Upper eyelid plastic surgery such as an eyelid lift (Blepharoplasty) removes the skin and fat from the eyelids. This surgical procedure removes puffiness and can correct sagging eyelid skin. Sometimes, the eyebrows are also part of the problem because they have fallen, causing more hooding over the outer eyes. In this situation, the brows can be corrected at the same time through a minimally invasive temporal brow lift.
At the Aesthetic Wellness Center in the Boston area, Dr. Min S. Ahn, a premier, double board certiﬁed facial plastic surgeon specializes in only cosmetic surgeries on the face and neck. Known for his eyelid lid surgeries in particular, Dr. Ahn ensures your upper eyelid surgery results are natural and avoid the “surprised” look.
For Dr. Ahn, the ideal candidate has realistic expectations, does not want to look like a different person and simply who wants to look fresher, in a natural way. Generally, that person is someone in good general health between the ages of 30 and 70.
Dr. Ahn is a double board certiﬁed facial plastic surgeon serving the Boston area for the past 11 years and performs all of his surgeries at the Aesthetic Surgery Center in Westborough, Massachusetts. The Aesthetic Wellness Surgery Center is a Joint Commission accredited office-based surgical suite. All procedures at the Aesthetic Surgery Center are performed under intravenous sedation, also known as “twilight anesthesia” which is safer than general anesthesia and can lead to a quicker and easier recovery.
Immediately after the surgery a certain degree of swelling and bruising is normal. Cold compresses, as well as head elevation when lying down, will speed healing and relieve discomfort. Following surgery, you will clean the eye area and apply healing ointment.
The upper eyelid sutures are removed at 5-7 days. Most people at that point are able to appear in public with a little cover-up makeup.
Depending on how quickly you recover, you may expect to resume light activity within a week to 10 days and start enjoying your new look within approximately 10-14 days.
If you have a special event planned, Dr. Ahn advises that you allow at least 3-4 weeks of recovery before the event.