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Sagging, drooping, and puffiness around the eyes can give the impression that you are tired, upset, or older than you are (or feel). Though makeup and eye creams may help you maintain healthy and youthful eyelids, at some point, they are not enough. If you want to recapture the vibrant look of youth, consider an eye lift at The Spiegel Center in Newton, Massachusetts.

What Is An Eye Lift?

Eyelid lift surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, reduces excess skin and fat from the eyelids and gently tightens the muscles in the area. The aim of the procedure is not to make you look different but to make you look refreshed. Over time, skin loses its elasticity or succumbs to external forces such as sun damage, gravity, air pollutants, and more. Sensitive areas like the eyes can look prematurely aged and make your whole face look older. Lack of sleep and genetics can also cause the eyes to look swollen and lead you to develop dark circles and under-eye bags.

Is A Blepharoplasty Right For Me?

During your consultation, one of the expert surgeons at The Spiegel Center will carefully listen to your concerns and aesthetic goals, as well as perform a thorough examination of the area. If it is decided that an eyelift could meet your needs, your doctor will discuss in detail what to expect before, during, and after the procedure. In aesthetic plastic surgery, there is no such thing as one-size-fits-all, and each surgery is customized to meet your unique needs. 

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How An Eye Lift Is Performed

This procedure takes between one and two hours. A small, well-hidden incision is made along the natural lines of your eyelids. Excess fat is removed, reduced, or relocated to correct facial hollowing. Wrinkled or sagging skin is trimmed. Fine, absorbable sutures are used to close the incision, leaving almost no sign of surgery other than good looks. If the main problem is eye puffiness, a ‘scarless’ surgery is possible, which is entirely done through the inside of the eyelids.

If the primary concern is fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, which is common among patients in their late 20s, 30s, and 40s, a ‘mini’ eye lift may be all that is required. This quick procedure provides rapid correction with minimal recovery time. There are no stitches to remove, and the whole procedure can be done comfortably in under an hour using local anesthetic.

What Is Recovery Like From A Blepharoplasty?

Your eyelids may be swollen or feel tight for the first days after the surgery. Pain medication is offered to control any temporary discomfort, but most patients tell us they didn’t need it. Cold compresses during the first days help alleviate any swelling or bruising.

While you can go home shortly after the procedure, it’s best to plan on resting for the first few days. Most people feel ready to return to a regular routine in about 6 or 7 days, though in some cases, swelling or bruising can last longer. We encourage you to avoid strenuous activity during the healing process. 

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How Much Does A Blepharoplasty Cost?

Since each procedure is unique, the cost of your blepharoplasty in Boston is discussed when you come to The Spiegel Center for your consultation. Pricing depends on the type of blepharoplasty performed, the amount of correction needed, and additional factors that our patient care team will go over with you. At The Spiegel Center, we offer financing options and payment plans and would be happy to share those details during the consultation period as well.

Why Choose The Spiegel Center?

The eyes are a prominent part of the face, and for that reason, it is imperative to select a specialist with high-level surgical skill and precision, who also possesses a keen eye for facial aesthetics. The esteemed surgeons at The Spiegel Center are double board-certified specialists and are some of the most in-demand physicians on the East Coast. 

The Spiegel Center doctors have received numerous prestigious awards for their pioneering work in facial and body plastic surgery. Our hand-selected doctors continue to make advancements in the field of facial and body plastic surgery, providing patients with the outstanding surgical care they deserve.

Schedule a Consultation

At The Spiegel Center, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the personalized surgical care they need. If you are bothered by the droopy, saggy, or puffy appearance of your eyelids, contact our office today to schedule a consultation for your blepharoplasty in Boston.

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Blepharoplasty FAQ

What kind of Blepharoplasty procedures are there?

Are there any alternatives to a blepharoplasty?

Do I need to be asleep during the procedure?

What is recovery like for eyelid surgery?

Am I a good candidate for this procedure?

What kind of Blepharoplasty procedures are there?

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid lifts, fall into several different categories. Let's consider your lower eyelids first. If you have eyelid bags but good skin, you may have pseudo herniating fat, or baggy eyelids due to fat. Sometimes the fatty tissue is removed in a scarless technique where a small incision is made inside the eyelid, called a transconjunctival blepharoplasty. The fat can be discarded or moved into another area, like the tear troughs. If you have a lot of loose skin or a weak eyelid, we may hide a small incision under the lower eyelashes. We may also tighten the orbicularis muscles so that you'll have years of improved eyelid function to go along with your revitalized look. For upper eyelids, we may remove fat or add fat, reduce excess skin, or create a more defined upper eyelid crease. The latter procedure is called a double eyelid surgery and is commonly desired by patients of Asian descent. Eyelid surgery is a great way to look refreshed quickly. We typically use dissolvable stitches and can do the procedures right in the office. Bruising is minimal, and recovery is comfortable.

Are there any alternatives to a blepharoplasty?

Using fillers, we can approximate a blepharoplasty without surgery. AccuTite can also be used on the eyelids for surgery-like results with a much faster recovery time. Couple that with skin tightening procedures like Facetite, IPL, and other laser treatments, and you can look younger in a snap.

Do I need to be asleep during the procedure?

Almost all of the eye lift procedures we do can be done under local anesthesia, with sedation, or fully asleep. We'll work together to determine the best approach for you. The highly qualified anesthesia team at our partner Newton Surgery provides a safe and comfortable experience for each patient.

What is recovery like for eyelid surgery?

We understand you're busy! We've worked hard to develop techniques and care to minimize discomfort and downtime. For most patients, the experience is very easy. There may be some discomfort, but people typically report not much pain. Swelling and discoloration are normal, but these subside in about a week. Exercise should be limited until cleared by your surgeon.

Am I a good candidate for this procedure?

If you have heavy undereye bags, excess skin or fat around your eyes, or drooping or sagging eyelid skin, you may be a good candidate for an eye lift. Other strong candidates are those who wish for facial rejuvenation but do not need or are not interested in pursuing a facelift. Candidates for blepharoplasty should be in good overall health and also have realistic expectations. During your consultation, one of the expert plastic surgeons on The Spiegel Center team will listen to your needs and help you find the best option for you.

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Expertise You Can Trust

Our doctors are among the most sought-after plastic surgeons on the East Coast. The Spiegel Center enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence with complex facial surgeries, and we teach our innovative techniques to physicians all over the world. 

The elite team of surgeons at The Spiegel Center in Newton, Massachusetts, has incomparable credentials, so each patient gets the most outstanding results and a pleasant experience. Every member of The Spiegel Center team is dedicated to unparalleled patient care and looks forward to supporting you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation. 

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