About Cosmetic Eye-lid Surgeries by Dr. Steven Covici

Posted on October 23, 2013

An experienced oculo-facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Steven Covici performs procedures ranging from eyelid surgeries to Botox injections for patients living in and around Springfield, Massachusetts. Over his long career, he has conducted original research and submitted articles on related topics to such journals as the Archives of Ophthalmology and the Journal of Glaucoma. Dr. Covici earned his doctor of medicine from Northwestern University and completed his fellowship at the Scheie Eye Institute, where he studied reconstructive and oculo-facial plastic surgery.

There are many types of eyelid surgeries, including operations on the upper eyelid, lower eyelid, Asian eyelid, and ptosis eyelid procedures. The upper and lower eyelid operations can enhance the appearance of otherwise droopy or puffy eyes by extracting and reshaping excess skin. During the Asian eyelid surgery, a qualified plastic surgeon can create double-creased eyelids for patients who desire such an appearance. Finally, the ptosis eyelid option helps patients regain vision obstructed by drooping skin. The ptosis procedure works by elevating the eyelid, which in turn improves peripheral vision. Candidates for the treatments outlined above include individuals who are at least 18 years of age, have good overall health, and exhibit puffy, tired-looking, or sagging eyelids.