The Seattle Eyelid & Blepharoplasty Center

Facial Plastic Surgeon in Seattle Washington with an emphasis on blepharoplasty - eyelid surgery
Opening at 9:00 AM on Monday
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The Seattle Eyelid & Blepharoplasty Center with board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr William Portuese offers upper and lower eyelid surgery. 206-624-6200.

The Seattle Eyelid & Blepharoplasty Center
1101 Madison St,
Seattle, Wa. 98104

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Considering eyelid surgery/blepharoplasty and you live in Portland Oregon? Come to Seattle Washington.

For an upper blepharoplasty procedure, the primary goal is to remove excess skin creating the tired or hooded look. When there are fatty deposits on the inner corner of the upper eyelid, these...

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Our Goal – We take great pride in the care we give to our patients, by creating the most natural look using the latest technologies and surgical procedures. Our procedures are performed by a caring staff in a very private and confidential setting. We stay committed to the highest quality of stand...

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If you are considering eyelid surgery – blepharoplasty in Seattle Washington contact The Seattle Blepharoplasty & Eyelid Center.

Some of the topics that are discussed in your consultation are as follows:

Patients will have the opportunity to express what they would like to change about the...

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Facial Plastic Surgery

  • Eyelid Surgery - Blepharoplasty

    PricingUpper and Lower Lid Blepharoplasty: $5,550 (Surgeon & Operating Room) & $643 (Anesthesia)Upper or Lower Lid Blepharoplasty: $3,600 (Surgeon & Operating Room) & $500 (Anesthesia)

Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

  • Dr. William A. Portuese

    Dr. William A. Portuese is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and by the American Board of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery. He is a Clinical Instructor in both the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, and the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Washington and is the author of numerous publications in his field. He is also the current president of the Washington State Chapter of Facial Plastic Surgeons. He has been in private practice in Seattle for over 20 years.Bill Portuese sees eyelid surgery patients from Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, Spokane and outside of Washington including Portland Oregon. Call today to schedule a consultation.

Areas Served

  • Seattle, Washington

  • King County, Washington

  • Bellevue, Washington

  • Puget Sound, Washington

  • Pacific Northwest, Washington

  • Harbor Island, Washington

  • Capitol Hill, Washington

  • Central District, Washington

  • Leschi, Washington

Eyelid Lift Surgery - Blepharoplasty

If you are considering eyelid surgery – blepharoplasty in Seattle Washington contact The Seattle Blepharoplasty & Eyelid Center. Under the direction of Seattle facial plastic surgeon William Portuese, MD this surgical center focuses soley on facial plastic surgery with an emphasis on the eyes – upper lid and lower lid surgery ( eyelid surgery also called blepharoplasty. ) Before and after blepharoplasty – eyelid surgery photos available. It is important that the facial plastic surgeon in Seattle WA performing an eyelid surgery – blepharoplasty procedure has performed thousands of them. Dr. William Portuese is board certified in Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery and board certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Seattle Washington. His expertise is extensive with eyelid surgery – blepharoplasty. For other facial plastic surgery procedures like rhinoplasty surgery and facelift surgery visit The Seattle Rhinoplasty Center.

PREPARING FOR EYELID SURGERY There are certain medical and laboratory tests that may need to be ordered prior to any elective cosmetic surgery depending upon a patient’s medical history and age. A physical examination will be done by Dr. Portuese, but some patients may also elect to have a complete thorough exam done by their family physician. An EKG or heart tracing will need to be performed on men 45 and over and women 55 and over as a routine screening to make sure that there are no preexisting heart problems. Other blood work may need to be performed depending upon individual health history. For example, a complete blood count or a potassium level should be done if patients are taking a diuretic. Women of childbearing age should undergo a pregnancy test the week prior to the surgery to make sure that they are not pregnant at the same time as undergoing cosmetic blepharoplasty surgery. It is also important to avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E, and any type of herbal supplements. This includes stopping all vitamins and herbal supplements two weeks prior to surgery. It is also important that the blepharoplasty patient arrange for a caretaker for the first 24 hours after their surgery. Patients need a responsible caretaker to be with them for the first night. Patients are not allowed to drive themselves or take public transportation alone to home because of the effects of the anesthesia. The Seattle Eyelid and Blepharoplasty Center surgery staff will ask for the caretaker’s name and contact information as well as who will be taking the patient home from the recovery room at the Blepharoplasty Surgery Center. The post operative period can last for approximately two weeks after the eyelid surgery. It is imperative that patients take it easy during this time. Nothing should be done to raise the heart rate or blood pressure and exercise should be curtailed for two weeks. It is suggested that patients sleep on one or two pillows to keep their head elevated and above their heart. This helps to keep the swelling down during the first few days of the recovery period. It is probably important to do all housework, laundry, and grocery shopping the week prior to the surgery so that this is not a concern after the surgery. Grocery shopping can be done to stock up on soft foods such as yogurt, soups, pudding, and other items that would be easy to eat and drink during the postoperative phase. If patients who are undergoing a blepharoplasty have young children, arrangements should be made for their care for the first day or two during the recuperation phase of the blepharoplasty.

Dr. Portuese will review the surgery plan with the patient the morning of surgery so that both the surgeon and the patient understand one another. At this time, any last minute minor modifications to the surgical plan for the blepharoplasty can be discussed. Patients will also meet with the anesthesiologist from Swedish Medical Center during this preoperative visit the morning of the surgery. The anesthesiologist will also verify that the patient has had nothing to eat or drink since midnight. If routine medications need to be taken (such as blood pressure pills, etc.), they can be taken with a small sip of water. The anesthesiologist will ask about certain medications, food allergies, latex allergies, or any allergic reactions to anesthesia. Patients are then brought into the formal operating room where an intravenous line is started, usually in the right hand, and a sedative is given to relax the patient. The anesthetic given that puts patients to sleep is called propofol. Once the patient is asleep, a small breathing tube called an LMA (laryngeal mask airway) is inserted on top of the vocal cords and is left in place for the surgery. Patients are breathing on their own under a general anesthesia and there is no recollection of the procedure. Anesthesia is now much safer than it was many years ago due to improvements in technology, the anesthetics, and the monitoring agents used during the surgery.

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1101 Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98104
United States

Business Hours

Mon:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wed:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri:9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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