Do Your Eyes Give Off a Tired, Sad, or Angry Expression?
Open Your Eyes to Eyelid Surgery at LPS!
Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a procedure to remove fat–usually along with excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery can correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags below your eyes – features that make you look older and more tired than you feel, and may even interfere with your vision.
How Does Eyelid Surgery Work?
Eyelid surgery may be performed in a surgeon’s office-based facility, an outpatient surgery center, or a hospital. Eyelid surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia–which numbs the area around your eyes–along with oral or intravenous sedatives. You’ll be awake during the surgery, but relaxed and insensitive to pain.
Blepharoplasty usually takes one to three hours, depending on the extent of the surgery. If you’re having all four eyelids done, the surgeon will probably work on the upper lids first, then the lower ones. In a typical procedure, the surgeon makes incisions following the natural lines of your eyelids; in the creases of your upper lids, and just below the lashes in the lower lids.
Consultations Available Now
Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for you by meeting with one of our knowledgeable medical staff at Longwood Plastic Surgery for an in-person consultation.
Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.
Am I a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
Blepharoplasty can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence, but it won’t necessarily change your looks to match your idol or cause other people to treat you differently. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with your surgeon. The board-certified surgeons at LPS will work closely to help you get the maximum benefits from your surgery.
The best candidates for eyelid surgery are men and women who are physically healthy, psychologically stable, and realistic in their expectations. Most are 35 or older, but if droopy, baggy eyelids run in your family, you may decide to have eyelid surgery at a younger age.
A few medical conditions make blepharoplasty riskier. They include thyroid problems such as hypothyroidism and Graves’ disease, dry eye or lack of sufficient tears, high blood pressure or other circulatory disorders, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. A detached retina or glaucoma is also a reason for caution; check with your ophthalmologist before you have surgery.
What Results Will I See?*
Many patients see immediate, long-lasting results from blepharoplasties. While some post-surgical swelling may mask the final outcome of your procedure, this swelling is temporary and typically subsides within several weeks. You’ll be able to achieve results that give you a happier, younger, and well-rested appearance. In most cases, a single surgery can provide lifelong results.
Blepharoplasty can be done alone or in conjunction with other facial surgery procedures such as a facelift or brow lift for enhanced results from a single surgery.
What is the Recovery Like?*
Recovery from eyelid surgery is generally fairly straight forward. After surgery, you’ll be able to go home the same day allowing you to recover in the comfort of your own home. Side effects including discomfort will be worst the first few days post-surgery. However, pain medication can be provided during this time. Most patients are able to return to work and many day-to-day activities within 5-7 days.
More strenuous tasks should be postponed for several weeks or until your surgeon gives you the go-ahead. Your LPS board-certified surgeon will customize a recovery plan based on your specific procedure and lifestyle.
Take the First Step – Request A Consultation
If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page or call (617)383-6250 and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Longwood Plastic Surgery will reach out to you promptly.
Longwood Plastic Surgery serves Brookline, MA and the greater Boston area.
*Individual Results May Vary
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*Individual Results May Vary