Restore a more youthful and alert look to your eyes with eyelid surgery in Linglestown

Learn how we can improve hooded or drooping eyelids with eyelid treatment
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Discover why eyelid treatment is the most popular cosmetic procedure for both men and women

Aging, the environment and your health can all affect the appearance of your eyelids and skin. Droopy eyelids and wrinkles can add years to your face and may even block your vision.

Through modern techniques and advances in an eyelid rejuvenation procedure called blepharoplasty, we can help restore a more youthful, alert and healthy look to your droopy eyes.

Sometimes referred to as a “mini facelift,” blepharoplasty has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for both men and women because of its high level of patient satisfaction. We can perform blepharoplasty on both the upper and lower eyelids.

Your surgeon will discuss if this surgery is right for you at your consultation.

Eyelid surgery works by removing excess skin from the upper or lower eyelids, improving both your vision and appearance.

Advantages

  • Blepharoplasty reduces puffiness around the eyes, removes all fine lines around the outer edges of the eye and also helps in reducing eye bags around the lower eyelid. Around the upper eyelid, it eliminates hooded skin.
  • It makes your eyes look younger, which improves the overall appearance of the face making it appear healthier and refreshed.
  • Eyelid surgery is effective in curing specific vision problems. It improves peripheral vision by removing any fat that blocks the eye. By altering the drooping eyelids, it expands the line of sight.
  • Any scars caused by the surgery are unnoticeable since they get hidden in the eyelid creases.
  • It can provide comfort to the forehead by easing tension in brow muscles to lift the eyes.
  • The effects of blepharoplasty last for a lifetime.

Disadvantages

There are a few complications that may arise following eyelid surgery. However, they are all temporary and can be managed without the assistance of a doctor.

  • Difficulty in closing the eye when sleeping
  • The incision can feel itchy or dry
  • Blurred vision
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Scarring
  • Changes in sensation
  • Drooping
  • Bleeding

Eyelid surgery can very rarely result in:

  • Temporary blurred or double vision
  • Your eyes looking slightly uneven (asymmetrical)
  • A pool of blood collecting under the skin (haematoma) – this usually disappears on its own after a few weeks
  • Noticeable scarring
An evaluation by the oculoplastic surgeon may find that a lower blepharoplasty is unnecessary. If this is the case, we can use synthetic hyaluronate fillers in the lower eyelids and tear troughs (TearFill) to improve the appearance of your eyes.
During blepharoplasty surgery, the oculoplastic surgeon will assess how much skin, muscle, and/or fat they need to remove. They will base this decision on a few factors, including facial muscle structure, bone structure, and the symmetry of the eyebrows.

Patients who suffer from dry eyes normally require less tissue to be removed to avoid the exposure of more of the eye to the air, as this can ultimately cause symptoms to worsen.

During the blepharoplasty surgery, tiny incisions are made in the natural folds of the eyelid, in the crease of the upper eyelid and just beneath the lashes or behind the lower eyelid (if lower lid blepharoplasty is also required). This way, the incisions are totally unnoticeable after the healing period.

Many people express satisfaction with the results of blepharoplasty, such as a more rested and youthful appearance and more self-confidence.

Will I be able to go out after my surgery?

You will not be able to drive for a number of days after the operation. Bruises, scarring and redness may take several weeks to fade.

How can I reduce swelling?

Prop your head up with pillows for a couple of days, when resting, to reduce swelling

How do I clean my eyes after surgery?

Gently clean your eyelids using prescribed ointment or eye drops

Do I have to wear sunglasses after surgery?

Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun and wind

What can I take to subdue the pain?

Take paracetamol or another prescribed painkiller to relieve any mild pain

What do I need to avoid doing after surgery?

You should avoid:

  • Strenuous activity and swimming for a few days
  • Smoking, as smoke can irritate your eyes
  • Wearing contact lenses or rubbing your eyes

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Refresh and rejuvenate your appearance

Wrinkles, puffiness and excess skin are common issues. Book an appointment today, and we’ll help you refresh your appearance

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I want to reduce fine lines and wrinkles

Forehead lines, frown lines and crow’s feet are often the first sign of aging. They can make you look tired and age you prematurely. Click here to rewind the clock on your skin…

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When eyelid skin loses elasticity and sags with age, it creates new folds that can interfere with our vision and make us look older than we feel. Click here to restore youthful looking eyes

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WE HELP PEOPLE IN AND AROUND THE HARRISBURG COMMUNITY FEEL GREAT IN THEIR OWN SKIN

My wait time was minimal and I was pleased to note the furniture arrangement for social distancing and the sanitation practices in progress. All in all it was a much more relaxing experience than I anticipated and I was impressed by the procedures taken to assure safe practices for the safety of the patients and staff while reducing stress on the patients.

C.J.S.

The doctor and his staff made my cataract surgeries a ‘piece of cake’. I have been coming here since I moved to Harrisburg 37 years ago. Dr. Chotiner performed cataract six years ago and my sight is as good as it was when I was young. As long as the light is reasonable, I do not even need over the counter reading glasses.

Claire Bodner

I was well taken care of. They took good care of my things. Dr. Erik Chotiner did an excellent job. I am so happy to see quite clearly with my eye that has macular degeneration.

S.D.H.

Very happy with all the staff, from check in, check out and nursing in pre op. Amazing. Very clean facility. Dr. Chotiner is so efficient and fast. Would recommend him to everyone.

Vey Love

Excellent care and personal attention are provided at Memorial Eye. Hats off to Dr. E. Chotiner, nurses and staff for making my experience there so great!

Q. Bender

I had cataract surgery and correction of an astigmatism. In one word……excellent!

Ray Jaffev

As a rookie having my first visit at Memorial Eye in May 2020, I asked for a doctor that was patient and that is exactly what I got in Dr. Kowalski. He took his time and explained my options to me. My testing was extensive and thorough. The staff was very kind and made me feel relaxed during the surgery. A 5 star rating from beginning to end. Well done!

J.E.R.

I am a first time patient at your practice. Everyone was so nice and knowledgeable. Overall it was a great experience. I did not realize how bad my vision was. I am amazed! The get well flowers were a nice touch!

J.B.

The staff and doctor were very accommodating. Always on time, if not earlier with appointments. The surgical staff was very attentive to any needs such as extra blankets if needed, and making sure you were comfortable while you waited for your surgery.

Pam C

First time in 78 years I can see well without prescription lenses! I was apprehensive to have any elective surgery during the pandemic with my age and health history. The staff sensed it and made an effort to deal with it very professionally.

W.H.R.

Wonderful practice with kind and supportive employees. The doctors are top notch and excellent!

A. Hendrix

I had my surgery done for a cataract and to correct my astigmatism. I can see better out of the eye that Dr Chotiner performed surgery on without the need for a corrective lens than I can see out of the other eye with my glasses on. The surgery was delayed because of the whole Covid virus closings, but when it was performed it went incredibly well and I could not be happier with the results.

Robin

I was somewhat jittery about returning to the office after the COVID restrictions were lifted. My concerns were put to rest from the moment I stepped through the door and was greeted by an associate who took my temperature, asked pertinent questions, and offered hand sanitizer, as well as being very friendly. The check in and co-pay payment went equally as smoothly.

C.J.S.

My care for cataract removal was superb. The team in the surgical suite was very organized, efficient, and caring. Their expertise was so excellent. Everyone who works there was very skillful in their work and courteous. Dr. Chotiner is kind and extremely skilled. He was outstanding!

M.V.

Surgery was quick and easy. Staff was very pleasant. Would recommend Dr. Chotiner very highly.

Patricia Scheidler

Service is very complete and professional. Dr. Erik Chotiner was very friendly and able to answer all of my questions. I am very pleased with service and will recommend.

A. Lawrence

I am so glad the doctor suggested LRI with my cataract surgery. I had never heard of it but it is amazing how my astigmatism is dissipating slowly and it is the reason I started wearing glasses 30 years ago! Even working around pandemic guidelines everyone is polite and cooperates as a team.

A.A.N.

I would recommend Memorial Eye Institute and Dr. Erik Chotiner for their expertise. They are all very professional and caring for their patients. It was an excellent experience.

Joyce Keefer

I cannot thank Dr. Chotiner and his staff enough for what they have done for me. I had LASIK here 16 years ago and that was a life changing event for me. Prior to that, my vision was always poor and then (after surgery) it was great. Now I have cataracts and once again, getting the first eye done was a life changing experience.

Richard Brandt

I was very pleased with the efficiency and professionalism of the staff. You have a well oiled team. Everyone is very thorough. Thanks Dr. Rick and staff.

M.A.B.

I am so happy at how good I can see now. Everyone was very professional and efficient. I feel my Dr is one of the best. I wouldn’t go to anyone else. Every one there was just great. Thank you so much.

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Academic resources on eyelid surgery

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The skin loses its elasticity and our muscles slacken with age. For the eyelids this results in an accumulation of loose skin which collects as folds in the upper lids and forms deepening creases in the lower lids. Click here to read on.

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is cosmetic surgery to remove excess skin or fat from the eyelids. The aim is to improve hooded or drooping eyelids or eye bags. Click here to read on.

Blepharoplasty is a kind of surgery performed on the eyelids. It’s done to remove excess skin from the upper eyelids and reduce bagginess from the lower eyelids. It’s also called an eye lift. Click here to read on.

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