Blepharoplasty, more commonly known as eyelid surgery or an eyelid lift, is used to enhance the appearance of the skin around the eyes. During this procedure, drooping eyelids are lifted, helping expose a larger portion of the eye to produce a more alert, rested, and youthful look. Patients whose vision has been obscured by drooping eyelids may experience an improvement in eyesight following blepharoplasty, though this improvement is more superficial than it is medical.
Eyelid surgery will not change your vision in the same way as LASIK, but it’s not designed to address vision issues. Instead, this cosmetic procedure is designed to:
- Reduce puffiness and bags underneath the eyes
- Eliminate dark and discolored circles around the eyes
- Remove excess skin from the upper eyelids
- Restore a balanced and appealing look to the midface
Blepharoplasty is not designed to address crow’s feet, those lines on the sides of the eyes that pop when you smile or squint. Those can be handed through complementary treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic. Nashua cosmetic surgeon Dr. George Chatson also offers additional surgical treatments, such as brow lift, that can be used to gently smooth the skin next to and above the eyes.
Is Eyelid Surgery Safe?
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure and, as such, it comes with risks such as infection, excessive bleeding, scarring, and vision disruptions. The latter is rare, but can occur when eyelid surgery is performed incorrectly or carelessly. This makes your choice of plastic surgeon all the more important.
Dr. George Chatson is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over three decades of experience. Tailoring each procedure to meet the exact needs of the patient, Dr. Chatson takes time to carefully plan and perform cosmetic procedures in accredited surgical facilities where patient safety and comfort are maintained by highly trained medical staff. These precautions, along with Dr. Chatson’s dedication to patient care, has resulted in his being awarded the Patient Safety Excellence Award from HealthGrades for several years running. He has also been listed as one of America’s Top Plastic Surgeons by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare information and research company devoted to helping patients find the best doctors in their area. 2018 marks Dr. Chatson’s third year on the list.
There is no way to guarantee against complications from eyelid surgery, but there are many steps that can be taken to reduce your risks. We will provide you with detailed care instructions and take time to listen to and address your concerns during follow up visits to help ensure the most rewarding experience possible.
Contact Dr. George Chatson
If you live in Nashua or surrounding areas of New Hampshire, including Salem and Manchester, Dr. Chatson welcomes an opportunity to meet with you to discuss your concerns and provide you with honest information about your options. Please call our office at 603-882-2103 to schedule a blepharoplasty consultation. Dr. Chatson serves all of New England with offices in Nashua, NH, and Andover, MA.