DR WILLIAM PORTUESE | 1101 MADISON ST #1280 SEATTLE, WASHINGTON 98104 | (206) 624-6200
Dr William Portuese - Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon in Seattle WA

Blepharoplasty Eyelid Surgery Seattle WA

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

Cosmetic blepharoplasty is done to improve the appearance of the upper or lower eyelids. The primary goal of upper 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 EyeLid 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 the procedure.

The Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty can be performed alone, or in conjunction with additional cosmetic surgery such as a Facelift or Rhinoplasty – Nose Job. 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.

Useful Links
Frequently Asked Questions about Blepharoplasty – Eyelid Surgery
Patient’s Complete Guide to Blepharoplasty©
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Contact us today 206-624-620 at our Seattle facial plastic surgery practice for more details. Dr William Portuese sees patients from the surrounding areas of Seattle including Bellevue WA and Portland OR.

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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 procedure. 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 eyelift, what a success! I wish I would of done it sooner! It has been 6 months 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!

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