Exquisite Craftsmanship in Eyelid Surgery at New York Eye and Face

Experience exquisite craftsmanship and unparalleled expertise in eyelid surgery at New York Eye and Face. Our esteemed specialist combines refined surgical skills with an artistic eye to deliver natural-looking results that enhance your unique beauty. Trust in our dedication to precision as we help you achieve rejuvenated, captivating eyes.

Easy to get an immediate appointment, the office staff is cordial and efficient, the office is pristine, the doctor came to see me in less than 10 minutes, the doctor was efficient in diagnosing my left eyelid condition, explained in detail how to care for it and also what is prescribed and how to apply. Extremely pleased with the overall experience!!


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Concierge Care for Fast Relief

If you have a condition like ptosis, entropion, ectropion, or eyelid retraction that requires surgery, esteemed oculofacial plastic surgeon Dr. Anaïs Carniciu, MD, can help. At New York Eye & Face in Westchester, NY, our surgeon utilizes cutting-edge techniques that restore full function to upper and lower eyelids while minimizing scarring. The skin on your eyelids is particularly delicate, and working near your eyes requires exacting skill and specialist expertise. To benefit from Dr. Carniciu’s extensive, world-class training and impressive track record in performing all types of eyelid surgery, call our office today and book an appointment.

Why Might I Need Eyelid Surgery?

Several conditions might require eyelid surgery, the most common being:


Ectropion is a condition where the pink part of your inner eyelid is visible due to the eyelid turning away from your eyeball. It causes irritation or discomfort and excessive tearing.


Ptosis is a drooping of the upper eyelid. You may be born with it, it may develop with age, and sometimes it occurs after an injury.


Entropion is a condition where your eyelid and eyelashes turn inward and rub against your eye. You might feel like there's something in your eye all the time, and it causes irritation, tearing, and blurred vision. Entropion can sometimes lead to permanent eyeball damage.

Thyroid eye disease

Thyroid eye disease is a problem that causes upper eyelid retraction. It is associated with underlying thyroid hormone abnormalities, as seen in Graves’ disease. Eyelid retraction can also occur for various other reasons, including congenital disorders, trauma, a tumor, or stroke.

How Is Eyelid Surgery Performed?

The technique your surgeon uses when performing eyelid surgery depends on the nature of the problem:

Eyelid Retraction

Upper eyelid retraction surgery involves releasing the levator muscle that holds up your eyelid. Patients with severe eyelid retraction might also require skin grafts or spacer grafts. Lower eyelid retraction surgery typically involves tightening the lower eyelid and may also require a skin graft.


Eyelid surgery for ptosis may involve an internal or external repair of your eyelid muscles. In severe cases, your surgeon might create a sling to connect your eyelids to the muscles in your forehead. Another related, but distinct, type of eyelid surgery is blepharoplasty, which your surgeon performs for heavy, overhanging upper eyelid skin.

Ectropion and Entropion

Eyelid surgery for ectropion involves making an incision at the outside corner of your eyelid (lateral canthus) and tightening your eyelid horizontally. With entropion, your surgeon performs additional work to treat the muscles contributing to your eyelid's inward rotation. This type of eyelid surgery typically involves making a small incision in your lateral eyelid. In some cases, your surgeon makes another incision just below your eyelashes.

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How Long Does It Take To Recover After Eyelid Surgery?

Most eyelid surgeries are outpatient procedures, so you can go home once you recover from the sedative and anesthetic. It's normal to have some bruising and swelling around your eyes after eyelid surgery, and you should expect to be off work for a week. The after-effects should then begin to fade, and you can resume most of your normal activities.

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Why Choose New York Eye & Face in Westchester, NY?

New York Eye & Face is a boutique practice that delivers elegant, nuanced outcomes carefully tailored to the patient’s unique goals and wishes. Our award-winning, board-certified oculoplastic expert, Dr. Carniciu, is passionate about natural-looking results, and she uses her consummate skill and artistry to make you look refreshed, revitalized, and renewed but always like your authentic self. Dr. Carniciu is the only oculoplastic surgeon in the area to be certified by the prestigious ASOPRS (the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery). This elite vetting organization ensures the highest caliber of surgical excellence by requiring extensive Fellowship training and exhaustive written and oral examinations. Only 750 surgeons worldwide can claim membership in ASOPRS. This impressive professional background, combined with an exclusive focus on facial procedures, makes Dr. Carniciu an ideal choice to perform the complex and demanding art of eyelid surgery.

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