Eyelid surgery in New Jersey takes between 1 – 2 hours, and patients can go home afterwards. Usually, patients have bruising and swelling around the eyes for 1 – 2 weeks, and pain is minimal. Most patients are ready for social events in 2-4 weeks, and “wedding-ready” by 3 months. Strenuous activities must be limited for the first week, and patients may return to normal exercise and other activities after 7 days.
No matter the approach, our goal is for you to look more youthful and refreshed, without any appearance of having had surgery. Eyelid surgery, upper or lower, generally does not cause visible scarring after surgical healing is complete. Complications after surgery are extremely rare, and patients are typically very satisfied after the procedure.
Most patients report better vision leading to improved driving, reading, or simply getting around, as they can see through more open eyes. Women are able to apply eye makeup to areas of their eyelid that had been covered by excess skin for years. Men and women often report increased confidence and self-esteem as they feel refreshed, rejuvenated, and ready to tackle their day.