Dr. Andrea Doyle performs eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) at her Rhode Island plastic surgery practice for men and women unhappy with sagging of the upper eyelids or puffiness beneath the eyes. They say that the eyes can tell a lot about a person, so if you are experiencing these signs of aging, your eyes may not only be giving away your age—but possibly adding a few additional years. Dr. Doyle is able to restore a youthful and vibrant appearance with personalized eyelid lift surgeries for her patients.
Who is eyelid rejuvenation for?
An eyelid lift is most commonly performed to treat aging of the upper or lower lids. As you get older, the skin of the upper eyelids can begin to droop or sag, and you may begin to experience puffiness beneath the eyes. These problems can significantly age your appearance or have you looking constantly tired or unhappy.
Upper eyelid surgery can also be used to correct congenital disorders, such as ptosis, which cause an abnormal drooping of the lid. This problem can affect one or both eyelids and can be improved with an eyelid lift.
Depending on your situation, Dr. Doyle may recommend combining your eyelid surgery with additional procedures to address signs of aging in other areas of the face. Most commonly, patients combine their eyelid lifts with a facelift or neck lift.
The eyelid surgery procedure
Dr. Doyle is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. With years of experience in facial plastic surgery and a keen aesthetic eye, Dr. Doyle is known for providing patients with youthful and natural looking outcomes through eyelid surgery.
During your consultation, Dr. Doyle will help determine whether you will need both upper and lower blepharoplasty, or just one of the two to achieve your aesthetic goals. To reduce sagging of the upper eyelid, Dr. Doyle will make a small incision to trim away any excess skin and lift the eyelids for a youthful and well-rested look. Puffiness of the lower eyelids is treated by removing excess fat or tissue that is causing the puffy or swollen appearance. Excess skin may also be removed to reduce any wrinkling.
Eyelid lift recovery and results
Upon the completion of your eyelid surgery, you can return home that same day under the care of a loved one. Driving yourself is not an option at this time due to the effects of the general anesthesia, and you should plan on resting your eyes.
Bruising and swelling around your eyelids is to be expected, but will gradually fade over the next couple weeks. After this time, you should feel well enough to work and perform other daily activities. Your exact eyelid surgery recovery time will vary depending on the extent of your procedure and on whether you underwent both upper and lower blepharoplasty.
Just weeks after your surgery, you will see a significant improvement in the appearance of your eyes when you look in the mirror. Many patients are able to remove several years off their appearance and feel more confident and comfortable interacting with their peers. Dr. Doyle’s goal is to provide patients with natural-looking results. Others will wonder how you look so good for your age—without knowing you had any help.
Ready to schedule your eyelid lift consultation?
Dr. Andrea Doyle would love to discuss your eyelid surgery options with you during a private, one-on-one consultation. Contact our office online or give us a call to get started on achieving your own aesthetic goals.
Dr. Doyle is a board certified Rhode Island plastic surgeon who performs aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries to help change the lives of her patients in positive and empowering ways.