Blepharoplasty, also known as the eyelid lift or eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin or fat from the eyelids. This procedure can either be done for cosmetic or functional reasons. At Salisbury Plastic Surgery, plastic surgeon Dr. Deborah Ekstrom uses the latest and most advanced methods to produce the best results possible. Eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper or lower eyelids or all four at one time. When performed on the upper eyelids, loose or sagging skin that creates unsightly folds to the upper eyelid are eliminated. This not only improves the aesthetic appearance but improves vision as well. When performed on the lower eyelids, bags and puffiness are reduced. The results will leave you with a refreshed and revitalized look. You also can enhance blepharoplasty results with Beauty injections injections, laser skin resurfacing, or chemical peel
Eyelid surgery candidates
The best candidates for eyelid surgery are men and women who:
- Have eyelid issues that cause them to look older
- Have vision problems caused by droopy eyelids
- Have droopy, down-turned eyelids as a result of aging or genetics
- Have bags under the eyes
- Desire a more refreshed, rejuvenated appearance
- Desire a natural look
Eyelid surgery: what to expect?
Upper eyelid surgery
For upper eyelid surgery, the plastic surgeon will make the incision within the natural fold of the eyelid. The incision will be extended outward as much as possible in order to address the extraneous skin folds located on the outside of the upper lid. After the incision is carefully made, the surgeon will remove the excess fat and skin. A ptotic or droopy eyelid can be repaired at the same time. The sutures are removed in 5-6 days and most patients return to work in a week.
Lower eyelid surgery
When operating on the lower eyelids, the incision is placed along the lower lash line, this will allow excess fat and tissue to be removed. In transconjunctival blepharoplasty, no external incisions are required for patients with puffy lower lids and decent skin tone. Injectable or fat fillers may be used to increase the amount of fat in the area if dark circles are caused by a lack of it.
Upper and lower combined
Some patients require surgery on the lower and upper eyelids to effectively treat all problems. In this case the surgery lasts about 2 hours.
Eyelid surgery results and recovery
Eyelid surgery is usually an outpatient procedure performed under light general anesthesia or deep sedation supplemented by local anesthesia in the accredited Salisbury Plastic Surgery Center. After surgery, patients can expect the eyelids to be bruised and swollen, which can be minimized with ice packs and elevating the head. Most patients are well enough to return to work in a week.
Look younger naturally with blepharoplasty
You can turn back the hands of time successfully with an eyelid surgery. The surgery can address all the tell-tale signs of aging, such as lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Not only will you look years younger, but you’ll also feel better about yourself. Give our office a call today to inquire about an eyelid surgery in Worcester.
What is blepharoplasty?
Or eyelid surgery is surgical reshaping of the eyelids and associated tissue. Blepharoplasty can alter the appearance of the eyelid, reshape or lift the eyelid, change its direction, or correct ptosis. The procedure may also be used to address skin laxity, lax skin adhesion, or both.
How long is recovery from blepharoplasty?
Recovery from blepharoplasty is generally rapid. An individual can expect to return to their regular activities within two to three days, with full recovery taking four to eight weeks.
How long do blepharoplasty results last?
The results of blepharoplasty are not permanent. It all depends on individual factors, lifestyle and skin tone. Usually the results last from 5 to 7 years.
What is double eyelid surgery?
Or Asian eyelid surgery is a surgical procedure to correct such a condition as a monolid. A crease is created on the upper eyelid, which makes the eyes look more open.
How to tighten the eyelid skin without surgery?
For people who would like to avoid eyelid surgery, the surgeon may suggest Beauty injections injections. The effect can last from 6 to 8 months.
Salisbury Plastic Surgery
”Dr. Ekstrom is a phenomenal doctor! She is warm, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. She took all the time I needed during all my appointments and made me feel very comfortable. During the day of surgery she was full of energy and made me feel at ease with her warm bedside manner. I would recommend Dr. Ekstrom and Salisbury Plastic Surgery above anyone.J. C.
”My experience with Dr. Ekstrom and her staff has been nothing but exceptional. After my initial visit with Dr. Ekstrom I knew I wanted her to do my procedure because she was very informative, gave me detailed explanation of what to expect and made me feel very comfortable. I love the look of my breasts and could not be any happier! Thank you Dr. Ekstrom, Kristen, and the whole team!L. W.
”Dr. Ekstrom and her staff are fabulous. I am 2 days post op BA Mentor Moderate Plus silicone 375/350 sub glandular placement. I am absolutely thrilled with my results. I presented with asymmetric mildly tuberous breasts. Dr. Ekstrom answered my hundreds of questions, gave me realistic surgical expectations. My result…..fabulous! Beyond thrilled!M. G.