About Eyelid Surgery
When excess skin on the top or surrounding the eyes causes an obstructed visual field and an unflattering appearance, the ophthalmology team at Eye Health Vision Centers can help with blepharoplasty, more commonly called eyelid surgery. This procedure lifts and tightens the upper or lower eyelid to create a more awakened appearance and improved vision. Our team commonly performs this surgery for the treatment of eyelid conditions known as blepharochalasis and dermatochalasis, which can cause the skin around the eyelids to sag or bulge. Eyelid surgery is an excellent option for men and women who suffer from sagging, aging skin around their eyes, producing a more youthful appearance and better functionality. If you are interested in eyelid surgery, contact one of our facilities in Taunton, Fall River, Fairhaven, or Dartmouth, MA or Middletown, RI to schedule a consultation with a member of our team.
"Dr Kenyon did an excellent job on the surgery on my cataract inflicted eyes. I now have 20/20 vision for the first time in my 60 years. Dr Reis has been excellent with my yearly check ups and the followups after surgery. Already recommended them to several other people and will continue to do so."- D.T. / Google / Nov 08, 2022
"Good Morning, I wanted to share some feedback from my cousin who recently had an emergency squeeze in visit. My cousin was experiencing decreased vision and pain in his eyes. He came in to see Dr Richard. After his appointment, my cousin was leaving the office, and stated to me that he was told to go directly to the hospital. Jody Furtado faxed over the notes from the visit. A couple of hours later, a Dr. from the hospital called to get notes from the visit refaxed over. Sherry Prenda called down to Jody and she again faxed them. She then had Megan Cruz fax the notes from the downstairs fax machine to ensure that the hospital received the fax. Jody then called from home to follow up. My cousin reached out to me yesterday and stated the following in a text. " So I had a minor stroke and an ocular stroke. On medications, my heart is fine, and my brain is fine. Just got released from the hospital. I wanted to thank you and all of your co-workers at Eye Health. This emergency visit probably saved my life" Sometimes we can all get caught up in the day to day aspects of our jobs, and can forget that what we do here at Eye Health Vision can have a big impact on someone's life. I wanted everyone to know how grateful our family is for this exceptional care. ~ Christine""- C.H. / Office Visit / Dec 16, 2022
"Blepharoplasty by Dr Townsend. Excellent results. Professional, caring. Lightens the mood by telling stories about his girlfriends and swimwear line. I still don’t know if he’s kidding. Great job. Highly recommend. Trish C. Portsmouth, RI"- P.C. / Yelp / Jan 10, 2023
"My teenage daughter and I had a great experience. It was my daughter’s first time having eyes tested other than her annual physical check ups. Dr. Jackson was very thorough in explaining every step and made my daughter’s experience a comfortable and pleasant one. She is knowledgeable and passionate about what she does, which is much appreciated! Thank you!"- N.A. / Google / Mar 28, 2023
"Reception was quick and friendly as was check out. Dr. Quinn and the med tech both explained procedures and the reason they were doing them. Dr. Quinn answer all my question about the health of my eyes."- M.O. / Google / Apr 13, 2023
Eyelid surgery can be performed on men and women and may be recommended to patients whose excess skin folds around the upper eyelid or beneath the eye, causing an obstructed vision field and an aged overall look. The procedure can also address under-eye bags and functional issues that prevent patients from enjoying life to the fullest. To find out if you are indeed a candidate for eyelid surgery, schedule a consultation with a member of our team at one of our South Coast area facilities.
Eye Health Vision Centers performs all surgeries, including oculoplastic surgery like blepharoplasty, at our Dartmouth, MA facility or at the New Bedford Surgicenter. Depending on the nature of the eyelid surgery, some form of anesthesia will be administered before the procedure is initiated. This surgery may be done on the top eyelid by itself, on the bottom portion, or a blend of both treatments. For either surgery, the loose, bulging, folding skin will be gently removed with an incision made as discreetly as possible. The skin will be lifted for a smoother, more natural appearance. Patients will immediately notice an improved field of vision (if their vision was obstructed by loose skin).
Following your surgery, you will be sent home to rest and recover. Cold compresses can be used to treat discomfort and decrease swelling and bruising. Results from this type of surgery are long-lasting but not permanent as the natural aging process does not slow down after surgery. Before you leave our facility after surgery, a member of our team will schedule follow-up visits and give you detailed instructions about caring for your incisions. You should carefully follow instructions to avoid infection and expedite healing. You should also be sure to maintain any follow-up appointments so that your healing can be monitored by a professional.
If you are one of the many individuals who is suffering from impaired vision that is caused by drooping and protruding eyelid skin, then you may be an ideal candidate for blepharoplasty at Eye Health Vision Centers. Contact our helpful support staff at one of our greater South Coast-area facilities to schedule a consultation and learn more about your treatment options.