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Xanthelasma Xanthelasma - What is it and what can I do about it?

April 24th, 2023

Xanthelasmas are yellow growths that typically show up on the inner corners of the eyelids. They are cholesterol deposits that build up in the skin. Systemic conditions such as high cholesterol, diabetes and thyroid abnormalities can be associated with these growths.


Under Eye BagsUnder Eye Bags - Case Study

June 18th, 2021

This 54 year old woman had been bothered by her under eye bags for years. She finally couldn't take them anymore and decided to have cosmetic eyelid surgery.

Under Eye Bags



The Way I Look On ZoomI Hate The Way I Look On Zoom

Posted February 17th, 2021

Life for all of us has changed. We are spending much more time on video platforms such as Zoom, Skype and FaceTime. Weather it be for social connection or work obligations we are all seeing more of ourselves. I have seen this reflected in conversations I have with patients daily in my office.

I Hate The Way I Look On Zoom



Help, I am tired all the timeHelp, I Look Tired All The Time!

Posted November 19th, 2020

As an oculoplastic surgeon I spend many days talking to patients about how to improve the appearance of their eyelids. This can be a confusing topic. Patients often come to the office saying that they look “tired” all the time but don’t know exactly how to fix the problem. They tell me that no matter how much they sleep, they still wake up with dark circles and a tired appearance.

Help, I Look Tired All The Time



NYC Ptosis Repair Droopy EyelidsDroopy Eyelids Ptosis Repair - Case Study

Posted November 4th, 2020

This is a fantastic case study of a young man who was born with droopy eyelids. He was bothered by his constantly “tired” appearance. Even after a good night's sleep his droopy eyelids still made him look tired which was affecting his work. It began to bother him more recently with the constant zoom calls and close up video.


Droopy Eyelids Ptosis Repair - Case Study



NYC PtosisPtosis Repair - Case Study

Posted September 25th, 2020

This is a wonderful case study of a 53 year old woman who suffered from ptosis of both upper eyelids. She came to my office bothered by her droopy upper eyelids. The lids were so low that they were interfering with her daily activities. It became hard to read or work at a computer for extended periods of time. Also, she was bothered that no matter how much sleep she got, she still looked tired!

Ptosis Repair- Case Study





NYC Congenital PtosisCongenital Ptosis- Case Study

Posted September 16th, 2020

Congenital ptosis is a condition where a child is born with one or both eyelids that droop. If the droop is severe and affects visual development, then the droop is always repaired early in childhood.

Congenital Ptosis





NYC cosmetic surgery during covidCosmetic Surgery in the Era of COVID

Posted August 7th, 2020

I have many patients and friends asking me, “Is it safe to have cosmetic eyelid surgery, Botox and filler in COVID times?” My universal answer is, Yes! Now is a great time to have cosmetic eyelid surgery. Infact, I have seen an increase in patients coming in to discuss improving the appearance of their eyelids and having surgery.

Cosmetic Surgery in the Era of COVID





What is Ocular Rosacea?

Posted July 29th, 2020

NYC Ocular Rosacea Treatment NYCOcular rosacea is chronic inflammation that causes redness, burning and itching of the eyes. It often develops in people who have rosacea, a chronic skin condition that affects the face. Rosacea on the face can cause your cheeks to flush. You may also develop what looks like acne on your nose, cheeks, chin or forehead. Ocular Rosacea can be uncomfortable.

Ocular Rosacea





Ptosis - Frequently Asked Questions

Posted July 21st, 2020

NYC Ptosis FAQPtosis is a condition when the eyelid drops down and covers part of the eye. If the eyelid drops far enough to cover some of the pupil then it may affect the peripheral vision. Ptosis can be present at birth or it can develop later in life. If the ptosis is severe in young children it can affect the development of normal vision. In adults ptosis can block vision and be bothersome while reading or driving. Adults and children often try to compensate for the droopy eyelid by using the forehead muscles to help lift the eyelid.

Ptosis - FAQ's





Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery In Men

Posted July 14th, 2020

Male Eyelid Surgery NYCCosmetic eyelid rejuvenation for men has always been a part of my surgical practice. I see men of all ages who want to optimize the appearance of their eyes and upper face. In this blog I will go by age group and describe the most common procedures and how they are tailored for the male aesthetic.

Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery In Men





How to achieve natural results with cosmetic eyelid surgery

Posted June 18th, 2020

Natural Results Eyelid Surgery NYCThe modern aesthetic for eyelid lifts is a natural look. Patients want to appear refreshed after surgery, not pulled and tucked. The biggest concern I hear from my patients is that they will look “done.” So how can you be assured that your result will be just right?

Achieve natural results with cosmetic eyelid surgery





Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery FAQ's

Posted June 11th, 2020

Natural Looking BOTOX NYCAs an oculoplastic surgeon, cosmetic eyelid surgery is the most common surgical procedure that I perform. Over my 21 years in practice I have performed thousands of cosmetic blepharoplasties and endoscopic brow lifts. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions.

Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery FAQ's





The Guide to Natural Looking “Botox”

Posted June 4th, 2020

Natural Looking BOTOX NYCWrinkle-smoothing botulinum toxin type A injections are the most common non-invasive aesthetic procedure in the U.S. While they are commonly called “Botox,” there are actually four different injectables. The four neurotoxins FDA-approved for cosmetic use are Botox®, Dysport®, Jeuveau®, and Xeomin®.

The Guide to Natural Looking BOTOX






Droopy Eyebrows - How to Find an Eybrow Lift Expert in NYC

Posted May 28th, 2020

Droopy Eyebrows

I see many patients in my practice that are bothered by tired looking eyes and heavy, drooping eyebrows. When I mention an eyebrow lift, many patients ask, “What is an eyebrow lift!?” Eyebrows can be a confusing topic.

Droopy Eyebrows






Virtual Consultations - what to expect

Posted May 20th, 2020

Puffy eyes

While our offices were closed over the past few months, I began offering remote consultations. I had always offered these for my out of town patients, but started meeting local patients this way. Even though I am now back in the office, I have continued to offer remote visits. This new way of interacting with old and new patients has been great.

Virtual Consultation with Dr. Jessica Lattman




Puffy Eyes: What causes them and what to do about them

Posted May 13th, 2020

Puffy eyes

A swollen eyelid occurs when excess fluid builds up in the loose connective tissues around your eyes, Typically a swollen eyelid will resolve on its own in a day or two. But if it lasts longer than then it is important to have it evaluated and treated.

Puffy Eyes?





Coronavirus and Your Eyes

Posted May 5th, 2020

Coronavirus and your eyesHow can Coronavirus affect your eyes?

The coronavirus can spread through your eyes, just as it does through your nose or mouth. When someone who has coronavirus coughs or sneezes, virus particles spray from their mouth or nose onto your face. You may then breathe these tiny droplets in through your nose or mouth. The virus can also enter your body through your eyes. You can also become infected by touching your eyes after touching something that has the virus on it.

Coronavirus and Your Eyes?




Eyelid ChalazionWhat is a chalazion and how do I treat it?

Posted March 5th, 2020

A chalazion is a small lump or swelling on the eyelid. Chalazia are caused by a blockage in a meibomian gland on the eyelid. It can develop on the upper or lower eyelid. Some people are more prone to get chalazions than others.

What is a Chalazion?




Eyelid Skin Care Tips

Tips for taking care of your Eyelid Skin

Posted February 27th, 2020

The eyelid skin is often the first area on the face to show signs of aging. I see many patients who are bothered by the skin under their eyes, but are not yet candidates for cosmetic eyelid surgery. Many patients often ask what they can do to rejuvenate the delicate eyelid skin, and how they can prevent aging.

Tips for taking care of your eyelid skin




Eyelid Surgery Preparation NYCHow to Prepare for Your Eyelid Surgery

Posted February 12th, 2020

A blepharoplasty, or cosmetic eyelid surgery, is a great way to rejuvenate the entire appearance of the face. The procedure corrects droopy, sagging, puffy eyelids that have been affected by aging, gravity, and genetics. Preparing for your recovery can make that first week a breeze. Here are a few tips to prepare for a successful recovery after cosmetic eyelid surgery.

How to Prepare for Your Eyelid Surgery




Rejuvenate My Eyes NYCWhat Can I Do To Rejuvenate My Eyes?

Posted February 5th, 2020

As an eyelid specialist, I see patients every day who are bothered by aging changes of their eyelids. I am often asked, “What can I do to rejuvenate my eyes?” Some of my patients come to see me with a procedure in mind and others are interested in simply knowing what’s possible. Below are surgical and non-surgical options for improving the appearance of the eyelids:

Options To Rejuvenate My Eyes




Laser Skin Resurfacing NYCLaser skin resurfacing is a great adjunct to cosmetic blepharoplasty

Posted January 28, 2020

Laser skin resurfacing is a great adjunct to cosmetic blepharoplasty. It rejuvenates the skin and stimulates collagen. The laser can be done at the same time as surgery so that there is one healing time. The laser can also be done on it’s own.

Laser Skin Resurfacing




Best Time of Year for Eyelid SurgeryWhat is the best time of year to have cosmetic eyelid surgery?

Posted January 22, 2020

I am often asked by patients what is the best time of year to have cosmetic eyelid surgery. There are pro’s and con’s to each time of year. But what I universally believe is that it should be done at a time of year when you can block out time from work and other responsibilities to give yourself time to rest and heal.

Best Time of Year for Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery





Under Eye Dark CirclesHow do I get rid of dark circles under my eyes?

Posted December 11th, 2019

As an oculoplastic surgeon I often get asked the question, “What do I do about my under eye dark circles?” While there is not a “one size fits all” answer, here I hope to expand your understanding of the problem.

Dark Circles Under My Eyes





Eyelid surgery FAQCosmetic Eyelid Surgery FAQ’s Part 2

Posted December 3rd, 2019

Here are a few more of the most frequently asked questions about cosmetic eyelid surgery:

Eyelid Surgery FAQ's Part 2





Eyelid surgery FAQCosmetic Eyelid Surgery FAQs

Posted November 18th, 2019

I thought it would be helpful to list some of the most asked questions I get on a day to day basis when consulting with new patients about cosmetic eyelid surgery. Here are a few and more to follow in future blog posts:

Eyelid Surgery FAQ's





Dry Skin TipsTips To Improving Dry Winter Skin

Posted November 8th, 2019

Dry skin is a common problem that is often worse in the winter months.It may worsen symptoms of eczema, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and “sensitive skin.” Dry skin may cause itching and a rough, unpleasant feel to the skin. Below are some tips that can help improve dry skin or the “winter itch.”

Tips to improving dry winter skin





Ptosis droopy eyelid

What Is Ptosis?

Posted November 1st, 2019

Ptosis is a drooping or falling of the upper eyelid. It can affect one or both eyes. The two main categories of ptosis are

Congenital and Acquired.

What is Ptosis?





Choosing OculoplasticsChoosing an Oculoplastic Surgeon In NYC

Posted October 23rd, 2019

New York City has one of the largest concentrations of oculoplastic surgeons in the country. How do you choose the best oculoplastic surgeon for you?

Choosing an Oculoplastic Surgeon in NYC





Navigating Neuromodulators BotoxNavigating The Maze of Neuromodulators

Posted October 17th, 2019

The world of neuromodulators has become more confusing over the past several years with the introduction of several new products. Here I hope to answer some common questions.

Navigating The Maze of Neuromodulators





Blepharoplasty Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ's about eyelid surgeryPosted October 3rd, 2019

I am excited to share some of the most frequently asked questions patients ask before cosmetic eyelid surgery. I know there are many more questions I won’t get to here, so feel free to send in questions or topics you would like addressed in my blog and I would be happy to answer them.

Blepharoplasty FAQ's?





Am I Ready For Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)?

Am I Ready for Eyelid SurgeryPosted September 25th, 2019

If you’re considering upper or lower eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) the best first step is to come into the office for a consultation. There I will evaluate your eyelids, the health of your eyes, the position of your eyebrows, and your eyelids skin. All these structures are linked and contribute to decision making in eyelid surgery.

Am I ready for Eyelid Surgery?





What are Xanthelasmas?

XanthalasmasPosted September 17th, 2019

Xanthelasmas are yellowish, soft, flat skin lesions that grow on the inner corners of the eyelids. They are deposits of cholesterol in the skin. They grow slowly over time and may start out as several small growths and them combine into a larger lesion. The growths usually cause no pain or discomfort, so my patients will likely request removal for cosmetic reasons.

What Are Xanthelasmas?





What Are Eyelid Twitches?

Eyelid TwitchesPosted September 9th, 2019

Eyelid twitches, also known as myokymia, are repetitive, involuntary spasms of the eyelid muscles. They can occur in the upper or lower eyelid. They typically last a few seconds to several minutes.

What Are Eyelid Twitches?





Tips For Eye Care In The Colder Months

Tips for eye carePosted September 5th, 2019

Fall is just around the corner. Days get shorter and the weather will turn colder and drier. This is the time of year when I start seeing patients in my office with dry eye, cracked and itchy eyelid skin and eczema. Here are some great tips for transitioning into fall while keeping your eyes healthy and looking good.

Tips For Eye Care In The Colder Months




Creating A Natural Result With Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty and BrowliftPosted July 26th, 2019

Patients come to see me every day looking for help with aging changes of their lower eyelids. They want the bags, hollows, wrinkles to be improved, but they also want to maintain the unique and natural shape of their eyes. I understand my patient’s concerns and have worked over the last 15 years to perfect a surgical technique that beautifully rejuvenates the lower lid, but also maintains a natural look and does not change the shape of the eye.

Creating A Natural Result




Case Study: Upper and Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty and Endoscopic Brow Lift

Blepharoplasty and BrowliftPosted July 19th, 2019

Pictured here is a 57 year old woman who came to see for help with the appearance of her eyes. She felt that she looked tired all the time despite getting good sleep and taking care of herself. She noticed drooping of her upper eyelids, excess skin and dark circles on her lower lids.

Full Blog: Upper/Lower Blepharoplasty and Browlift



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.

Read Full Blog: Music and Medicine




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.



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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