Eyelid Surgery

Procedure Snapshot

In Paramus, New Jersey, eyelid rejuvenation surgery at Parker Center for Plastic Surgery can help you look more refreshed and youthful by removing excess skin to open the eyes and smoothing puffy circles under the eyelids.

Cost & Recovery

  • $3,500 to $10,300*
  • Patients typically return to normal activities within 7 to 10 days after surgery.

Quick Facts

  • BOTOX® Cosmetic or filler injections can temporarily reduce signs of aging around the eyes.
  • Lower eyelid surgery can involve fat grafting to smooth out sagging skin under the eyes.
  • Upper eyelid surgery focuses on reducing excess skin to open up the eyes.
  • 113,229 patients had eyelid lift surgery in 2019.**

*Refer to our Pricing page for details.

**Statistical information listed here is drawn from 2019 The Aesthetic Society data.

Eyelid Lift
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Facelift Case 14 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #14

This 56 year old dentist expressed concern about facial aging. Specifically, he was bothered by the puffiness of his lower eyelids, heaviness of his upper eyelids, increasingly prominent nasolabial folds and lax skin in his neck. He had undergone an upper and lower lid blepharoplasty elsewhere 30 years ago. Dr. Parker employed the following techniques... Read More
Facelift Case 13 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #13

This 68 year old was bothered by the tired appearance of his eyes as well as the aged appearance of his face and neck. He was very concerned that the improvements be conservative and that he not look dramatically different following surgery. Dr. Parker performed an upper and lower blepharoplasty in addition to a facelift. Postoperatively, the patient... Read More
Eyelid Lift Case 1027 Before & After Front | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #1027

This 76 year old patient was referred to Dr. Parker by another blepharoplasty patient with concerns about the excess skin on her upper eyelids, puffiness of her lower lids and upper lip wrinkle lines.  Dr. Parker performed an upper and  lower lid blepharoplasty, removing "herniated" fat and excess skin from both her upper and lower eyelids.... Read More
Facelift Case 12 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #12

This 61 year old presented with concerns about the aged appearance of his eyes and face. Dr. Parker performed an endoscopic brow lift, upper and lower blepharoplasty and facelift. The patient was very pleased with the very natural and more youthful look following this facial rejuvenation. Read More
Facelift Case 16 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #16

This 61 year old male, referred to Dr. Parker by his personal physician, expressed concern about the aging which had occurred in his face and neck. After reviewing several options to address these concerns, Dr. Parker performed a face and neck lift along with an upper lid blepharoplasty. Through the upper lid incision, he removed the corrugator muscles... Read More
Facelift Case 41 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #41

This 61 year old was referred to Dr Parker by another patient and requested improvement in the appearance of her face and neck. She asked to have the hanging skin from her upper eyelids removed, sagging skin on her face tightened and fullness in her neck improved. The patient is 5’3″ tall and weighs 150 pounds. Dr Parker performed an... Read More
Eyelid Lift Case 77 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #77

This 43 year old was referred to Dr. Parker by another patient. She was bothered by the redundant skin which had developed in her upper eyelids. Dr. Parker discussed with the patient, then subsequently performed an upper lid blepharoplasty. He removed skin and a small amount of fat along the inner aspect of the upper eyelids. The patient recovered... Read More
Eyelid Lift Case 72 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #72

This 42 year old patient was referred to Dr. Parker by another patient with concerns about her drooping upper eyelids and fine wrinkling of her lower eyelids. Dr. Parker spent quite a while reviewing options with the patient and supplemented this by having the patient undergo Computer Imaging with his Professional Photographer to give her an idea... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

If the eyes are the windows to the soul, you may be wondering why you look so much older than you feel. Well, the eyelids are also the doorway to our personal interactions. The structures around our eyes, such as eyebrows and eyelids (surgeons call this the “periorbital” area), send nonverbal messages.

Others interpret the shape of our periorbital structures as friendly, happy, youthful, angry, sad, or tired. When we greet other people, our eyes meet to initiate and monitor our conversations. Our emotions and attentiveness, and therefore our interactions with others, are usually communicated through our eyes.

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How Does Aging Affect the Eye Area?

As we age, our faces change in predictable ways. Our skin and the soft tissues beneath it lose some of their key biochemical components, such as collagen and elastin. This loss of structural integrity allows gravity, in addition to years of facial expression, to loosen and stretch the skin and the underlying soft tissues, such as fat, muscle, and tendons. Clean, crisp youthful-appearing eyelids with a smooth contour extending from the lower eyelashes to the cheek become altered, causing shadows and give a tired, aged appearance.

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About Your Procedure

Our free cosmetic consultations include plenty of time with Dr. Parker, our patient care coordinator, and our imaging specialist. Once your procedure is booked, our nurse educator will meet with you for a special 1-hour pre-op education session.

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How Can I Make My Eyes Look Younger Without Surgery?

In considering treatment options for the periorbital area, we first think of nonsurgical options. Neurotoxins such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® can be used to elevate the outer aspect of the eyebrows, softening wrinkles between the eyebrows and in the forehead. Injectable fillers can be used to plump out the depression in the tear trough area on the lower eyelids and create better blending from the lower eyelid into the cheek. Crepiness and discoloration of the lower eyelid skin may be improved to a certain extent with skincare products, a chemical peel, or laser resurfacing.

Woman\'s eyes before and after upper eyelid surgery
Patient before and after injection of Dysport neurotoxin to the frown lines between the eyebrows.

What Are My Surgical Options for Younger-Looking Eyes?

During your initial consultation, Dr. Parker will review options for periorbital (eyelid) rejuvenation, which will likely include eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty. He can perform procedures on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both during the same operation. Dr. Parker will be able to determine which procedure or procedures will help you get the results you want while still looking naturally younger and more refreshed.

New Jersey Upper & Lower Eyelid Lift
Patient before and after upper and lower eyelid surgery.

Upper Eyelid Procedures

Excess skin of the upper eyelid is probably the earliest and most common sign of facial aging, causing a tired, sad look. Upper eyelid surgery procedures are relatively simple and can be very effective for helping you look younger, well-rested, and more alert. Options include procedures to lift and remove excess skin that has begun to sag over and around the upper eyelid, removal of muscles that contribute to premature wrinkling and brow furrows, or a combination of procedures to improve the overall appearance of your face.

Lower Eyelid Procedures

Lower eyelid surgery can address sagging or drooping skin around the lower eyelids, remove or reposition fat that has “herniated” and caused puffiness underneath your eyes, or tighten the skin and lift the tendons around the lower eyelids. The procedure(s) that Dr. Parker performs to improve the appearance of the lower eyelid area vary significantly among individual patients. Dr. Parker will help you decide on the best option for you based on your goals and his evaluation of the structure and appearance of your skin, fat, muscle, and eyelid/cheek junction.

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Rapid Recovery Program

Our surgical procedures, anesthesia, medications, and aftercare are tailored to minimize post-operative discomfort and accelerate recuperation.

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What Is My Next Step?

To meet with Dr. Parker and his team in Paramus, New Jersey, and find out how eyelid surgery and other facial rejuvenation options can revitalize your look, request a free cosmetic consultation using our online form or call (201) 967-1212 for an appointment.