Eyelid Surgery Boston MA
Eyelid surgery, known as blepharoplasty or brow lift, is a procedure that raises the eyebrows for a more youthful appearance. It can reduce dark circles or “bags” under the eyes, remove excess wrinkles, and provide a more youthful appearance to the eyes. This procedure is commonly performed in conjunction with other facial procedures such as a facelift or rhinoplasty (nose surgery).
Reasons for Considering Eyelid Surgery
- Bags or dark circles under the eyes
- Excessive skin or wrinkles around the eyelids
- A tired, sad or angry appearance
This procedure is typically performed in the physician’s office or hospital. Tiny incisions are made along the natural contours around the eyes. Upper eyelids are addressed first; fatty tissue is removed and loose skin is tightened. The lower eyelids are then completed next to eliminate puffiness and reduce dark circles. To optimize results, laser technology may be used to smooth lower eyelid areas. Or Botox® may be injected to firm fine lines and wrinkles. The surgery may last one to three hours.
Rest and limited mobility are recommended to accelerate the healing process and reduce recovery time. Patients may report pain following surgery which can be treated with oral medication. Although the occurrence of complications is rare, patients can reduce the risk of developing potential problems by carefully following the post-operative instructions.