Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) in Seattle Washington

Blepharoplasty in Seattle Washington offered by board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr William Portuese. Eyelid surgery can be done by itself or in conjunction with other facial procedures, such as a facelift or rhinoplasty (nose) surgery.


View more belpharoplasty before and after photos

Cosmetic eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is done to improve the appearance of the upper or lower eyelids. The primary goal of upper eyelid surgery is to remove the excess skin and fat, whereas the goal of lower eyelid surgery is to remove mostly excess fat. The fat in the lower eyelids is a genetic trait and is referred to by many as puffiness. Typically, patients will say that they look older than they feel when they look in the mirror.

Upper and lower eyelid surgery can be performed alone or in conjunction with additional cosmetic surgery such as a facelift or rhinoplasty surgery. Eyelid surgery enhances one's appearance and gives a look of being well rested. With the aging process, the skin tends to relax, muscles tend to weaken, and the fat around the lower eye tends to protrude and accumulate around the eyes, resulting in a puffy appearance.

The incision for an upper blepharoplasty procedure is made following the natural eyelid crease. After the precise measurement of fat and excess skin is removed, the incision is closed with dissolvable sutures.

The lower eyelid incision is on the inside of the lower eyelids. If there is excess skin on the outside portion of their lower eyelids, a small pinch is removed beneath the eyelash line. This is typically closed with a tissue glue adhesive. The incision is nearly imperceptible at three to four weeks after surgery.

Useful Links
Frequently Asked Questions
Patient's Complete Guide to Blepharoplasty©
Blepharoplasty Photos

View your procedure in 3D

For an eyelid surgery in Seattle Washington, contact facial plastic surgeon William Portuese at 206.624.6200. View before and after photos of eyelid surgery. Dr. Portuese sees patients in surrounding Washington cities and from other US States and Canada.

Facelift | Rhinoplasty | Blepharoplasty | Neck Lift - Neck Liposuction | Brow Lift
Otoplasty | Facial Implants | Botox® | Sitemap

Dr William Portuese sees patients from Seattle WA, Bellevue WA, Spokane WA, Anchorage AK, Montana WY,
Idaho, Oregon, Portland OR, Tacoma WA, Olympia WA and Vancouver BC.