Eyelid Lift Specialist

Dr. Goodnight's Everlasting Beauty

James W. Goodnight, MD

Plastic Surgeon located in Bergen County, Ridgewood, NJ

Of all of the features on your face, your eyes are the most communicative. They tell others when you’re sad, tired, or beaming with excitement. At Dr. Goodnight’s Everlasting Beauty in Ridgewood, New Jersey, plastic surgeon James Goodnight, MD, performs eyelid lifts to ensure that others have a full view of your eyes uninhibited by the skin around them. To review your options for eyelid lift surgery, request a consultation by phone or online at Dr. Goodnight’s Everlasting Beauty today.

Eyelid Lift Q & A

What is an eyelid lift?

An eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, is a procedure meant to reshape and tighten the skin around your eyes in order to draw more attention to your eyes themselves. The skin of your upper and lower lids is thin and prone to stretching and wrinkling with age. As this happens, you might see that your eyes become more squinted or droopy-looking. This can make you look tired, sad, or overall less approachable. 

At Dr. Goodnight’s Everlasting Beauty, Dr. Goodnight uses the least invasive methods of eyelid surgery to create the strongest effect possible. He often uses a laser to eliminate the need for a sharp surgical scalpel and to reduce downtime, scarring, and other drawbacks of traditional surgery.

What kinds of eyelid lift can I get?

Dr. Goodnight offers three eyelid lifting surgeries in his office. The process starts with a consultation and examination, during which you’ll identify the features of the skin around your eyes that made you seek improvement. Then, Dr. Goodnight selects the most appropriate type of surgery to reach your goals. Options include:

Transconjunctival blepharoplasty

During transconjunctival blepharoplasty, Dr. Goodnight uses the LightScalpel® CO2 laser to make an incision in your conjunctiva, the inner pink part of your eyelid. The laser seals your blood vessels as it cuts and can melt away fat deposits in the area with precision. Dr. Goodnight may also use the Syneron-Candela™ laser to resurface the skin around your eyes and make it look healthy and smooth. 

Subcutaneous lateral brow lift

During a subcutaneous lateral brow lift, Dr. Goodnight uses a CO2 laser to make an incision along your eyelid crease. He removes excess skin and fat hanging from the end of your brows. To get the same effect, he can also direct a SmartLipo® laser through an incision in your forehead skin and use a stitch to elevate your brow. 

Periorbital fat transfer

To help your eyes look more youthful, Dr. Goodnight can strategically transfer the fat around your eyes to reduce the shadow of your lower lid or volumize the skin under your brows. 

What are the benefits of getting an eyelid lift with a laser?

Laser eyelid surgery is an advanced method with many benefits for you, the patient. The advantages of laser eyelid surgery over traditional methods include:

  • Painlessness
  • Minimal bruising
  • Minimal scarring
  • No bleeding

With Dr. Goodnight’s expert hands and the keen precision of the laser, the results of your eyelid lift look stunningly natural. 

To explore eyelid lifts further and learn more about the advanced techniques they involve, call Dr. Goodnight’s Everlasting Beauty to book a consultation or schedule an appointment online today.