- Excess skin, a descending eyebrow, or a combination of both may make you feel this way. You can alleviate this feeling and restore self-confidence with an upper blepharoplasty in Chelmsford.
- Dave Lee, MD, board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) is a Beverly Hills and Stanford-educated plastic surgeon who specializes in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Lee can help you restore your peace of mind and find the results you’ve been looking for.
Many of our high-profile patients prefer to be private with their cosmetic procedures and prefer that their photographs not be placed online. At your consultation, you will be shown photographs of patients who have given us permission to display their before and after pictures.
What Is Upper Blepharoplasty?
Also known as an eyelid lift, upper blepharoplasty is a type of cosmetic surgery that is designed to cut out extra skin or even remove the extra fat in the upper eyelid. It’s different from a brow lift, which is meant to elevate the eyebrow, but the two procedures are often done at the same time. Dr. Lee will work with you to evaluate your specific needs and concerns in regards to your eyelids and what is needed for your procedure.
- Functional: In this situation, the overhanging skin can cause obstruction of vision and reduce your ability to see well. It’s important to note that if you have an eye disease such as dry eye or glaucoma, you may not be a good candidate for this type of surgery. All patients considering Chelmsford blepharoplasty at PURE Cosmetic Center are required to consult with Dr. Lee before surgery to make sure they are eligible candidates.
- Cosmetic: You may be uncomfortable with your appearance from overhanging skin on your eyelid, which can make the aging process feel accelerated.
What Happens During
During your Upper Blepharoplasty in Chelmsford, Dr. Lee will locate the area on your upper eyelid that will be targeted for treatment. He’ll then remove the excess skin and/or tissue while still allowing your eyelid to function normally and look more youthful. Dr. Lee may also choose to remove some fat from the middle of the eyelid to help contour its shape. This can be done under local anesthesia in the office. If you prefer, general anesthesia can also be offered. When the surgery is complete, Dr. Lee will close the incisions with sutures. You may return for a follow-up to ensure you’re healing correctly and your overall satisfaction with the surgery.
His areas of expertise cover facelifts, nasal airway reconstruction, rhinoplasty, breast reconstruction, breast surgery, and skin cancer reconstruction. Dr. Lee graduated at the top of his medical class at the University of Rochester. He went on to train at the University of Massachusetts for plastic surgery and also became the administrative chief resident. After he finished his residency, he also trained for another year via an aesthetic fellowship at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Marina Plastic Surgery in Marina del Rey, and the Rox Center in Beverly Hills.
In addition, Dr. Lee spent many years studying music and is an accomplished classical pianist. These years helped develop the steadiness and precision of his hands. As a result, Dr. Lee has the highest technical accuracy in the operating room.
As a board-certified Chelmsford plastic surgeon Dr. Lee follows the creed that patients come first, and always makes it a point to be available for his patients. This has allowed him to ease patient fears and build lifelong relationships. If you’re in need of upper blepharoplasty, then Dr. Lee is here to help. Call or message us today to set up a consultation.
UPPER BLEPHAROPLASTY FAQS
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. Blepharoplasty can help correct loose or sagging skin that can cause excess folds or “hooding” of the upper eyelids which sometimes interferes with vision.
This type of procedure may be done for cosmetic reasons if you’re unhappy about your appearance as you age. It may also be a functional procedure meant to restore vision by cutting away overhanging skin. It can also be done for both reasons.
Most patients are quite comfortable after surgery and may only require Tylenol. Once you are finished with your surgery, your eyes may feel tender and bruised, which is normal. Dr. Lee can discuss over-the-counter pain relievers and other treatments with you at your consultation. Most people do not even require prescription pain medications.
Upper lid blepharoplasty, when done alone, is commonly done under local anesthesia alone. Blepharoplasty can be combined with other plastic surgery procedures which may instead require general anesthesia.
Incisions will be made in a location such that the scar will blend in nicely with the natural contours of the eye once healed. For the upper eyelid, the incision is typically placed in the natural crease of the upper eyelid. Excess skin and fat are meticulously measured and removed and incisions are closed.
Incisions are generally located inside the eyelid crease, which decreases its visibility after you’ve finished healing. The scar will fade even further over time.
In most cases, Upper Blepharoplasty in Chelmsford is purely cosmetic and is not covered by insurance providers. When you meet with Dr. Lee for your consultation, you can discuss financing or payment options.
Some bruising and swelling around the eyes can last for up to two weeks. While you can wear your glasses right away, you will want to avoid contact lenses for a few weeks. In addition, you should also avoid makeup for two to three weeks.
Your beauty is a symphony. Don’t trust it to anyone less than a true performer and a master at his craft. Chelmsford plastic surgeon, Dr. Dave Lee brings the virtuosity of a concert pianist and the artistry of a renowned plastic surgeon to each procedure. Schedule a consultation today to discover why patients across New England are singing the praises of Dr. Lee and his staff at PURE Cosmetic Center.