The eyes may be the window to the soul, but when the region around your eyes starts to age, it can make you look older than you feel. An eyelid lift, also known as blepharoplasty, precisely targets the area around the eye, minimizing the signs of aging and producing a more youthful and rested appearance.
If you would like to learn more about eyelid surgery, please contact the Office of Robert S. Feins, M.D., F.A.C.S. today online or at 603-647-4430 to schedule an initial consultation. We welcome patients from Manchester, Nashua and all of southern New Hampshire.
The Rejuvenating Benefits of Eyelift Surgery
Both age and heredity can influence the shape and proportion of your eyelids. As you grow older, your upper eyelids may begin to droop and bags may begin to form beneath your lower eyelids. The combination of wrinkles, sagging, frown lines and excess fatty tissue around the eyes can hinder your natural range of facial expressions. You may feel energetic and invigorated, but only communicate exhaustion and dissatisfaction.
More than just the look of your eyelids, blepharoplasty can rejuvenate your facial appearance by addressing:
- Fine lines across your lower eyelids
- Drooping lower eyelids
- Bags under your eyes
- Puffy eyelids
- Upper eyelids that droop into your field of vision
- Sagging skin obscuring your upper eyelids
Your Eyelid Surgery
The eyes should have a natural, non-surgical appearance. The upper lid, lower lid and brow should be aesthetically balanced, with similar degrees of laxity and aging.
With more than 25 years of experience, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert S. Feins has honed his surgical skill and established a reputation for quality and care in facial plastic surgery. He applies his years of experience with precision and an artful eye to remove excess skin, fat and muscle from both the upper and lower eyelids.
The best candidates for eyelift surgery suffer from puffiness or sagginess in the upper lids, and bags in the lower lids. Depending on your unique goals, Dr. Feins may recommend a procedure to address the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both.
Many patients choose to combine an eyelid lift with a facelift. Dr. Feins will discuss your goals, expectations and possible combination surgeries during your initial consultation.
Eyelid Surgery Recovery
Dr. Feins will provide you with detailed instructions for your eyelid surgery recovery. Thanks to his experience and skill in the area of facial surgery, you can typically expect a quick and hassle-free recovery.
Your lids will tighten at first, but soon relax. For the day or two following your eyelid surgery, you may feel some minor discomfort at the incision sites. Your vision may be slightly blurred from swelling, but this quickly subsides.
Using a cold compress and elevating your head for the first 24 hours alleviates some discomfort. Dr. Feins will prescribe the necessary ointments and drops you will need. Wearing dark sunglasses can enhance comfort during this time.
Stitches are usually removed about a week after surgery and you can expect to return to work and normal activities within 7 days. Results can last 10 to 20 years.
Blepharoplasty cost varies, depending on the procedures you choose and the extent of eyelid surgery you need. You may choose to combine the procedure with other facial rejuvenation treatments. Dr. Feins will explain your options and answer your questions to make sure that the decision you choose is right for your goals, lifestyle and budget.
Schedule Your Blepharoplasty Consultation Today
If live in Manchester, Nashua or anywhere in southern New Hampshire and want to find out more about blepharoplasty, please contact the Office of Robert S. Feins, M.D., F.A.C.S. today by calling 603-647-4430 to schedule your consultation.