Upper Eyelid Surgery NY - Certified Eyelid Surgeon New York


If you look tired and older than you feel the reason might be your eyelids. Heavy eyelids, with drooping skin, dark circles and puffiness can have precisely that effect. You’ll be amazed at how tightening your eyelids can transform how you look and feel about yourself. Eyelid surgery is one of the most common procedures we perform on both women and men.

With the help of a safe and simple outpatient procedure from Dr. Elkowitz, at Plastic Surgery of New York, you can soon find yourself looking well-rested and youthful. Dr. Elkowitz uses the most modern, minimal scar techniques that quickly rejuvenates both women and men. Often combined with an eyebrow lift, we can achieve truly outstanding natural-looking results. Discover our patient-driven and surgeon-guided approach.

Upper Eyelids


  • Look fresh and vibrant with reduced puffiness and drooping around the eyelids
  • Simple and quick procedure
  • Scar naturally hidden in the fold of the eyelid
  • Recovery time of under a week
  • Soften forehead wrinkles if you are compensating for drooping eyelids by raising your eyebrows
  • Remove shadows and dark bags


  • Besides cosmetic improvement, eyelid surgery can also address non-cosmetic issues such as hanging upper-eyelid skin so severe that it interferes with vision.



Small incisions are hidden in the upper eyelid crease, allowing for removal of all of the excess skin and the underlying fat pockets that cause the loose skin and puffy effect. This leaves a tighter, cleaner-looking eyelid with hidden scars.


Eyelid surgery can also address non-cosmetic issues such as hanging upper-eyelid skin that interferes with vision.

Dr. Elkowitz will create a small incision and the fat pockets causing the bagginess are removed and tightened, reducing the puffy and tired look of the lower eyelid.
Lower eyelid rejuvenation surgery can be performed using either an internal or external incision to address bulging fat pockets, removal of excess skin, and the position and function of the lower eyelid. These different approaches should be discussed with your surgeon as one option may be preferable depending on your lid function, age and other aspects of your anatomy.

The surgery can be performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia depending on the patient’s needs.

You should take it easy and rest for a few days, to allow swelling and bruising to subside. Eyelid surgery generally has minimal pain and a quick recovery.

Before and After

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