The combination of blepharoplasty and ptosis repair is often the best solution for tired-looking eyes. Many patients will notice the sagging skin in their upper or lower eyelids or become aware of drooping eyelids but do not realize they have both problems. If only one of these concerns is addressed, it will draw attention to the other issue. Blepharoplasty is intended to tighten the skin and remove the extra fat from the upper or lower eyelids. Ptosis repair is the correction of a low / droopy eyelid due to muscle weakness of the lid. Therefore, combining both procedures gives the best results. As an leading expert in Oculoplastic Surgery, Dr. James Gordon is highly trained and experienced to perform this complex combination technique with an artistic eye and meticulous skills.
Combined Procedure Candidates
Have “hooded“ and droopy upper eyelids
Have lower eye “bags” and droopy upper lids
Blepharoplasty & Ptosis Reviews
"Westchester Eye Associates is the premier place for eye/vision care. I can't say enough great things about them. The staff was very friendly and knowledgable. Particularly, Dr. James Gordon, he was wonderful. I made an excellent decision seeing him. He did my upper double eyelid surgery January 2011. In the initial visit, he was courteous, and very patient. He took time to explain what the procedure entails and I left feeling totally confident in his abilities. The surgery went very smoothly and the recovery was just as he explained. I feel that Dr. Gordon's expertise minimized my down time, to almost nothing. I am loving the results. Dr. James Gordon is also a fantastic ophthalmologist. I go to him for all my eye care. Just last week he revised a cataract surgery I had undergone a few years ago, and today I see 20/20. No pain, no scars, no regrets"- K.C. / Vitals / Aug 15, 2013
"Symmetrical Eyelids - I've been contemplating either surgery for a long time because both eyelids are different heights. Often people asked me if I'm tired where if I had an injury to one night due to the closing of that island. I went to see Dr. Gordon who explained the problem and clear easy to understand words and even drew out the procedure he was going to perform. After the surgery dr. Gordon called me that night to see how I was feeling he also call me the next day to make sure I was comfortable. One week after the surgery I saw the doctor and he and I both were very pleased with the results. I can't believe that in only one week my eyes are symmetrical again and people have stop noticing my eyes altogether. Thank you Dr. Gordon for making me feel normal again."- M.V. / Vitals / Dec 30, 2014
"AMAZING Difference!!! - I'm astonished with how a simple injection off fillers in my tear trough and cheek area could make such a HUGE difference in my appearance. I saw Dr. Gordon for a blepharoplasty consult. He suggested I use A Restylane instead to hide my bags and plump up my cheeks. I easily look 10-20 years younger now without surgery! The procedure took 10 minutes and I went back to work the same day. Thank you Dr. Gordon ð??"- E. / Vitals / Mar 11, 2015
"Loving my new eyes! - Dr. Gordon performed upper & lower blepharoplasty procedure on me. He did an amazing job. I am loving my new eyes now. I no longer look tired and sick. This made me a happy person too! Thank you!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 13, 2015
"Upper & Lower Eyelid Surgery - Perfect job done on my upper & lower eyelids. I am highly appreciative of the doctor's superb skills, judgement and knowledge. Thank you Dr Gordon!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 25, 2015
UPPER AND/OR LOWER BLEPHAROPLASTY
Dr. Gordon can perform upper and/or lower blepharoplasty in his office surgical suite or in his accredited surgical facility adjacent to his office. Blepharoplasty entails the removal and/or repositioning of fat in the upper or lower eyelids with the removal of excess skin. Depending on the individual, local, IV and/or oral anesthesia will be administered to the patient. Incisions are meticulously made in the upper/lower eyelids as needed and closed with fine sutures to yield the most inconspicuous results.
Ptosis repair is typically a brief surgical procedure which can eliminate the drooping or closing of the eyelid. Simple local anesthesia is administered. Incisions can be made through the skin or even through the back of the eyelid so no scar is seen. Absorbable sutures are often used.
The combined procedure typically takes 1 – 2 hours. Most patients take 2 weeks off of work and other activities to recover after ptosis surgery. Dr. Gordon will talk to each patient about post-surgical care instructions, including what can be done to speed healing. Dr. Gordon asks patients to schedule a follow up appointment for 5 – 7 days after the surgery so he can assess the patient’s healing progress and check for any concerns.
For patients with upper blepharoplasty with ptosis repair, it will cost about $7,900. Ptosis repair with upper and lower blepharoplasty costs approximately $9,900. During the initial consultation, Dr. Gordon will discuss treatment plan and his surgical coordinator will review pricing details.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $9,000
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 weeks
Combined Surgery FAQs
The causes of dermatochalasis (extra skin and/or fat in the upper or lower eyelids) and ptosis include genetics, aging, rubbing the eyes, excessive contact lens use and trauma.
Applying cold compresses following eyelid surgery can help to diminish bruising and swelling. In addition, tenderness after surgery is greatly reduced by cold compresses, so most patients require Tylenol or no pain medicine. Sleeping with head elevation (pillows or lazy chair) will decrease swelling as well. Some physicians and patients believe in products made with Arnica which might decrease bruising and swelling.