Blepharoplasty in Worcester, MA
Many people experience drooping eyelids, wrinkles and bags around the eye area that make them look old prematurely. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a safe and effective procedure that corrects drooping eyelids that may interfere with your appearance and comfort. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom at Salisbury Plastic Surgery in Shrewsbury performs blepharoplasty with excellence for residents of Worcester and nearby communities in Massachusetts.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that rejuvenates the eye area by extracting pockets of fatty tissue and trimming away loose skin. This procedure eliminates puffy bags beneath the eyes and trims back drooping eyelids that cause an aged and tired appearance and may even obstruct vision.
Why Consider Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty helps patients look much younger by tightening the skin around the eye area to correct sagging and drooping eyelids and bags that accumulate beneath the eyes. This procedure may be safely performed on either the upper or lower eyelids or both. Many patients elect to undergo blepharoplasty to tighten sagging and drooping eyelids that, in extreme cases, may even impair their vision. In other cases, puffy bags beneath the eyes create a look of exhaustion. Following blepharoplasty, most patients report feeling rejuvenated with improved confidence in their appearance.
Who May Be a Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
Almost any adult in good general health may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery; however, it may not be recommended for patients with certain medical conditions affecting the eyes, such as glaucoma. Blepharoplasty corrects the eyelids themselves but does not correct wrinkles and “laugh lines” at the corners of the eyes. Many patients choose to undergo blepharoplasty in combination with a brow lift or other facial surgery to correct additional imperfections in the face.
How Is Blepharoplasty Performed?
Blepharoplasty is considered minimally invasive and is usually completed in about one to three hours. The procedure requires tiny incisions in the natural creases of the eyelid or behind the lower eyelid through which pockets of fatty tissue are extracted, and excess skin is trimmed away to render a smoother appearance.
How Long Is The Recovery Period After Blepharoplasty?
We recommend that you allow a week to recover from blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery. Dr. Ekstrom may prescribe antiseptic eye drops or ointment for use during the recovery period, as well as surgical tape to support the eyelids as they heal. We also advise you to keep your head and neck elevated as much as possible during this period, and shield the eyes from such irritants as smoke and glaring lights in order to protect the eye area from irritation.
How Much Does Blepharoplasty Cost in Worcester?
Every patient is different, and you may choose to undergo eyelid surgery on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. This causes the cost to fluctuate between patients, as does the possibility of combining your blepharoplasty with one or more additional procedures. In some cases, if drooping eyelids obstruct your vision your health insurance provider may cover the cost of surgery, but normally insurance will not cover blepharoplasty as an elective procedure. Our office provides flexible financing options for payment in order to accommodate all of our patients.
Blepharoplasty is a safe and simple procedure to improve and rejuvenate your appearance. Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom at Salisbury Plastic Surgery in Shrewsbury provides blepharoplasty and other facial surgery for residents of Worcester and neighboring communities in Massachusetts. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.