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Eyelid Surgery

Voorhees & Sewell, NJ.

Whether the issue is partial vision impairment or a tired appearance, Dr. Joanna Kam can help. Dr. Kam, a board-certified otolaryngologist, and facial plastic surgeon, sees candidates for eyelid surgery in Voorhees and Sewell, NJ.

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Eyelid surgery, when performed by a skilled facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Kam in Voorhees, NJ, can provide stunning results with virtually invisible scars.
Eyelid surgery can give great results with hidden scars and many benefits when done by a skilled surgeon

Eyelid Surgery Benefits

The subtle changes made during eyelid surgery produce significant benefits, including:

  • Removing wrinkles caused by excess skin
  • Improved vision caused by heavy drooping eyelids and loose skin
  • Improving puffy bags under the eyes
  • Tightening weak eyelid muscles
  • Relocating fat to fill hollows under the eyes
  • Improved appearance of dark circles
  • A more alert rested, and youthful appearance
  • Carefully hidden incisions and essentially scarless results

patient results

* All patients are unique and individual results may vary.

The eyes are the window to the soul, but age may convey a different picture. Drooping upper eyelids can make us look tired or disinterested when the opposite is true. Aging upper eyelids can also partially obstruct vision. Puffy lower eyelids can cause dark undereye shadows that even the best makeup can’t cover. Eyelid surgery can provide outstanding results with minimal downtime.

What is Eyelid LIFT Surgery?

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is performed for cosmetic reasons or to improve blocked vision caused by drooping eyelids. Dr. Kam performs upper eyelid surgery to address excess wrinkled skin, hooded eyes limiting the application of eye makeup, or partially closed upper eyelids. She performs lower eyelid surgery to improve crepey skin texture, “bags” or puffiness under the eyes, or dark shadows in the tear troughs.

Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty) can help improve the eyelid appearance caused by age with a short recovery time.
Eyelid surgery can provide outstanding results with minimal downtime

Eyelid Surgery Consultation

Board-certified ENT and facial plastic surgeon Dr. Joanna Kam specializes in facial rejuvenation and cosmetic surgery, including upper and lower eyelid surgery. The consultation is the best time to ask questions and discuss concerns about heavy eyelids disrupting your vision or causing cosmetic problems.

Dr. Kam creates a unique surgical plan that matches your personal goals. She evaluates your medical history to assess your risks and examines your face and eyes to determine the best treatment options. She will provide photos of previous eyelid patients, discuss the anticipated results and share any options that may complement eyelid surgery.

At the initial consultation, Dr. Kam will provide detailed instructions for preparation prior to eyelid surgery.
Patients can receive a private consultation with Dr. Kam to discuss the risks, benefits, and results of the surgery

Eyelid Surgery Preparation

Dr. Kam provides each patient with specific instructions during the consultation. In general:

  • Smokers should stop smoking 1 month before surgery
  • Avoid herbal supplements and medications, aspirin, and anti-inflammatory drugs that increase the risk of bleeding or bruising in the week before surgery
  • Follow Dr. Kam’s instructions about any medication adjustments on the day of or the day before surgery
  • Request transportation to and from the procedure
  • Dress comfortably in a zip-up or button-up shirt
  • Do not wear makeup, lotions, perfume, and jewelry on the day of surgery
  • Contact KAM Plastic Surgery with any questions or concerns

Patient Reviews

My surgery went very well and she did an awesome job getting my nose straightened the way I desired! Dr. Kam is a very extraordinary lady and her heart is made of gold!! I’d strongly recommend her to everyone looking to get surgery!!!

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Dr. Kam is amazing. I received filler to the tip of my nose and under eye … I love my results. The procedure was painless, swelling lasted 4 days. I’m so in love with my results!

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I am currently about 1.5 months out from my rhinoplasty with Dr. Kam and could not be happier with my decision. During my first consultation, Dr. Kam helped me navigate what I did and did not like about my nose and what I wanted my outcome to be. I asked for a very natural look and she was very honest about how to achieve this. She helped me make subtle…

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Dr. Kam explains the details of eyelid surgery during the consultation, including the type of anesthesia, types of blepharoplasties, possible surgical techniques, location of incisions, and expected results. Dr. Kam may suggest supplemental procedures, such as a fat transfer to fill deep undereye circles, a brow lift surgery to raise heavy brows and smooth forehead lines, or an injectable filler.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

During lower blepharoplasty, Dr. Kam creates a small incision on the inside of the lower lid. This allows the incision to heal without a visible scar. In select cases, she may make a small incision just below the lash line, where it heals well. She removes excess tissue, tightens weak muscles, and smooths bags and wrinkles. Excess fat in the lower lids can be relocated to fill hollows under the eyes, or removed.

Upper Eyelid Lift Surgery

During upper blepharoplasty, Dr. Kam creates a small incision in the crease of the upper eyelid. She removes extra skin, fat deposits, and muscle before strategically closing the incision to encourage a barely perceptible scar.

Eyelid Surgery Combined with Fat Transfer or Injectable Filler

Hyaluronic acid fillers like Restalyne, Belotero, or Juvederm can fill hollows under the eyes to provide temporary rejuvenation, while Botox treatments can smooth crow’s feet and wrinkles around the eyes. Maintenance doses can extend the longevity of temporary fillers and injectables. These temporary in-office treatments can provide impressive results with minimal downtime. These temporary treatments may appeal to patients who aren’t ready to have eyelid surgery or may complement eyelid surgery. For permanent results, Dr. Kam may suggest fat transfer to address the hollows under the eyes.

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Each patient's individual healing time and recovery should be discussed during the consultation with Dr. Kam.
Patients can usually resume their normal activities within 1 to 2 weeks after an eyelid procedure

Eyelid Surgery Recovery

Dr. Kam provides each patient with a postoperative recovery plan to help achieve optimal results. Eyelid skin is delicate and tends to heal in about 1 week.

Cold compresses can help limit bruising and swelling, as well as relieve discomfort in the immediate postoperative period. Pain is typically mild, and lasts a few days. Dr. Kam may prescribe an antibiotic ointment. Most patients resume their daily activities within a week of blepharoplasty surgery. Strenuous activities should be avoided in the first week of healing eyelids following surgery.

Results are visible right after surgery, but as the eyelid swelling settles over the first few weeks the final appearance will become apparent. For scar management, the surgeon will provide detailed care instructions such as gentle eyelid massages.

Eyelid Surgery Cost

Medical insurance may cover upper eyelid surgery if there is heavy skin that limits patients’ field of vision. The cost of cosmetic blepharoplasty can fluctuate based on the details of the surgery. Dr. Kam discusses pricing during the consultation and offers options like Care Credit payment plans.

Common Eyelid Surgery Questions 

Who should get eyelid lift surgery?

Ideal candidates for blepharoplasty are non-smokers in good health with realistic surgical expectations regarding the wrinkled, heavy skin on the upper or lower eyelids, or the puffiness in the under eyes caused by pooching fat.

What are the potential risks and side effects of the blepharoplasty procedure?

While eyelid surgery complications are rare, there are risks associated with all types of surgery. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kam reviews each patient’s medical background and uses the latest technology to limit risks and side effects. Risks of surgery include but are not limited to anesthesia complications, pain, bleeding, infection, scarring, bruising, swelling, and changes in the appearance of the eyes. Specific risks are discussed during consultation.

What is the best age for eyelid surgery?

Blepharoplasty patients choose eyelid surgery for different reasons- some are in their 30s, and others are in their 60s. Dr. Kam screens patients to determine their candidacy based on each individual’s anatomy and risk factors. Upper eyelid surgery helps raise sagging upper lids to improve vision and refresh a tired appearance. Lower eyelid surgery smooths bags from under the eyes. Many older patients choose to have eyelid surgery along with a facelift or other cosmetic procedures for a complete transformation.

Can scarring occur after undergoing eyelid surgery?

Blepharoplasty incisions are placed discreetly in natural lines and crease to reduce the risk of visible scarring. In the upper eyelid, the incision is placed in the natural eyelid crease so that it is not visible when the eyes are open. Dr. Kam makes the lower eyelid incision on the inside of the eyelid, where it can’t be seen. If skin removal is needed, she makes a small incision just below the lash line where it heals nearly imperceptibly. The eyelids heal quicker than other areas on the body, so potential external scars quickly fade. Dr. Kam provides before-and-after photos during the consultation and explains the surgical procedure, including placement of incisions, risks, and expected results.

Can blepharoplasty be considered a covered procedure under health insurance?

Eyelid surgery is not covered by medical insurance when performed for cosmetic reasons. However, when a lax, droopy eyelid partially blocks the patient’s vision, medical health insurance companies may cover the cost of eyelid surgery to lift the upper eyelid and restore sight. If this is the case, Kam Facial Plastic Surgery staff can help patients submit a prior-authorization request to medical insurance for coverage to improve vision. Affordable payment options are also available to help with the cost of cosmetic eyelid surgery.

Can alternative methods be used instead of surgery for eyelid rejuvenation?

Eyelid surgery is the only way to remove excess skin from the upper and lower eyelids. Dr. Kam does offer non-invasive treatments like Restylane and Juvederm dermal fillers that can improve dark shadows for 6-12 months. Botox injections may raise heavy brows temporarily. Heavy brows can accentuate sagging eyelids, so in some candidates, Botox can help refresh the eye area.

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