Blepharoplasty Texas

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What is a Blepharoplasty/ Eye Lift Surgery?

There are three options for an eyelid lift:

Upper Eyelid Lift (Upper Blepharoplasty)

As we age, the upper eyelid skin can become very loose and begin to hang down over the edge of the upper lids, giving the appearances of looking tired. This excess skin can also cause difficulty with blurred vision and with opening the eyes. Men and women can benefit from the removal of the excess eyelid skin in a procedure known as a blepharoplasty. The excess skin along with a small portion of the muscle will be carefully removed by making a hairline incision in the natural crease of the upper eyelid. This incision helps to tighten the upper eyelids and give a more youthful appearance!

Lower Eyelid Lift (Lower Blepharoplasty)

The lower eyelids can develop puffiness, baggy appearance and dark circles and give a person the appearance of exhaustion. The lower eyelid surgery will give the patient a more refreshed appearance while at the same time, looking natural. The puffiness and loose skin of the lower eyelid is removed by making a hairline incision in the natural crease of the lower eyelid just underneath the lash line. Dr. Payne will carefully place the incisions so that they will be less noticeable as they heal. Typically lower eyelid lift procedures are considered cosmetic surgery. This surgery can also be done with other cosmetic procedures such as a midface lift to help in repositioning the cheek tissue into a better position creating a more youthful appearance.

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Combined Upper and Lower Eyelift (Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty)

The upper eyelid procedure is performed under anesthesia and can be done in conjunction with the lower eyelids or with other facial procedures, like a Facelift, to give the most optimal and rejuvenated appearance. The procedure itself takes around 1-2 hours for both the upper and lower eyelids of both eyes.

Asian and Ethnic Eyelid Surgery

In Asian descents, there is a common unique upper eyelid characteristic know as single fold of the eyelid crease. This distinguishes no or low crease above the margin of the eyelid. A more prominent appearance can be created for the eyelid plastic surgery procedure to help the size and your naturalness of the eyes. Ethnic eyelid surgery is a customizable surgery based on your unique ethnicity characteristics. Dr. Payne is more than happy to design a custom design for any descent to address your aesthetic concerns and help you achieve your cosmetic procedures goals. 

Can I benefit from Blepharoplasty?

Yes! If you feel that you have puffiness, eye bags, and loose skin around the eyes, then this will be the procedure for you. Blepharoplasty is a great procedure to help preserve the eye area and keep it looking youthful. These are some of the most common benefits of blepharoplasty:

  • Less signs of aging and exhaustion
  • Excess fat reduction around the eyes 
  • Reduction of excess skin with tightening of remaining skin in your upper eyelid area

Am I a good candidate for Blepharoplasty surgery?

Eyelid surgery is performed on both women and men who are in good overall healthy and are looking for improvements of upper eyelids and/or lower eyelids. Lower and upper blepharoplasty may be a good option if:

  • You are in a good health
  • Non-smoker
  • Do not have a serious eye condition (examples: dry eyes or glaucoma)

What is Eyelid Ptosis?

Eyelid Ptosis is also known as droopy eyelid. This can occur in one or both eyelids. If ptosis occurs in one eyelid, it is easily noticed because of asymmetry in the eyelid position. Ptosis is one of the most common eyelid surgeries. The cause of ptosis in adults is due to stretching of the eyelid muscles and aging, previous eye surgery, and long-term use of contact lenses. Ptosis repair is usually not performed by cosmetic surgeons but can be performed by ophthalmology surgeons which have had training in oculoplastic surgery. This procedure requires lifting the upper eyelids. 

Can I benefit from a browlift after a eyelid surgery?

It is common for patients to desire eyelid rejuvenation. This is commonly mistaken as most patients think their eyelid is the issue but a lot of times this can be due to eyebrow ptosis. This can be fixed during your blepharoplasty surgery by manually lifting your eyebrows which will leave you with a natural appearance. 

Is Eyelid Lift without surgery possible?

Injectables such as Botox®,  and fillers can temporarily smooth away cosmetic reasons such as crow’s feet and farrows feet between the eyebrows in younger patients with mild to moderate signs of aging. These injectables can help address under eye dark circles, wrinkles and hollowing appearance of the undereye. 

Blepharoplasty surgery Recovery

Dr. Payne has extensive training in craniofacial reconstructive surgery, and is meticulous during the blepharoplasty procedure. Dr. Payne may use a combination of absorbable and permanent sutures.

Cosmetic surgery for eyelid will be performed in an outpatient hospital setting under local anesthesia, sedation or general anesthesia. After your eyelid surgery you may experience some swelling and bruising and resolve within a few weeks. We recommend for you to apply Arnica and ice packs to help with swelling. Female patients can resume wearing makeup after about two weeks.

After your eyelid surgical procedure, the incisions will begin to heal after about a week, and Dr. Payne will remove any sutures at your post op appointment. Everyone is different but most people will experience a little discomfort immediately following surgery, but with plenty of rest you will recover quickly. Our team is happy to help answer any of your postoperative questions.

What are the risks of eyelid surgery or Blepharoplasty?

Typically eyelid surgery has very low risks involved with this type of procedure. Blepharoplasty can be done in the office under local anesthesia lowering or eliminating the risks from general anesthesia. There are several unique risks and complications associated with eyelid surgery such as the following:

  • Bleeding
  • Scars
  • Numbness or loss of feeling around the eyelids
  • Difficulty closing the eyelids
  • Dry eyes
  • Infection
  • Pain
  • Sensitivity to bright light
  • Swelling and bruising

The eyes may have significant scarring causing ectropion which is an outward rolling of the lower eyelid or entropion an inward rolling of the eyelid causing the eyes not to close properly. A lid lag may also occur which is usually temporary pulling down of the lower eyelid. Rarely is there temporary or even permanent change in vision such as blindness. In some instances there can be asymmetry of the eyelids and this may result in possible need for future revision surgery. The most unpredictable factor is the healing process after surgery where scarring can affect the outcome of surgery. It is important to follow the postoperative instructions and notify your surgeon if any concerns or issues arise after surgery.

How much does a Blepharoplasty Cost?

Upper lid and lower lid surgery cost in Houston starts at $6,000, depending on the details of your treatment plan. 

After your consultation, our office will be able to provide you with a personalized quote and your various payment options. The Texas Liposuction Specialty Clinic accepts financing plans through trusted healthcare lenders like CareCredit® and Prosper® Healthcare Lending. Once approved by either financial institution, qualified patients can select from an array of short- and long-term payment plans to find an ideal arrangement for their budgetary concerns. If you have any questions, a member of our team would be happy to speak with you about the cost of lower lid blepharoplasty and upper lid blepharoplasty. 

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