Eyelid

Questions and Answers by an Eyelid Surgery Specialist

If you have excess loose skin on your eyelids, come to Partridge Plastic Surgery today. We are experienced in performing eyelid surgery. For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in North Brunswick, NJ and Princeton, NJ.

Eyelid Surgery Specialist Near Me in North Brunswick, NJ and Princeton, NJ
Eyelid Surgery Specialist Near Me in North Brunswick, NJ and Princeton, NJ

Table of Contents:

How long is the recovery period?
Why Consider Eyelid Surgery?
Am I a candidate for eyelid surgery?

How long is the recovery period?


The recovery period after eyelid surgery involves two stages: time off from work and restrictions on physical activities. For individuals who have received both upper and lower blepharoplasties on both eyelids, it is normal to take 10 to 14 days off from work, during which time the patient will focus on their full recovery. In certain situations that involve a skin only blepharoplasty, patients may only need to take three to five days off from work. Furthermore, all blepharoplasty patients need to restrict strenuous physical activity for 3-6 weeks.

Why Consider Eyelid Surgery?


There are many reasons why one might consider eyelid surgery, such as to treat a medical condition or improve their appearance. Eyelid surgery may provide the following benefits:

– Eyes appear well-rested
– Potentially improves vision
– Removes bags from lower eyelids
– Scars are minimal and well hidden

Am I a candidate for eyelid surgery?


A plastic surgeon may decide that a patient is a good candidate for eyelid surgery based on the following factors:

– Excess loose tissue on upper/lower eyelids
– Excess fatty deposits that cause puffiness
– Loose or sagging skin that causes folds or alters the contour of the upper eyelid, causing it to appear unnatural
– Loose eyelid skin that impairs vision
– Fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid
– Bags under the eyes
– Droopiness of the lower eyelids
– General health is in good condition
– Non-smoker
– Realistic expectations for improvement and not perfection

Factors not ideal for eyelid surgery include:

– Uneven eyes
– Drooping eyebrows
– Symptoms of dry eye
– Eye infections or other eye diseases
– Severe illness or infection

Call us today to book an appointment with our eyelid surgery specialist, or visit one of our New Jersey locations: in North Brunswick, Princeton, or Surf City. We look forward to serving you! We serve patients from North Brunswick NJ, Milltown NJ, Clyde NJ, Edison NJ, New Brunswick NJ, Sayreville NJ, Princeton NJ, and Rocky Hill NJ.

The eyes are often called the windows to the soul as they can be very revealing about what we are thinking and feeling. They are frequently the first feature people notice about others and are often described as striking, piercing, dreamy, and enticing. With age, the skin around the eyes begins to lose elasticity, resulting in loose, saggy skin. Eyelid surgery is a cosmetic procedure that can enhance the appearance of the eyes and instill a youthful appearance.

How much does eyelid surgery cost?

The cost of eyelid surgery is different in every situation and depends on several factors, including:

  • The location of the clinic
  • The condition being treated
  • The severity of the condition being treated
  • The number and type of tests involved
  • The length of the procedure
  • Treating potential complications if they arise

Based on the aforementioned factors, the average cost of eyelid surgery in the United States is around $4,000. The price of eyelid surgery may include:

  • Surgeon’s fee
  • Hospital or surgical facility costs
  • Anesthesia fees
  • Prescriptions for medication
  • Medical tests

A surgeon’s fee for eyelid surgery is based on their level of experience, their area of expertise, their availability, the type of procedure used, and the location of the office. For a more accurate estimate on how much eyelid surgery will cost, consult with a plastic surgeon’s office and they will factor in the different variables involved. To make eyelid surgery available to more patients, many plastic surgeons offer financing plans, so be sure to ask.

How long is the recovery period?

The recovery period after eyelid surgery involves two stages: time off from work and restrictions on physical activities. For individuals who have received both upper and lower blepharoplasty on both eyelids, it is normal to take 10 to 14 days off from work, during which time the patient will focus on their full recovery. In situations that involve only one blepharoplasty (upper or lower), patients may only need to take three to five days off from work. Furthermore, whether the patient received a single or double blepharoplasty, they will have to restrict strenuous physical activity for 1.5 months, regardless of if they feel good or not.

Why Consider Eyelid Surgery?

There are many reasons why one might consider eyelid surgery, such as to treat a medical condition or improve their appearance. Eyelid surgery may provide the following benefits:

  • Eyes appear youthful and well-rested
  • Potentially improves vision
  • Removes bags from lower eyelids
  • Scars are minimal and well hidden

Am I a candidate for eyelid surgery?

A plastic surgeon may decide that a patient is a good candidate for eyelid surgery based on the following factors:

  • Excess loose skin on upper/lower eyelids
  • Excess fatty deposits that cause puffiness
  • Loose or sagging skin that causes folds or alters the contour of the upper eyelid, causing it to appear unnatural
  • Loose eyelid skin that impairs vision
  • Fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Droopiness of the lower eyelids
  • General health is in good condition
  • Non-smoker
  • Realistic expectations for improvement and not perfection

Factors not ideal for eyelid surgery include:

  • Uneven eyes
  • Drooping eyebrows
  • Symptoms of dry eye
  • Eye infections or other eye diseases
  • Smoking/tobacco use
  • Severe illness or infection

Call us today to book an appointment with our eyelid surgery specialist, or visit one of our convenient locations: in North Brunswick, Princeton. We look forward to serving you! We serve patients from North Brunswick NJ, Milltown NJ, Clyde NJ, Edison NJ, New Brunswick NJ, Sayreville NJ, Princeton NJ, and Rocky Hill NJ.

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