Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Overview

Cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can enhance your eyelid contour and restore youth to the area around your eyes. The aging process is especially tough on our skin because it can affect every area of the face, including the thin skin of the eyelids. As we grow older, our eyelids stretch, muscles weaken, and fat accumulates around the eyes to cause “bags” to form. As a result, our eyes appear puffy, saggy, or tired. Are your eyelids in need of a lift? If so, schedule a consultation with Dr. Delia today.

What does eyelid surgery address?

An eyelid lift surgery is helpful if you have excess upper eyelid skin. Eyelid lift surgery also eliminates puffy pouches of fat (or “bags”) in the upper or lower lids that create a tired or aged appearance. The procedure may widen visual fields if excessive upper lid skin has partially blocked your vision.

What does an eyelid lift entail?

Cosmetic eye surgery is an outpatient procedure performed at our practice or an outpatient surgery center. You will be given a general or local anesthetic, and the length of the surgery is typically one to two hours. During the procedure, an incision will be made in the natural crease  in the upper lids, and below the lash line in the lower lids. Fat and skin is removed. If excess fat is present in the lower lids, it is sometimes removed through an incision inside the lower lids.

This surgical procedure on its own provides marked improvement in the appearance of the aging face. Coupling with other facial rejuvenation procedures is common. Those procedures are usually a facelift or brow lift. The ideal result is a more youthful, natural and well-rested appearance.

Eyelid surgery recovery

After your surgery, you will be encouraged to walk around that same day. Patients who undergo blepharoplasty can typically return to work within 3-5 days. The majority of bruising and swelling will usually fade after 7 days. You should avoid strenuous physical activity during the first 4 weeks as well.

Scars from cosmetic eyelid surgery incisions are typically very inconspicuous and will begin to fade after a few months, but cosmetics can be used to minimize the effects of bruising. Dr. Delia will schedule a follow-up appointment to discuss your recovery and progress.

Who are good candidates for this surgery?

Generally, patients who have excess upper eyelid skin or hooding, and lower eyelid bags or puffiness are good candidates for these procedures.

Schedule your consultation on Boston’s South Shore

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Delia in the Duxbury, MA, area to find out how blepharoplasty can help you. Give us a call at 781-934-1599 or contact us through our website today.

 

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