ABOUT Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery Long Island

If your eyelids have begun to sag or droop, eyelid surgery performed by Stephen T. Greenberg, M.D., F.A.C.S at his offices serving Long Island, Manhattan, the greater New York City area, and now serving Boca Raton, FL can help you achieve a rested and rejuvenated look.

Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure done to remove the fat and extra skin from your upper and lower eyelids, also known as “eyelid surgery”. The eyelids are often the telling sign of a person’s age! Dr. Greenberg uses state-of-the-art technology and lasers to correct your droopy upper lids and puffy bags below your eyes. As we age, we begin to develop droop or “puffy” eyelids. This process starts in the 30’s and 40’s and progresses with the aging process. These changes usually occur because over the years, the eyelid skin thins, loses tone, and becomes more susceptible to gravity. The fat pockets gradually herniate forward which can cause bags in both the upper and lower eyelid. As you age, your eyes look more baggy and tired. Contact our Long Island practice to learn more about eyelid surgery.

If You are Considering an Eyelid Lift

A blepharoplasty is the best eyelid surgery to:

  • Tighten droopy or hooded eyelids
  • Restore contour to the lids
  • Eliminate unwanted fatty bags under your eyes
  • Correct asymmetries between the eyelids

Your Eyelid Lift Consultation…

Dr. Greenberg takes time evaluating each patient to decide what can be done to improve the look of your eyes. Together, you and Dr. Greenberg will decide whether you will have your upper and lower lids corrected or just the upper lids or lower lids. Dr. Greenberg will review your specific needs and desires to restore a youthful appearance to your face and eyelids. Eyelid surgery must be specifically tailored to each individual depending upon their anatomy and the condition of their eyelids. For example, some patients need only to have their lower lids improve, and others need both upper and lower eyelids. Sometimes patients only need to have skin removed, and others need both skin and fat removed. Eyelid surgery will not significantly improve “crows feet” or fine lines and wrinkles, but can often be combined with a light laser resurfacing to take care of these other problems.

Surgery and Recovery Facts


Anesthesia: Sedation or general (Board Certified Anesthesiologist)
Length of Procedure: 1-2 hours
Length of Stay: Outpatient
Where performed: In Dr. Greenberg’s office ambulatory Surgery Center in Manhattan or on Long Island.
Discomfort: Minimal to mild
Return to work: 4-10 days
Swelling: Most swelling subsides within 1-2 weeks
Bruising: In most of Dr. Greenberg’s patients, bruising is minimal
Stitches: Dr. Greenberg will remove all stitches in 4-6 days
Exercise: 3-4 weeks
Results: Dr. Greenberg strives to obtain a natural look. The results will be noticed 1-3 months.
To learn more about eyelid surgery or the associated costs, please contact our Long Island practice today.

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Look Rested and Alert

Dr. Greenberg is a board certified plastic surgeon who is an expert in cosmetic eyelid surgery. He can combine eyelid surgery with other cosmetic facial procedures, but in many cases the procedure is done alone. Dr. Greenberg has offices in New York City (Manhattan) and Long Island where he performs eyelid surgery to help his patients look well rested, alert, and more youthful following their New York blepharoplasty procedure.

Your Eyelid Surgery

An eyelid lift can help rejuvenate your entire face by removing excess fat and skin from the upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid lifts can be performed with no visible external incisions. Laser surgery can often be performed simultaneously to smooth out any fine lines and wrinkles which help optimize results. Patients are often able to return to work after only several days with most of the bruising and swelling have resolved. The exact position of the incision and procedure will be individualized to meet the specific needs of each patient. When a traditional blepharoplasty is performed, an incision is made along the lash line for the lower eyelid, and the excess skin and fat are removed. Once healed, there are no visible incisions. The upper eyelid incision is made in the crease of the upper lids, which usually fades away in a rapid fashion. The sutures are usually removed in about 4-5 days, and the swelling and discoloration around your eyes will gradually subside over the first week. The results will be long lasting and you will continue to have follow-up visits with Dr. Greenberg at his Manhattan or Long Island office to ensure optimum long-term results.

Upper Eyelid Surgery Can Enhance Function and Appearance

If you have begun to look aged because of sagging eyelids, we can offer effective, safe blepharoplasty procedures to rejuvenate your appearance. An upper eyelid surgery performed by renowned surgeon Stephen T. Greenberg, M.D., F.A.C.S at our Long Island, NY, practice can lift drooping eyelids to help you appear younger and more alert. Dr. Greenberg has performed thousands of plastic surgery procedures, and can use his experience and innovative approach to provide you with superior results that emphasize your natural beauty.

As we age, our upper eyelids naturally begin to sag and droop. Unfortunately, this can make us look older and tired. Sagging skin and excess fat deposits can also impede vision. Upper eyelid surgery can provide excellent results with a less invasive procedure than other facial surgeries. You can achieve a significantly improved appearance without the longer surgery and recovery time and cost associated with a full facelift. With Dr. Greenberg’s expertise, you can also achieve a noticeably younger-looking appearance.

Insurance Coverage
If you are undergoing your blepharoplasty for solely cosmetic reasons, you will typically not be able to receive any coverage from insurance. However, if drooping eyelids have begun to impede your vision and affect your quality of life, insurance may cover some, if not all, of the cost of the procedure. You can meet with Dr. Greenberg to determine what insurance may cover. Our team is happy to work with you to try and maximize your coverage.

Our practice has incorporated innovative laser resurfacing with many of our blepharoplasty procedures to correct crow’s feet and other lines and wrinkles that this procedure does not address.

Surgery Procedure
For your procedure, we can administer a local anesthetic with sedation or general anesthesia for your comfort. If you receive general anesthesia, we will have a board certified anesthesiologist present to monitor your dosage and vitals during the procedure to ensure your safety. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis at one of our ambulatory surgery centers, and should only take one to two hours. The exact position of your incisions will depend on your individual needs. However, Dr. Greenberg typically addresses upper eyelid concerns through the eye crease. Once he has made a conservative incision, he will remove any excess skin and fat to smooth and tighten your upper eyelid. Then he will place tiny stitches, which will typically remain for four to five days. You should be able to return to work within a few days, but may experience some swelling and bruising for four to ten days.

Advanced Technology and Methods
Dr. Greenberg is dedicated to helping each patient achieve the best aesthetics possible for their case. He strives to provide natural-looking results using advanced techniques and state-of-the-art technology. Our practice has incorporated innovative laser resurfacing with many of our blepharoplasty procedures to correct crow’s feet and other lines and wrinkles that this procedure does not address. Dr. Greenberg is also renowned for his precision and skill. He can tailor your treatment to enhance your unique features for lasting, natural-looking results.

Rejuvenate Your Appearance
At Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery, we are dedicated to providing patients with the best treatment and results. Contact our team today to schedule a consultation and begin planning your transformation.

Lower Eyelid Surgery Can Rejuvenate Your Appearance

Sagging skin beneath the eyes can cause patients to look aged and tired, impacting their overall appearance. At our Long Island, NY, practice, Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg can perform lower eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, to remove excess tissue for more youthful, revitalized features. Combining his attention to detail with technical precision, Dr. Greenberg can deliver exceptional results while minimizing scarring. Unless the procedure is medically necessary, insurance generally does not cover blepharoplasty. To make treatment more manageable and affordable, we accept financing through CareCredit®.

What is Lower Eyelid Surgery?
Lower eyelid surgery is designed to address the tissues and muscles around the lower eyes. Aging, stress, heredity, and environmental factors can cause the eyes to appear chronically tired and worn. This facial cosmetic surgery serves a variety of purposes and can correct a number of issues, including:

  • Bags under the eyes
  • Sagging lower eyelids
  • Excess skin and tissue
  • Fine lines and wrinkles under and around the eyes
  • Hollowed areas under the eye

If you desire, Dr. Greenberg can combine this procedure with upper eyelid surgery or dermal fillers to enhance your results even further.

Establishing Candidacy
To qualify for this procedure, it is important to have a healthy immune system and realistic expectations. During your consultation, Dr. Greenberg can perform a thorough examination and review your health and cosmetic goals to ensure you are a candidate. He can then design your custom treatment plan. To better prepare you for surgery, we can provide a list of pre-surgical instructions to follow in advance.

Your Treatment
Your surgery will take place in our fully-accredited ambulatory surgical facility. We can administer anesthesia to ensure your comfort. Most often, we perform this treatment under local anesthesia, however we can provide stronger sedatives if necessary. During treatment, Dr. Greenberg can make a small incision along the lower eyelashes. This allows him to access the underlying tissues of the lower eyelid, while ensuring the incision is delicately hidden. Depending on your unique desires, he can remove excess tissue from the lower eyelid and the area above the cheek. After repositioning the fat and tightening the skin, he can carefully close the incisions and apply bandages. Recovery typically takes a few weeks, but we can monitor your progress throughout this time to ensure you are healing well.

Combining his attention to detail with technical precision, Dr. Greenberg can deliver exceptional results while minimizing scarring.

Benefits of Lower Eyelid Surgery
By removing and smoothing the tissues under the eyes, patients can rejuvenate their entire appearance. As one of the more noticeable facial traits, your eyes play a significant role in how others view you. When eyes are puffy and wrinkled, it can make you appear older and tired. However, well-contoured eyes can help you achieve a youthful, healthy, and refreshed glow. Undergoing this treatment can boost your self-esteem and in turn improve your quality of life.

Schedule Your Consultation
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your eyes, please contact our office today online or by calling (516) 364-4200 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Greenberg. Our team at Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery offers the highest level of care and is committed to helping you achieve your cosmetic goals.

Factors Affecting Eyelid Surgery Cost

Drooping, tired-looking eyelids can take a significant toll on your appearance. In some cases, they can obstruct your vision. Blepharoplasty, or the surgical refinement of the eyelids, can be a wise investment if you are concerned with the state of your eyelids. This procedure involves removing excess skin, muscle, and fat from the upper or lower eyelids, and lifting remaining tissue to provide a much improved appearance and unobstructed vision. Stephen T. Greenberg, M.D., F.A.C.S can help you understand eyelid surgery cost during a consultation at his Long Island-area practice. We offer financing options to place the cost of blepharoplasty within your budget. To learn more, please contact us today.

Eyelid Rejuvenation
As we age, the skin around our eyes begins to lose elasticity and muscle tone, resulting in droopy eyelids and the appearance of puffy bags under our eyes. Eyelid surgery can remove the excess tissue and rejuvenate the skin around your eyes, leaving you looking more refreshed and alert. Your customized surgery can treat the lower eyelids, the upper eyelids, or both, depending on your individual needs. This procedure involves only small incisions that result in easily concealed scarring, giving you a natural-looking rejuvenated appearance.

Factors Affecting the Cost of Blepharoplasty
As with most plastic surgery procedures, the cost of blepharoplasty is different in virtually every case because no two patients have the same needs and goals. Factors that always affect cost include:

  • Surgeon’s Fees: Generally speaking, more experienced surgeons who consistently provide beautiful results will charge higher fees than surgeons who are less experienced or less reputable. By choosing a surgeon like Dr. Greenberg, you are most likely to achieve the amazing results you desire and deserve.
  • Facility Fee: Dr. Greenberg is able to keep these costs low by having his own in-office ambulatory surgery centers in Manhattan and Long Island.
  • Anesthesia: In order to maintain your comfort during treatment, a certified anesthesiologist will be on hand to administer anesthesia during your treatment.
  • Medications: You may require pain medication, antibiotics, of artificial tear drops, depending on your individual needs.
  • Post-surgical Recovery Items: Occasionally, patients will require cold compresses for the eyes, foam wedge pillows, dark sunglasses, or other items to help make the recovery period as comfortable as possible.

Insurance and Financing
Cosmetic eyelid surgery procedures are not typically covered by insurance, but we excel at helping patients determine how to make the cost of surgery manageable. If the surgery is addressing drooping eyelids that are affecting your vision, your health insurance may cover a portion of the cost. If your goals are purely cosmetic, or if you would like additional refinements beyond what insurance will cover, we are ready to work with you. We accept cash and credit cards, and offer CareCredit℠ financing options to put the cost of treatment into manageable payments.

The Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery Advantage
Dr. Greenberg’s attention to detail and commitment to safety consistently result in optimal patient outcomes. He is a respected authority on plastic surgery who is often tapped by the media to provide expert commentary. When you schedule your eyelid procedure at Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery, you can be certain that you are making a worthwhile investment in your quality of life.

Schedule an Eyelid Surgery Consultation
If you would like to learn more about the eyelid surgery procedure, or if you have additional questions about the cost, please contact our office to make an appointment with Dr. Greenberg.