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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)


What is a blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a procedure to remove the fat pads and excess skin of the upper and lower eyelids.

Who is a good candidate for eyelid surgery?

Men or women, physically healthy, who feel their eyes make them look older and more tired than they feel, are good candidates for eyelid surgery. Drooping upper lids that may also interfere with vision can be corrected.

Where will I have the eyelid surgery performed?

We may be able to perform the eyelid procedure in our office. If more extensive surgery is involved, this can be performed at: Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Washington Township, NJ; Inspira Medical Center in Woodbury, NJ; or Gloucester County Surgery Center in Mullica Hill, NJ.

Where will my incisions be and will there be scarring?

Blepharoplasty incisions are made in the natural upper eyelid crease which will usually become faintly visible lines. The lower incisions will be placed very close to the lower eyelid lashes. Lower eyelid skin cannot be removed without leaving a scar. Other options for skin tightening can be discussed at the time of your consultation.

How long does eyelid plastic surgery take?

Upper or lower eyelid surgery takes 45 minutes to 1 hour. If both upper and lower eyelids are being corrected, eyelid surgery will usually take approximately two hours, depending on the extent of the surgery.

Can a chemical peel be performed at the same time?

A chemical peel cannot replace eyelid surgery but may be used in conjunction with it to remove fine wrinkling that has occurred around the eyes.

Will I be able to wear my contact lenses after my eyelid surgery?

Because of the pulling and stretching of skin while placing and removing contacts, the plastic surgeon will want you to avoid contact lenses for approximately two weeks.


Please contact us at our office if you have any further questions about our plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures.