Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Philadelphia

What Is Eyelid Surgery?

Cosmetic eyelid surgery (otherwise known as blepharoplasty) gives youthful contours to the skin and provides fat in the eyelid to rejuvenate the appearance of the eye. It is a highly-customized procedure that can address cosmetic problems of the upper eyelids or lower eyelids, including under-eye bags.

Cosmetic eyelid surgery is often performed under twilight sleep anesthesia with the use of a laser, which allows for more precise results.

At the offices of Drs. Cohen and Swartz, we use a CO2 laser to contour the eyelids, which offers the most precise results and the quickest recuperation time. All surgeries are performed at surgical centers near our Bala Cynwyd, PA or Voorhees, NJ offices. Most patients resume normal activities one week after the procedure.

When Is Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Necessary?

If you're dissatisfied with the appearance of your eyes, it’s worth seeking a consultation. We provide individualized treatment for each patient based on the treatment that will work best. Watch the video below from Dr. Cohen as he explains when eyelid surgery makes sense and how he and Dr. Swartz are able to consistently achieve natural looking results. 

Top Reasons Patients Get Eyelid Surgery:

  • Excess fullness or droopiness of the upper lid
  • Bags and fine lines on the lower lid

 For more videos from Dr. Cohen, visit his RealSelf profile

Not every patient needs to have surgery to feel more confident. We always look for customized noninvasive procedures as options for all of our patients.

The eyes are the first thing someone sees when they look at you, so it’s essential that any procedure yields natural results. Our goal with every treatment is to make the patient look and feel better, without making them look like they’ve had a procedure at all.

Why Drs. Cohen and Swartz?

Dr. Marc Cohen and Dr. Nancy Swartz perform cosmetic eyelid surgery in Philadelphia. Both doctors are ophthalmic plastic surgeons who specialize in eyelid surgery. Only ophthalmic plastic surgeons are board certified ophthalmologists, specifically trained to improve your appearance while caring for the health of your eyes.

Year after year, Drs. Cohen and Swartz have been invited to teach their special eyelid plastic surgery techniques to other cosmetic surgeons throughout the world.

Dr. Cohen and Dr. Swartz are a team, and they work together on every surgery. Because of this, you will have two doctors at your surgery; Dr. Swartz will be your lead surgeon, and Dr. Cohen will assist. This unique team approach is something very special in our practice, and we feel it assures the best results.

For over 20 years, thousands of patients have chosen Drs. Cohen and Swartz for eyelid surgery in the Philadelphia area because of the doctors' skill and ability to create beautiful, natural looking results.

eyelid surgery before and after

Upper eyelid surgery to treat droopy eyelids

eyelid surgery before and after

Upper and lower eyelid surgery with lower eyelid dermal fillers

How To Learn More

To find out if cosmetic eyelid surgery could be right for you, we recommend reading the pages below and/or scheduling a consultation.

During your consultation, Dr. Swartz will listen to your concerns, answer your questions, evaluate your eyes’ appearance, and suggest a course of action… And that’s it! At our practice, you will never be pressured to get a procedure.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Upper eyelid surgery corrects droopy, puffy upper eyelids to restore your eyes' youthful appearance.

Learn About Upper Eyelid Surgery
Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower eyelid surgery rejuvenates the appearance of the eyes by removing bags, reducing puffiness, and/or tightening excess skin in the lower eyelids.

Learn About Lower Eyelid Surgery
Eye Bag Surgery

Eye Bag Surgery

Cosmetic eyelid surgery is the best way for many patients to diminish under-eye bags and reclaim the youthful beauty of their eyes.

Learn About Eye Bag Surgery

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long is the Recovery Time?

In our surgeries, we use CO2 lasers which offer patients a quick recovery. Most patients can resume their normal activities about a week after their procedure, however, the recovery time is different for every patient. To learn more about the post-surgery recovery process, read out blog, “Post Eyelid Surgery FAQs”.


Thanks Doctor Cohen!

I’m a 51 year old guy who for years was bothered by my lower eyelid “bags.” If I got lots of sleep and watched my diet, my "bags" weren't too bad- carry-on size! However a late night, spicy food, or red wine, and they turned into steamer trunks! Friends and family claimed they weren’t so bad, and I suppose in the general scheme of things, that was true. However, not a day went by that I was not aware of them. Five months ago, Marc Cohen removed them and immediately I liked the result. I had no noticeable bruising, swelling or pain, just a little 'blood shot' on the 4th–7th days after the procedure. Now it's like they were never there- I don’t think about it at all, unlike before, when as I said, I thought of them daily. Do I look better, or younger? Maybe, but mostly the look is cleaner somehow, with those dark smudges caused by the fat deposits gone for good! Go online, read all you can about the procedure so that you'll be a well informed patient when you talk to Dr. Cohen, then JUST DO IT! I’m sorry I waited so long.

- Patient Letter