Photos are Before surgery and 6 weeks After surgery.
The healing process continues 6 – 12 months after surgery.

Eyelid Surgery PATIENT Testimonials:

“The whole experience with this office is exceptional.
Everyone is so kind, considerate and caring.
Extremely please with procedures and end results!”
~ Oakland, ME


“Love that my under-eye dark circles are gone!
Surgery was painless & recovery fairly quick.
I would recommend Dr Gaudet!”
~ Lee, NH


“Excellent experience all around.
I couldn’t be happier.”
~ North Hampton, NH


“Great experience, great results & great staff.
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful”
~ Portsmouth, NH  (male patient)


“I am very happy with the results from my eyelid surgery – very natural looking.  I was also very comfortable during the procedure.  I enjoyed the reiki very much – Thank you!”
~ Rye, NH


“Staff is extremely friendly.  Everyone is so upbeat 🙂
Thorough explainations of procedure & what to expect after.
Very comfortable setting.  I felt very cared for.”
~ Portsmouth, NH


“I had a great experience.  Office staff is super friendly and helpful.  Dr. Gaudet did an amazing job and his friendly and understanding personality are awesome.  I’m so glad I found him.”
~ Alfred, ME


“Wonderful Experience!
Everything was professional, timely, painless and pleasant.
Love the results!”
~ Hampton, NH


“A wonderful experience and happy outcome.  The reason I say wonderful is because the staff was so friendly and calm which I needed for a 1st time experience such as this.  Comfortable from the beginning
Thank you”
~ Exeter, NH


” I so enjoyed the professional relationship in respect to the information outlined in what to expect, etc.  Unlike most offices of this type, the nurse and others were so warm, it made the whole process an incredible experience for which I am so grateful!”
~ Hampton, NH


“I’ve been very happy with the services at this office and highly recommend to others.”
~ Portsmouth, NH


“Directions pre op/post op were great.  Didn’t need pain med after.
Recovery good, pleased w/results.
Thank you.”
~ New Castle, NH


“It was a wonderful experience.
I am so pleased with the outcome of my surgery that I would recommend it to anyone.”
~ Barrington, NH


“Great experience.
Easier than I expected.
Love the results. Dr Gaudet and the staff really made me feel comfortable.”
~ Haverill, MA


“I was well informed by the staff of what to expect.  During & after the procedure.  The staff was courteous & pleasant.  The whole experience was nothing but positive.  I am very happy with the results.”
~ Gilford, NH (male patient)


“Exceeded my expectations, excellent job.  I couldn’t be more pleased.”
~ Kittery Point, ME


“My Experience here with Dr. Gaudet was a wonderful one.  I felt like any questions or concerns I had were addressed and alleviated right away.  I would recommend Dr. Gaudet and Staff to friends and family.”
~ Rochester, NH


“Dr Gaudet is amazing and the entire experience was easy, painless & came out wonderful
– I recommend him to all my friends!”
~ Rye, NH


“I am so happy to have gone through this surgery.  The staff & Dr Gaudet were amazing and I would recommend anyone to him & Tracy.  Fabulous people.  Jen was wonderful!”
~ Milton, NH


“I thought everything was great!”
~ Greenland, NH


“I am very happy with the results.  Very little down time and a noticeable difference with shadows.  I was having shadows from a heavy lid and I no longer have them.”
~ Ogunquit, ME (male patient)


“I have been a patient of Dr. Gaudet for several years.  With each procedure he has done, I have been completely satisfied with the results and the care I received.  Dr. Gaudet and his staff are professional and I always feel comfortable asking questions regarding my procedures and recoveries.”
~ Portsmouth, NH


“Everyone was very helpful, warm and so positive.  It was a great experience all around.”
~Kittery Point, ME


“Very happy with all aspects of my surgical experience.  Everyone was awesome.
Would recommend your services to others I know!”
~ Laconia, NH


“The doctor and staff here are very professional and caring.”
~ Grafton, NH (male patient)


“Wonderful experience! I was hesitant about getting plastic surgery but Dr. Gaudet and his staff made it all worth it!  Highly recommend!!”
~ Dover, NH


“I had a very successful experience with the upper eyelid surgery done by Dr. Gaudet and was very pleased with the outcome!  It gave me a more youthful look without appearing overdone in any way.  I am extremely satisfied!”
~ North Hampton, NH


“I have told everyone what a fabulous experience I had!!! even before my eyes healed-
and now am getting notes telling me how great my eyes look – Thank you so much”
~ Kittery Point, ME


“Dr. Gaudet and his staff were very caring and calming.  My surgery was done with my comfort as a priority.  They were also very concerned that I was 100% pleased with the results.”
~ Lincoln, NH


“Excellent! I can not express enough compliments about Dr G and the staff.  Always professional, friendly & patient with my concerns.  Result has been great and will continue to improve with time as healing progresses.”
~ Dover, NH


“My experience has been excellent.  Everyone in the office is professional and friendly.
Dr. Gaudet is caring and really takes the time to explain everything.  Both he and Tracey have been wonderful and I would highly recommend this practice.”
~ Scarborough, ME


“Thank you all for such kind and professional Service.  I’m so happy with the results….”
~ So. Berwick, ME


“Great Dr !
Great Staff!
Great results!
I will highly recommend Dr. Gaudet if I ever tell anyone that I had plastic surgery XXOO”
~ Raymond, NH


” Pleasant, professional & caring at all times.  I’ve enjoyed my time with Dr. Gaudet and all of the staff.  My procedure was extremely successful and I’m well pleased with the results.  I’ve had inquiries from co-workers, families & friends and will recommend him any time!”
~ Newton, NH


“I greatly appreciate the totally superior care that was provided to me during my recent evaluation, procedure, + post-op care.  All staff members were open, friendly, professional, + caring.
Dr Gaudet was superb, a great listener, professional in guiding me with my medical decision, + very skilled in his surgical expertise.  He skillfully answered all my questions + responded to all my needs with personal attention in a very caring way.  As my friend said to me when carefully examining my repair:
“Oh, He’s Good…very good @ what he does!”
That says it all!!
Thank you team!”
~ Rye, NH


“A perfect experience, I got the results I was hoping for.  Staff was very friendly & helpful.  Dr. Gaudet was very informative, friendly & professional.  I would strongly recommend this office to others.  Thanks.”
~ Ashby, MA (male patient)


Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty) is a very popular cosmetic surgical procedure for both men and women.  In the United States alone, statistics show: 30,696 men and over 139,000 women had Eyelid surgery in 2015.

Eyelid surgery will reduce excess skin of the upper eyelid, reduce dark circles or “bags” under the eyes, remove some subtle wrinkles, and provide a more open, youthful appearance to the eyes.   One of the first things noticed about a person is their eyes. During the aging process, wrinkles, lines, and puffiness contribute to a tired or aged appearance.  Blepharoplasty surgery can be performed in conjunction with other facial procedures such as a Mini-Lift or Full Face-Lift.

Reasons for Considering Eyelid Surgery:

  • Excess skin of the upper eyelids
  • Excessive skin or wrinkles surrounding the eyelids.
  • A tired appearance or puffiness due to inherited factors.
  • Dark circles or bags under the eyes.

General Procedure

The surgical procedure includes tiny incisions made in the natural contours around the eyes which should leave no visible scarring. The surgeon will usually work on the upper eyelids first to remove any fatty tissue and tighten loose skin. Lower eyelids are completed next to eliminate puffiness and reduce dark circles.  Newer techniques may include Botox injections to firm fine lines and wrinkles.

The surgery generally takes about 1 – 2 hours and can be done in the comfort and privacy of our beautiful office suite.

Before and after eyelid surgery by Dr. Charles Gaudet, Portsmouth, NH

Recovery Process

Normally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and reduce the recovery time. Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with surgery which can be treated with oral medication. While complications are rare, patients can minimize the risk for potential problems by carefully following the pre & post-operative directions given before and after surgery. After the healing process,  patients will have a more rested and youthful appearance.  See the testimonials above.  Our patients are very happy with the surgical results and the benefits are long-lasting.