Leonard B. Miller, MD, FACS, FRCS
One Brookline Place
69 Newbury Street

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

Eyelid surgery can lift drooping upper lids and reduce the puffy bags that form below your eyes – features that may be making you look older and more tired than you feel. Some patients benefit from choosing to have other reshaping facial surgery performed at the same time as their eyelid surgery, including a forehead lift, face lift and/or improvements to the nose & chin.

The Eyelid Surgery Procedure

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The procedure takes approximately two hours for both the upper and lower eyelids. An incision is made along the natural lines of the creases of your upper eyelids and just below the lashes in the lower ones. The skin is separated from the subcutaneous layers, the excess fat is removed, sagging skin is then trimmed. Very fine sutures are then used to close the incisions.

For those patients only requiring pockets of fat removed beneath the lower eyelids, a transconjuctival blepharoplasty can be performed where an incision is made inside your lower eyelid so that no scar is visible on the face.

Stitches are removed approximately 5 days after surgery. Once they’re removed, any swelling and discoloration around your eyes will gradually subside.

Eyelid surgery can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence, but it will not give you ideal or perfect eyelids. Eyelid surgery cannot remove crow’s feet or other deep wrinkles, eliminate dark circles beneath the eyes, or lift sagging eyebrows. Almost all of our eyelid surgeries are performed in our fully accredited, state-of-the-art surgical suite here in Boston.

What To Expect When Recovering From Eyelid Surgery

Some swelling and bruising is to be expected, while pain is usually minimal. Most patients return to work after a week or ten days.

Contact Dr. Leonard Miller

If you would like more information on eyelid surgery, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Leonard Miller to talk more about your goals, please contact the Boston Center for Facial Rejuvenation today.