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Music and Medicine: An Essay by Dr. Jessica Lattman

Posted July 3rd, 2019

Medicine and Music By Dr. Jessica LattmanI am a passionate singer-songwriter. I dream of lyrics, melodies, harmonies, and rhythms. I grab my phone in the middle of conversations, walking on the street, on the subway, and jot down lyrics or musical thoughts.

I am also a plastic surgeon, wife, and mom of three kids. I found my way to music through a jumbled journey, with stops and starts, but here I am at 50, feeling energized and excited about my music and all that is ahead of me.

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Choosing To Have Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery?

Posted June 28th, 2019

Choosing to have cosmetic eyelid surgeryMy patients undergo cosmetic eyelid surgery for many reasons. Most are trying to look younger, less tired, more symmetric or just overall refreshed. The decision is personal.

Cosmetic eyelid surgery won't change your life. It won't solve personal problems or make you look like someone else. But it can give you greater self-confidence and add to your sense of well-being.

Choosing To Have Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery

 

 


Why choose an Oculoplastic Surgeon for your eyelid surgery?

oculoplastic surgeonPosted June 19th, 2019

Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery is a specialized area of ophthalmology that addresses the medical and surgical care of the eyelids, lacrimal (tear) system, orbit (eye socket), and the adjacent face. Over the past 22 years, my practice has evolved to treat mostly cosmetic issues of the eyelids and upper face. However I do also take care of common eyelid conditions such as styes, chalazions, eyelid lumps, bumps and skin cancers.

Why Choose An Oculoplastic Surgeon

 

 


Eyelid Skin Tags

Posted June 12th, 2019

Eyelid Skin TagsSkin tags, are small growths that often appear on the eyelids. They are benign pedicles of skin that overgrow and can become irritated.

Eyelid Skin Tags

 

 

 

 

 


Protecting Your Delicate Eyelids in The Summer

Posted June 6th, 2019

Protecting Your EyelidsI tell all my patients to be extra careful in the summer to protect the delicate eyelid skin. This means hat and sunglasses any time you are outside. Here are some great tips tips for choosing the right pair of sunglasses:

Protecting Your Eyelids

 

 

 

 


Is summer a good time to do eyelid surgery?

Posted May 31st, 2019

NYC Summer Eyelid Surgery

Patients ask me all the time, should I do my eyelid surgery in the summer or wait until the fall? And my answer…..yes, summer is a great time to do eyelid surgery.

 

Summer Eyelid Surgery

 

 

 


Case Study - Eyelid Asymmetry Ptosis Repair

Posted May 9th, 2019

NYC Eyelid Asymmetry Ptosis Repair

Eyelid Asymmetry is a very common problem. I see many patients who come to the office who tell me that their eyelids do not look the same. Often they are not sure exactly what is causing the asymmetry, but they want to fix the problem.

 

Case Study - Eyelid Asymmetry

 

 


Spring is Here and so is Allergy Season

Posted May 1st, 2019

NYC Spring AllergiesIt seems as soon as the flowers start to bloom, I see many patients with symptoms of seasonal allergies.

Pollen from grasses, flowers and trees can cause your eyes to get red, swollen, itchy and tear. This is called allergic conjunctivitis, and just like any other allergy is caused by a misfiring of the immune system, the body's natural defense mechanism.

Allergy Season


Male Blepharoplasty

Posted April 22nd, 2019

NYC Male BlepharoplastyI often get asked what percentage of your patient’s are men. Today about 20% of my patients are men. Over my 22 years in practice I have seen the number of men coming in for eyelid surgery and other non-surgical treatments rise. I see men of all ages who want to improve their appearance in a very natural way. Eyelid surgery is one of the most common procedures that men today are getting done.

 

Male Blepharoplasty


Eyelid Skin Cancer

NYC Eyelid Skin CancerPosted March 27th, 2019

Repeated Sun exposure to the eyelid skin puts patients at risk for eyelid skin cancers. It is important to have an oculoplastic surgeon give a very thorough exam to the eyelids on a yearly basis. Eyelid skin cancer is best treated when caught early. The smaller the skin cancer when it is detected, the better result after it is removed.

 

Eyelid Skin Cancer


Case Study - Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty and Endoscopic Browlift

Upper Eyelid BlepharoplastyPosted March 18th, 2019

Pictured here is a lovely 61 year old woman who came to me bothered by the appearance of her upper lids. She had done some research online and was pretty sure that she needed an upper eyelid blepharoplasty.

Case Study - Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty and Endoscopic Browlift


Common Questions About Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty

Common Questions About Lower Eyelid BlepharoplastyPosted March 12th, 2019

I see patients every day in my office that are concerned with bags and wrinkles on their lower eyelids. The different surgical approach to the lower lids can be confusing to patients so here are some commonly asked questions.

Common Questions About Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty

 


Case Study- Upper blepharoplasty and Endoscopic Brow Lift

Female Blepharoplasty by Dr. Lattman NYCPosted March 4th, 2019

I love this set of before and after photos. They are of a 47 year old mom of 5. She came to me looking for a solution to the heaviness of her upper eyelids. She had done some research online and thought that she needed an upper lid blepharoplasty to help with the excess skin hanging over her upper eyelids.

Case Study - Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty and Endoscopic Browlift

 


Case Study - Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty

Staying Hydrated

Posted February 13th, 2019

I am excited to share my first “Case Study.” I believe that by writing about specific cases, it will help my current and future patients feel more comfortable with the process of eyelid surgery. Pictured here is a 54 year old man who was bothered by his lower eyelid bags and heavy upper eyelids. He came to see me wanting to improve the way he looked.

Case Study - Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty

 


Staying Hydrated in Cold Weather

Staying HydratedPosted February 5th, 2019

We are well into the depths of winter and the cold weather has settled in. Did you know that it is actually more common to get dehydrated in winter than in the summer? During the winter months the air is less humid and you lose more water from your body with each breath you take during the day.

Staying Hydrated in Cold Weather


Keeping Your Surgical Results Looking Their Best

Keeping Your Surgical Results Looking Their BestPosted January 24th, 2019

Many patients ask me “how long will my cosmetic eyelid surgery last?”  Cosmetic eyelid surgery can last a lifetime, and there are things you can do to keep your surgical results looking their best. While you will continue to age, your eyes will always look more youthful after your surgery than they would have without it.

Eyelid Surgery Recovery


Eyelid Surgery Recovery - What you need to know

Eyelid Surgery Recovery - What you need to knowPosted January 22nd, 2019

Many of my patients are busy men and women who need to get back to their everyday activities ASAP! So I take optimizing recovery very seriously. Surgical technique, pre-op preparation and post op care are all key factors in a speedy recovery after surgery. Here is the lowdown on recovery after cosmetic eyelid surgery.

 

Eyelid Surgery Recovery


Top 5 Winter Eye Care Tips

Top 5 Winter Eye Care TipsPosted January 11th, 2019

During the summer, it is easier to remember to protecting our eyes with sunglasses and a hat. But the eyes and delicate eyelid skin can be even more at risk in the winter months. Often overcast skies and lack of direct sunlight makes us think that our eyes don’t need to be shielded from the invisible UV rays. But exposure to UV radiation in the winter can make the eyes more prone to cataracts, macular degeneration, periocular skin cancer and aging changes of the eyelid skin.

Top 5 Winter Eye Care Tips


Oculoplastic Surgery - Look Your Best and See Your Best!

Oculoplastic SurgeryPosted January 3rd, 2019

Oculoplastic surgery is a specialized field of medicine that brings together two diverse sources of knowledge - plastic surgery and ophthalmology. The training to become an oculoplastic surgeon is what makes me a true eyelid expert. After four years of premedical education at Cornell University, I earned an MD degree at New York University School of Medicine. Next, I did a one year internship and then a three year residency in ophthalmology and general eye surgery at the Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital. Finally, I completed a fellowship in ophthalmic plastic, reconstructive, and orbital surgery.

Oculoplastic Surgery


Join me in 2019 to keep up and/or start my favorite beauty resolutions

Beauty Resolutions 2019Posted December 26th, 2018

Wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2019!!

 

2019 Beauty Resolutions

 


Why Choose Dr. Jessica Lattman

Posted December 17th, 2018

Why Choose Dr. Jessica Lattman?

Sometimes patients ask me why they should chose me over other surgeons they have met. Here are a few of my thoughts and what I often say to my patients ..

Why Choose Dr. Jessica Lattman?

 

 


Am I too young for Botox?

Posted December 10th, 2018

Am I Too Young To Get BOTOX

I am asked all the time what is the "right" age to start Botox treatments. The answer depends on each individual. The youngest patient I have treated with Botox was 25 at the time. Starting early can help to prevent permanent wrinkles from forming. Once a frown line or forehead line is etched into your skin, when you are not expressing, it can be challenging to treat with Botox alone.

Am I Too Young for BOTOX?

 


Trans-Conjuctival (TC) Lower Lid Blepharopalsty

Posted December10th, 2018

Lower Lid Blepharoplasty for Lower Lid Bags

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty can be approached in two ways. Trans-conjuctival (from the inside of the eyelid) and subcillary (from an incision just below the eyelashes on the outside of the eyelids) The TC approach is a great option for patients who only have lower lid bags, without loose or excess skin. A lower lid TC blepharoplasty can be combined with a laser skin resurfacing treatment for maximum effect.

(TC) Lower Lid Blepharopalsty

 


Asian Blepharoplasty (Double Eyelid Surgery)

Posted November 28th, 2018

Asian Blepharoplasty
Asian Blepharoplasty is a big part of my surgical practice. As an eyelid expert, and specialist in Asian eyelid surgery, I see many patients who desire the creating of an eyelid crease. Asian Blepharoplasty creates a new eyelid crease using either a suture ligation or an external incision technique.

Asian Blepharoplasty

 


My eyes feel dry and scratchy all the time! What can I do to help?

Posted November 20th, 2018

Dry EyesDry eye is a very common condition. I see patients everyday who complain of dry eye symptoms. There are many effective treatments for dry eye. They very depending on what is causing the dry eye. The first step in treatment is reviewing all your medications and a doing a thorough examination of your eyes and eyelids.

Dry and Scratchy Eyes

 


I get asked questions about Botox every day....here are some of the most common questions and answers

Posted November 13th, 2018

Botox FAQ'sDoes Botox Hurt?

Botox injections feel like a small pinch. I use the smallest needle made to give the injections, so that they are as painless as possible. Some patients choose to have numbing cream applied before the treatment, but most feel it is really not necessary.

BOTOX FAQ's

 


Candidates for Upper Lid BlepharoplastyHow do I know if I am a good candidate for an upper lid blepharoplasty?

Posted November 6th, 2018

When I first meet a patient in consultation I always ask, "What is bothering you?

Candidate for Upper Lid Blepharoplasty

 

 


Torn Earlobe RepairTorn, Stretched, or Sagging Earlobe Repair

Posted November 1st, 2018

Torn earlobes are a common problem. Years of wearing heavy earring, or trauma to the earlobe can cause your ear piercing hole to stretch and become deformed. Stretched or torn earlobes make it difficult to keep earrings in and don't look great.

Torn Earlobe Repair

 

 


What is a ChalazionWhat is a chalazion?

Posted October 23rd, 2018

A Chalazion occurs when a small oil gland in the eyelid becomes blocked. The secretions from the gland leak out into the surrounding eyelid tissue and cause redness and inflammation.

What is a Chalazion?

 

 


Nutrition and Healing after Surgery

Posted October 16th, 2018

Nutrition and Healing after surgeryHealthy eating is so important for our health. What we eat is what we are. Food impacts how we feel, how we look and how our body heals. Good eating habits are especially important before and after surgery to help your body heal.

Nutrition and Healing after Surgery

 

 


Q: What is it like on the day of surgery for an upper lid blepharoplasty?

Day of Surgery for A Blepharoplasty NYCPosted October 9th, 2018

A: Before scheduling the procedure, I will discuss with you options about where you would like to have it done. There are two options: 1. In the OR 2. In the office If you are medically well, then the office is a great choice for an upper lid blepharoplasty. You will come into the office, after eating a normal breakfast. When you get to the office, you have the option of taking a medication to help you relax, this is a pill. No IV or needles required. If you choose to have the procedure in the OR, you will come to my surgical center and receive IV sedation by our anesthesiologist.

Day of Surgery for An Upper Lid Blepharoplasty


Non-Surgical Options for Hollow or Dark Circles Under the Eyes

Hollow or Dark Circles under The EyesPosted October 4th, 2018

I see many patients that are bothered by dark circles under the eyes. For some filler is a great option to improve the dark circles. My filler of choice for the lower lids is Restylane.

Non-Surgical Options for Hollow or Dark Circles Under the Eyes

 


Why Choose An Oculoplastic SurgeonTop 3 reasons to Choose and Oculoplastic Surgeon For Your Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)

Posted September 24th, 2018

TOP 3 Reasons to Choose Oculoplastic Surgeon for your Eyelid Lift

 


Top 5 Reasons to Consider an Eye-Lift

Top 5 Reasons to Consider an EyeliftPosted September 17th, 2018

The eyes are often the first areas of the face to show signs of aging. Factors like genetics, facial structure, sun exposure and the quality of the skin all play a role in how the eyes age. To addresses concerns such as under-eye puffiness, bags, dark circles, loose skin and hooding, blepharoplasty (either upper, lower or a combination of both), is a great solution.

TOP 5 Reasons to Consider an Eye-Lift


What is the right age to have eyelid surgery?

What is the right age for eyelid surgeryPosted September 12th, 2018

The answer is different for everyone! I see many patients in their 20's who have had lower lid bags since their teens. For these patients, mid to late 20's can be the right time to have these bags removed.

What is the right age for eyelid surgery?

 


How Diet and Lifestyle Affects Recovery After Eyelid Surgery

Diet and Lifestyle Affects Recovery after SurgeryPosted September 5th, 2018

Most of my patients who have cosmetic eyelid surgery are active and want to get back to their routines as quickly as possible. I coach my patients before and after surgery with suggestions for diet and lifestyle that can speed up recovery.

How Diet and Lifestyle Affects Recovery

 


Combining upper eyelid surgery with endoscopic browlift

Combining Upper Eyelid Surgery with Endoscopic BrowliftPosted August 27th, 2018

Often patient’s come to me unsure what they need or want. They have a general idea that they want to look less tired, younger, natural, not “done,” but that’s all they are able to express. I love to explore with them their faces and offer suggestions how I can help them look more like themselves.

Combining Upper Eyelid and Endoscopic Browlift

 


Looking on the outside how you feel on the inside

Looking on the outside how you feel on the insidePosted August 20th, 2018

I meet patients every day in my practice that tell me they want to look on the outside how they feel on the inside.

They explain how they go to the gym, eat well, stay out of the sun, but they still feel different than the image they see in the mirror.

Looking on the outside how you feel on the inside


Botox for heavy upper eyelids and sagging eyebrows

Botox for heavy upper eyelids and browsPosted August 15th, 2018

Botox is a great tool for lifting heavy upper lids and sagging eyebrows. I see many patients in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s that are bothered by a slight drop of the brow and heaviness on the upper eyelids.

Botox for Heavy Eyelids and Sagging Brows

 


Lower lid Blepharoplasty - The Basics

Lower Blepharoplasty The Basics By Dr Jessica LattmanPosted August 6th, 2018

Lower eyelid Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that removes bags, excess skin, dark circles and wrinkles from the lower eyelid. The lower eyelids age in many different ways and can show signs of aging at different ages. I see young patients that develop lower eyelid bags in their 20’s and I also see some patients in their late 70’s that are exploring plastic surgery for the first time.

Lower Lid Blepharoplasty - The Basics


Ptosis - The Basics

Ptosis Repair By Dr. Jessica LattmanPosted July 31st, 2018

Ptosis is a condition when the upper eyelid drops. Ptosis can affect only one side, or can occur on both upper lids. There are degrees of severity from a mild drop, up to where the vision is completely blocked by the eyelid.

Ptosis - The Basics

 


Upper Lid Blepharoplasty In The Office Setting

Upper Lid Blepharoplasty NYCPosted July 27th, 2018

An upper lid Blepharoplasty is a surgery that removes excess skin and “baggage” from the upper lids. It restores a rested and youthful look to the eyelids. I often see patients in my practice that are unhappy with the heaviness and tired look of their upper eyelids, but they are not sure if they are ready for surgery.

Upper Lid Blepharoplasty


What is an oculoplastic surgeon and what do they treat?

Posted December 14th, 2017

The field of oculoplastic surgery combines the precision and microsurgery of ophthalmology with the aesthetic and reconstructive concepts of plastic surgery. Oculoplastic surgery is a small, highly selective subspeciality of ophthalmology. Oculoplastic surgeons complete a residency in ophthalmology and then ...

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What are your most requested procedures?

Posted October 3rd, 2017

A: Since I am an oculoplastic surgeon, all of what I do focuses on the eyes and the upper face.  Most patients come in wanting to look “less tired.”  Sometimes they don’t really know what exact procedure they want, but ...

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What is microneedling and how does it work?

Posted February 9th, 2017

A: MicroNeedling is an aesthetic medical procedure that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles in order to induce production of collagen. Microneedling creates a controlled Non-Thermal injury underneath the skin’s surface, thereby inducing the body to respond through ...

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I feel like my eyes are showing signs of aging but I am not ready for surgery yet. What are some non-surgical treatments that will help me look better?

Posted December 13th, 2016

A: This is a great question. The eyes are often the first area of the face to show signs of aging, and sometimes patients want to look less tired but are not ready to take on surgery.  So here are ...

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How do I know if I have chosen the right surgeon? What questions should I be asking?

Posted November 28th, 2016

A:  Your choice of a surgeon should depend on many factors. Not all surgeons are good at every procedure. You should choose a subspecialist trained in the specific procedure you want to have done.  Make sure your surgeon is board ...

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What is a Brow Lift and how do I know if I need one?

Posted November 28th, 2016

A: Looking young and healthy is important for a personal sense of well being.  In our society today, one’s appearance can be essential both professionally and socially.  The eyebrows and forehead are distinct features of the face. When aesthetically pleasing ...

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What motivates your patients to have cosmetic surgery?

Posted November 4th, 2016

A: Over the past 18 years I have had the privilege to consult with and then operate upon innumerable women seeking facial plastic surgery. One of the more fascinating and important trends I’ve witnessed over my time in practice has ...

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I am nervous that I will look “done” after my eyelid surgery.

Posted November 1st, 2016

A: Thank you for your excellent question. This is a concern that I hear from many new patients. First of all, it is important to choose a surgeon that shares your aesthetic sensibility. I believe in giving a natural result ...

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What is the recovery time for an upper lid blepharoplasty?

Posted October 23rd, 2016

A: Thanks Andrea for your question.  After an upper lid blepharoplasty, the recovery time is about a week.  Upper eyelid surgery can be done with the patient awake in ...

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Recent Blog Posts

Choosing to Have Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery

Why choose an Oculoplastic Surgeon for your eyelid surgery?

Eyelid Skin Tags

Protecting Your Eyelids In The Summer

Is summer a good time to do eyelid surgery?

Case Study - Eyelid Asymmetry

NYC Spring Allergies

Male Blepharoplasty

Eyelid Skin Cancer

Case Study Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty and Browlift

Common Questions About Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty

Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty and Endoscopic Browlift Case Study

Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty Case Study

Staying Hydrated in Cold Weather

Keeping Your Surgical Results Looking Their Best

Eyelid Surgery Recovery - What you need to know

Top 5 Winter Eye Care Tips

Oculoplastic Surgery - Look Your Best and See Your Best!

Beauty Resolutions 2019

Why Choose Dr. Jessica Lattman?

Am I Too Young For BOTOX?

Trans-Conjuctival (TC) Lower Lid Blepharoplasty

Asian Blepharoplasty

Dry and Scratchy Eyes

BOTOX FAQ's

How do I know if I am a good candidate for an upper lid blepharoplasty?

Torn, Stretched, or Sagging Earlobe Repair

What is a Chalazion?

Nutrition and Healing after Surgery

What is it like on the day of surgery for an upper lid blepharoplasty?

Non-Surgical Options for Hollow or Dark Circles Under Your Eyes

Top 3 Reasons to Choose an Oculoplastic Surgeon for your Eyelid Lift

Top 5 Reasons to Consider An Eyelift

What is the right age for eyelid surgery

How diet and lifestyle affects recovery after surgery

Combining upper eyelid surgery with endoscopic browlift

Looking on the outside how you feel on the inside

Botox for heavy upper eyelids and sagging eyebrows

Lower Lid Blepharoplasty - The Basics

Ptosis - The Basics

Upper Lid Blepharoplasty In The Office Setting

What is an oculoplastic surgeon and what do they treat?

What are your most requested procedures?

What is microneedling and how does it work?

I feel like my eyes are showing signs of aging but I am not ready for surgery yet. What are some non-surgical treatments that will help me look better?

How do I know if I have chosen the right surgeon? What questions should I be asking?

What is a Brow Lift and how do I know if I need one?

What motivates your patients to have cosmetic surgery?

I am nervous that I will look “done” after my eyelid surgery.

What is the recovery time for an upper lid blepharoplasty?