Find a Select Surgeon - Plastic Surgery

Changing your physical appearance, whether for medical or cosmetic reasons, can change your life as well. When undergoing such a transformation, it’s critical to work with the most highly skilled surgeons.

New Jersey Monthly is proud to announce the 2024 edition of the Select Surgeons Plastic Surgeons list, an elite grouping of the state’s top doctors performing plastic surgery across 26 procedure categories. This distinction is based on a number of criteria, including experience, qualifications, surgical results, and reputation. Only the top doctors in each category are named to the Select Surgeons Plastic Surgeons list.

The list is based on a 360-degree analysis of potential surgeons, incorporating as much relevant objective information as possible. The selection process targets the top surgeons for 26 different procedures so patients can find the most appropriate surgeon for their needs.  View our methodology here.

Janet M. Neigel, MD, FACS

  • Specialties: Eyelid Rejuvenation, Post Mohs Reconstruction (Eyelids), Resurfacing with Co2 - Erbium Lasers

About Dr. Janet M. Neigel

Eight years ago, a dream to build my own state-of-the-art practice facility, with a med spa and a fully certified operating room, came true. I’m very proud of that accomplishment, as well as of my staff, who love their jobs and are the best at what they do.

 

My colleague Dr. Michael Richard and I do more blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, than probably any other practice in the area, and we perform 90 percent of our overall procedures in our on-site operating room, always using IV sedation and not general anesthesia. I use a laser for cutting during blepharoplasty becauseas it seals the blood vessels, nerves, and lymphatics, so there is much less swelling, bruising, and discomfort afterwards. In the 1990s, I was one of the first ophthalmologists in New Jersey to get the CO2 laser for blepharoplasty. We’ve been using it for eyelid surgery ever since.

 

Mohs reconstruction patients are my favorite because each case is different and challenging. You never know what you will get. Once I see the defect left behind on the eyelid or elsewhere on the face from surgery performed by the Mohs surgeon, I then figure out what is the best way to move forward with treatment. As a board-certified ophthalmologist, my goal is always to take care of eye function first and foremost. The second priority is cosmetic concerns and minimizing any scars. I look at the face from the eyes out. I am always trying to protect the patient’s vision first, and then do whatever I can for cosmetic reasons to enhance the appearance.