Do your eyes seem tired even when you feel rested? Many people experience drooping eyelids, under-eye bags, and dark circles as they get older. The surgeons at Longwood Plastic Surgery can restore a youthful, refreshed appearance to your eyes with eyelid surgery.

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How Does Eyelid Surgery Work?

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, removes excess skin and fatty tissue and repositions underlying muscle to reduce the aged appearance around your eyes. Even subtle changes to the tissues around your eyes can dramatically restore a youthful, renewed appearance for LPS patients.

An upper eyelid surgery is performed by making an incision in the crease of the upper eyelid. Your LPS surgeon will remove drooping fatty tissue that causes eyelid sagging. They may also lift underlying muscle that may have shifted with age. Finally, the excess skin is removed and the incision closed.

A lower eyelid surgery involves an incision just beneath the lashes of the lower eye or an incision made within the inside of the lower eyelid. Fatty tissue that contributes to puffiness or eye baggage is removed, and skin may be removed to improve skin tightness around the eyes.

The results are literally eye-opening, with a brighter, fresher look that takes years off your appearance. Incisions are well-hidden, so scarring is minimal and virtually unnoticeable.

Am I a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

Candidates for blepharoplasty are typically healthy men and women 35 or older who are unhappy with skin laxity, wrinkles, and puffiness around their eyes. Some patients with thyroid concerns, Grave’s disease, tear duct disorders, and circulation disorders may need alternative treatment. Please check first with your primary doctor if you suffer from one of these conditions. Eyelid surgery can restore youthful alertness to your eyes, but the procedure does not change the shape of your eyes. Schedule a consultation at Longwood Plastic Surgery to learn what to expect from blepharoplasty.

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What is the Procedure Like?

Blepharoplasty is performed in our accredited surgical suite on an outpatient basis. You’ll be given local anesthesia in the treatment area as well as oral and IV sedation so you’re comfortable through the procedure. Eyelid surgery takes 1-3 hours to perform, and it can be combined with other rejuvenating aesthetics procedures such as a facelift to maximize results.

What is Recovery from Eyelid Surgery Like?

Recovery from eyelid surgery is one of the easiest healing periods of any aesthetic surgery. The first few days can be uncomfortable, but pain medication will help alleviate discomfort. Most patients return to work within 5-7 days. You should resume exercise slowly and on a timeline provided by your LPS surgeon.

What Results Can I Expect?

The best part about eyelid surgery is how soon you’ll see improvement. Some post-op swelling will obscure your results for the first few days, but after it subsides, the skin around your eyes will be tighter, smoother, and the underlying tissues will be more youthful. You’ll look refreshed, well-rested, and more alert. Small changes around your eyes can take years off your appearance. Many patients even report better peripheral vision with the excess skin removed.

Start your eye rejuvenation today with a call to Longwood Plastic Surgery.

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Interested in learning about eyelid surgery? Schedule your consultation with Longwood Plastic Surgery today by calling our Brookline office at (617) 383-6250. We serve the Brookline and Greater Boston area with distinction.