Upper eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty) with fat grafting to lower eyelids and tear troughs performed by Dr. Zuckerman. Outcome frontal view is 1month post-op. View more before & after images for Dr. Zuckerman's Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) patients on the Before & After page.

If you have noticed signs of exhaustion, age, and dark bags appearing around your eyes, you may be an excellent candidate for eyelid surgery with Dr. Zuckerman. Medically referred to as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery is designed to correct drooping upper eyelids and puffy, undereye bags, giving the face a more youthful, refreshed aesthetic. Dr. Zuckerman can perform effective eyelid surgery with long-lasting, natural-looking results. Dr. Zuckerman is skilled and experienced in this procedure, and he can reduce the typical signs of aging and stress for a more youthful, refreshed appearance.

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The Surgery

Eyelid Surgery, Dr Joshua Zuckerman, MD, FACS

Women and men who can benefit from eyelid surgery are typically those who suffer from an array of aesthetic imperfections around the upper or lower eyelids. These include puffiness and droopiness that not only make individuals look unhappy and tired but perhaps older than they really are. These imperfections can also affect vision. Eyelid surgery may not the best option for those wishing to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet or wrinkles; however, Dr. Zuckerman can perform other treatments such as injectable fillers or facelift surgery to address those issues. Depending on your own unique needs, eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both.

Upper eyelid surgery typically involves the removal of excess skin that is affecting your vision and/or giving you a tired, haggard appearance. Dr. Zuckerman lifts the remaining skin and reattaches it for a smoother, more refreshed look. Upper eyelid surgery can also help improve vision for those with drooping skin that is affecting your ability to see. Dr. Zuckerman makes incisions for the procedure in the crease of the upper eyelid, so residual scarring should be barely visible. A local anesthetic or general anesthetic can be used for upper eyelid surgery. The procedure is generally performed as an outpatient and takes from one to three hours to complete.

Lower eyelid surgery is mainly performed to reduce the appearance of bagginess under the eyes. Dr. Zuckerman makes a small incision under the lower eyelashes and then removes excess skin, fat, and muscle. He reshapes the remaining skin into a smoother and firmer appearance. This procedure is typically completed under local anesthesia on an outpatient basis, and takes from one to three hours to complete.

Fat grafting to lower eyelids and tear troughs can also be performed in addition to or instead of lower eyelid surgery to rejuvenate the lower eye area. This fat Dr. Zuckerman typically harvests this fat from the abdomen, similar to a normal liposuction procedure.

Eyelid surgery can be performed at one of Dr. Zuckerman's fully-equipped operating rooms in midtown Manhattan. These operatories are certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF), signifying adherence to the highest standards of medical care.


Dr. Zuckerman will likely lubricate your eyes with a special ointment after eyelid surgery. Patients can expect some degree of swelling and bruising during the first two weeks of recovery. Any discomfort can be alleviated with medication. Patients may also experience sensitivity to light, tearing, and temporary blurry or double vision. Normal routines can typically be resumed after a few days. Strenuous activities should be avoided for at least two to three weeks after eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty).


Patients should be aware that Dr. Zuckerman is a highly experienced and skilled physician who makes every effort to minimize risks. We work diligently to ensure eyelid surgery and the recovery process is safe, smooth, and effective. Dr. Zuckerman and his entire team's commitment is to give you natural-looking results that help you achieve your goals.

Before & After Results

View more Before & After results for eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) in the Before & After section of Dr. Zuckerman's website.

Ready for your consultation?

Are you ready for your consultation with Dr. Zuckerman? During your consultation, Dr. Zuckerman can address concerns and any questions you may have about the surgery. He will also discuss with you the details of his approach: incision location(s), procedure length and techniques, likely operative outcome, etc. Contact his office via the request form or call any of his four physical office locations. Dr. Zuckerman also offers consultations via Skype and a process for out-of-town patients to visit New York to have surgery.