Eyelid surgery options

One of the most expressive features of the face is that of the eyes. They say the eyes are the windows to the soul, and they are used to convey messages to others about how we feel. If you are dealing with excess skin in the eyelid area that is impacting your field of vision or are unhappy with puffiness and bags that make you appear older, it might be time to speak to Dr. Samuel Lin of Boston Plastic Surgery in Boston, MA to discuss your desires. For many, eyelid surgery may be the right solution. 

What types of surgery are available for the eye area at Boston Plastic Surgery? 

Patients who are interested in eyelid surgery, often referred to as blepharoplasty, is a type of procedure that is performed to assist patients in achieving improvement of the upper and/or lower eyelids. 

Upper eyelid surgery 

For patients who have drooping eyelids due to aging or excess skin, this can be addressed with upper eyelid surgery. An incision is made in the crease that is naturally present in the upper eyelid, and through this incision, excess fat can be removed or repositioned. At the same time, the muscles of the upper eyelid can be tightened, and excess skin removed to not only create a firmer upper eyelid appearance but to improve one’s field of vision. 

Lower eyelid surgery 

A lower eyelid procedure can be performed to correct excess fat or skin that makes a patient appear sad or tired. It can also be performed to reduce the appearance of puffing or bags under the eyes that can significantly impact one’s overall appearance. During an assessment, patients can find out if they can benefit from lower eyelid surgery, or a combination of upper and lower eyelid during their blepharoplasty procedure. 

How do I find out more about eyelid surgery at Boston Plastic Surgery? 

Dr. Samuel Lin and his team can assess Boston, MA patients to decide if they are appropriate candidates for eyelid surgery. Call the office at (617) 632-7827 to request an appointment at 98 Binney St Ground Floor, Boston, MA 02215. We are open to new and returning patients in the community seeking surgical—and nonsurgical—solutions for the face and body.      

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