Eyelid Surgery

In Long Island


Eyelid Surgery

With age, eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them weaken. As a result, excess skin and fat can gather above and below your eyelids, which can cause sagging eyelids, ptosis (droopy upper lids), and bags under the eyes. Besides aging, severely sagging skin around the eyes can reduce side vision (peripheral vision), especially the upper and outer parts of the visual field. Eyelid Surgery can reduce or get rid of these vision problems. If you are considering eyelid surgery come and see Dr. Jason Cohn at Cohn Plastic Surgery in Long Island, NY. Dr. Cohn is a highly trained and expert surgeon who understands the importance of safe, medical care. 

Dr. Cohn routinely sees Eyelid Surgery patients from all over Nassau County, Suffolk County, Long Island, and even from Manhattan. His boutique office is located in Smithtown, New York, making it a convenient destination for any Eyelid Surgery patients on the North Shore.

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Eyelid Basics

What is Eyelid Surgery?

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes excess skin from the eyelids to provide you with a more youthful appearance. This can be performed on both the upper eyelid as well as the lower.

An eyelid lift can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, depending on the patient’s specific needs and desired outcome; more on this below. Under the skilled hands of Dr. Jason Cohn, eyelid surgery becomes an art form that is tailored to each patient’s unique needs and desires.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

The upper eyelid is the most common type of Blepharoplasty. Many patients choose this option to remove excess skin often appearing with age or genetics. This eyelid surgery can also improve your vision and make the eyelid feel less heavy. During upper blepharoplasty procedures, Dr. Cohn will make incisions in the natural crease of your upper eyelid. These incisions will be hidden when your eyes are open. He will then remove any remaining skin and protruding fat, and then close the incisions.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

The main reason patients choose lower eyelid surgery is to eliminate the look of bags and dark circles under the eyes. This can come with age or genetics, but our surgery can remove the excess fatty tissue, improving and smoothing the skin around the area drastically. During a lower blepharoplasty procedure, Dr. Cohn will make the incision just below your lower eyelash line. He will remove excess skin in your lower eyelid through this incision. He may also use an incision hidden inside your lower eyelid (transconjunctival incision) to correct lower eyelid issues and redistribute or remove excess fat.

Who are the best candidates for the Eyelid Surgery procedure?

Long Island Eyelid surgery is a delicate procedure that may not be suitable for everyone. Typically, these are the following traits we look for when evaluating patients as good candidates for Eyelid surgery: 

  • Healthy individuals with no medical conditions that can impair healing
  • Nonsmokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic goals
  • Individuals without serious eye conditions

Drooping eyelids or sagging skin can also be related to issues elsewhere on the face, such as the forehead, which Dr. Cohn will assess before giving you the green light. Every eyelid surgery patient is evaluated individually to assess whether they are a good candidate. 

Please keep in mind that this cosmetic surgery may not be best for you if you are currently experiencing:

  • A detached retina
  • Diabetes
  • Dry eyes
  • Glaucoma
  • High blood pressure
  • Thyroid problems

If you have any concerns about your candidacy for ptosis surgery, please schedule a consultation so that Dr. Cohn can make a more informed decision.

What are the benefits of Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery in Long Island can especially be beneficial to address the following issues:

  • Gets rid of the “angry” look
  • Creates a more refreshed and youthful appearance
  • Increases confidence
  • Reduces impaired vision caused by excess skin on the upper or lower eyelids
  • Results are long-term
  • Scarring is well-hidden

The overall effect is to give your eyes a makeover that enables you to look younger and refreshed. There may be other areas of concern you can discuss with Dr. Cohn if you are thinking about Eyelid Surgery.

First Steps

What’s the first step of Eyelid Surgery?

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The first step towards your Eyelid Surgery in the Long Island area is to contact Cohn Plastic Surgery for a detailed consultation with Dr. Cohn himself. During this initial appointment, you will have the opportunity to discuss your goals, concerns, and expectations with Dr. Cohn.

He will carefully evaluate your eye area and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan for your needs. During the consultation, it is important to openly communicate your desired outcomes and ask any questions you may have about our procedure. Dr. Cohn will provide you with detailed information about the surgical process, including the risks and benefits involved, as well as the expected recovery period.

What to expect on the day of Eyelid Surgery

On the day of your appointment, while you are being prepped for surgery, Dr. Cohn will walk you through the procedure and techniques he will be using, and make any markings that he will use as a guide for the incision lines. Next, our Anesthesiologist will meet with you before administering your anesthesia to ensure that you are comfortable during your procedure. The type of anesthesia will be discussed during your consultation but can be performed under local anesthesia or intravenous sedation with general anesthesia.

Once you are sedated, Dr. Cohn will skillfully remove excess skin, fat deposits, and tissue as needed, as well as tighten the underlying muscles. The incision lines for eyelid surgery are designed so the resultant scars will be well concealed within the natural structures of the eyelid region.

When working on the upper eyelid, Dr. Cohn will make the incision in the natural creases of the lid to appear natural looking, and allow the best place to hide any visible scars. The lower eyelid incision is usually made just below the lower lash line to appear natural and hide any visible scarring. Once the incision is made, the fatty tissue will be removed. 

Finally, Dr. Cohn will close the incision on the eyelids with sutures or skin glue. Once the surgical component is complete, Dr. Cohn and his team will move you into an area to rest and recover, before returning home.

Eyelid Surgery Recovery

Since Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty surgery is an outpatient procedure, you will be able to return home and recover in a more comfortable setting. Because of the delicate nature of this surgery, you will require help getting to and from the clinic, as your vision will be impaired with bandages during recovery. 

During the recovery period from eyelid surgery, it is very important to rest and avoid strenuous activities, especially looking at a screen for too long. Most patients are given gauze to cover the eyes after surgery, which allows for a better healing process and prevents any intrusion into the surgical area. 

Bruising and swelling generally lessen slowly in about 10 to 14 days. Scars from the surgical cuts may take months to fade. Take care to protect your delicate eyelid skin from sun exposure.

Dr. Cohn and his team will ensure you are given a detailed list of do’s and don’ts during your recovery period. 

It is advisable to use a cool compress to press onto the eyes if you experience discomfort gently, you can also use over-the-counter medication to alleviate pain. You should wear sunglasses for any outdoor activities.

Eyelid Surgery Cost

How much does Eyelid Surgery cost in Long Island, NY?

The cost of Eyelid Surgery in Long Island will depend on your individual surgery. Some patients only require surgery on the upper or lower eyelid, and others opt for surgery on both. When you discuss your surgery with Dr. Cohn, he will assess your case and determine what you will be paying on the day. We offer financing options for all our patients. 

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When you choose Cohn Plastic Surgery, you are placing your aesthetic needs and goals in the expert hand of Dr. Jason Cohn. If it’s life-changing confidence with the looks to match, you have come to the right place. Dr. Jason Cohn is a Long Island native and AAFPRS fellowship-trained facial plastic reconstructive surgeon based in Smithtown, NY. Dr. Cohn enjoys connecting with his patients in a meaningful, approachable demeanor. He aims to assist you in achieving your aesthetic goals with natural, high-quality results. Call us today to learn how Dr. Cohn can restore your confidence in your body, as you put your best foot forward in the world.


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