Eyelid Surgery and Blepharoplasty Portland, Maine

By Robert Daly, M.D.

Eyecare Medical Group eye surgeon Robert Daly, M.D. provides specialized consultation, examination and eyelid surgery such as blepharoplasty or eyelifts or eyelid lifts that help droopy, saggy or baggy eyelids. Your eyes and the areas around your forehead are most important aspects of your appearance, and one of the first areas to show signs of aging. For some, this can occur as early as your twenties to early thirties. If your eyes project a lack of energy due to overhanging skin and puffiness, you may appear tired or older. Conversely, if the eyes are more open and relatively free of creases and folds, you will probably seem more rested and youthful.

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Blepharoplasty, Eyelid Lifts or Eyelifts
Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty
Upper eyelid Blepharoplasty involves the improvement of two characteristics of the aging upper eyelid area. The first is correction of excess skin of the upper eyelid, a condition referred to as "hooding of the upper lid." The second condition that can be corrected is the puffiness that is seen in the inner corner and middle of the eyelid as a result of herniation (pushing forward) of fat located in these areas above the eye. Upper eyelid Blepharoplasty does not correct crow’s feet, eliminate dark circles under your eyes, or lift sagging eyebrows.

Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty
Lower eyelid Blepharoplasty is a procedure performed to improve the appearance of the lower eyelids, which is the anatomic area that extends from the lower lid eyelashes to the bony rim of the eye socket.

If there is a herniation of fat present, there are two different surgical approaches Dr. Daly can use to remove the fat. The more common technique utilizes an inconspicuous incision that runs just beneath the lash line. An alternative is to enter the fat pockets through an incision made in the inner lining of the lower eyelid. If excess skin needs to be removed, this can only be accomplished through an external approach. The procedure is long lasting and rarely has to be repeated.  You might benefit from eyelid surgery or Blepharoplasty if:

    • Your upper eyelids appear hooded
    • It's become increasingly difficult to put on eye makeup
    • Even after you've had a good night's sleep people ask you if you're tired
    • You have puffiness under your eyes that never goes away
    • You are developing bulges in the corners of your upper eyelids
    • You have trouble keeping your eyes open
    • Your upper eyelids always feel heavy
    • Your eyes appear to have become smaller
    • Your eye makeup smudges very easily
    • You've lost the fold of your upper eyelid
    • Your peripheral vision is decreased
    • You have excess skin and crepe like wrinkles beneath your eyes
    • Ever since you can remember you've had baggy eyes
    • You have skin breakdown or irritation at the area of excess skin

If you would like to learn more about eye plastic surgery such as blepharoplasty, eyelid lifts or eyelifts please take a moment to call Eyecare Medical Group in Portland, Maine at 888-374-2020.

Eyecare Medical Group offers help for puffy, droopy or saggy eyelids with eyelid surgery such as blepharoplasty, eyelid lifts or eyelifts in Maine. We are conveniently located for patients from Auburn, Augusta, Bangor, Bath, Berwick, Biddeford, Bridgton, Brunswick, Cape Neddick, Casco Bay, Cumberland Center, Eliot, Freeport, Gardiner, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Kittery, Lewiston, Old Orchard Beach, Portland, Sanford, Scarborough, South Portland, Springvale, Topsham, Waterville, Westbrook, Winslow, Wiscasset, Yarmouth, Portland, Skowhegan and York Maine.

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