Eyelid Surgery

Our top plastic surgeons at The Plastic Surgery Center are experts at performing eyelid surgery.

Many patients arrive at our practice with heavy, drooping upper eyelids or puffy bags beneath the eyes that can make them look tired or older than they really are. For these patients, eyelid surgery can restore a more youthful, alert appearance by removing excess skin and fat from the eyelids. Eyelid surgery can also help improve vision if sagging eyelids are interfering with sight.

before eyelid surgery
after eyelid surgery
eyelid surgery incisions
The Incision

The incision lines for eyelid surgery are designed for scars to be well concealed within the natural structures of the eyelid region.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is eyelid surgery?
    Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is performed to correct the appearance of heavy, drooping upper eyelids and dark, puffy bags beneath the eyes that can make people look tired or older than they actually are. The surgery can restore a more youthful, alert appearance by removing excess skin and fat from the eyelids, and can even help improve vision if sagging eyelids interfere with sight—a condition called ptosis.
  • What does eyelid surgery entail?
    The eyelid procedure usually involves making an incision in the upper eyelid crease to remove excess skin. Depending on the patient’s individual condition, muscle and excess fat may be removed as well. Surgery for the lower eyelids, which can often be performed without any visible scars, usually involves removing excess fat to reduce the puffy bags. A laser treatment can also be done to the lower eyelids to reduce the appearance of dark circles.
  • Who is a good candidate for eyelid surgery?
    Candidates for eyelid surgery are bothered by excess skin, puffy bags, wrinkles, and dark circles under the eyes. At The Plastic Surgery Center we see patients of various ages who have concerns about their eyelids. Older patients generally desire age-related eyelid changes that are a result of normal aging, excessive sun exposure, or smoking. Younger patients often have concerns about inherited eyelid puffiness.
  • Is eyelid surgery combined with any other procedures?
    Eyelid surgery is often combined with other facial cosmetic surgery procedures such as brow lifts or facelifts in order to create a youthful balance to the face.
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is performed to correct the appearance of heavy, drooping upper eyelids and dark, puffy bags beneath the eyes that can make people look tired or older than they actually are. The surgery can restore a more youthful, alert appearance by removing excess skin and fat from the eyelids, and can even help improve vision if sagging eyelids interfere with sight—a condition called ptosis.
The eyelid procedure usually involves making an incision in the upper eyelid crease to remove excess skin. Depending on the patient’s individual condition, muscle and excess fat may be removed as well. Surgery for the lower eyelids, which can often be performed without any visible scars, usually involves removing excess fat to reduce the puffy bags. A laser treatment can also be done to the lower eyelids to reduce the appearance of dark circles.
Candidates for eyelid surgery are bothered by excess skin, puffy bags, wrinkles, and dark circles under the eyes. At The Plastic Surgery Center we see patients of various ages who have concerns about their eyelids. Older patients generally desire age-related eyelid changes that are a result of normal aging, excessive sun exposure, or smoking. Younger patients often have concerns about inherited eyelid puffiness.
Eyelid surgery is often combined with other facial cosmetic surgery procedures such as brow lifts or facelifts in order to create a youthful balance to the face.

*Results may vary

Consultation

We offer complimentary consultations at any of our New Jersey or New York Plastic Surgery locations to patients interested in eyelid surgery. Prospective patients will meet with one of our experienced plastic surgeons to discuss their particular concerns and determine if eyelid surgery is the right choice. Our plastic surgeons are skilled at all forms of eyelid surgery, so they are able to formulate a unique treatment plan that is specific to each patient’s particular condition.
 

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