A procedure to brighten your outlook
One of the first and most noticeable features to show the signs of aging are our windows to the world, our eyes. If your eyes are sending the wrong message about you, we can help.
Eyelid lift is one of the best single procedures to help you achieve a brighter, more youthful appearance.
What can eyelid surgery do for you?
Eyelid lift surgery, called blepharoplasty, is designed to help rejuvenate and brighten tired or heavy-appearing eyes by removing drooping upper lids. This procedure also addresses puffiness and “bags” by removing or re-contouring fat or skin around the eyes. An eyelid lift can improve your appearance and sense of well-being in a number of respects:
- You’ll look more vibrant and better refreshed, even without makeup
- Others will no longer perceive you as tired or lacking energy because of your eyes
- You may even notice your vision improve, if sagging skin has obstructed your ability to see
The Eyelid Surgery Procedure
For your eyelid surgery, you will likely be given a local anesthetic with sedation, which will improve your comfort level and help you to sleep through the surgery. If you prefer, you may have general anesthesia.
To begin your surgery, one of our experienced plastic surgeons will make small, careful incisions hidden in the natural folds of your eyelids. For drooping eyelids, these incisions will be made where they will be minimally visible on the upper eyelid. If you struggle with lower eyelid pockets of fat, Dr. Samaha or Dr. Lee may make an incision just inside your lower eyelid.
Once the appropriate incisions have been made, your surgeon will be able to assess the condition of your eyelids. In the case of loose upper eyelid skin, he will carefully remove small flaps of loose skin and close the incsions with sutures.
For small areas of fat on the lower lids, your surgeon will use the incision to access the pockets of fat and carefully remove them with a scalpel. He will then close the incisions and apply a surgical bandage.
Ensuring a smooth, comfortable recovery
When you leave our practice following your eyelid surgery, you will need a ride home and help around the house for a couple of days. You may experience some discomfort, which may be managed by prescription pain medication.
You will need to limit your activity for several days and take care when touching your eye area. If you normally wear contacts, you can expect to not wear them for a few weeks. As you heal, any swelling will dissipate and you will visit our office for a check up. Read our eye surgery post-operative instructions to learn more about the recovery process. When you have completed aftercare, your eyes should appear younger, with reduced sagging and bags of fat.
Complimentary treatment options to enhance your new look
Blepharoplasty can be done alone or in conjunction with other facial surgeries such as a facelift or a brow lift. Many patients choose to combine these surgeries to address signs of aging in the upper and lower face with only one recovery. Non-surgical treatments, such as Botox or dermal filler injections, can help to smooth wrinkles around the eyes, nose or mouth, providing a more youthful appearance across your facial features.
For more information about eyelid surgery in Boston, please contact us for a personal consultation with Dr. Samaha or Dr. Lee. You can call our office today at 617.786.7600 to schedule an appointment, or use our contact form on this page.