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What is Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery, also known as a “blepharoplasty,” is a highly personalized procedure that corrects puffy or droopy eyelids. As you grow older, the eyelids are often the first areas on your face to show signs of aging. Dr. Boustany performs customized eyelid surgery in Boston, MA, to restore your eyelids to their youthful appearance and position, helping you look and feel refreshed.

Am I a suitable candidate for eyelid surgery?

You might be the ideal candidate for eyelid surgery if your eyelids look droopy, heavy, or puffy. The eyelid skin is extremely delicate, so it’s often the first part of your face to display signs of aging. Extremely drooping eyelids can also obstruct your peripheral vision. In some cases, your eyelid surgery might also have to be combined with a brow lift — Dr. Boustany will carefully examine your eyelids and brows to determine the ideal procedure for you.

Dr. Boustany is a Harvard fellowship-trained plastic surgeon with keen aesthetic sensibilities. She places incisions in the natural creases of your eyelids to make the necessary changes, ensuring the results look completely natural, with no signs of cosmetic manipulation. She also reviews your medical history, discusses your expectations, and ensures you’re the ideal candidate before proceeding with your eyelid surgery in Boston.

What are the types of eyelid surgeries?

Upper Eyelid Surgery
Upper eyelid surgery corrects sagging or crepey eyelid skin, especially if it obstructs your peripheral vision. If your heavy eyelids obstruct your vision, you may also be eligible for insurance coverage for a part of your eyelid surgery.

Lower Eyelid Surgery
Lower eyelid surgery corrects uneven or drooping lower eyelid or excess fat deposits under the eyes. If you have under-eye hollows, tear troughs, or bags, the procedure may involve the relocation of excess fat tissues.

client who received eyelid surgery in boston
client who received eyelid surgery in boston

Eyelid surgery starts with a personalized consultation

Your eyelid surgery starts with a personalized consultation with Dr. Boustany. She will carefully examine your eyelids and brows to identify the root cause of your primary concerns, following which she’ll discuss your treatment options. She’ll determine if you need upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, or a combination of the two and if you’ll need additional procedures, like a facelift, brow lift, or injectables. However, she will never pressure you into a procedure you don’t need or want.

What happens after eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery in Boston doesn’t involve an extended downtime or recovery period. You may experience swelling and bruising for up to two weeks, and your stitches will be removed after a week. You’ll need to keep your head elevated, even while sleeping, and avoid sun exposure for a few weeks. Most people can resume work and daily activities within a week.

Dr. Boustany will also prescribe medications to prevent infections, minimize discomfort, and ensure a comfortable recovery. If you want to look revitalized and youthful for a special event, such as a wedding or business trip, we advise undergoing surgery at least six weeks in advance. That’s the duration it takes for your skin and fat tissues to settle comfortably.

Real Patient Reviews

Highly skilled doctor, empathetic, great communicator, very kind and honest! Dr. Boustany knows the work of many (if not all) of the top plastic surgeons past and present. It's obvious she loves her work. It shows...on me! Thank you, Dr. Boustany.

Ria H.

The results I had with Dr. Boustany after a facial cosmetic procedure exceeded my expectations. Her professionalism, skill and ease I felt being under her care were top of the line and exactly what I wanted when choosing my surgeon. And it’s obvious she stays current on everything in her field. If I decide to have another procedure done, I’ll certainly return to Dr. Boustany.

Claire B.

Dr. Boustany is a magician! She is seriously the best and was so thorough and careful and detailed in all of her information leading up to my procedure. She and her team continued the amazing care after my surgery and followed up, checking in to see how i was. I am SO happy with my results and didn’t even know it was possible - which is why i say she’s a magician! She is so amazing. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone.

Elizabeth T.

Why choose Dr. Boustany for your
Eyelid Surgery in Boston?

Dr. Boustany is a Harvard fellowship-trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with keen artistic sensibilities. She customizes all surgeries according to your unique condition, anatomy, and goals to ensure optimal, natural, and safe results with no trace of cosmetic work. If your eyelids make you look older or heavier, please contact Dr. Boustany to discuss your options for eyelid surgery in Boston.


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