Eyelid Surgery – Part 2 – What Improvements Will I See

Eyelid Surgery Are your eyelids showing signs of aging?  The following conditions are often treatable through eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty):

  • puffiness in the upper eyelids
    bags under the eyes
    loose or sagging, excess skin
    gradual signs of aging
    tired or sad look to your eyes
    droopiness of the upper eyelids
    droopiness of the lower eyelids

Good candidates for Eyelid Surgery are adult men and women who have healthy facial tissue and muscles, do not smoke and do not have a life-threatening illness or medical condition that could impact healing.  The patient should have a positive outlook and realistic goals for improvement of the upper and or lower eyelids.  The goal is to make you look as good as you feel.  Make your eyes look less tired and remove the excess bags and skin to rejuvenate your eyes back to a more youthful you.

Blepharoplasty surgery may be performed in the office.  It is a relatively low cost procedure and recovery time is short.  Under normal conditions, you should be able to return to daily activities within seven to ten days.  Initially, you may experience swelling, bruising, irritation, and discomfort, which are controlled with cold compresses, ointment, and medication if needed.

To ensure you have both proper care and a positive experience, select your Plastic Surgeon carefully.  Choose a Plastic Surgeon who is an ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) member.  This verifies they are a board certified Plastic Surgeon, and also verifies the authenticity and required training and skill level.  Also select a Plastic Surgeon who is a member of the ASAPS (American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery).  This is an even more elite group of Board Certified Plastic Surgeons who are members of the ASPS and specialize in cosmetic surgery, which includes eyelid surgery.

Dr Charles Gaudet is an active member of the ASAPS and ASPS.  He specializes in cosmetic surgery and has an artistic approach to cosmetic surgery, including eyelid surgery.  If you would like to discuss Eyelid Surgery in more detail, please call us.  We would love to provide you with all the information you need to make the best decision for YOU!

Office Manager
Charles J. Gaudet, MD, FACS
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Piscataqua Plastic Surgery
330 Borthwick Avenue, Suite 206
Portsmouth, NH   03801
W:  603-431-5488
F:   603-369-4623