Category Archives: Facial plastic surgery

What is Blepharoplasty?

What is Blepharoplasty?

Although it may just sound like a big, fancy word to some people, Blepharoplasty can benefit many others around the world, maybe even you. Blepharoplasty is a procedure that’s also known as an eyelid lift. It’s used to correct redundant skin folds and fat pads (bags) that are found around a person’s eyes. At the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Skin Care Center, we perform many different types of treatments and procedures, Blepharoplasty being one of them.

Those looking for one of the best plastic surgeons in Philadelphia can turn to Dr. Bruce Genter and his staff at the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Skin Care Center. He established the center in 1988 and since then has earned an outstanding reputation among colleagues, peers, patients, and medical students.

Who should consider eyelid surgery?

If you’ve noticed problems with your vision or the area around your eyes feels uncomfortable, you may want to consider this surgery. It’ll help you if you’re exhibiting conditions such as dark shadows around the eyes, skin folds above the eyes, bags or bulges under the eyes, or hindered vision from excess tissue. These conditions are actually pretty common because the skin is so thin around the eyelids.

How does the procedure work?

This surgery typically takes anywhere from 1-3 hours, and you will be given a general anesthetic or a local anesthetic with sedation to make sure you’re comfortable throughout the process. To begin the surgery, Dr. Genter will make incisions on the natural folds of the eyelid or inside the eyelid. Then, he’ll remove a small amount of tissue from around the eyes. When he has removed the correct amount of tissue, he’ll close the incisions with sutures and then apply a dressing.


Recovery time for blepharoplasty normally takes about 7 to 10 days. After the surgery is over and you’ve healed, you’ll experience the benefits of this procedure. By eliminating the loose skin and bags under your eyes, you’ll look younger and your vision may significantly improve. To learn more about our eyelid surgery and Botox treatment in Bucks County, PA, and other local areas, contact us at 215-240-6758.

Rejuvenating Your Face – What are the Options? Surgical and nonsurgical solutions

When you go to your high school reunion, do you want your classmates to squint at your name tag in confusion? No! Instead, you want them to instantly recognize you and think that you look well-rested and “good” for your age. Formerly there was only one way to resurrect your face: it took a scalpel, several weeks off from work and a nice chunk of change. But now, new nonsurgical options that promise to turn back the clock are proliferating at a rate that can make you dizzy. Continue reading

New Plastic Surgery Tax Stresses UK Plastic Surgeons

plastic surgery taxPlastic surgeons in the UK worry that a review of tax codes may mean new taxes for cosmetic surgeries, according to WebMD.

Currently in the UK, a plastic surgery tax only exists on non-surgical treatments like Botox, fillers and laser treatments, a fact that plastic surgeons take no issue with. (In the UK, a VAT tax  or “Value Added Tax” is somewhat similar to sales tax in the US in that consumers must pay it on top of the price for a good or elective service.) Continue reading