WILLIAM PORTUESE, M.D. | 1101 MADISON ST #1280 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON 98104 | (206) 624-6200
Dr. William Portuese is one of the top-rated facial plastic surgeons in America
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Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery Seattle WA

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

Cosmetic eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is done to improve the appearance of the upper or lower eyelids. The primary goal of upper eyelid surgery – blepharoplasty is to remove mostly excess skin and a little fat, whereas the goal of the lower eyelid surgery is to remove mostly excess fat and a little skin. The fat in the lower eyelids is a genetic trait and is referred to by many as “Puffiness”. Excess skin on the upper lids creates the “Tired” look. Typically, patients will say that they look tired and older than they feel when they look in the mirror.


Blepharoplasty: Upper and Lower Lid Reductions in Seattle WA

With the aging process, the eyelid skin tends to relax, and become “hooded”, 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 Blepharoplasty procedure involves two parts; for excess fat / puffiness, the incision is made on the inside of the lower lids and the fat is removed. If there is excess skin on the outside portion of their lower lids, Dr. Portuese removes a small pinch of skin just below the eyelash line. This blepharoplasty incision is typically closed with a tissue glue adhesive and the incision is nearly unnoticeable about four weeks following surgery.

The Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery – Blepharoplasty can be performed alone, or in conjunction with additional cosmetic surgery such as a Facelift or Rhinoplasty Surgery. If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of upper lid blepharoplasty Seattle, please don’t hesitate to contact our office today for more details.

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Contact us today 206-624-620 at our Seattle facial plastic surgery practice for more details about eyelid surgery. Dr William Portuese sees patients from the surrounding areas of Seattle including Bellevue WA.

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5/5 stars

I have suffered for years with puffy eyes. My business requires face to face meetings and outside sales. Everyday I would receive at least one comment on ‘how tired’ I looked. They thought it was a sympathy comment like ‘you poor tired thing’, however it stung every time I heard it. I’m a little on the queasy side when it comes to medical procedures, so I kept putting off the inevitable…I finally had enough and decided to look into blepharoplasty. Dr. Portuese came highly recommended from one of my colleagues and I’m so glad I chose him to perform the surgery. Portuese and his staff was amazing, they put my mind at ease, explained the procedure, recovery and gave me the confidence that I needed. I had the eye surgery, what a success! I wish I would of done it sooner! It has been 6 months since my surgery and I haven’t had one person comment on ‘how tired I look”. I look great, feel great and so happy with the results. Thank you Dr. Portuese and Staff! You guys are great!