Eyes are the most expressive part of the face. We constantly rely on them to convey emotions and project our personality and energy. However as decades go by, this overuse takes a toll on the skin and muscles around our eyes, leaving the upper and lower eyelids looking tired and droopy. A blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, rejuvenates the eyelids, leaving you with an overall fresh and youthful appearance.

  1. What causes eyelids to age? There are a number of factors that cause eyelids to sag or become puffy. In fact, eyes are usually one of the first areas of the face to show signs of aging. The constant use of eye lids are a significant cause of aging, however genetics also play a major role. Droopy, down-turned eyes, overhanging upper lids and baggy lower lids often run in families.
  2. Will the results look natural? Yes! The eyelid lift procedure creates a younger, refreshed look and a firmer eye area. Since the incisions are small and strategically placed, scars are almost invisible. Friends or relatives might not even be able to tell that you’ve had anything done.
  3. What occurs during the surgery? Surgery can be performed on the upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or both, depending on the patient. Excess skin is removed through an incision that is camouflaged by the natural creases around the eye.  The fatty tissue that causes under-eye bags is removed through an invisible incision behind the lower eyelid. Either local or general anesthesia can be used.
  4. How long does recovery last? Patients who undergo an eyelid lift are able to go home within a few hours, as long as they don’t receive any other procedures simultaneously. Following the surgery, there is usually little or no discomfort, though some bruising and swelling is to be expected. Some patients choose to wear sunglasses as means to cover up the bruising and to protect the eyes from sun and air irritants. Occasionally, patients experience mild, temporary eye irritation or dry eye symptoms. In those cases, your surgeon can recommend eye drops or ointments to help. Within a few weeks, most patients can resume their daily activities as usual.

Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty) in Princeton, NJ

If you’re interested in an eyelid lift, contact us today. Dr. Brunner’s offices are located in Princeton, and you can reach us directly at (609) 921-9497. We look forward to hearing from you!

Double Board Certified: Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery & Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery

Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 10 years (2009-2019) in Cosmetic Facial Plastic Surgery

Fellow, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Most Comprehensive Skin Rejuvenation Laser Center in Central New Jersey

Thousands of Cosmetic Facial Plastic Procedures Performed

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COVID-19 Update & Curbside Skincare Pickup

To our lovely patients and friends, 

We are beyond thrilled to announce that beginning today, our office is open and ready to see patients for all appointment needs, including cosmetic! 

The wait is over and we are happy that we will be able to see you all again! To ensure your safety, we will be implementing new protocols that will protect all of our patients while at our office: 

  • Prioritizing Cleanliness: All rooms and high touch areas will be disinfected frequently. Disinfectants, hand sanitizer, and related supplies will be available to staff and patients at all times.Staff will open doors for all patients, and wash hands between each patient interaction. 
  • No ‘waiting rooms’: Patients will be asked to arrive when it is time for their appointment to avoid waiting. 
  • Staggered Appointments: We will be staggering the appointments to ensure adequate time to wipe down spaces in order to maintain a safe and clean environment. 
  • Screenings: We will be screening patients over the phone and at the time of their appointment to ensure they are healthy
  • Reduced & Healthy Staff: Any of our staff who can work virtually will be working outside of the office, and all staff will be screened daily to ensure they are healthy
  • Protective Equipment: Our staff and patients with appointments will wear a mask and gloves at all times. We ask that all patients come to their appointment with a mask! Dr. Brunner will even be wearing a protective shield to ensure your safety! 

We will continue to offer Virtual Appointments for all of our patients. Additionally, we will continue curbside pickup at our office for all your skincare needs! Patients should call 609.921.9497 or email us at kim@brunnermd.com or melissa@brunnermd.com regarding the products they are interested in, and Kim or Melisssa will coordinate a curbside pickup for you!

We ask everyone’s full cooperation as we prepare to open under very special circumstances.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our office and promise to take every necessary precaution to care for you in a safe environment.


Dr. Brunner and the Entire Team! 


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