Blepharoplasty Specialist

David  Folk, MD -  - Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Park Avenue Facial Plastic Surgery

David Folk, MD

Boutique Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Center located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) can open up your eyes and quickly make you look years younger. With the help of David Folk, MD, at New York City’s Park Avenue Facial Plastic Surgery, you can undergo the most advanced blepharoplasty procedure available in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Find out how this age-defying procedure can benefit you by booking a consultation online or by calling to schedule by phone today.

Blepharoplasty Q&A

What can a blepharoplasty treat?

A blepharoplasty is a highly effective way to treat age-related issues that can leave you looking tired and possibly older than you really are. Modern eyelid surgery can treat any of the following issues (to name a few):

  • Excess skin 
  • Bags under your eyes
  • Sagging upper lids that cover your eyes
  • Fat deposits that make your eyelids puffy
  • Drooping lower eyelids that expose the white portions below your iris


Though a blepharoplasty is commonly thought of as an elective plastic surgery procedure, in some cases, it’s essential for your vision. If excess sagging skin reduces your peripheral vision, for example, a blepharoplasty may be just the solution you need. 

What happens during a blepharoplasty?

At Park Avenue Facial Plastic Surgery, you meet directly with Dr. Folk, who’s an expert in blepharoplasty surgery. He uses the most advanced techniques to treat this sensitive area of your face.

By following a meticulous technique, beginning with planning and preparation, all the way through execution, Dr. Folk has a track record of superior outcomes that exceed his patients’ goals.  

You work closely with Dr. Folk to plan your blepharoplasty, so you know just what to expect. He performs that procedure in his American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF)-accredited facility using local anesthesia or sedation. 

During your procedure, Dr. Folk is likely going to begin with your upper eyelids. He makes inconspicuous incisions along the fold of your eyelid to remove any excess skin, muscle, and/or fat. 

When he starts working on your lower lids, he usually makes incisions on the inner aspect of your lower lid to access the fat compartments in a scar-free manner. 

After your blepharoplasty procedure, you relax in the recovery room and stay under observation for a few hours. You can go home the same day. 

How long does it take to heal after a blepharoplasty?

Your eyes may be watery and overly sensitive to light after surgery. For the first 7-10 days, swelling and bruising are typical, but these issues resolve shortly after this stage. 

Full recovery from blepharoplasty surgery can take several months, depending on how quickly your skin heals, but Dr. Folk has you check in to Park Avenue Facial Plastic Surgery regularly to monitor your progress. 

If you’d like to find out how eyelid surgery can enhance your appearance, contact Park Avenue Facial Plastic Surgery today. Book your appointment online or by phone.