What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, in Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts, is performed to improve the issue of excess sagging skin on the upper or lower eyelids. Under-eye puffiness and bags may also be addressed, which can often lead to patients looking older or more tired than they are. For most patients wishing to correct irregularities surrounding their eyes, blepharoplasty may be the ideal solution.
Am I a good candidate for Blepharoplasty?
Eyelid surgery is suitable for both men and women who are physically healthy, psychologically stable and realistic in their expectations of the procedure. Typically, patients opting to undergo eyelid surgery are thirty five years or older, although for patients with sagging eyelids that are hereditary it may be performed at an earlier age. It should be noted that individuals with serious eye conditions or that smoke may not be candidates for eyelid surgery.
How is Blepharoplasty done?
Blepharoplasty is completed in about an hour with the help of a local anesthetic. During surgery, any unwanted excess skin will be removed. Incisions are closed with removable sutures, skin adhesives, or surgical tape.
Will I have any scars?
Eyelid surgery incisions are generally placed in a location where the scars will be concealed within the natural configuration of the eyelid. Therefore, scars from eyelid surgery are not regularly visible.
What should I expect during recovery?
During eyelid surgery recovery, patients may experience light bruising, swelling, or irritation to the eyes. Any discomfort is aided with pain medication, ointment, or cold compresses. Recovery time will vary, but everyday activities can normally be resumed after 10 days. It is also imperative that patients avoid direct sunlight to the eye area until the healing process is complete. Dr. Hall will provide you with specific instructions to ensure a safe and quick recovery.
How long will results last?
Results from both upper and lower blepharoplasty are long lasting. Once fat and excess skin are removed from the lower eyelid or under the eye, it will not regenerate.
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