Eyelid Surgery

The Eyes of March: Surgical & Non-Surgical Eyelid Surgery

POSTED ON FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2024 AT 9:00 AM by Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi

Your eyes are often one of the first features people may notice about your face. As the natural course of aging occurs, your eyes can begin to make you appear older than you actually are, due to sagging skin, undereye bags, puffiness, and more. Drooping eyelids, excess skin, festoons, and fine lines are all common concerns regarding the appearance of the eyes. The condition of puffiness and excess skin around the eyes can also interfere with your ability to see clearly. These concerns can be combatted with a variety of surgical and non-surgical eyelid treatments and plastic surgery. At Asaadi Plastic Surgery, we offer traditional Blepharoplasty, Festoon surgery, Upneeq®, and Young eye rejuvenation as treatment options for the eyes. Learn more about our eye procedures below!


Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a procedure that can be performed on the upper or lower eyelids. Upper eyelid surgery can treat sagging and drooping eyelids due to excess skin, fat, and tissue. Lower eyelid surgery can be performed to treat the appearance of undereye bags and wrinkles. Eyelid surgery can restore a youthful and refreshed appearance around the eyes.

Festoon Surgery

Festoons are the puffy bags that sit under the eye and above the cheeks, and are a very prominent sign of facial aging. Festoons can be caused by excess fat or lax muscles beneath the skin. Festoon surgery can improve the appearance of festoons by removing the excess fat from the lower eyelids stabilizing the lax muscles.


Upneeq® is a non-surgical treatment that can be used to combat drooping eyelids. Drooping eyelids, also known as ptosis, can obstruct your vision and affect your appearance as well. Upneeq® is a daily eye drop that lifts the eyelids, improves vision, and does not require surgery or extensive recovery periods. Upneeq® can achieve refreshed eyes and clear vision that starts working with the first treatment.

Young Eye Rejuvenation

Young eye rejuvenation is the non-surgical blepharoplasty technique you’ll find at Asaadi Plastic Surgery. Young eye rejuvenation utilizes Botox® injections and cosmetic fillers to carefully correct the appearance of crow’s feet, fine lines, and wrinkles around the eye. This technique allows for the upper and lower eyelids to be treated without surgery, and can immediately lift the eyes for a brighter, more refreshed appearance and youthful-looking eyes.

Dr. Asaadi and our staff are happy to answer any questions you may have about surgical and nonsurgical eyelid rejuvenation, as well as any of our other procedures. Contact our New Jersey office at 913.731.7000, our New York office at 212.938.0158, or you may request an appointment online today!


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Eyelid Surgery and Festoons NJ - Asaadi and the Botox® Test

POSTED ON FRIDAY, JUNE 02, 2023 AT 9:00 AM by Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, can restore the appearance of drooping, tired eyes through the removal of excess skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids. One of the most common concerns patients seeking eyelid surgery express is severe undereye bags. Often misdiagnosed, these undereye bags may actually be what is known as festoons, or malar bags. Patients with sagging skin or puffiness underneath the eyes are candidates for this procedure. Eyelid surgery achieves natural, younger-looking results.

Festoons are a genetic condition that result in puffiness below the lower eyelid and above the cheeks and can also appear as puffy eye bags. They are the result of either fat deposits around the eyes or muscle laxity. This causes the skin and face to appear tired and older-looking.

Treating and Diagnosing Festoons

The two main causes for festoons are excess fat and muscle laxity, and it is important to correctly diagnose a patient to create the proper treatment plan to remove festoons. Festoons can be particularly difficult to diagnose, which is why Dr. Asaadi has pioneered the Botox® Test for diagnosing and treatment.

Through the Botox® Test, a small amount of Botox is injected into the area around the eye. If the festoons become worse, the root cause is muscle laxity. This can be treated through releasing ligaments of surrounding eye muscles to reduce puffiness. If there is no change after the injection, the root cause is excess fat. This can be treated by surgically removing the fat deposits.

Why Choose Dr. Asaadi to Remove Festoons?

Dr. Asaadi specializes in diagnosing and treating festoons. Blepharoplasty is considered one of the most difficult plastic surgery procedures, and it requires expertise, attention to detail, and a highly skilled surgeon to perform correctly. If too much fat is removed from the lower eye, it can create a hollow look. Dr. Asaadi utilizes a unique method of correcting hollowness and puffiness, resulting in a youthful, fuller, and refreshed appearance. 


Dr. Asaadi and our staff welcome any questions you may have about eyelid surgery and festoon treatment. Contact our New Jersey office at 973.731.7000, our New York office at 212.938.0158, or you may request an appointment online today!


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Aging Eyes – Surgical & Non-Surgical Fixes in NJ

POSTED ON MONDAY, APRIL 04, 2022 AT 3:37 PM by Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi

It’s a known fact that the skin surrounding the eyes ages faster than the rest of the face. Due to the thinness of the skin, years of facial expressions, dryness, and sun damage, the appearance of your eyes may leave you feeling older than you really are.

Dr. Asaadi performs both surgical and non-surgical eye rejuvenation procedures for patients looking to achieve a more youthful-looking appearance.


Ultherapy® is a non-invasive procedure that is highly effective in reducing fine lines and wrinkles surrounding the eye area. Through the distribution of sound wave technology, Ultherapy® stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin, leaving the skin with a tightened effect.

Ultherapy® is an extremely safe and effective solution to combat aging around the eyes. This procedure requires no scalpels, stitches, or surgery, so patients can return to their daily lives immediately after receiving the treatment. Ultherapy® can be performed in-office and takes as little as 30-60 minutes depending on the patient.

Non-Surgical Blepharoplasty

During the non-surgical blepharoplasty procedure, Botox® is carefully injected around the eyes to fill areas where volume has been lost and restore the appearance of the eyes. Through this process, movement in the treated area becomes limited, decreasing the number of fine lines that may develop from facial expressions in the future.

Non-surgical blepharoplasty can be completed in less than 30 minutes and provides patients with results that can last years without requiring additional rejuvenation. Unlike surgical options, non-surgical blepharoplasty requires no downtime and results can be seen immediately.

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery, or surgical blepharoplasty, is a procedure in which excess skin and fat are removed from the patient’s eyelids in order to diminish the appearance of tiredness or loss of elasticity in this area. This procedure is successful in addressing crow’s feet, eyelid creases, hollowness around the eyes, and more. Dr. Asaadi is skilled in performing eyelid surgery on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, depending on patient preference.

During this procedure, Dr. Asaadi carefully tightens and repositions the skin in order to rejuvenate the appearance of the eyes. The procedure typically takes 1-3 hours to complete and healing takes about 7-10 days.

Dr. Asaadi and his staff are on hand to answer any questions you may have concerning eye rejuvenation. Contact our New Jersey office at 913.731.7000, our New York office at 212.938.0158, or you may request an appointment online today!


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Face The New Year Younger – NJ Facial Rejuvenation for the New Year

POSTED ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 04, 2022 AT 9:00 AM by Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi

With the new year comes a fresh start. Begin 2022 as the best version of yourself with the help of facial rejuvenation in NJ!

At Asaadi Plastic Surgery we offer a wide range of facial rejuvenation treatments to combat the signs of aging while providing natural-looking results! Check out some of our most popular facial rejuvenation procedures below.


Facelift surgery can treat deep creases, sagging skin, and the formation of jowls that may come with age, stress, or sun exposure.

Facelift surgery can be combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as a neck lift, rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, or brow lift surgery for additional improvements to the facial profile.

After the facelift procedure, patients may experience slight discomfort, as well as some bruising and swelling. However, facelift surgery achieves extremely long-lasting results.

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a procedure effective in rejuvenating the areas above and below the eyes. Eyelid surgery can also address abnormalities caused by genetic conditions such as malar mounds and festoons

During the procedure, Dr. Asaadi tightens and repositions each layer of the eyelid to provide optimal results.

Nose Surgery

Nose surgery, otherwise known as rhinoplasty, reshapes the nose, improve size, and corrects asymmetries. Patients may also undergo a rhinoplasty to correct functionality issues of the nose, such as a deviated septum that may cause difficulty breathing.

Revision rhinoplasty is also available for patients who have undergone a previous nose surgery and were dissatisfied with their results.

Fat Transfer

Fat transfer injections are an option for patients looking to fill in sunken cheekbones, fine lines and wrinkles, or restore overall volume to the facial structure. Facial fat grafting uses fat cells harvested from elsewhere on the body, typically the abdomen, buttocks, or thighs,  to restore a youthful-looking appearance.

Fat transfer injections add natural volume to the face and the results are extremely long-lasting. Dr. Asaadi suggests plenty of rest in the initial days of recovery to ease any swelling or bruising surrounding the injection sites, but patients can normal return to their daily lives in a few short days.

Dr. Asaadi and his staff are on hand to answer any questions you may have concerning non-surgical treatments. Contact our New Jersey office at 913.731.7000, our New York office at 212.938.0158, or you may request an appointment online today!


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Eyelid Surgery In NJ To Treat Festoons, Malar Bags, & Eyelid Ptosis

POSTED ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2021 AT 9:00 AM by Dr. Mokhtar Asaadi

Eyelid surgery, which is also commonly referred to as blepharoplasty, can rejuvenate the eyes for a younger-looking appearance. With age, many patients may notice that their upper or lower eyelids begin to sag and droop. Wrinkling around the eyes can cause a person to look tired and appear older than they actually are. In more severe cases, lax skin on the upper eyelid can even impair vision.

Dr. Asaadi offers blepharoplasty to treat a variety of conditions related to the lower and upper eyelids. Some of the most common issues treated during eyelid surgery include improving festoons, malar bags, and eyelid ptosis.

Blepharoplasty Benefits

  • Restores A Youthful-Looking Appearance
  • Removes Excess Tissues & Skin
  • Effective Treatment For The Upper & Lower Eyelids
  • Discretely Placed Incisions
  • Long-Lasting, Natural-Looking Results

Eyelid Surgery For Festoons

Festoons form under the lower eyelid and are often caused by aging, excessive sun exposure, or smoking. Festoons cause the skin beneath the lower eyelid to sag, wrinkle, and crease. Some refer to the appearance of a festoon as a drape of skin that wrinkles and sits above the cheek bone. Lower eyelid surgery can correct festoons by removing this excess skin and restoring a smoother appearance to thenderneath the lower eyelid.

Eyelid Surgery For Malar Bags

Similar to festoons, malar bags develop beneath the lower eyelid and cause puffiness and undereye bags. The main difference between a festoon and a malar bag is that festoons form wrinkles, whereas malar bags are smooth, puffy mounds that rest below the lower eyelid. In cases of malar bags, blepharoplasty can correct this puffiness by removing excess skin that is causing a tired-looking appearance.

Blepharoplasty For Eyelid Ptosis

Eyelid ptosis is most commonly referred to as sagging eyelids. This lax skin can cause wrinkles and creases to form above the eyes. In severe cases, eyelid ptosis can even hinder vision when sagging skin begins to hang over the eyelashes. Eyelid surgery can restore your field of vision by removing excess skin and tissue from the upper eyelid with discreet incisions.

Dr. Asaadi and our staff welcome any questions you may have about eyelid surgery, as well as our other facial rejuvenation treatments. Contact our New Jersey office at 913.731.7000, our New York office at 212.938.0158, or you may request an appointment online today!


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