Posted: January 10, 2014
As you age, excess fat and loose skin can accumulate around your eyes, causing your eyelids to sag and making you appear tired, angry or older than you really are. In many cases, the cosmetic surgery procedure known as blepharoplasty can eliminate the puffy look and sagging skin, and restore smooth, youthful skin tone.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George P. Chatson has extensive experience helping patients from the greater Andover, Massachusetts, and Nashua, New Hampshire, areas refresh their appearances with eyelid surgery. To learn if blepharoplasty is right for you, please call our Andover office at 978-687-1151 or our Nashua office at 603-882-2103 to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Chatson.
The sagging of the upper and/or lower eyelids—a condition known as ptosis—can adversely impact your vision as well as your appearance. Blepharoplasty may be performed on both your upper and lower eyelids, to achieve a rejuvenated look as well as improved field of vision.
Patients who may benefit from eyelid surgery typically experience:
- Loose skin that conceals the fold along the upper eyelids
- Excess skin or fat that droops from the upper eyelids
- Puffy upper and/or lower eyelids
- Excess skin or fat along the lower eyelids
Good candidates for blepharoplasty include those with one or more of the above symptoms and who:
- Are in good overall physical and mental health
- Have realistic expectations about eyelid surgery
- Do not smoke
- Are free of certain medical conditions including glaucoma
Blepharoplasty may be performed as an individual procedure or in conjunction with a complementary plastic surgery procedure, such as a brow lift or facelift. During your consultation, Dr. Chatson will help you determine if blepharoplasty is right for you, discuss your individual aesthetic goals, and recommend a custom treatment plan suited to your unique physical features and cosmetic desires.
To learn more about eyelid surgery or other cosmetic surgery services, please contact George P. Chatson, M.D., Cosmetic Surgery of the Face & Body. Dr. Chatson welcomes patients from the greater Andover and Lowell, Massachusetts, and Salem and Nashua, New Hampshire, areas.