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Overview

For some patients, heavy, drooping upper eyelids or dark, puffy bags beneath the eyes can create the appearance of being tired or older looking. Through eyelid surgery, our surgeons can remove excess skin and fat from the eyelids to restore a more youthful, alert appearance. Eyelid surgery can also help improve vision if sagging eyelids are interfering with sight.

Summary

Procedure time
1 to 2 hours
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Overnight stay
Outpatient / One Night
Anesthetic
Anesthetic
General anesthesia, local anesthesia, or IV sedation
Recovery time
Recovery time
7-14 days

Types of Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty is an eyelid surgery performed to correct the appearance of drooping upper eyelids or severe under-eye bags. 

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Ptosis

Ptosis is a condition where the upper eyelid droops and interferes with sight. During ptosis surgery, the surgeon tightens or repositions the levator muscles to elevate the eyelid and improve vision.

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Brow Lift

Eyelid surgery is often combined with brow lift surgery to restore the eye, forehead, and brow areas and improve facial balance. 

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Am I a

Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

Our older eyelid surgery patients generally desire age-related eyelid changes that are a result of normal aging, excessive sun exposure, or smoking. Our younger patients often have concerns about inherited eyelid puffiness. An ideal candidate for eyelid surgery is a person in good physical and psychological health wanting to resolve one or more of the following concerns and conditions:

  • Excess skin
  • Puffy bags
  • Wrinkles
  • Dark under-eye circles
  • Drooping upper eyelid (ptosis) 
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Consultation

The Plastic Surgery Center offers eyelid surgery consultations at all of our locations. During the consultation, your surgeon will assess your facial anatomy, discuss your concerns, and help determine if eyelid surgery is the right choice for you. Our plastic surgeons are skilled at all forms of eyelid surgery and can formulate a unique treatment plan specific to your condition.

Questions
about this procedure?

What to Expect

During eyelid surgery, the surgeon usually makes an incision in the upper eyelid crease to remove excess skin. Depending on the patient’s condition, muscle and excess fat may be removed as well. Surgery for the lower eyelids, which can often be performed without visible scars, usually involves removing excess fat to reduce puffy bags. A laser treatment can also be done to the lower eyelids to reduce the appearance of dark circles.

 

 

Minor bruising, irritation, and discomfort typically subside within one week, and swelling within two to three weeks. You’ll be asked to sleep with your head elevated, refrain from strenuous activity, and protect your eyes for the first few days following surgery. You may also need to return to your doctor’s office to have stitches removed. 

Recovery &
Results

Eyelid surgery patients usually experience little pain and long-lasting results. Final results and healing may take a few months, but bruising and swelling should resolve within one to three weeks. Patients must protect their eyes from the sun throughout the healing process.  

To maximize both recovery and results, closely follow your surgeon’s directions and attend follow-up appointments.

Eyelid Surgeons in New Jersey

The world-class surgeons at The Plastic Surgery Center are experts at performing eyelid surgery. With hundreds of years of combined experience and meticulous attention to detail, we deliver beautiful, natural-looking results and restore a more youthful appearance.  

Andrew Elkwood
PHYSICIAN

Andrew Elkwood

MD, FACS
Michael Rose
PHYSICIAN

Michael Rose

MD, FACS
Matthew  Kaufman
PHYSICIAN

Matthew Kaufman

MD, FACS
Tushar Patel
PHYSICIAN

Tushar Patel

MD, FACS
Russell Ashinoff
PHYSICIAN

Russell Ashinoff

MD, FACS
Adam Saad
PHYSICIAN

Adam Saad

MD, FACS
Eric Wimmers
PHYSICIAN

Eric Wimmers

MD, FACS
Hamid Abdollahi
PHYSICIAN

Hamid Abdollahi

MD, FACS
Eric I.  Chang
PHYSICIAN

Eric I. Chang

MD, FACS
Sean Herman
PHYSICIAN

Sean Herman

MD, FACS
Ritwik Grover
PHYSICIAN

Ritwik Grover

MD
Ahmed Nasser
PHYSICIAN

Ahmed Nasser

MD
Tzvi Small
PHYSICIAN

Tzvi Small

MD, FACS
David Rayfield
PHYSICIAN

David Rayfield

MD
Stephen Dudick
PHYSICIAN

Stephen Dudick

MD

Financing & Insurance

If you are having blepharoplasty to correct a functional issue, such as drooping eyelids that are obstructing your vision, it's possible that some or all of the costs may be covered by your insurance.

We will work with you and your health insurer to obtain the approvals for your covered surgical procedures. If you are interested in learning more about our cosmetic options, please contact us today at 833-615-2621.

 

Our Process

01
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Schedule a Consultation

During your consultation, our expert surgeons will listen and work with you to fully understand the look you wish to achieve.

02
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Explore
Your Options

We will review and explain all of your cosmetic options and identify which procedure is right for you.

03
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Start Your Transformation

Our friendly and compassionate staff and physicians will guide you through the entire process, answer all of your questions and alleviate any concerns.

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Map of Locations

Eyelid Surgery in New Jersey

Shrewsbury 535 Sycamore Ave Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
Flemington 121 NJ-31 South, Suite 1200 Flemington, NJ 08822
Lehigh Valley 1401 Fairmont Street Whitehall, PA 18052
Montclair 1 Bay Avenue, Suite 4 Montclair , NJ 07028
Phoenixville 826 Main Street, Suite 203 Phoenixville, PA 19460
Brick 525 Route 70 East, Suite 2A Brick, NJ 08723
East Brunswick 192 Summer Hill Rd, Suite 201 East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Florham Park 83 Hanover Road, Suite 260 Florham Park, NJ 07932
Hopewell 2 Capital Way , Suite 390, 3rd Floor Hopewell, NJ 08534
Rockland County 257 Lafayette Ave , Suite 200 Rockland County, NY 10901
Bridgewater-Greymark 1200 US Route 22 East, Suite 19 Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Edison 102 James Street, Suite 202 Edison, NJ 08820
Freehold 3499 Route 9 North, Building 2, Suite 2C-2 Freehold, NJ 07728
Jackson 27 South Cooks Bridge Rd, Second Floor, Zone A, Suite 2-17 Jackson, NJ 08527
Manahawkin 1100 Route 72 West, 3rd Floor Suite 306A Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Chestnut Hill 8835 Germantown Ave, Suite 33 Philadelphia, PA 19118
Egg Harbor Township 4096 English Creek Ave Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Hackensack 20 Prospect Ave, Suite 903, 9th Floor Hackensack, NJ 07601
Jersey City 377 Jersey City, Suite 220 Jersey City, NJ 07302
Paramus 305 NJ-17 Paramus, NJ 07652
Union 950 West Chestnut St, Suite 102 Union, NJ 07083
Paramus-Forest 275 Forest Avenue, Suite 202 Paramus, NJ 07652
Marlton 11 Eves Drive, Suite 170 Marlton, NJ 08053
Linwood 222 New Road, Suite 6 Linwood, NJ 08221

Eyelid Surgery Near Me

With 27 locations across New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania, we are the largest and most trusted plastic surgeons in the Northeast.

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