Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
In their late 30s and into the 40s, many individuals begin to notice excess, crepey skin as well as “bags” or extra fat deposits in and/or around the eyelids. This can create a more tired appearance in the focal point of the face. Freshening up the appearance around the eyes can easily be achieved by removing the excess skin of the upper and lower lids, extra muscle, and the excess fat deposits. Incisions are typically made in the crease of the upper eyelid and just below the lashes of the lower eyelids, making scars that are virtually undetectable. Sometimes the lower eyelid can be approached through the inside of the lower lid if only bulging fat is to be removed. This is referred to as transconjunctival lower lid blepharoplasty. Additionally, some patients have “looseness” to the lower eyelids that requires tightening. Finally, the upper eyelid can also become ptotic or “droopy,” requiring correction. This is a common procedure performed by our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. James F. Boynton. Many times, this can be the first surgical procedure that a patient decides on for their face.
Upper and Lower Blephroplasty
Performed as an outpatient procedure, the recovery is generally quick with little pain. Patients often use drops for the first week and may experience some bruising that resolves mostly within a week or so. This is a popular procedure for men as well as women. There are anatomical gender and demographic differences in patients that Dr. Boynton recognizes and has vast experience in treating. Dr. Boynton also frequently performs revision eyelid procedures. Stitches are removed after four days, and patients can return to work usually after five to seven days. Exercise can usually be resumed in two weeks.
Dr. Boynton’s approach to eyelid surgery accounts for anatomical gender and demographic differences to achieve natural-looking results.
Schedule an Eyelid Surgery Consultation
If you would like to meet with our plastic surgeon to discuss all aspects of eyelid surgery and how this procedure may benefit your needs, please contact Dr. Boynton. He will be happy to answer your questions and talk about your goals.