What is eyelid surgery?

Blepharoplasty is performed to help reverse age-related changes around the eyes. It can help correct sagging, eye bags, discoloration and hollowness. Eyelid surgery can be performed under local anesthesia in our state-of-the-art surgical suite in-office and be combined with other procedures, particularly a brow lift, to open up the eye area and create a natural, refreshed appearance.

With upper eyelid surgery, the incision is typically placed in the folds of the eye where it is well hidden from view. The incision for lower eyelid surgery is placed in the lash line, where it is virtually undetectable. Dr. Poulos will take great care to ensure your scarring is minimal and inconspicuous.

Eyelid Surgery–Treatable conditions:

  • Upper eyelid surgery can remove excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the upper eyelids.
  • Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision, can be treated by eyelid lift surgery.
  • Lower eyelid blepharoplasty can remove excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid.
  • Bags under the eyes can be corrected by blepharoplasty.
  • Lower eyelid surgery can correct drooping of the lower eyelids, showing white below the iris (colored portion of the eye).

Before & After

I am so pleased with my experience with her! I also so appreciated her supportive and wise counsel prior to my surgery. This was so exceedingly helpful. She has a wonderful staff. Dr. Poulos receives my highest recommendation!

E. Horn

What are the benefits of an upper and lower eyelid lift?

  • Improved upper facial appearance
  • Reduction in eye bags and puffiness
  • Enhanced vision in some cases
  • A brighter, more engaging facial expression
  • Enhanced self-esteem

Who is a good candidate for eyelid surgery in Worcester?

  • Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
  • Non-smokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for blepharoplasty
  • Individuals without serious eye conditions
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You must tell your doctor if you have any of these medical conditions:

  • Eye disease such as glaucoma, dry eye or a detached retina
  • Thyroid disorders such as Graves’ disease and under or overactive thyroid
  • Cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure or other circulatory disorders or diabetes

What will my recovery entail?

While some swelling and bruising is normal after surgery, Dr. Poulos will provide you with pain medications that will help alleviate discomfort. A cold compress placed on the head will sooth you, as will ice packs and eye drops. Most clients return to normal daily activities within a few weeks. You should refrain from wearing makeup during your healing period, and avoid direct sunlight.

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Why choose Dr. Poulos in Northborough?

Named “Best Plastic Surgeon” by Worcester Magazine, Dr. Poulos has earned a reputation for transformative outcomes that reflect her patients’ best assets, accentuating their innate beauty. Her approach is personalized and intuitive, resulting in aesthetically superior changes that are tailored to the individual. 

Dr. Poulos received her Medical Doctor degree from the State University of New York School of Medicine. She then went on to pursue a 5-year internship and residency in general surgery at the Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven, followed by an additional plastic surgery residency at UMass Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts. 

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