Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Some of the most noticeable signs of age and exhaustion can manifest around the eyes. Fortunately, there are a number of effective cosmetic enhancement procedures that can effectively rejuvenate the areas surrounding the eyes and give you a more rested and youthful appearance. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is designed to remove excess skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids. The procedure can correct drooping upper lids that tend to sag with time and the puffy bags below the eyes. Blepharoplasty can be done as a single procedure, or in conjunction with other facial surgery such as a facelift or a brow lift.
At Azul Plastic Surgery we are committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome in your eyelid lift surgery. Located in Sugar Land, we serve clients in Fort Bend County and throughout the greater Houston area. Request your personal consultation.
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Frequently Asked Questions
If you have excessive, sagging or wrinkled upper or lower eyelid skin. If you have excess upper eyelid skin that interferes with vision. If you have lost your natural upper eyelid crease. If you have puffy pouches of fat in the upper or lower lids that create a tired or aged appearance.
A more youthful and rested appearance of the eyes. Widening of visual fields if excessive upper lid skin has partially blocked vision.
The operation is done on an outpatient basis under MAC (Monitored Anesthesia Care
The incisions are made where the natural crease should be in the upper lids and below the lash line in the lower lids. Excess fat and skin are removed.
If only excess fat is present in the lower lids, it may be removed through an incision inside the lower lids with no external incision or scar (transconjunctival blepharoplasty).
All sutures are usually removed within 4-6 days. Initial mild discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Bruising and sensitivity to light last at least a week or two. Swelling progressively disappears in 1-2 weeks. Eye makeup can be used after sutures are removed. Contact lenses can be worn when comfortable — usually within 7-10 days.
Additional procedures that would enhance the result are: Forehead Lift, Face Lift
, Chemical Peel or Laser Skin Resurfacing.
If surgery is being done to improve the field of vision, insurance may cover upper lid surgery. Otherwise, these procedures are considered cosmetic, and the patient is responsible for payment.
The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.