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ABOUT
DR. KHETARPAL

Umang Khetarpal, M.D.

Dr Khetarpal is double board-certified in Ear, Nose and Throat – Facial Plastic Surgery and in Sleep Medicine. He has practiced facial plastic surgery for over 20 years including rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, skin cancer removal and reconstruction, facelift, chin implants, ear reshaping or otoplasty, botox injection, and fillers. He enjoys performing rhinoplasties but generally adopts a more controlled approach to his surgery and prefers a more normal than an operated look for his patients. This approach of doing enough but not too much the first time and do a little more, if necessary, down the line is a lot safer when compared to more aggressive surgery. The latter can sometimes result in a misshapen nose or a small nose that may require building the nose back up, which is a lot more complex. The facelift approach is also a conservative sub-SMAS approach with minimal risk to the facial nerve.

 

Dr. Khetarpal finished his medical school at the young age of 22, then trained in Otolaryngology-Facial Plastic Surgery, first in India than in the US. His residency training was at SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse, NY with clinical and research fellowships at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School in Boston. He has co-authored book chapters and publications in peer-reviewed journals and has presented at major specialty society meetings. He was listed in Best Doctor’s in America. He has also spent time with some of the most prominent and talented facial cosmetic surgeons in the world to observe their techniques. For more information on Dr. Khetarpal, please see his curriculum vitae in About Dr Khetarpal.

  • Candidates for a Blepharoplasty Procedure
    The best candidates for blepharoplasty are those individuals who meet the following conditions: -Are in good overall health -Do not smoke -Do not have any serious eye conditions -Have healthy facial tissue and muscle -If you have loose, sagging skin or puffy bags around your eyes, this procedure can help reduce these unwanted effects and leave the eyes looking young and fresh. It is important for patients to have realistic expectations before undergoing a blepharoplasty procedure in order to be satisfied with their results. While the procedure can enhance your appearance and may improve self-confidence as a result, it cannot alter your entire appearance or change the structure of your face.
  • The Blepharoplasty Procedure
    The blepharoplasty procedure is performed under local anesthesia with sedation. General anesthesia may be used for anxious or nervous patients. Patients may choose to have this procedure on their upper or lower eyelids, or both. Depending on these choices, the procedure can take anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours. If the upper eyelid is being treated, an incision is made along the natural crease of the eyelid. Once the incision is made, the surgeon may reposition fat deposits, tighten muscles and tissue or remove excess skin in order to leave the eye looking younger and refreshed. For the lower eyelid, an incision is made just below the lash line in order for excess skin to be removed. After the procedure is performed, the incisions are closed with sutures and usually wrapped in gauze to allow the area to heal.
  • Recovery after a Blepharoplasty Procedure
    After the lower eyelid blepharoplasty procedure, your doctor may recommend applying lubricating drops or ointment and cold compresses to aid in the healing process and minimize side effects such as: -Swelling -Bruising -Irritation -Dry eyes The eyes may be wrapped in gauze after the procedure as well. Patients can usually return to work within a few days, but should avoid exercise and strenuous activities for at least two weeks. Stitches are usually removed three or four days after the procedure. Swelling and other side effects usually subside within two weeks after surgery. Contact lenses and eye make-up may not be worn for two weeks after surgery. The doctor will give specific instructions on how to care for the eyes post-procedure.
  • Results of a Blepharoplasty Procedure
    Results of a blepharoplasty procedure are visible as swelling and bruising, but will subside and continue to improve for up to a year after surgery. This procedure is designed to produce long-lasting results. While surgery cannot prevent your eyes from aging, most patients are satisfied with their results and do not seek repeat procedures. The scars from the blepharoplasty procedure are usually well-concealed and will fade with time until they are virtually unnoticeable. The incision is hidden in the crease of the eyelid in an upper blepharoplasty, and just below the lashes in a lower blepharoplasty.

Khetarpal Facial Plastics Institute (KFPI) is founded on a vision of excellence for advanced and thoughtful solutions for sinus, allergy, snoring and obstructive sleep apnea relief.

Dr. Khetarpal is the founder of KFPI and is DOUBLY Board-Certified in Ear, Nose and Throat-Head, Neck and Facial Plastic Surgery as well as in Sleep Medicine.

Our mission is to utilize the latest advances in medicine combined with state-of-the-art techniques and treat our patients with comfort and compassion.

We offer the following cosmetic services:

  • Chin Implant

  • Eyelid Surgery

  • Facelift

  • Forehead Lift

  • Otoplasty 

  • Rhinoplasty

  • Skin Cancer Reconstruction

From the initial consultation, to post-operative care, Dr. Khetarpal is with you ever step of the way to help you get dazzling results and achieve your aesthetic goals. Book your consultation today!

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