Eyelid Surgery

Procedure Snapshot

Eyelid rejuvenation surgery can help you look more refreshed and youthful, removing excess skin to open the eyes or smoothing sagging, heavy skin under the eyelids.

Cost & Recovery

  • $3,500 to $8,000*
  • Patients typically return to normal activities within 7 to 10 days after surgery.

Quick Facts

  • BOTOX® Cosmetic or filler injections can temporarily improve signs of aging around the eyes
  • Lower eyelid surgery can smooth out puffiness under the eyes to restore a more refreshed appearance**
  • Upper eyelid surgery can help correct vision obstructed by excess, heavy skin on the eyelids**
  • 18,751 men had eyelid lift in 2019***

*Refer to our Pricing page for details

**Results may vary

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

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

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Eyelid Surgery Case 52 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #52

This 64 year old, referred to Dr Parker by his dermatologist, was bothered by the hanging skin on his upper eyelids and the puffiness of his lower lids. Dr Parker performed an upper lid and lower lid blepharoplasty removing excess skin from both upper and lower lids. On the lower eyelids, he transferred some of the excess fat to the nasojugal grooves... Read More
Eyelid Surgery Case 50 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #50

This 47 year old felt his eyes looked “tired and old.” Dr. Parker pointed out to the patient his low, asymmetric eyebrows in addition to his heavy upper eyelids. He recommended and performed an upper lid blepharoplasty. Through these incisions he also removed the corrugator muscles and suspended the lateral tail of the eyebrows with a browpexy. The... Read More
Eyelid Surgery Case 91 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #91

This 76 year old patient was referred to Dr. Parker by another patient requesting improvement in the appearance of his heavy upper eyelids and asymmetric eyebrows. The patient is on Plavix and aspirin for cardiac stents. Dr. Parker discussed options with him. He did not want a formal brow lift and instead opted for an upper eyelid blepharoplasty... Read More
Eyelid Surgery Case 48 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #48

This 42 year old asked Dr. Parker to improve the puffiness and tired appearance of his lower eyelids. He said he first noticed this in his early 30’s; several family members have had the same problem. Using incisions only on the inside of the patient’s lower eyelids, Dr. Parker performed a transconjunctival blepharoplasty, removing the herniated... Read More
Eyelid Surgery Case 112 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #112

This 60 year old was referred to Dr Parker by his dermatologist with xanthomas on his upper eyelids. He said he had been thinking about an upper eyelid blepharoplasty for some time. Dr Parker removed the xanthomas and performed an upper lid blepharoplasty along with an internal browpexy. The patient recovered very quickly after surgery. He is thrilled... Read More
Eyelid Surgery Case 114 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #114

This 62 year old was referred to Dr. Parker by a friend for a consultation to discuss his heavy brows and lower eyelids. He had undergone an upper eyelid blepharoplasty by another surgeon 5 years ago. The patient complained to Dr. Parker about the loose and hanging skin between his eyebrows as well as the drooping of his eyebrows in this area. In... Read More
Eyelid Surgery Case 51 Before & After View #1 | Paramus, NJ | Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
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Case #51

This 51 year old patient was referred to Dr. Parker by another patient. He has been bothered by the bags under his eyes for many years, feeling they make him look tired. The patient was scheduled to have surgery with another plastic surgeon but grew increasingly uncomfortable with the doctor and his office. His friend, a patient of Dr. Parker’s,... Read More

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

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Upper Eyelid Surgery

When the upper eyelids begin to droop due to aging, many problems can arise. These problems can range from an aesthetically displeasing look to actual obstruction of vision. If droopy eyelids are making you look sad or tired all the time, or hindering your ability to see, it’s time to consider eyelid rejuvenation.

The Upper Eyelid Surgery Procedure

Upper eyelid surgery can be performed using intravenous sedation, is relatively straightforward; typically, it takes about 45 minutes to complete. Dr. Parker will make a small incision in the crease of the eyelid, removing any excess, herniated fat. The sagging skin of your upper eyelid is also removed and the incision is carefully closed.

Because a man’s eyelids are naturally “heavier” than a woman’s, Dr. Parker is careful to retain a naturally masculine appearance to the eyelids, removing only the necessary skin & fat to correct your concerns.

Before & After: Male Upper Eyelid Surgery

Men's upper eyelid surgery

Upper Eyelid Surgery Recovery

There is usually very little postoperative pain after eyelid surgery, and you’ll be discharged within an hour or so of the procedure. The eyes do not need to be bandaged, and sutures are removed within five to six days. Swelling and discoloration typically subside within 10 to 14 days, with most patients returning to normal activities at that time.

The result of an upper eyelid lift is a dramatically fresh appearance to the eyes. Often, patients who have blepharoplasty are surprised by how many compliments they receive about their new looks. Since the surgery leaves virtually no scarring, friends and family will notice the dramatic change, but won’t know why you look so vibrant.

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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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Lower Eyelid Surgery

As we grow older, the lower lids can become puffy and baggy. The skin stretches and starts to hang loosely, and muscles weaken. Fat can herniate and accumulate below the eyelids, resulting an a tired, aged appearance that belies how healthy and energetic we really feel. Lower eyelid rejuvenation can smooth this sagging skin & fat to restore a more vibrant appearance.

The Lower Eyelid Surgery Procedure

Lower eyelid surgery is usually an outpatient procedure done with intravenous sedation to keep you comfortable. Surgery takes about 45 to 90 minutes to perform, depending on the exact surgical technique needed to achieve your desired results. Through tiny incisions made just underneath the eyelashes, Dr. Parker will remove or reposition excess fat and remove excess skin to smooth and firm the skin in the area. The incision is closed with tiny sutures. Dr. Parker will apply ointment to lubricate your eyes and may apply a bandage in certain cases.

Before & After: Male Lower Eyelid Surgery

Men's lower eyelid surgery

Lower Eyelid Surgery Recovery

For a couple of weeks you may have excessive tearing, some blurry vision, and sensitivity to light, and you will want to keep your head elevated for the first few days. There is little postoperative pain, and any discomfort can be controlled by medication or by gently applying ice packs. You can read or watch TV after a few days, and normal activities can be resumed within a week or so. Stitches are removed within the first week after surgery.

Our Rapid Recovery Program

Most of our male patients lead active lives and are anxious to return to their activities as soon as possible after surgery. With that in mind, we have tailored our surgical procedures, anesthesia, and medications, and developed our Rapid Recovery peri-operative program to optimize the recovery process. During both your consultation with Dr. Parker and in your pre-op education visit with our Nurse Educator, your anticipated recovery will be discussed in detail.

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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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