Eyelid Surgery, Facelift, and More in New Hampshire (NH)

Dr. Richard Zeff is an experienced cosmetic surgeon who has undergone extensive training in the field of facial plastic surgery. He offers superior surgical facial rejuvenation procedures such as eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), facelift, and more. Residents of New Hampshire (NH), Maine, Vermont, and surrounding areas throughout New England interested in facial cosmetic surgery should contact our plastic surgery practice for professional care in a safe, relaxing atmosphere.

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is an exceptional cosmetic facial procedure offered at our New Hampshire (NH) practice that dramatically improves the appearance of tired or droopy eyes. The procedure involves removing excess skin, muscle, and fat from the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids, or both for a younger, brighter, and more alert appearance. When determining whether one is a candidate for blepharoplasty, it is important to make sure that the extra skin of the upper eyelid is not the result of eyebrow droop, which would require a brow lift instead.

The Eyelid Surgery Procedure

Depending on the specific needs and goals of the patient, blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper or lower eyelids, or both. Upper eyelid surgery involves removing skin and fat from the upper eyelids and repositioning nearby muscles in an effort to lift the lid. Incisions are made in the natural creases of the eyelids to reduce the amount of visible scarring. Lower eyelid surgery involves removing excess fat, which often cause bags and dark circles beneath the eyes that contribute to a tired appearance. Incisions are made just beneath the lash line and are closed with fine sutures to minimize scarring.

“I love the way I look!!! I have gotten so many compliments! I honestly love the way I feel about my new look! Thank you.”
Nancy C. - Barrington, NH

Often there is wrinkly skin around the eyes that also needs smoothing. As a result, this procedure is usually done in conjunction with laser resurfacing of the skin around the eyes. To learn whether you are an eyelid surgery candidate, contact our New Hampshire (NH) cosmetic surgery practice today to schedule a private blepharoplasty consultation. Our Stratham, NH center serves Maine, Vermont, and all of New England.

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Facelift / Neck Lift

A number of factors influence the visible signs of aging on the skin, including genetics, environment, and lifestyle. The changes that result are either qualitative or quantitative. Qualitative changes involve the quality of the skin itself and include lines, wrinkles, blemishes, scars, and spots. These are better corrected by resurfacing procedures such as laser skin resurfacing. Quantitative changes are primarily excess or redundant skin such as sagging jowls and neck. Surgical tightening procedures such as facelift and neck lift surgery at our New Hampshire (NH) practice near Maine are the best treatments for quantitative changes.

The Facelift Procedure

A facelift is performed under anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. Incisions are made in the temples and around the ears, occasionally with a small incision under the chin. Through these incisions, the skin is tightened up and back, often at two levels, a muscle and a skin layer. The result is a natural rejuvenation without looking too tight.

Numbness of the skin after facelift surgery is common and temporary, and nerve or muscle damage is extremely rare. The black and blue from bruising generally settles in the lower part of the face and neck, and some post-operative swelling is normal. Patients can generally go out in public after one week and look quite presentable in two to three. During your facelift consultation at our New Hampshire (NH) center serving Maine, Vermont, and surrounding areas, Dr. Zeff can answer any other question you may have about the procedure or recovery time. Please contact our practice to schedule an initial consultation for facelift surgery.

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Mini Facelift

Mini facelift surgery is another treatment available at our practice. The procedure is usually performed before excessive sagging sets in. A mini facelift generally requires shorter incisions around the ears while minimal incisions are needed in the hairline. Recovery from a mini facelift is less involved than that from a full facelift. A mini facelift is less effective when there is a lot of skin laxity. Please contact our practice to find out whether a mini facelift is best for your specific cosmetic goals.

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Brow Lift

Sagging of the eyebrows can affect both the excess skin of the upper eyelids and the loss of the ability to raise the eyebrows. Because of the frequent use of muscles in the forehead in making common facial expressions, skin folds can develop and worsen over time. BOTOX® Cosmetic injections can help, but placement must be high to avoid paralyzing muscles that are used to elevate the brow above your eyes. A more definitive correction is brow lift surgery. During your private consultation at our New Hampshire (NH) center, Dr. Zeff can develop a treatment plan to meet your individual needs.

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Contact Our Center Serving Maine, Vermont, and All of New England

We would like to hear from you! Feel free to contact our plastic surgeon if you are interested in learning more about eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), facelift, or another facial cosmetic procedure. We serve New Hampshire (NH), Maine, Vermont, and the rest of New England from our conveniently located Stratham center. We also offer convenient and affordable financing options to help you achieve the look you desire.

Dr. Richard Zeff proudly serves patients traveling from nearby cities for plastic surgery. For your convenience, we have provided driving directions from the following locations:

Richard L. Zeff, M.D. P.A.
137 Portsmouth Avenue
Stratham, NH 03885
Ph: 1-603-684-2339

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"Every experience, from my first phone call to your office, through surgery and post-op care, was superb. The office is spotless; the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Dr. Zeff is personable and took the time to explain every procedure, comment, and concern I had. He is exceptional. I will gladly refer him if I have the opportunity."
Rhonda - Rye Beach, NH


"Dr. Zeff gave me back my self esteem after another surgeon ruined my face. He is a talented plastic surgeon and made me feel pretty again-his staff is excellent and I would highly recommend him for any facial surgery with the utmost confidence-I trust his talent and expertise."
Mary - Melrose, MA


"From the moment I entered Dr. Zeff's office, I felt welcome and at peace... The day of my surgery, I felt like "queen for a day"; my every need to the tiniest detail was thought of by the super support staff. I am extremely pleased with the results of my blepharoplasty- lower lids. The surgery itself looks like me minus 10 years, and I look rested and happy again - the way I feel... Elective plastic surgery is so empowering - a way to give to yourself (for once) - and shockingly more affordable than one might assume."
Tracy - NH