Frequently Asked Questions
Dr. Baker places the incisions along the crease of the upper eyelid where they are concealed within the natural fold of the eyelid. The lower eyelid surgery incision is created just along the lash line and is also naturally concealed. An inner incision within the lower eyelid may be created to remove excess fat and skin, and this incision is completely hidden.
The eyelid tends to heal better than any other area of the body, meaning that scarring is minimal and usually fades naturally. Dr. Baker will discuss the incisions that he will use during your eyelid surgery, along with any potential for scarring, at your initial consultation.
Eyelid surgery helps to reverse signs of aging and can improve vision when excess skin is removed from the upper eyelids. Blepharoplasty can refresh your eyes with outstanding, long-lasting results that improve the eye area for years. However, the surgery will not prevent future aging.
Non-invasive treatments like Botox relaxes the muscles around your eyes in the frown and crow’s feet areas and slightly elevated the outer brows, and this may provide some improvement to your eyes. Injectable treatments like Juvéderm or Restylane fillers may be used to fill under eye hollows and reduce dark shadows.
With that said, blepharoplasty is the best and only treatment to tighten the delicate skin on the upper eyelids, remove excess skin, or lift an eyelid that partially covers the eyes, causing vision problems.
Cosmetic plastic surgery is not covered by medical insurance. Blepharoplasty is typically a cosmetic procedure and is therefore rarely covered by insurance.
Why Choose Dr. Baker
- American Board of Plastic Surgery
- New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York, Doctor of Medicine
- General Surgery: Five-Year Residency/Chief Residency, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, New York
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Four Year Residency/Chief Residency/Fellowship with Dr. D. Ralph Millard Jr., MD, FACS, Hon. FRCS England, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Miami, Florida
- University of Miami, School of Business Administration, Miami, Florida, Exec. MBA-Health Administration, Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society