Eyelid Surgery by Boston Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Bartlett

Doctor Bartlett - Blepharoplasty

Drooping eyelids or puffy bags below the eyes can cause you to look tired or older than you feel. If you are suffering from this problem, you may want to consider eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty. For a relatively straightforward procedure, eyelid surgery has a remarkable effect on aging eyes, producing impressive results for men and women alike.

With advanced surgical techniques, Richard A. Bartlett, M.D. is able to leave patients looking and feeling alert, awake, and completely refreshed. For optimal results, eyelid surgery of the upper and/or lower eyelids also can serve as an excellent complement to other facial rejuvenation procedures available through Dr. Bartlett’s Boston area practice, including facelift surgery.

Eyelid Surgery – What to Expect

  • About the Surgery – blepharoplasty eliminates excess skin from the eyelids, removes small pockets of fat that contribute to a “puffy” look, and lifts and tightens remaining skin
  • Anesthesia – local anesthesia or IV sedation (unless the surgery is being performed in conjunction with a facelift) is used
  • Surgical Incisions – precise surgical techniques make it possible to hide incision lines along the natural creases of the eye, making scarring inconspicuous. For lower eyelid surgery the incision can often be placed inside the eyelid, leaving no external scar
  • Post Surgery – there is little post operative pain. Swelling and bruising can be conspicuous but will resolve over a period of 1 to 2 weeks. Exercise is permitted at 2 weeks. All evidence of the surgery is barely noticeable after just a few weeks.