Eyelid Surgery Specialist

Robert M. Schwarcz, MD

Cosmetic Surgery located in Upper East Side, New York & Scarsdale, NY

Drooping eyelids can make you look older than you’d like and even interfere with your vision in severe cases. At the private practice of board-certified cosmetic surgeon Robert M. Schwarcz, MD, Dr. Schwarcz offers eyelid surgery to lift your lids, restore your line of vision, and help you look years younger. Schedule an appointment by calling the office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan or in Scarsdale, New York, or book online to get started today.

Eyelid Surgery

What is eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery, also known as eyelid blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure in which Dr. Schwarcz repairs drooping eyelids. He might remove excess muscle, fat, and skin to tighten the lids, restore your line of vision, and take years off your appearance.

What are the benefits of eyelid surgery?

Some of the many benefits you can experience by choosing eyelid surgery with Dr. Schwarcz include:

  • Lifted eyelids
  • A younger-looking appearance
  • Less eyelid drooping
  • Improved peripheral vision
  • Reduced bags under the eyes
  • Self-confidence

Eyelid surgery is safe, effective, and long-lasting. Dr. Schwarcz has many years of experience producing dramatic anti-aging results using blepharoplasty. 

Is eyelid surgery right for me?

To determine if you’re a good candidate for eyelid surgery, Dr. Schwarcz reviews your medical history, examines your eyelids, and discusses your desired outcome. If you have a medical condition, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, or hyperthyroidism, you may not qualify for blepharoplasty.

If you have excess upper eyelid skin, puffy eyelids, droopy lids, or tired-looking eyes, eyelid surgery might be the solution for you. You must be at least 18 years old, have realistic expectations, and be in good physical and mental health.

How should I prepare for the procedure?

Follow all pre-procedure instructions prior to undergoing eyelid surgery with Dr. Schwarcz. Stop taking certain medications if he recommends it, arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure, and avoid food and drinks the morning of surgery if he asks you to.

What should I expect during eyelid surgery?

Dr. Schwarcz completes eyelid surgery under local anesthesia with light sedation or general anesthesia to put you asleep. Either way, you don’t feel any pain. He makes incisions in the creases of your upper eyelids or below the lower lash line in your lower eyelids. Dr. Schwarcz can make incisions on the inside of your lower eyelids in some instances. 

He reduces fat deposits, removes excess skin, and tightens muscles around your eyes. After the procedure, he closes the incisions and lets you rest in a recovery area. Your surgery might last an hour or two.

After the procedure, Dr. Schwarcz applies a TotalFX™ CO2 laser to the treatment area to reduce fine wrinkles around the eyes, promote collagen growth, and resurface the skin on your lower eyelids.

What happens during my recovery?

Follow all post-procedure instructions following eyelid surgery. Have someone drive you home, get plenty of rest, and take medications as directed by Dr. Schwarcz. Expect some swelling, irritation, mild pain, dry eyes, or bruising for up to a week. 

After 5-7 days, he can remove your sutures. Use cold compresses and lubricating ointments as needed. Wear dark-tinted glasses to protect your eyes from the sun until your eyelids fully heal. Most patients take off work for several days up to a week.

Don’t live with drooping eyelids when you don’t have to. Schedule an appointment with Robert M. Schwarcz, MD, by phone or book online to determine if you’re a candidate for eyelid surgery.