Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty) Eyelid Surgery – Eye Lift & Eyelid Rejuvenation
Eye lift: the 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 you are frustrated by drooping, sagging eyelids, or find that excess fat or skin is giving you “eye bags” and making you look tired, an eyelid lift with board-certified Boston plastic surgeon Dr. Fouad Samaha might be a great option for you.
Whether you’re seeking upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, or a combination of both, Dr. Samaha’s kind, personalized approach and advanced surgical techniques ensure you receive natural-looking and transformative results. With our state-of-the-art accredited surgical facility, compassionate care, and commitment to excellence, Boston Plastic Surgery is the premier choice for eyelid surgery in the Boston area.
Learn why eyelid lift is one of the best single procedures to help you achieve a brighter, more youthful appearance!
- What can eyelid surgery do?
- What to expect during a procedure
- Recovery after surgery
- Eyelid surgery results
- Complementary treatment options
What can eyelid surgery do for you?
Eyelid lift surgery is designed to help rejuvenate and brighten tired or heavy-appearing eyes by removing excess skin around the lower eyelids, as well as correct drooping upper lids. This procedure also addresses puffiness and “bags” by including fat removal 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
Upper Eyelid Surgery
Upper eyelid surgery, also known as upper blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure performed for rejuvenating the appearance of the upper eyelids. It involves the removal of excess skin, fat, and muscle tissue, resulting in a more youthful and refreshed look.
During an upper eyelid lift, a qualified plastic surgeon will carefully make incisions along the natural crease of your upper eyelid, thus allowing for discreet scarring. Your surgeon will then remove the excess tissue, tighten the remaining skin, and skillfully close the incisions.
This procedure can address concerns such as drooping eyelids, puffiness, and sagging skin, all of which can make you appear older or perpetually fatigued. The benefits of upper eyelid surgery include a more alert and rested appearance, improved vision by eliminating obstruction caused by excess skin, enhanced eye symmetry, and increased self-confidence.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
Lower eyelid surgery, also known as lower blepharoplasty, addresses under-eye bags, puffiness, and wrinkles, which can contribute to a tired and aged appearance. During this procedure, your plastic surgeon will carefully make incisions either inside the lower eyelid (known as the transconjunctival approach) or just below the lash line (the subciliary approach). Through these incisions, excess fat, skin, and muscle tissue are carefully removed or repositioned to create a smoother and more youthful contour. Depending on the extent of your procedure, your surgeon may also tighten the skin and underlying tissues to achieve optimal results.
The benefits of lower eyelid surgery include a reduction in under-eye bags and puffiness and diminished appearance of wrinkles and fine lines for a more refreshed and rejuvenated look, and improved self-confidence.
Combining Upper & Lower Eyelid Rejuvenation
Some patients find that they need both upper and lower blepharoplasty to achieve their desired results. These can be performed at the same time. During your personal consultation with Dr. Samaha, he will examine your personal anatomy to determine whether upper, lower, both, or perhaps another facial rejuvenation procedure – such as a forehead lift (brow lift) or facelift will be more effective for obtaining your desired outcome.
The Eyelid Surgery Procedure
Many surgical procedures are performed in our outpatient surgery suite, which is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (also known as AAAASF or Quad A), under the care of a board certified anesthesiologist.
At the start of 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 eye lift surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Fouad Samaha will make small, careful incisions expertly 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, he will also an incision just inside your lower eyelid.
Once the appropriate incisions have been made, Dr. Samaha 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 incisions with sutures. For small areas of fat on the lower lids, Dr. Samaha 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 recovery after blepharoplasty surgery
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.
Long-lasting, natural eyelid rejuvenation results
After undergoing upper and lower eyelid surgery, patients can expect noticeable improvements in the appearance of their eyes and the surrounding areas. The results typically include a more youthful and refreshed look, with reduced drooping or sagging of the eyelids, diminished under-eye bags and puffiness, and a smoother, overall more rejuvenated appearance.
Please keep in mind that while the results of eyelid surgery can be long-lasting, they are not entirely permanent. Your natural aging process will continue over time, and factors such as genetics, lifestyle choices, and sun exposure can affect the longevity of your results. However, the benefits of eyelid surgery can be enjoyed for many years, and the procedure can safely and quite effectively turn back the clock on the signs of aging.
Complementary 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 also help to smooth wrinkles around the eyes, nose or mouth, providing a more youthful appearance and facial harmony across your features.
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The team of skin experts at our Boston skin wellness center can help you find and achieve your larger cosmetic goals with an extensive selection of safe and proven facial rejuvenation treatments and procedures.
You can also achieve and maintain healthy, beautiful skin by incorporating the finest medical-grade skin care products into your daily regimen. Our licensed medical aestheticians can help you to curate a customized skin treatment plan specifically suited to your skin’s unique needs.
Schedule your Boston eyelid surgery consultation with Dr. Samaha today
For more information about eyelid surgery in Boston, please contact us for a personal consultation with Dr. Fouad Samaha. You can call our office today at 617.786.7600 to schedule an appointment, or use our contact form on this page.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Samaha and the entire Boston Plastic Surgery staff look forward to working with you to understand your cosmetic goals and to help you achieve them with safe, proven treatments and surgical procedures. From breast augmentation to facelift, mommy makeover and beyond – we can’t wait to help you become your most confident, rejuvenated self!