Blepharoplasty – Eyelid Surgery in Houston
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a procedure to remove fat – usually along with excess skin and muscle – from the upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery can correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags below your eyes – features that make you look older and more tired than you feel, and may even interfere with your vision. A brief word about fat removal. Some patients need fat removed. Many have the fat re-positioned. Some do not have any fat removed. Each patient’s operative plan is unique. An over resection of fat (older technique) done routinely produces a gaunt older look routinely.
In this video, Dr. Clayton Moliver from Houston discusses the techniques involved in cosmetic eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty), as well as what you can expect on the day of your procedure.
Eyelid surgery removes excess skin, fat and muscle from around the eyes to create a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Eyelid surgery is performed on an outpatient basis in our AAAASF accredited surgical suite. The procedure is short – from 30 to 90 minutes – and the recovery time is quick. Within a few days, you’ll be able to read or watch television. Most people feel ready to go out in public (and back to work) in 7 to 10 days.
On our younger Houston eyelid surgery patients, we are often able to perform what is called “no-scar eyelid surgery,” or “transconjuctival blepharoplasty.” If you have a pocket of fat beneath your lower eyelids but don’t need to have any skin removed, we make an incision inside your lower eyelid, leaving no visible scar.
Even when we remove fat, we use a laser to seal the blood vessels, so no stitches are needed. With laser-assisted blepharoplasty, there is less bleeding, less swelling and bruising, and faster healing.
For all patients, the positive results of eyelid surgery – a more alert and youthful look – should last for years.
Please visit our Eyelid Surgery page or call 281.282.9555 for more information on eyelid surgery in Houston.