Protective Eyelid Surgery In Boston (BLEPHAROPLASTY)
Eyelid surgery commonly known as blepharoplasty is one of the most often requested procedures in cosmetic surgery. Why? Because the upper lid begins showing evidence of aging before most other facial features. To improve the look of eyes, upper and lower eyelids and the surrounding areas, people seek an eyelift.
But before any eyelift can begin, an eyelid surgeon specialist must differentiate between a low brow and an aging eyelid, in order to counsel patients appropriately. Occasionally, patients may need both a blepharoplasty and a browlift to rejuvenate the eyelid-eyebrow complex. When planning a blepharoplasty, Dr. Numa will set out to accomplish several specific surgical goals during the execution of the operation.
- Accomplishing an overall “unoperated” appearance.
- Safely and conservatively reducing the amount of redundant skin.
- Smooth out the transition between the lower eyelid and cheekbone’s underlying structure.
- Symmetry of the upper and lower eyelid position as well as the periorbital fat.
- Minimize scars in the upper and lower lids making incisions “socially invisible”.
- Rapid, uneventful, and complication-free post-operative course.
Longevity (long term duration) of the results.
During your preliminary consultation, Dr. Numa, referred to as one of the best eyelid surgeon in Boston, will learn about your aesthetic concerns, review the unique characteristics of your face, and then you’ll decide jointly which aesthetic goals should and can be realistically accomplished.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Eyelid surgery, Blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that is performed to improve the appearance of the eyelids. It is commonly done to address signs of aging in the upper and lower eyelids, but can also be performed for functional reasons.
This procedure focuses on the upper eyelids and is typically performed to:
- Remove excess skin that may sag or droop over the upper eyelids.
- Eliminate or reduce the appearance of “hooded” or “tired” eyelids.
- Improve vision obstructed by sagging eyelid skin.
Lower eyelid tightening surgery is aimed at addressing concerns with the lower eyelids, including:
- Reducing the appearance of under-eye bags or puffiness caused by fat deposits.
- Smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines around the lower eyelids.
- Tightening loose or sagging skin.
Some individuals opt for both upper and lower blepharoplasty to achieve a comprehensive rejuvenation of the entire eye area.
Blepharoplasty Procedure, Recovery, Benefits
For upper eyelid surgery, incisions are made in the natural creases of the upper eyelids. For lower eyelid surgery, incisions are usually made within the inner surface of the eyelid (transconjunctival approach). Excess skin and fat are adjusted or removed as needed based on the specific goals of the surgery. Dr. Numa then closes the incisions with fine sutures. Sutures for upper eyelid incisions are typically removed after about a week, while those for lower eyelid incisions are usually dissolvable.
What is the recovery time after a Blepharoplasty?
While most patients feel very well following surgery, it is important to keep activities to a minimum for the first week. An upper eye blepharoplasty surgery patient will have sutures along the crease of the upper eyelid, which will need to be removed 5-7 days after surgery. A small piece of tape will be adhered to the corner of each eye and should remain dry and in place for the first week.
The surgery is very well tolerated and most patients experience very little bruising or swelling. However, Tylenol and cold water compresses can be helpful for the first 48 hours.
What is the best age to undergo a Blepharoplasty?
The age at which people consider blepharoplasty Boston can vary widely based on individual factors including genetics, and personal preferences. There isn’t a specific age at which everyone should get blepharoplasty; rather, it depends on a person’s unique needs and goals. Some general considerations may include signs of aging, functional concerns like obstructed vision, and a person’s genetic history.
It’s important to have realistic expectations and understand that blepharoplasty is not a one-size-fits-all solution. The timing of the procedure should be based on your individual needs and how you feel about the appearance and function of your eyelids. A Board Certified and experienced surgeon can guide you through the decision-making process and help you determine the most appropriate age for your specific situation.
Cost of Blepharoplasty In Boston
We recognize the significance of cost considerations in any plastic surgery, particularly when it comes to blepharoplasty. At our practice, we emphasize transparency and strive to ensure that every individual who visits us is well-informed about anticipated expenses prior to any intervention. Since each individual possesses unique anatomical features, we ask patients arrange a consultation with Dr. Numa specifically for blepharoplasty, allowing him to furnish a personalized quote tailored to the specific requirements of the procedure. This consultation will facilitate a comprehensive assessment by Dr. Numa to precisely determine the scope and particulars of the surgery.
Is Blepharoplasty Covered by Insurance?
In most cases, insurance does not cover the cost of blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) when it is performed solely for cosmetic reasons. Insurance providers typically consider blepharoplasty to be an elective cosmetic procedure, and they do not provide coverage for such treatments. However, there are situations in which insurance may partially or fully cover the cost of blepharoplasty, such as when functional impairment is present.
Before and After Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
See before and after results from Dr. Numa’s patients who have had Eyelid Surgery Boston. Feel free to take a moment to read more than one story to get a feel for the different clients, their needs and how Dr. Numa has helped them accomplish their cosmetic surgery goals.
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