Achieve a More Youthful Look with Eyelid Rejuvenation Surgery at the Milwaukee and Madison Area’s Parkins Plastic Surgery

Blepharoplasty is a procedure that can help improve the appearance of your eyelids by removing excess skin, fat, and muscle from the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. Plastic surgeons Dr. Maida Parkins and Dr. Lucas Boehm are highly experienced in this cosmetic surgery, sometimes referred to as eyelid surgery. Milwaukee and Madison-area patients choose him at Parkins Plastic Surgery so they can enjoy a more youthful and naturally rested appearance.

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The skin surrounding our eyes is thin and delicate and is one of the first areas to show signs of aging. This is a common source of frustration, as it can make you look older and more tired that you feel. Some of the common changes that occur around the eyes with age include:

Wrinkles and Fine Lines

The skin around the eyes is prone to developing fine lines and wrinkles, especially around the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet) and on the eyelids.

Puffy Bags Under the Eyes

As we age, the fat pads under the eyes can shift, causing puffiness and bags to form.

Sagging Eyelids

The skin on the upper eyelids can become loose and sag, sometimes to the extent that it obstructs vision.


The volume loss that occurs with aging can lead to hollowing around the eye, creating a sunken appearance.

A youthful face is full and lacks harsh transitions between the eyes and cheeks. Dr. Parkins and Dr. Boehm are careful to remove excess skin and fat when necessary during blepharoplasty surgery, but believes it is equally as important to restore volume to areas of the face that have lost it. This allows for the restoration of youthful contour to your face.

Real Patient Results

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What Makes a Good Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty Candidate?

Excess Skin

One of the main reasons people undergo upper eyelid surgery is because they have excess skin on their upper eyelids, which can make the eyes look tired, droopy, or hooded. If you have excess skin that is affecting your vision and making you look older than you feel, you may be a good candidate for an upper lid blepharoplasty.

Good General Health

As with any surgical procedure, it’s important to be in good general health to minimize the risk of complications after blepharoplasty. If you have a chronic health condition, such as poorly controlled diabetes or high blood pressure, you may not be a good candidate for blepharoplasty surgery. Your surgeon will evaluate your health history and current health status to determine whether you are a good candidate for upper eyelid surgery.

Realistic Expectations

It is important to have realistic expectations about the results of upper eyelid surgery. While the procedure can improve the appearance of the eyes and create a more youthful and rested appearance, blepharoplasty won’t completely change the overall appearance of your face. Your surgeon and their team will help you set realistic expectations for the results of the upper lid blepharoplasty procedure.

What Makes a Good Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty Candidate?

Under-Eye Bags or Puffy Lower Eyelids

If you have under-eye bags or puffy lower eyelids that do not improve with lifestyle changes—such as getting enough sleep or reducing salt intake—you may be a good candidate for lower eyelid surgery. The blepharoplasty procedure can remove excess fat and tighten the skin in the lower eyelids, smoothing out the area and creating a more youthful appearance.

Absence of Eye Conditions

If you have pre-existing eye conditions, such as dry eyes, glaucoma, or a history of a detached retina, you may not be a good candidate for lower eyelid blepharoplasty.



Dr. Parkins & Dr. Boehm are committed to surgical excellence through education, compassion, and confidentiality. Their combined experience is unparalleled and highly sought after in the Madison and Milwaukee area. A consultation with either of our surgeons is conducted at our private, state-of-the-art surgical facility where you will have all your questions answered so you can confidently start your surgical journey.

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Dr. Boehm

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Good General Health

As with upper-lid eyelid surgery, being generally healthy can improve both the experience and the outcome. Dr. Boehm will assess your health and go over your medical history with you at a consultation for your lower-lid blepharoplasty.

Realistic Expectations

Overall, the best way to determine whether you are a good candidate for lower eyelid surgery is to schedule a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon to evaluate your individual case and help you determine whether the blepharoplasty procedure is right for you.
Upper eyelid blepharoplasty at Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s Parkins Plastic Surgery can help to improve both form and function. The procedure is quick, involving only a small incision used to remove excess skin and fat. Any resulting scar is hidden in the natural crease of the lid.

What Does Blepharoplasty Surgery Involve?

Upper Eyelids

  • Small incision on the upper eyelid to remove excess skin, fat, and muscle
  • Anesthesia: Can be performed under local anesthesia or twilight anesthesia; rarely is general anesthesia necessary for upper eyelid surgery alone
  • Minimal to no pain
  • Mild bruising and swelling
  • Sutures removed five days after surgery in our office

Lower Eyelids

  • Small incision below the eyelashes to remove the excess skin and fat that cause under eye bags
  • In certain patients, Dr. Boehm can perform the surgery “scarless” where the incision is hidden on the inner surface of the eyelid
  • Anesthesia: most patients require general anesthesia for lower eyelid surgery
  • Mild to moderate swelling and bruising
  • Sutures removed five days after surgery in our office

What Is Recovery Like After Blepharoplasty?

We recommend that patients plan to take a week away from work and strenuous activity to give themselves plenty of time to rest and heal after blepharoplasty surgery. For some patients, it may be necessary to take up to two weeks off from work to ensure proper recovery. After this time, most bruising and swelling will have dissipated, and blepharoplasty patients feel more confident going out in public. Since the eye area is sensitive, patients may notice that swelling persists longer than what they may have experienced with procedures performed elsewhere on the body.

Understanding what to expect during your blepharoplasty recovery makes the entire process a much more positive experience. Please be sure to bring all questions regarding healing and recovery to your blepharoplasty consultation with Dr. Parkins or Dr. Boehm.

What Procedures Complement Blepharoplasty in the Milwaukee and Madison Area?

During your blepharoplasty consultation with Dr. Parkins or Dr. Boehm, they may suggest certain procedures to complement your upper or lower eyelid surgery after examining you. Procedures that are commonly combined with eyelid surgery include a brow lift to treat descent of the lateral eyebrow, facial fat grafting to restore volume lost with aging, and skin resurfacing (laser or chemical peel) to treat the texture of the skin surrounding your eyes.

For more information about a blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) in the Milwaukee or Madison area, contact Parkins Plastic Surgery at (262) 269-1050 or book a consultation online today!


Get started today with blepharoplasty in the Milwaukee and Madison area with help from Dr. Lucas Boehm. Call our beautiful Lake Country office in Oconomowoc, WI, at (262) 269-1050. You can also send a message online.


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