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Blepharoplasty New York, NY

The eyes are most often the first feature one notices about a person. The thin skin of the eye area, however, is prone to some of the first signs of aging. Over time, the elasticity of the eyelids is reduced, appearing as excess skin in the upper eyelid, making it appear droopy and tired. The area below the eye may appear swollen or have ‘bags’. The skin may be wrinkled or loose and crepe-like.

Before and After Photos


One of the most frequent concerns patients have that lead them to a blepharoplasty is their eyes making them appear more tired than they feel. This can occur due to the aging process, lifestyle habits or genetics. NYC’s top double board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Levine focuses on rejuvenating the eye area, while maintaining one’s original aesthetic, producing confidence-boosting results that appear natural.



Amanda’s Eyelid Lift Journey

With her 30th birthday coming up, our beautiful patient Amanda wanted to refresh her look. During her consultation with Dr. Levine, they collaborated on a custom treatment plan to address her concerns, which included:

  • Upper eyelid lift to remove excess skin
  • Ultherapy to lift the brow and contour the jawline
  • Neuromodulators ( Botox ) to reduce the appearance of fine lines

Procedure Details

Blepharoplasty or an eyelid lift is a surgical procedure that rejuvenates the eye area. Depending on the patient’s aesthetic goals and facial structure, Dr. Jennifer Levine perform an upper, lower or combined blepharoplasty eyelift. Some of the most common concerns addressed with an eyelid surgery include removal of excess skin to correct a droopy lid or under eye ‘bags’ and removal of eyelid fat pads to correct unwanted puffiness under or above the eyes. The eyelid surgery is performed by Dr. Levine in our New York City private surgical suite, providing our patients with comfort and privacy. Certain types of blepharoplasty procedures can be completed under local anesthesia, which can add an extra layer of comfort and quicken the healing process.

The Surgery

Eyelid lifts can either be done alone or together with face and neck lifts or eyebrow and forehead lifts. *If done alone, the operation takes about one and a half hours for all four eyelids.

The upper eyelid skin is removed through fine incisions placed in the upper eyelid creases.

The fat is trimmed through the same incision. A fine suture is used to close the skin and is removed four days later. The lower eyelid fat is removed through an incision on the inside of the eyelid, so there is no visible scar. Furthermore, this incision is safest as it leaves the supporting muscles of the eyelid undisturbed. If there is extra skin of the lower eyelid, it is removed through a fine incision in a wrinkle just beneath the eyelashes.

The Recovery*

*Recovery from New York City upper and lower eyelid surgery is complete within seven to ten days. A small amount of lumpiness is usual at the corners of the eyes. Minimal blurry vision rapidly resolves. *Sunglasses allow you to go out in public immediately after Eyelid Plastic surgery, and make-up can be worn within five days. *Normal activity and exercise can resume three weeks after surgery.

Other Options

We sometimes combine eyelid lifts with new procedures called endoscopic eyebrow and forehead lifts to improve the height and maintain the contour of the upper eyebrow. We will discuss whether you might benefit from this combined procedure or a non surgical face lift in NYC during our consultation.


Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is one of the top performed plastic surgery procedures in New York and across the nation. This is largely because it creates dramatically rejuvenating results.

Because the smallest of changes can impact the results, it is highly recommended to complete this procedure under the care of a board-certified facial plastic surgeon. Her expertise is one of the reasons Dr. Jennifer Levine is sought after for this procedure. She is also well-known for delivering results that look natural and require minimum downtime.

To provide the best experience for her patients, Dr. Levine completes a growing number of New York City blepharoplasty procedures out of the comfort of her office with the patient under local anesthesia. This is safer for the patient and reduces both downtime and cost significantly.

If you are looking to rejuvenate the appearance of your eyes, schedule a consultation today by calling (212) 517-9400.


What kinds of issues does blepharoplasty correct?

Blepharoplasty can help improve the following:
– Eyes that look tired
– Droopy eyes
– Puffy or baggy eyes
– Dark eye circles
– Crow’s feet
– Eyelids that lack an upper crease

Lower blepharoplasty vs. upper blepharoplasty – Which do I need?

Blepharoplasty is one of the procedures where a minor change can produce significant results. When you come in for your consultation, we will discuss your aesthetic goals and discuss options on how to achieve them. Dr. Levine will then put together a plan and indicate whether both, upper and lower blepharoplasty are necessary.

With us, you’re in great hands. Dr. Levine is often recommended for upper and lower blepharoplasty in NY by patients and colleagues alike.

Should I consider blepharoplasty?

To determine if you are a good fit for blepharoplasty in nyc, you will first come in for a consultation with Dr. Levine. Once your medical history and any other pieces of relevant information have been discussed, Dr. Levine will recommend the best course of action for your specific case. There may be additional procedures that are recommended for you based on your specific goals.

What happens during the first consultation?

During the initial consultation with Dr. Levine, she will assess all your facial features as well as take down all of your relevant health history. It is important to take a look at how the desired changes will affect the harmony of your face. If any additional procedures would be helpful for your specific case, this is when Dr. Levine would recommend them to you. After your consultation we can schedule your appointment for your blepharoplasty nyc.

Are there any ways to enhance the effects of the procedure?

Yes, there are a few ways in which you can enhance the effects of the procedure. For example, use of non-surgical treatments such as botox or cosmetic filler to restore a more youthful contour to the face is often opted for by patients. Sometimes at the time of eyelid surgery, patients undergo brow surgery, or a mid-face surgery to achieve optimal results. If you have any questions or concerns about other procedures aside from your blepharoplasty, do not hesitate to ask Dr. Levine during your consultation.

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