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

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  • 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.**

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

Eyelid Lift
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Eyelid Lift Case 94 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #94

This 44 year old existing Parker Center patient asked Dr. Parker how she could rejuvenate her lower eyelids. In recent years, her lower eyelids had become increasingly puffy making her feel that she looks tired, even when she is well-rested. At surgery, Dr Parker used a transconjunctival incision to remove and transfer fat to the “tear trough... Read More
Eyelid Lift Case 883 Before & After View #4 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #883

This 53 year old patient had her herniated fat repositioned into her “tear troughs” as well as excess skin removed. In addition, a lateral canthopexy was performed for lower lid support.
Eyelid Lift Case 75 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #75

This 63 year old patient, referred by another patient to Dr. Parker, requested improvement in the appearance of her eyelids. Specifically, she was bothered by the heaviness of her upper eyelids and the puffiness of her lower eyelids. Dr. Parker performed an upper lid blepharoplasty, removing excess skin and fat from the patient’s upper eyelid... Read More
Eyelid Lift Case 104 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #104

This 61 year old existing patient of Dr. Parker’s requested improvement in the appearance of her eyelids. She was bothered by their aging appearance and that her lower eyelids had become increasingly puffy over the past 2-3 years. At surgery, Dr. Parker performed a conservative upper lid blepharoplasty removing skin only. Regarding the lower... Read More
Eyelid Lift Case 95 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #95

This 38 year old existing patient of Dr. Parker requested rejuvenation of her upper eyelids. She was bothered by the relative excess skin of her lids. Dr. Parker recommended a conservative approach to upper eyelid blepharoplasty to improve her appearance. The patient recovered quickly afterwards and loves the more youthful appearance of her e... Read More
Eyelid Lift Case 87 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #87

This 42 year old patient was referred to Dr. Parker by another patient. She asked Dr. Parker to improve the appearance of her upper and lower eyelids. The patient was bothered by the excess skin on her upper lids and puffiness in her lower lids. At the patient’s request, Dr. Parker performed a lower lid blepharoplasty first, then two years la... Read More
Eyelid Lift Case 65 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #65

This 62-year-old female, referred by her primary care physician, expressed concern about the tired and aged appearance of her eyes. Dr. Parker performed an upper and lower lid blepharoplasty to remove skin and fat as well as tighten the orbicularis muscle in the lower eyelid. Postoperatively, the patient loved the more youthful appearance of... Read More
Eyelid Lift Case 69 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #69

This 34 year old requested rejuvenation of her eyes. She was bothered by the puffiness of her lower lids and crepiness of her uppers. Dr. Parker performed an upper and lower lid blepharoplasty. From the upper lids, he removed skin and a small amount of medial fat. From the lower lids, he removed only fat through a transconjunctival approach.... Read More

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

Parker Center for Plastic Surgery

Women and men visit Parker Center for Plastic Surgery for blepharoplasty, often called eyelid surgery, from Ridgewood and throughout Bergen County, North New Jersey, and surrounding areas to look refreshed and more youthful.

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.

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.

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 cosmetic consultation using our online form or call (201) 967-1212 for an appointment.