Boston Eyelid Surgery
What can be done when drooping eyelids or sagging skin or muscles around the eye affect your appearance or vision? Dr. Del Vecchio sees many people will this same problem in his Boston plastic surgery office. Many times he recommends eyelid surgery (or blepharoplasty) as a remedy to your problem. Nationally, more than one hundred thousand people have the procedure to correct this issue on an annual basis so you are not alone.
Dr. Del Vecchio believes that in Boston eyelid surgery patients who are the best candidates for surgery are in good health and have realistic expectations about what the eyelid procedure can deliver. Candidates also exhibit one of the following characteristics: bags under the eyes, wrinkled, drooping upper and/or lower eyelids or sagging skin in the eyebrow area. The eyelid procedure might not be able to help you if you have dark circles under the eyes, fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. Dr. Del Vecchio may suggest other alternatives such as Fraxel Laser or croton oil peels in these situations. The only way to know for certain if you are a good candidate for based in Boston eyelid surgery is to schedule a consult with Dr. Del Vecchio to understand your options.
During your visit to his office in Boston eyelid surgery consultations focus on your individual case- your concerns, your medical history, and your eyelid examination noting all the relevant anatomy. Dr. Del Vecchio will seek to understand what you hope to accomplish from the eyelid surgery. Make sure to be candid about your expectations and medical history as this will help Dr. Del Vecchio make his recommendations. Based on your discussions and his evaluation, Dr. Del Vecchio can then determine if the eyelid surgery is right for you. Prior to your consultation, make sure to review the Boston Eyelid Surgery Before and After Photos to see prior patients and results achieved. If you see results which compare to what you hope to achieve, bring a picture to your consultation.
Whether you are having upper or lower eyelid surgery, you can expect to have reduction in the aged appearance of the eyelids and a restoration of a natural, more youthful look. You will have excess fat, muscle and skin removed to restore a more youthful appearance. When you have lower eyelid surgery, Dr. Del Vecchio will often limit his incision on the inside, or “pink” portion of the eyelid, and will therefore result in no visible skin scar. If you are having upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Del Vecchio will make the incision along the creases of your eyelids in order to keep the scars as unnoticeable as possible along these natural folds. After the incision is made, excess fat, muscle, and loose skin are removed before the incision is closed with fine sutures. Dr. Del Vecchio will go over the procedure itself in detail with you during your consultation.
The eyelid procedure takes about one hour and is done on an outpatient basis. Dr. Del Vecchio can perform the eyelid surgery at various locations in the Boston area. If you are interested in having your eyelid surgery in Boston, it will be performed at Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary, a Harvard teaching hospital. If you are coming from the South Shore, Cape Cod and Rhode Island, Quincy Medical Center is available for your convenience. For eyelid patients who are from the North Shore and New Hampshire, North Shore Medical Center is also available. For a more private, relaxed experience, many patients can also elect to have their surgery performed in the Boston office using local anesthesia and mild sedation.
Are you looking for more information about eyelid surgery? The best way to learn more about eyelid surgery in Boston is to schedule your consultation. Dr. Del Vecchio will spend as much time as needed to make you feel comfortable with your procedure. He encourages you to write questions down prior to the consultation and bring them when you visit his office.
What’s next? If you have additional questions or would like to schedule your eyelid surgery consultation, please contact our office by e-mail or by phone at 617 262 8528.