Am I a candidate for an eyelid lift?

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Question: My eyes always look tired and I have eye bags. I’m a 42-year-old man from Manhattan and I scar easily. Am I a candidate for an eyelid lift?

Answer: Yes, lower lid bags can easily be removed without leaving any visible scar.  This is through a transconjunctival approach.  In this surgery, an incision is made inside the lower eyelid and the fat is removed from the inside. This technique not only removes the unwanted fat bags, but it also preserves the strength and elasticity of the lower eyelid skin.

Can an Eyelid lift change the shape of my eyes?

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Question: Can a blepharoplasty change my eye shape? I’m Asian American, 33, living in New York City, and one of my eyes is rounder than the other, which makes me look asymmetrical.

Answer: Blepharoplasty can change the shape of the eye, if that is the goal, but routine eyelift surgery does not change its shape.  In some cases, Asian eyes can look rounder, or more Western, with incisionless double lid surgery as well.

The Jewish Nose is In!

After decades of being the source of jokes, the Jewish nose has6 suddenly become desirable!

Surprisingly, rhinoplasty or nose job surgery among Jewish teenage girls is in decline. Stars like Barbara Streisand and “Glee” star Lea Michele may be responsible for changing the way Jewish teens view their profiles.

This is not the case with rhinoplasty in other ethnic groups.  There has been a rise in Asian, African-American and Hispanic rhinoplasties.

If you are considering this plastic surgery procedure, trust your face (and nose) to a facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Yagoda.


Can an eyelid lift help my sagging eye skin?

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Question: I’m a 60-something year old woman and the skin around my eyes is just not what it used to be. The skin sags and I can’t wear eye shadow anymore because it barely shows. Can an eyelid lift help me or do I need a facelift?

Answer: The condition you are describing is known as hooding. Hooding occurs when upper eyelid skin becomes loose and hangs over the eyelid crease close to or onto the eyelashes.  Bothersome as it may be, the solution is fast, easy and virtually painless.  This excess skin, caused by the normal aging process or genetics in some cases, can be removed in the office under local anesthesia.  The incision, which is hidden in the normal upper eyelid crease, is nearly invisible when it heals.  And, here’s good news for the squeamish:  aside from the sensation of heaviness after surgery, there is no pain. This is because once the skin incision is made, the area can be numb for up to three weeks.  In addition, there is no need to worry about “seeing” something during the surgery. An opaque contact lens is placed into the eye, after it has been anesthetized with a topical eye drop.  As a result, you won’t feel the insertion or removal.

Flammable Sunscreen?

5With days getting longer and warmer, imany people have started planning for July 4th.

Here’s something to note:  it’s not just fireworks that can be flammable.  Be careful when applying spray sunscreens as they contain alcohol so they can become flammable.

A recent article told the story of what happened to a man who applied spray sunscreen near an open flame barbeque. Be aware, it’s not safe!

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Wake up your eyes!

Do people tell you that you look tired, even after you’ve had 10 hours of sleep?  Recent articles on the Internet offer at home remedies that you can use to refresh your eyes4.  If these aren’t enough, consider medical grade treatments, lasers, fillers and botox…or even an eyelid lift.

An eye lift can remove hanging upper eyelid skin and under eye bags so that you can look the way you feel!. Call for a consultation, 212-434-1210.

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Steve Buscemi Eyes

Have you seen this site?  Try it out when you are stuck on the subway or waiting for your latte at Starbucks:  take Steve Buscemi’s 3eyes and put them on other celebrities… like Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Rebecca Black, and Christina Aguilera! Presto!  They’re gone…just as fast as they got there.  Except in this case, no surgery was needed.

On the other hand, if you or someone you know has eyes that really do look like Steve Buscemi’s, pick up the phone, dial 212.434.1210 and head directly to Dr. Yagoda’s office for an eyelift.  You won’t believe the difference.

Here’s to a more refreshed, younger appearance!

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Do you have breathing problems at night?

Sleep apnea causes a person’s throat to close periodically 2throughout the night, depriving his or her body of oxygen. Researchers have now discovered that the more severe a person’s breathing problems at night, the greater the likelihood of dying from cancer. This is a monumental finding!

Read more online and be sure to ask Dr. Yagoda about treatments for sleep apnea/snoring.

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