Will Eyelid Surgery Improve My Vision?

Will Eyelid Surgery Improve My Vision

Blepharoplasty, more commonly known as eyelid surgery or an eye lift, can improve vision in people with droopy upper lids. With this procedure, upper lids can be gently lifted to reduce vision obstruction, creating a more youthful and alert appearance in the process.

In addition to addressing droopy or sagging upper eyelids, blepharoplasty can correct issues such as puffiness and dark circles around the lower lids to produce a better rested and more appealing look. The procedure can be performed on both upper and lower lids at the same time when needed.

Is Blepharoplasty Covered by Insurance?

Eyelid surgery is not typically covered by insurance. However, if your procedure is deemed medically necessary by an ophthalmologist, your plan may cover upper eyelid rejuvenation. This is dependent on the specifics of your plan and should be discussed with your insurance provider before being relied on as a method of payment.

At the Centre for Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery, we offer a range of payment options, including blepharoplasty financing through CareCredit® and United Medical Credit. During your initial consultation, we would be happy to discuss these options in more detail.

Upper Facial Rejuvenation

While there are several cosmetic benefits offered by eyelid surgery, it has its limitations as well. Issues such as crow’s feet, drooping eyebrows, or frown lines (in between the eyebrows) will not be addressed by blepharoplasty. These issues can, however, be corrected through a combination of procedures that can be performed in conjunction with an eye lift.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is an effective option for forehead creases, frown lines, and sagging eyebrows, while dermal fillers can be used to fill in the hollows underneath the eyes as well as areas of sunken skin surrounding the eyes. The best way to learn which of these treatments will be most complimentary to your eyelid lift is through a one-on-one consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon.

Contact Us to Learn More

If you are interested in learning more about blepharoplasty or any of the surgical or non-surgical options offered by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrea Doyle, please call the Centre for Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery at 401-336-3770 today. Located in East Greenwich, we welcome patients from Warwick, Exeter, and all surrounding Rhode Island communities.

As many of our patients already know, we offer cosmetic surgery procedures, injectable treatments, laser skin resurfacing, medical facials and a wide range of skin care products. We offer such a wide variety of treatments/procedures at our office because many times “Combination Therapy” will help you to achieve the best results of what you’re looking for.

Facial cosmetic surgery can be enhanced with facial fillers and injectables. Facial laser treatments are always more effective when combined with top-grade at-home skin care products.

The foundation of everything we do here at the MedSpa of Rhode Island beings with the quality of your skin.

Many patients do not realize what an amazing difference quality skin care products make until they have been using them for 3-6 months. The next thing they know they are looking at a picture of themselves and become pleasantly surprised!

Our products are not just “feel good/smell good” that sit on the surface of the skin, rather, they are hand-picked because they deliver results. They nourish your skin cells and gradually make positive changes.

Dr. Doyle and Anne, our aesthetician, can customize a surgical or non-surgical treatment plan for your specific needs.

Please feel free to call the office at 401.336.3770 and set up your consultations!!

Happy Holidays!
Happy Holidays from the Centre for Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Andrea Doyle and staff of the Centre for Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery wish you a happy holiday season!

Wishing you health and happiness this Holiday Season and prosperity in the New Year. We value our relationships and thank you for being our patient. We look forward to continuing to care for you in the coming year.

Still looking for the perfect gift to give?

Consider a gift certificate.  Available in any denomination.  Check out our website for available services (www.centrefars.com), or use it towards our award winning Environ® skin care products and Colorescience Mineral Makeup.

Call 401-336-3770, email info@centrefars.com, or stop by 1672 South County Trail, Suite 302, East Greenwich, RI 02818 to give the gift of beauty!

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Please have a safe and happy holiday season!

Yours in health,
Andrea M. Doyle, MD

Botox and Dysport have become the standard for facial rejuvenation without having to go under the knife, they are practically household names!  Both of these products provide real results without any downtime.

Botox and Dysport are purified proteins that block nerve impulses, paralyzing the muscles they are injected into.  This paralysis is what reduces or eliminates the pesky lines and wrinkles which drive us crazy!  The result is a smoother, refreshed appearance for 3-4 months at a time.

These praised neurotoxins have created a bit of controversy of late with media reports of celebrity and teenage preventive use on the rise.

So, when is the right time to start using Botox or Dysport?

WHEN – is very patient dependent.  Everyone ages differently, so a there is no standardized age when a patient should starting considering treatment options.

The BEST time to start Botox or Dysport injections in when age lines are minimally visible or unformed.  For most, this starts to happen in the late 20s or early 30s.

Studies have shown that if injected in this early stage, neurotoxins can actually soften and retrain the muscles.  If injected regularly at 3-4 month intervals, this softening and retraining can actually be preventative – reducing the formation of wrinkles as one ages.

Simply put, a reputable, board-certified plastic surgeon will discourage a patient from pursuing an unneeded or unwarranted treatment.

If you are concerned about current or developing age lines and wrinkles, set up a consultation with a board certified professional first.

Andrea M. Doyle, MD as seen in RI Monthly's "Top Doctors" Issue

Andrea M. Doyle, MD in RI Monthly’s “Top Doctors” Issue

Andrea M. Doyle, MD was recently profiled in Rhode Island Monthly’s “Top Doctors” issue. Read about her practice, the Centre for Aesthetic + Reconstructive Surgery, located in East Greenwich, RI 02818, or visit www.centrefars.com.

Andrea M. Doyle, MD

Andrea M. Doyle, MD

Cosmetic surgery: When is the right time?

When considering a cosmetic procedure, whether it is Botox injections or a breast augmentation, you may ask yourself, “Is this the best time to have it done?”  Deciding to have plastic surgery is a personal decision, of course, and timing depends at lot upon your goals and desired outcome.  Below are a few guidelines to keep in mind.


Plan Ahead

If you want to be ready for a special occasion, definitely plan ahead.  Many non-surgical procedures such as Botox®, Dysport®, and dermal fillers (Juvederm®, Restylane®, Perlane®, Sculptra®) have immediate results and require little to no downtime.  You may want to look your best for a wedding, family party, or class reunion, but you should give yourself about 2 weeks for any minimal bruising to resolve.

Most surgical procedures, such as a tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast augmentation, do require several weeks to fully recover.  So if you want to look your best in your bathing suit or for that special event, you should plan to give yourself time for the swelling to resolve and for your incisions to heal.


General Guidelines for Popular Procedures

 Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty):  Maybe your abdomen protrudes after having children, or you have excess skin or bulging at your waistline you can pinch.  You exercise and watch your diet, but your shape is just not what you want it to be.   A tummy tuck may be helpful by removing excessive skin and fat, repairing the abdominal muscles separated by pregnancy, and even improving a C-section scar.  In most circumstances it is best to wait until after you lose excess weight and have finished having children.  Give yourself about 12 weeks to heal before your bathing suit debut or your special event.

Breast Augmentation:  Generally speaking, there are two time periods when a woman seeks breast enhancement surgery.  A young woman in her twenties may recognize that she has finished developing breast tissue and she desires larger breasts.  A breast augmentation with saline or silicone gel implants would provide the best option to help her achieve fuller breasts.  An older woman, later in her thirties, forties, or fifties, may have lost volume after having children, or may notice sagging of her breasts.  A breast lift, or mastopexy, can remove excess sagging skin and can reposition the nipple on the breast.  Depending on your needs, Dr. Doyle will recommend one procedure or a combination of a breast augmentation and breast lift to help you achieve your goals for breast enhancement.  Recovery from breast augmentation is usually quick, but do give yourself a few months before a major event to look your best.

Liposuction:  Liposuction can be used to treat stubborn fat pockets in many parts of the body including the abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks, neck, back, and chest.  Liposuction is not a treatment for obesity and is not an effective treatment for cellulite, the dimpled skin that sometimes appears on the thighs, hips, and buttocks.  Removing excess fat deposits improves your body contour and proportion, and ultimately can enhance your self-image.  Winter is a great time to do liposuction since post-operative support garments can be easily hidden under clothing.

-Facial Rejuvenation:  Improve your appearance anytime with a Hydrafacial, revitalizing peel, or anti-aging facial offered by our aesthetician.  All skin care procedures offer the most advanced medical grade products and are supervised by Dr. Doyle.  Get your skin glowing right before your special event.  More advanced facial rejuvenation, such as an eyelid lift, facelift, and neck lift can take between two to six months for the swelling to be completely gone.


Do you have questions about cosmetic surgery or skin rejuvenation?  Contact Dr. Doyle at 401-336-3770 or via email at info@centrefars.com.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Dr. Andrea Doyle is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  As a plastic surgeon serving the greater Providence, Rhode Island region, eastern Connecticut, and southern Massachusetts, she is committed to excellence, using the latest technologies and procedures to help you look your best.

Thank you, everyone, for attending last night’s cosmetic surgery, skin care, and facial rejuvenation seminar at Roger Williams Medical Center in Providence, Rhode Island!  Remember to book your consultation to take advantage of your 20% discount!

The live demonstrations of Botox/Dysport and injectable dermal fillers was a huge success!  Thank you to all of our volunteers.

Also, congratulation to all of our raffle winners!  We hope you enjoy all the Environ and Lumixyl products!

It is our privilege to be able to provide you with not only these services, but the comprehensive information every patient needs to make the best choice(s) for him or herself!

We look forward to providing more of these lectures and forums in the near future. Keep abreast of our events via our blog, Facebook, and Twitter!


Andrea Doyle, MD

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