One of the most important parts of any cosmetic surgery is the recovery period. Healing as intended can make the process go more smoothly as well as help to ensure the outcome is as described. This becomes even more important when multiple procedures are performed. Most of the instructions following the operation will be similar to what is given after a single technique; however, some elements will be unique to your customized treatment plan.

If you’re receiving a combination of facelift, neck lift, and eyelid lift surgery, it’s important to give yourself enough time to fully heal. This experience can take a little longer than perhaps it would if you only received one treatment. Therefore, you should plan to take off up to two or more weeks from your normal routine. Swelling, tenderness, bruising, and numbness may also fade more gradually, and Dr. Eugenie Brunner will provide more specific details during your initial consultation. Our skilled and friendly medical team will offer advice to make your recovery as comfortable as possible, including giving you prescription medication to manage your discomfort. Ice packs, keeping your head elevated even while sleeping, and other recommendations can further improve and expedite the healing process. After a couple of months you should be able to see the majority of the benefits, with recovery considered complete after about a year.

Your comfort, safety, and results are our highest priorities, and we encourage you to ask any questions that may come up. We want you to feel confident at every stage of the process.

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

Patients' Choice Award for Favorite Physician

2010, 2011, 2016-2020

Compassionate Doctor

Town Topics Readers' Choice Awards

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.

Sincerely, 

Dr. Brunner and the Entire Team! 

 

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