About Eyelid Surgery
The eyes are an attractive aspect of the face that deserve to be seen; however an abundance of skin on top or around the eyes can render an unflattering look. Houston, TX plastic surgeon Dr. S. Benjamin Albright performs blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, to lift and tighten the upper or lower eyelid, creating a younger and awakened facial appearance. Countless men and women have eyelid surgery at Albright Plastic Surgery to correct sagging skin, which helps with both function and appearance. Whether upper or lower, eyelid surgery creates a softer, younger appearance and can produce subtle yet striking improvements.
Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that is popular among both men and women. During the initial consult, treatment alternatives will be provided based on the condition that need to be addressed. Most often, ideal candidates are impaired by excess, sagging skin and folds on the upper eyelid or puffy skin below bottom eyelid. These conditions can cause function problems which can hinder of everyday life. For a rejuvenated facial appearance, eyelid surgery may be the right treatment for you. If you have excess, hanging skin on the upper eyelid, or bulges and puffiness under the eyes, blepharoplasty can repair this to give you a softer appearance.
Plan Your Procedure
what to expect
During blepharoplasty, depending on the nature of the surgery, general anesthesia or IV sedation will be used. This cosmetic procedure may be done on the upper eyelid alone, on the bottom portion, or a combination of both treatments at once.
Upper blepharoplasty assists in reducing the loose of skin that droops over the eye and attains a more flattering look. An incision is usually made along the natural crease to remove skin and tissue.
Lower bleph is performed to reduce bulging, bloated skin underneath the lower eyelid. The incision is made below the lash line to allow access to remove fat, and the skin is gently lifted to create a flatter, smoother look. In some cases, a nonsurgical laser treatment can be performed to assist with discoloration, while injectable fillers can be used for additional volume and smoothness if needed.
Eyelid surgery can last up to two hours depending on whether one or both eyes are treated. After surgery, patients should allow several days to rest. Cold compression can help reduce swelling, bruising, and discomfort. The results from eyelid surgery can last years and even though the results are lasting, the aging process does not stop. To continue to enhance the surgical outcomes, nonsurgical treatments such as injections, filllers, and laser can be paired to create a glowing appearance.
Look More Awake
If you have vision impairment due to excess skin on the upper eyelid or suffer from puffy bags under your eyes, then cosmetic eyelid surgery at Albright Plastic Surgery may be right for you. This treatment can help you look younger and more alert. We invite you to call our office in Houston, TX to make a consultation with Dr. Albright.