Eyelid Lift in Boston, MA

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what is an eyelid lift?

A person's eyes are a beautiful feature of the face that deserves to be shown; however, excess skin on top or around the eyes can make you look tired. At DeRosa Center Facial Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, we use blepharoplasty (also known as eyelid surgery) to lift and tighten the upper or lower eyelid, creating a softer look. Countless men and women receive eyelid surgery at DeRosa Center Facial Plastic Surgery & Med Spa to correct sagging skin, leading to improved functionality and facial appearance. Upper and lower eyelid surgery creates a softer, younger appearance and can give you subtle yet noticeable improvements. If you want to learn more about refreshing your appearance with an eye lift, contact us to schedule a consultation at our practice in Boston, MA.

What Are The Benefits Of An Eyelid Lift?

Blepharoplasty surgery offers a number of exciting benefits that go beyond cosmetic enhancements alone. In addition to helping give the face a refreshed and more youthful look overall, an eyelid lift can boost a person's self-confidence, improve certain types of visual obstructions, and more. Some of the most compelling benefits of eyelid lift surgery include:

  • Improves your field of vision
  • Achieves a refreshed, rejuvenated look
  • Makes you appear more alert, awake, and open
  • Reduces sagging skin on eyelids, under-eye bags, and dark circles
  • Decreases irritation caused by eyelid folds rubbing together

should i get an eyelid lift?

Upper or lower blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that can help both men and women. At your first visit, we will explain your treatment options based on your cosmetic concerns. Most often, ideal candidates wish to remove excess, sagging skin and folds on the upper eyelid, or reduce the puffy skin below the eyelid. These conditions can cause functional and vision difficulties that can get in the way of everyday activities. For a more awake look, eyelid surgery might be the right procedure for you. If you have hanging skin on the upper eyelid or bags under the eyes, blepharoplasty can help you achieve a more youthful appearance.

how does an eyelid lift work?

Depending on the type and complex nature of the eyelid surgery, we will choose either general anesthesia or IV sedation. We can complete the procedure on the top eyelid by itself, on the bottom portion, or a combination of both upper and lower.

  • Upper
    To create a more awakened and appealing look, upper eyelid surgery assists in decreasing the folds of skin that droop over the eye. An incision is usually made along the lash line or crease to excise skin and tissue.
  • Lower
    Eyelid correction on the lower lid is performed to reduce bulging, bloated skin under the lower eyelid. The incision is made below the lash line to surgically remove tissue and fat, and the skin is delicately lifted to allow for a flatter, smoother look. In some cases, a nonsurgical laser procedure may be applied to assist with discoloration while fillers can be used for added smoothness if desired.

how long does an eyelid lift last?

Eyelid surgery can take up to two hours and depends on whether we treat both eyes or one. After the procedure, you should expect about a week to rest and avoid strenuous activities. Cold compresses can help reduce bruising and swelling. The outcomes from eyelid surgery can last for years, but even though they last long, the aging process does not stop. To maintain your surgical results and to help refresh your appearance, patients can incorporate nonsurgical treatments, such as injectables, fillers, and lasers.

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How much does eyelid surgery cost?
Cosmetic eyelid surgery costs will vary based on whether you are having a lower eyelid lift, upper, or both. After creating a surgical plan, we can discuss the estimated costs. To get results that look natural and last a long time, patients should try to choose an experienced plastic surgeon instead of trying to find the cheapest place. To make it easier for you to afford great results, DeRosa Center Facial Plastic Surgery & Med Spa accepts several payment methods, including low-interest financing.

What are some other benefits of an eyelid lift?
Eyelid surgery not only helps to refresh your appearance, but it can also improve other aspects of your life. You may discover your field of vision improves when hanging skin from your upper eyelid is gone. When your upper eyelid is smooth, it can help make it easier to apply eye makeup. Eliminating fine lines, "crepey" skin, puffy bags, and dark circles under your eyes can help your eyes appear fuller and brighter without additional makeup.

Will an eyelid lift fix wrinkles and Crow's feet?
Forehead wrinkles and Crow's feet may be better addressed with a brow lift or facelift because the results of the eyelid surgery are limited to the eyelids only. We can perform blepharoplasty with a nonsurgical procedure, such as BOTOX, which can smooth wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead. An injectable filler helps add volume for a fuller appearance. In your initial consultation, we will develop your custom treatment plan to fit your needs and goals.

What about nonsurgical treatments instead of eye surgery?
Noninvasive skin tightening procedures, plus injectable treatments (such as Juvéderm, Restylane, and BOTOX) may give you some improvements. Although, if you have moderate to severe loose skin or would like to see long-lasting results, eyelid surgery is better than nonsurgical treatments. After you tell us about your needs and goals for your eyes, we can explain our suggestions for your surgical or nonsurgical treatment plan. We might also suggest combining both surgical and nonsurgical procedures for ideal results.

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get Younger-Looking Eyes

If you find it difficult to see or apply makeup because of excess folds of skin on your upper eyelids, or if you are frustrated by puffy bags under your eyes, then upper or lower blepharoplasty at DeRosa Center Facial Plastic Surgery & Med Spa may be right for you. This enhancement can help you look younger and more alert while offering a beautiful answer to your vision impairment concerns. We invite you to contact our office in Boston, MA to make a consultation with one of our doctors.

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