A board-certified plastic surgeon in Staten Island, Dr. Louis Cutolo, Jr. is an active member of both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of the... read onMeet Dr. Cutolo
Louis C. Cutolo, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S.
1557 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10314
Phone: (718) 720-9400
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Dark circles and puffiness under your eyes and sagging eyelid skin can make you look fatigued and frazzled. Men and women visit Dr. Louis Cutolo for eyelid surgery in Staten Island from Brooklyn, Queens, throughout New York City, and Holmdel, NJ, to achieve a more rested, youthful, and open-eye appearance.
Before & After Photos
Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
You may benefit from eyelid surgery, technically called blepharoplasty, if you want to:
- Correct under-eye hollows and puffiness
- Minimize wrinkles and sagging on your eyelids
- Improve vision impaired by exceptionally heavy, “hooded” eyelids
Dr. Cutolo also frequently combines eyelid surgery with a second procedure, such as a brow lift for a more complete aesthetic solution.
To view the results of some of our satisfied eyelid surgery patients, visit our Photo Gallery.
A Reputation Built on Results
Your Eyelid Surgery Procedure
If you are having upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Cutolo typically performs the procedure in his office, using local anesthesia to keep you comfortable throughout your procedure. Lower eyelid procedures are usually performed in a hospital using either local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. For the upper eyelids, Dr. Cutolo makes tiny incisions in the natural creases of your eyelids, hiding them so scars are practically invisible. After removing excess fatty tissue, he tightens loose skin and may make adjustments to the muscles.
For the lower eyelids, the incision is completely hidden and fat is removed as well. If needed, Dr. Cutolo uses laser technology to smooth your lower eyelid wrinkles and reduce excess skin. Excess skin can also be reduced with a procedure called a “skin pinch.” Dr. Cutolo may also recommend adding BOTOX® Cosmetic to your eyelid surgery to minimize lines and wrinkles in the crow’s feet area. The procedure usually takes 1 to 3 hours. Dr. Cutolo will discuss these options during the consultation and recommend which will give you the best and longest-lasting results!
Dr. Louis C. Cutolo Jr.
Recovery After Eyelid Surgery
By resting and limiting your movements, you can heal more quickly. Some patients experience minor discomfort from the procedure, which can be alleviated with oral medication. Using cold compresses will help to minimize discomfort and any swelling or bruising. After one week, you will return to Dr. Cutolo’s office, where he will remove your stitches and check your progress.
Eyelid Surgery Results and Benefits
Just a few weeks after eyelid surgery, swelling and bruising are usually gone, revealing naturally beautiful results. Patients typically look more alert and rested. In place of sagging, puffy upper eyelids and bags under the eyes, they now have youthfully firm skin around the eyes and smoothly contoured eyelids.
Eyelid Surgery FAQ
How painful is eyelid surgery?
Eyelid surgery is not especially painful. Patients are generally sore for the first few days and can take oral medication to enhance their comfort.
What’s the best age to have eyelid surgery?
The “best” age for eyelid surgery is when lax skin has descended onto the upper eyelids or puffy bags have formed under the eyes, making you look tired. These concerns are usually related to aging but can be due to genetics in younger people.
Is the surgery worth it?
Most patients consider eyelid surgery “worth it” because recovery is relatively easy and the results are rewarding and natural looking.
Will the surgery make me look younger?
Eyelid surgery opens up the eye area, which helps patients look refreshed and more youthful.
Will I have noticeable scars?
Dr. Cutolo places the incisions in the crease of the upper eyelids, within the lower eyelids, or along the lower lash line, where the resulting fine scars are not noticeable.
Is the procedure safe?
When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Cutolo who performs the surgery in a fully accredited hospital or surgery center on a carefully screened patient, eyelid surgery is considered safe.