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Eyelid Lift in Boston, MA, at Wellesley Plastic Surgery

Your eyes are often the first feature that other people notice, which is why so many people want to keep their eyes looking as youthful and full of life as possible.

Unfortunately, aging or genetics often causes the skin around the eyes to droop down and hang over the eyelashes. This can make the eye area look puffy and make you look older than you actually are.

Lower eyelids may also start to develop bags and sag, which can give off the impression that you are tired or angry. Fortunately, there is a way to fix this common problem with an operation known as blepharoplasty, or an eyelid lift. Contact Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery today to determine if you are a good candidate for eyelid lift surgery.

What Is An Eyelid Lift?

An eyelid lift is a procedure used to treat drooping upper eyelids or puffy lower eyelids. Patients who undergo this procedure will be left with a younger looking eye area that looks brighter and more awake.

It’s important to note that an eyelid lift is not used to treat crow’s feet or other fine lines that may appear around the eyes. Consult with Dr. Arthur Shektman to determine which treatment should be used to address this issue.

How Is An Eyelid Lift Procedure Performed?

Prior to the surgery, Dr. Shektman will meet with you to discuss your goals for the procedure. During this appointment, the Dr. Shektman may go over how much tissue they want to remove and how they will ensure both eyes are symmetrical once he is done.

The actual eyelid lift procedure will begin with Dr. Shektman making incisions within the fold of the upper eyelid. If work is being performed on the lower lids, the incision is typically placed inside the lower eyelid, or less often, underneath the lower lash line. Then, certain instruments such as scalpels, cutting lasers, and radiofrequency cutting devices will be used to remove excess tissue in the eyelids.

Sutures will then be applied to close the incision in the upper lid. They will be removed in a week. Lower lids often do not need sutures.

How Long Does An Eyelid Lift Last?

The price of an eyelid lift can vary significantly, which is why it’s important to talk to Dr. Shektman prior to the surgery. Make sure you understand how much you will owe and when you are expected to pay it.

Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery offers financing plans so that patients can make small, affordable payments instead of paying their entire bill upfront. Contact our office today if you are interested in learning more about these financing options.

Care and Compassion

Dr. Arthur Shektman is a board-certified plastic surgeon, and is recognized as an expert in the field of cosmetic surgery. With over 20+ years of experience and nearly 3,500+ happy patients.

At Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery, our mission has always been to improve our patients’ lives through the use of cutting-edge, innovative plastic surgery techniques in a safe and secure environment.

How Much Does An Eyelid Lift Cost In Massachusetts?

The price of an eyelid lift can vary significantly, which is why it’s important to talk to Dr. Shektman prior to the surgery. Make sure you understand how much you will owe and when you are expected to pay it. Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery offers financing plans so patients can make small, affordable payments instead of paying their entire bill upfront. Contact our office today if you are interested in learning more about these financing options.

How Long Does It Take To Recover From An Eyelid Lift?

Recovery times may vary from patient to patient. In the days following the surgery, it’s normal to experience puffiness, swelling, bruising and numbness around the eyes. The puffiness and numbness may fade, but the swelling and bruising will typically remain for about a week.

Stitches are typically removed up to seven days after surgery. If you have any pain, your plastic surgeon may suggest applying ice packs to the affected area.

Certain exercises such as swimming and running should be avoided for about two weeks after the surgery. You should also avoid lifting heavy objects or bending over since both of these activities increase the blood pressure in your head.

Most patients will make a full recovery within just a few weeks. Do not return to work or resume normal activities unless Dr. Shektman has cleared you to do so.

Refining Your
Natural Beauty

Dr. Arthur Shektman is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the leading authority on cosmetic plastic surgery. Dr. Shektman will work with you so you can be proud and confident in the person you see in the mirror.

Schedule An Eyelid Lift Consultation Today

Are you interested in eyelid surgery to treat your droopy or hooded eyes? Trust Dr. Arthur Shektman, a board-certified plastic surgeon who has spent over 20 years helping patients look and feel their best. Some of his many areas of expertise include facelift, necklift and other facial rejuvenation procedures. He also offers non-surgical facial rejuvenations treatments like Botox®, dermal fillers, and laser skin resurfacing to patients.

Our entire team—Dr. Shektman included—is committed to helping patients achieve the most natural looking results possible while still improving upon their appearance. We pride ourselves in using innovative techniques and treatments to maximize our patients’ safety, comfort, and satisfaction. Our office currently serves patients in Wellesley, Boston, and throughout the state of Massachusetts. To schedule a consultation, please call our office at (781)-239-0680 or complete our online form today.

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