Eyelid Surgery Boston, MA

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You have the pep in your step, yet loose, sagging eyelids and puffy bags below your eyes can all too easily hide that inner glow and instead make you look tired and slow. Recapture and share a brighter new look with the people in your life through eyelid surgery. People travel from Boston as well as other parts of New England for this procedure, technically called blepharoplasty.

A board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Anna Petropoulos understands the intricacies of facial anatomy, including that of the delicate eye area, where loose and puffy skin can make you look like you’re always behind on your sleep. Dr. Petropoulos has the specialized skill and meticulous eye for detail to revitalize your look in a harmonious way. She restores joy and confidence to patients who visit her from Boston for cosmetic eyelid surgery and various other techniques, surgical and non-surgical – and she looks forward to helping you look bright and fresh as well.

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I’ve been going to Dr. P for many years now. She’s extremely knowledgeable in her field of plastic surgery. I trust her with her expertise in Botox and fillers as well as surgery. – Jane P. 

What is blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is an eyelid surgery that is performed to improve appearance and function. The procedure, which may be customized for each patient, can be performed on the upper eyelids to correct drooping, heavy tissue. Upper blepharoplasty can also reduce tissue that is obstructing the field of vision. The procedure may be performed on the lower eyelids to correct puffiness and bags. Often, patients have blepharoplasty performed on both the upper and lower eyelids to achieve more profound rejuvenation.

What concerns can blepharoplasty help fix?

Beautiful young woman touch her face under eyes on white backgroundCommon reasons to have blepharoplasty include:

  • Visible undereye puffiness and bags
  • Hooding of the upper eyelid that covers the natural crease
  • Sagging, bulging fat pads under the eyes
  • A persistent tired, worn, sad, or angry appearance

It is important to note that upper blepharoplasty can refresh the appearance of the eyes but will have no effect on a drooping brow line. If the space between the eyelashes and the eyebrows has decreased, a brow lift may be necessary to correct that problem.

What are the benefits of eyelid surgery?

The primary benefit of upper or lower blepharoplasty is that the eyes look younger, friendlier, and happier. This rejuvenating procedure has been performed for several years and is one of the most common plastic surgery techniques sought today. Patients often report that the improvement achieved with blepharoplasty makes them feel better about their general facial appearance. Restoring the youthful appearance of the eyes can have a positive emotional effect that enables the patient to live more confidently.

Am I A candidate for Cosmetic eye surgery?

An old Asian woman with wrinkles on the eyes.A good candidate for an eyelid lift usually:

  • Has good overall health
  • Does not smoke
  • Does not have serious eye conditions
  • Has healthy facial tissue and muscle

A patient with eye disease, thyroid disorder, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or high blood pressure may not be a good candidate for an eyelid lift. It is very important for a patient to have realistic expectations for the procedure. The procedure will enhance your appearance and improve self-confidence but, will not radically change the look of the face.

What results can eyelid surgery achieve?

Patients can expect to see the results of their blepharoplasty take effect as swelling and bruising subside. This can take a few weeks, after which time the face should look more alert and refreshed. The scars that form over incisions are generally inconspicuous. They will continue to fade over 12 to 18 months after surgery. As the swelling goes away, patients can expect to notice smoother skin in the target area. Skin will no longer sag over the natural crease of the upper eyelid. Undereye bags should be significantly improved or eradicated altogether.

What Improvements Should I expect after my blepharoplasty?

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Dr. Petropoulos performs eyelid surgery with precision, skill, and a refined aesthetic sense to give her patients a natural-looking rejuvenation. Whether it’s your upper eyelids, lower eye area, or both, this procedure provides many improvements including:

  • Removing loose eyelid skin and excess fat deposits to restore definition along the eyelid crease
  • Reducing puffy under-eye bags to reveal a more rested look
  • Improving peripheral vision caused by significant upper eyelid hooding

Your beauty is important to Dr. Petropoulos. Right from the start, she will take the time to educate you in your surgical and non-surgical options and help you find the best way to age gracefully. Some patients combine their eyelid surgery with a brow lift; others may add in BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments.

Eyelid Surgery Procedure

An upper blepharoplasty typically lasts for about an hour as does a lower blepharoplasty. With meticulous detail and an artful eye, Dr. Petropoulos removes excess skin and fat to ensure that her patients gain a refreshed and renewed look, but not one that is unnaturally tight or wide-eyed. Often the prolapsing eyelid fat needs to be repositioned to alleviate the eyelid hollowness that comes with aging. Some patients need a filler, BOTOX treatment, or laser skin resurfacing as well, to further correct the hollowness or wrinkles around the corners of the eyes.

Eyelid Surgery recovery

With Dr. Petropoulos’ meticulous technique there is rarely any swelling or bruising, and this is further prevented if you use cold compresses and sleep with the head elevated for the first few days. Stitches are removed 7 days after surgery, at which point you can return to routine everyday activities, including work.

how long will the results of blepharoplasty last?

Perforation lines. Beautiful and young blonde woman with black surgical lines on eyelids and under eyes and looking at camera while standing against grey background. Beauty concept. Facelift. Plastic surgeryThe blepharoplasty procedure does not stop the effects of time. However, many patients undergo only one eyelid rejuvenation surgery in their lifetime. Results can last for many years and can be extended by wearing sunscreen and sunglasses and using quality skincare products around the eyes. In some cases, nonsurgical treatments like chemical peels, laser resurfacing, and dermal filler injections are performed to maintain the results of blepharoplasty for an extended period.

Your New Look

Dr. Petropoulos’ eyelid surgery patients are consistently thrilled with their improvements. Their naturally refreshed look helps her patients take on the day with renewed energy and inner confidence.

What are the risks of Cosmetic eye surgery?

Blepharoplasty is generally considered a safe and effective technique for removing loose, saggy skin. The procedure should be conducted only by a properly-trained, board-certified surgeon with a history of successful blepharoplasties. Dr. Anna Petropoulos is double board-certified (the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Head and Neck Surgery). After her residencies in Head and Neck Surgery, she completed two additional formal fellowships in Facial Plastic Surgery at Harvard and Ottawa Universities.

All surgical procedures have risks. Blepharoplasty Risks include swelling, bleeding, dry eyes, asymmetry, infection, poor incision healing, and inability to close the eyes fully. Though complications can occur, they rarely do.

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If you’re interested in learning more about eyelid surgery please contact us for a consultation at 978-739-9500 or fill out our contact us form. We will discuss your needs and concerns, and determine your best course of action.