 years and he has chosen them based on their excellence and expertise.
What You Need to Know
What is eyelid surgery?
Blepharoplasty is an aesthetic eyelid surgery performed to enhance the appearance of eyelids, which may decline because of aging or inherited traits. Dr. Shuster uses a variety of advanced techniques to refresh eyelid appearance.
Who is a good candidate for eyelid surgery?
Good candidates for eyelid surgery may have puffy fat pockets protruding in the upper or lower eyelids as well as extra laxity of the skin of the eyelids.
Where are eyelid surgery procedures done?
Dr. Shuster is on the medical staffs of Memorial Regional Hospitals in Hollywood, Florida and The Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. With an emphasis on safety, Dr. Shuster performs all of his surgeries in the hospital. He has a consistent team of professionals, some have been with him for 14 years. Dr. Shuster feels that the hospital setting is the most appropriate setting for surgery. Dr. Shuster’s office is in Hollywood, Florida and many of his blepharoplasty patients live in the Miami – Fort Lauderdale area.
How long does eyelid surgery take?
Eyelid surgery can take one to two hours depending on is the extent of the procedure.
Does eyelid surgery require general anesthesia?
Dr. Shuster performs eyelid surgery under general anesthesia or twilight sedation.
How is the eyelid surgery procedure done?
There are several surgical techniques that improve the appearance of your eyelids. The particular technique that Dr. Shuster recommends will depend on many factors, such as the amount of excess fat and skin in the eyelid areas, the position of your eyebrows, and the condition of the muscles around your eyelids.
For upper eyelid surgery, generally an incision is hidden within the natural fold of the upper eyelid and extends slightly beyond the outside corner into the laugh lines or other existing creases. Through this incision, excess skin and fatty tissue are removed. Because the incision follows the natural contour of the upper eyelid, it will be well camouflaged when healed.
For lower eyelid surgery, Dr. Shuster may decide that the best approach for removing excess fat is through an incision placed inside the lower eyelid. This technique requires no external incision, but it cannot be used to remove excess skin. A chemical peel may be used in conjunction with this method to tighten the lower eyelid skin.
In other cases, an incision is hidden just below the lower lashes. Through this incision, excess skin, muscle and fat are removed, or fat may be redistributed to eliminate puffiness or bulges. Other adjustments to correct special problems such as muscle laxity may be performed as well. As in upper eyelid surgery, the incision is well camouflaged by natural creases.
Will there be scarring from eyelid surgery?
Dr. Shuster can typically avoid or minimize scarring by approaching eyelid surgery from inside the eyelids, causing no damage to the external tissues, or by making an incision within the natural folds of the eyelids. External incisions will fade over several months until they become barely visible.
Is eyelid surgery painful?
There is very little discomfort following eyelid surgery.
What is the recovery time for eyelid surgery?
Patients can usually return to work after one week after surgery. Swelling and bruising are expected after a blepharoplasty and subside gradually over a few weeks.
What is the aftercare following eyelid surgery like?
For the first two to three days after surgery, Dr. Shuster prefers that patients sleep on their back with their head elevated and the cold wet compresses are applied to the eyelids most of the time. Prior to surgery Dr. Shuster and his team provides his patients with detailed instructions on how to prepare, and recover, from surgery.
Is eyelid surgery permanent?
While blepharoplasty does not stop the aging process it does turn back the hands of time considerably. The results of eyelid surgery are long lasting and most patients will not have the need to repeat it.