What is a Blepharoplasty in Boston?
Some patients in Boston come in asking for a solution to their drooping eyelids and we recommend eyelid surgery. The combination of aging and effects of gravity make the eyelid droop giving the patient’s eyes a general appearance of being tired and stressed. The weak muscles supporting the eyelids can no longer provide the structure it needs and results to excess skin and fat to gather below the eyelids causing it to droop and for bags to form. Aside from making the patients in Boston look older, this can also cause impairment of the side and peripheral vision.
An eyelid surgery in Boston can instantly transform a patient’s appearance resulting in an alert and youthful look. When done together with a facelift, patients in Boston will be able to maximize the results of an eyelid surgery.
Why should Boston patients consider having a Blepharoplasty?
We highly recommend an eyelid surgery for our patients in Boston if their sagging or drooping eyelids are making it difficult for them to open their eyes completely or if it makes it hard for them to lower their eyelids. If the excess tissues from the upper or lower eyelids are removed, this can significantly improve our Boston patient’s vision and can definitely give them a younger and more vibrant look.
Blepharoplasty can also be considered by our Boston patients if they have puffy or baggy eyelids. Eyelid surgery in Boston can also be considered if your lower eyelids droop too low that they cause the white of the eye to show too much.
What is a Blepharoplasty in Boston like?
The procedure of an eyelid surgery in Boston is generally the same whether a patient is having their upper lid lifted, the lower lid, or even both. An eyelid surgery in Boston is done under local anesthesia. Your surgeon will be making a crescent incision in the fold in the upper eyelid, or it could be near the lash line in the lower lid. From here, your surgeon will remove the excess skin and fat and will use fine sutures to close the incisions. If a patient has an eyelid that droops very close to the pupil, a ptosis procedure can be combined with the eyelid surgery.
After a Blepharoplasty in Boston, patients can expect the eye area to appear swollen and bruised. Patients will be advised to regularly apply cold compress to help alleviate the swelling. To prevent infection, your surgeon will also prescribe an antibiotic ointment that will be applied for the first few days after your eyelid surgery in Boston. Patients will be scheduled a follow-up exam in a week’s time to monitor your progress and to check for any signs of infection. Boston patients can resume their normal activities and return to work a week after an eyelid surgery and can expect the incision lines to start fading in about 2 months after the eyelid surgery.