Best Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery NYC 2020-06-13T15:35:36+00:00

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Blepharoplasty NYC, also know as eyelid surgery, treats the tissues around the eyes to turn back the clock on aging. As our faces age, specific changes occur around the eyes that give an aged and worn down look.Over the eyes, the tissues start to stretch and hang over the eye itself. Under the eyes, the tissues begin to sag, stretch, bags and grooves appear.

Eyelid surgery, removes excess skin, gets rid of under eye bags, and can be combined with other facial procedures and  reverses some of these changes, giving back the youthful and rested appearance.


Blepharoplasty will allow for mild improvement of the fine wrinkles surrounding the eye. However, these wrinkles are best addressed with resurfacing techniques such as laser or chemical peel and Botox® ,with many of our patients commenting on how (1) it turns back the clock on facial aging, (2) provides a well rested appearance, and for some (3) improved vision if the overhanging skin obstructs the eye.

For lower blepharoplasty, or a combination procedure, yes. If it is just upper blepharoplasty, it can be performed under local anesthesia.

Yes, most often it is performed with facelift, fat transfer to face, or other procedures which in combination restore facial youth.

Usually at least 40 years of age. Sometimes younger people get the procedure if they have clear signs of aging around their eyes. Sometimes people in their 20s get lower blepharoplasty fat removal if they have fat bags under their eyes. This condition runs in the family.

The cost of your blepharoplasty could vary depending on whether it’s covered by Insurance or Medicare. This is why we recommend that you go through a consultation session with Dr. Kalsow. He will review your specific case and provide you with details that could lower your costs if your case can support medial reasons for having a blepharoplasty. Schedule Your Consultation Here.

  • Immediately: Ice and a wet towel will be placed on your eye area in the recovery room.  There will be some swelling and bruising.  You will be able to go home the same day.
  • 1 week: Usually swelling is a little worse on day # 2, but then on day 3 you are over the hump and swelling improves from then on.  You will need to stay home for about a week.  You will come back in a week to remove the stitches if you have stitches.
  • 2 weeks: At this time people can go out in public, although some bruising and swelling remains it can be covered up.  You can return to your daily activities.
  • 1 month: Results can be clearly seen, and almost all the swelling is gone.
  • 6month-1 year: Continual improvement and healing of the scars.

Many older patients ask if blepharoplasty is covered by insurance. This is dependent on the severity of your peripheral visual field loss which needs to be documented by an optometrist or an ophthalmologist. This result is then submitted to your insurance and they can determine whether they would cover the cost of your upper eyelid surgery. It is important to note that this is only for upper eyelid surgery and not for lower eyelid surgery.

At Kalsow Plastic Surgery, upper eyelid surgery is a cosmetic procedure and therefore not covered by your insurance. If you elect to try and get partial reimbursement for your upper eyelid surgery from your insurance, our team can provide you with any of your medical records for you to work with your insurance company.


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