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In the dynamic realm of blepharoplasty in New York City, Dr. Anil Shah has led a transformative evolution over the past ten years. While some surgeons persist with outdated methods that result in hollow eyes, pronounced eyelid creases, and a lack of youthful vibrancy, Dr. Shah's approach stands out for its emphasis on natural beauty and harmonious rejuvenation.

Dr. Shah's philosophy diverges from the traditional approach, which often leads to overt signs of surgery and a less attractive facial appearance. Instead of merely excising excess skin and fat, his technique focuses on enhancing overall aesthetic balance, ensuring that patients achieve results that are both youthful and seamlessly integrated with their unique facial features.

What Is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that enhances the appearance of the eyelids. This procedure can be performed on the upper lids, lower lids, or both.


Blepharoplasty has undergone significant evolution in the past decade, especially within the bustling landscape of New York City. Despite this progress, some surgeons continue to use outdated techniques that result in undesirable outcomes for many patients. Oftentimes, these techniques can lead to hollowed eyes, more pronounced eyelid creases, and an overall lack of youthful appearance, despite claims of success on their websites or in published articles.


New York facial plastic surgeon Dr. Anil Shah represents an innovative approach to facial plastics and a departure from traditional approaches that do not deliver effective results. With a focus on natural beauty and personalized rejuvenation, his methodology aims to avoid the pitfalls commonly associated with older techniques. Instead of merely excising excess skin and fat, Dr. Shah's approach prioritizes harmonizing the aesthetic balance of the eyes and surrounding features, resulting in a more refreshed and integrated appearance.

Lower Blepharoplasty - Actual Patient - Noses And Necks NYC


Why Have A Blepharoplasty?

In the "City That Never Sleeps," appearing tired is something many of our patients do not want. Eyelid surgery in New York City offers a transformative solution to combat the common issue of a tired appearance caused by heavy bags under the eyes. This procedure effectively addresses the hollowing that can occur due to aging and stress, restoring a youthful look by filling out these hollow areas, refining the contours of the eyelids, and minimizing wrinkles around the eyes.


Additionally, for individuals whose vision is compromised by drooping eyelids, eyelid surgery can enhance vision by tightening and firming the eyelids.


A Blepharoplasty Can Address:

  • Dark Circles

  • Crow's Feet

  • Heavy Eyelids and Puffy Under Eye

  • Crepey Under Eye

  • Puffy Under Eye

  • Low Brow

Blepharoplasty Before & After

Dr. Anil Shah's approach to blepharoplasty is marked by precision, artistry, and a commitment to natural beauty. In this gallery, you will witness remarkable transformations where tired, aged eyes are rejuvenated to reveal a more refreshed and youthful appearance.

Upper Blepharoplasty Plus Brow Lift
Patient 308 Upper Blepharoplasty

Why Have Dr. Anil Shah As Your Blepharoplasty Surgeon?

Dr. Anil Shah's approach to blepharoplasty in New York City is meticulous and individualized, aiming to restore youthful eyes while preserving each patient's unique characteristics.


As an esteemed eyelid surgeon, Dr. Shah carefully removes precise amounts of skin and fat to rejuvenate the eyes, striving for natural and youthful results. In some cases, he incorporates volume restoration techniques to enhance the overall appearance, all while referencing patients' youthful photos to tailor the procedure to their specific needs. This personalized approach has established Dr. Shah as a leader in natural and individualistic blepharoplasty outcomes.


Dr. Shah's expertise as a facial plastic surgeon specializing in the face sets him apart. His deep understanding of lower eyelid anatomy and eyelid position informs his precise surgical techniques. Moreover, his proficiency in facial filler injections allows him to complement surgical results with strategic volume enhancement, whether through fillers or fat transfer, for a harmonious aesthetic. Additionally, Dr. Shah's use of resurfacing lasers further refines the surrounding areas, contributing to an overall improved facial appearance for his patients.

Types Of Blepharoplasty

Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty - Actual Patient - Actual Patient - Noses And Necks NYC
Upper Blepharoplasty

Upper eyelid blepharoplasty involves the precise removal of excess skin and/or fat from the upper eyelid area, aiming to create a more open and refreshed appearance. This not only improves vision but also provides patients with a well-defined lid crease for makeup application, enhancing the aesthetics of their eyes and reducing the appearance of fatigue.


Dr. Shah, an esteemed plastic surgeon in New York City, strategically conceals the incision within the upper eyelid crease, ensuring minimal scarring and a seamless aesthetic outcome. He employs a specialized suture technique to reduce the occurrence of milia, a common post-blepharoplasty concern.


Depending on the patient's needs and the type of blepharoplasty desired, some procedures can even be performed in-office, reflecting Dr. Shah's commitment to personalized and convenient care for his patients.

Lower Blepharoplasty

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is a meticulous procedure that Dr. Anil Shah specializes in. His approach is focused on creating a seamless transition from the lower eyelid to the cheek, emphasizing natural and youthful contours.


Dr. Shah's philosophy underscores the importance of not over-removing eyelid fat, as this can hinder the creation of a youthful appearance. Instead, he tailors each procedure to the individual, precisely removing or adding fat as needed to achieve a harmonious and natural eye contour. A key component of Dr. Shah's approach to lower eyelid rejuvenation is preserving lower eyelid tone and function, and he uses specialized techniques to maintain optimal lower eyelid position and tonicity.


Patients undergoing lower blepharoplasty with Dr. Shah can expect not only a smoother contour and improved lower eyelid appearance but also a refreshed and more youthful look post-recovery, reflecting his commitment to achieving natural and aesthetically pleasing outcomes.

WHEN Should I Address Aging Eyes?

Our New York patients often inquire about the optimal timing for addressing concerns related to aging eyes. Dr. Anil Shah understands these concerns about aging eyes and offers guidance on preventive measures and treatment options for patients in their 20s, 30s, and beyond.

In your 20s, sun protection is crucial. Sun damage is often the cause of aging for many of our New York City patients. Using sunscreen and sunglasses helps shield the delicate eye area from harmful UV rays, as this area is prone to early signs of aging. Dr. Shah emphasizes the importance of preventive measures at this stage to maintain a youthful appearance.


During your 30s, Botox injections can effectively treat crow's feet and fine wrinkles around the eyes, while also enhancing eyebrow position. Additionally, fillers can be used to address under-eye darkness, providing a refreshed and rejuvenated look.


As patients enter their 40s, upper eyelid blepharoplasty becomes a viable option to address concerns such as crepey skin, heavy eyelids, or excess skin and fat above the eyes. Similarly, lower eyelid blepharoplasty can target issues like puffy eyes caused by excess fat, loose skin, and crepey under-eyes, resulting in a more youthful and revitalized appearance.

Eye Age - Actual Patient - Noses And Necks NYC

Dr. Anil Shah's approach to blepharoplasty considers each patient's age and specific concerns, offering tailored solutions that enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of the eyes while maintaining a natural look.

WHAT'S Aging My Eyes?

Eyes exhibit a range of issues and there is no universal solution to aging eyes. Some patients struggle with pronounced crow’s feet, while others are bothered by under-eye puffiness. Dr. Shah’s approach to treating aging eyes involves a detailed evaluation to identify the exact issues and create a personalized treatment plan.

Areas of Aging Eye - Actual Patient - Noses And Necks NYC

Dark circles around the eyes can stem from various factors, including a loss of volume in the cheek area. Imagine the difference between the dark depths of the ocean and the light blue shallows of the Caribbean. Injecting filler into these deeper areas can help make them shallower and lighter, addressing the appearance of dark circles effectively.

In New York City, Dr. Anil Shah’s approach to blepharoplasty prioritizes individualized care, ensuring that each patient receives tailored treatments that address their unique concerns and enhance their natural beauty.

Combining Procedures

Blepharoplasty can be combined with other procedures for a comprehensive facial rejuvenation. These approaches and treatments include:


Blepharoplasty and Brow Lift
Dr. Shah believes a brow lift complements eyelid surgery. These two procedures address sagging brows and forehead wrinkles, providing an overall lifted and youthful appearance. Dr. Shah's approach allows for a natural look instead of an over-pulled appearance. This combination is particularly effective for those looking to rejuvenate the entire upper face.


Blepharoplasty and Facelift
For a complete facial transformation, combining eyelid surgery with a facelift can address aging signs both around the eyes and the lower face. In combination with Dr. Shah's revolutionary 5 Layer Face approach, this duo targets drooping eyelids, under-eye bags, sagging cheeks, and jowls, offering a more dramatic rejuvenation.


Blepharoplasty and Non-Surgical Treatments
For patients not ready for extensive surgery, combining eyelid surgery with non-surgical treatments like Botox or dermal fillers can be an excellent alternative. Botox can smooth out crow’s feet and forehead lines, while fillers restore lost volume under the eyes and in the cheeks.


Blepharoplasty and Laser Resurfacing
Pairing eyelid surgery with laser skin resurfacing can enhance skin texture and tone. This combination effectively reduces fine lines, sun damage, and uneven pigmentation, resulting in refreshed and revitalized skin.

Recovery Time After A Blepharoplasty

After upper eyelid blepharoplasty, sutures are typically removed within one week. Many patients find that they can wear fake glasses and resume limited activities just three days after the procedure.

For lower lid blepharoplasty patients, some individuals may feel comfortable being seen in public as early as three days after the surgery. However, the full recovery process usually takes around one week to ensure optimal healing and minimal swelling or bruising.


Dr. Shah's expertise in blepharoplasty includes personalized post-operative care plans that help patients recover comfortably and efficiently, allowing them to enjoy their refreshed appearance with minimal disruption to their daily routines.

Post-Operative Care After Blepharoplasty

Dr. Anil Shah emphasizes personalized post-operative care for patients undergoing eyelid surgery in New York City to ensure optimal healing and minimize discomfort.

Ice application is crucial in the initial 72 hours after blepharoplasty to alleviate bruising and swelling, which commonly affect the eyes and cheeks post-surgery. Ice constricts blood vessels, reducing bruising and swelling significantly.

Instructions For Ice Application

  • Place a light piece of gauze over the eyes for comfort.

  • Use a glove filled with slender ice pieces, placing ice in each finger of the glove.

  • Ensure the chair is reclined to prevent the glove from sliding down.

  • Apply the ice glove to the forehead, eyes, and cheek area continuously for the first 72 hours.

Alternative For Ice Application

  • Some patients may prefer using frozen peas instead of ice. Place frozen peas in two gloves tied together and apply them to the eyes and cheek area.

What to Avoid After Eyelid Surgery

  • Discontinue blood thinners two weeks before and after the procedure.

  • Avoid alcohol for one week before and one week following the procedure.

  •  Limit caffeine intake two days before and two days after the procedure.

  • Protect your eyes from direct sunlight for six months by wearing sunglasses.

  • Refrain from applying creams or makeup to the eyelid area until sutures are removed.

  • Resume exercise after ten days post-surgery.

Dr. Anil Shah's meticulous post-operative care instructions ensure a smooth recovery and optimal results for patients undergoing blepharoplasty in New York City.

Suture Care After A Blepharoplasty

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