Important Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Information

The goal of this website is to provide you with information about all aspects of blepharoplasty. The goal of BlepharoplastyBoston.org is to provide you with a resource guide that may assist you prior to undergoing plastic eyelid surgery. Therefore; we hope to help you better understand the eyelids, their contribution to the facial appearance and blepharoplasty as a procedure. Although we hope that you will find here much useful information, this website cannot replace a thorough evaluation by your blepharoplasty surgeon. I may help you in preparation of your consultation for an eyelid procedure.

What is an Eyelid Lift?

Blepharoplasty or “eyelid lift” is a group of surgical procedures designed to improve the form and sometimes function of the eyes by modifying the anatomy of the surrounding structures. Blepharoplasty commonly is done for both the upper and lower lids. Fat may is removed or repositioned, muscle is reduced or tightened, tendons are supported and skin is removed. Although most commonly performed for cosmetic reasons, blepharoplasty can also improve peripheral vision.

How to Navigate the Blepharoplasty Boston Website

If you never used this site before, you may want to begin with a general overview about blepharoplasty. If you are considering an eyelid lift, then learn about the analysis of the eye region, upper eyelids, lower eyelids, blepharoplasty surgeons and the preparation and after-care. Specific attention is given to advanced blepharoplasty procedures and other procedures commonly combined with blepharoplasty. Further information on anesthesia and possible complications of eyelid lifts is provided.

The Value of Being Informed Before Undergoing a Blepharoplasty

We found that a thorough understanding of blepharoplasty even before the consultation, but definitely before the procedure greatly boosts patient comfort with this operation. A patient who is informed about blepharoplasty will have better communication with the facial plastic surgeon before and after eyelid surgery. Blepharoplasty is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic facial procedures in the U.S. Patients benefit from advances in blepharoplasty achieved over the decades. An improved comprehension de-mystifies eyelid lift surgery and makes the patient a partner in the decision making with the plastic surgeon.

Who is a Good Candidate for an Eyelid Lift?

If you have droopy upper eyelids or if you experienced a loss of definition over the years, you may be a good candidate for blepharoplasty. If you noticed puffy lower eyelids with dark circles underneath and wrinkles, you may be a good candidate for a lower lid blepharoplasty. Often, a tired and droopy look can be improved with eyelid lift surgery.

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