Eyelid Surgery The Woodlands
Even if you eat healthy, exercise regularly and get a full night’s sleep, drooping eyelids and bags under your eyes can make you appear tired or worn out. In his Houston practice, plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Gill performs eyelid surgery in Houston to help you appear more vibrant and rested.
Before eyelid surgery, the patient looks tired and unhappy.
After surgery, she appears rested, with bigger, more youthful eyes.
If You’re Considering Eyelid Surgery in Houston
Blepharoplasty, also known as Eyelid surgery is a popular procedure to correct puffy underye bags and drooping upper eyelids—according to the ASPS, more than 200,000 procedures were performed in the US in 2010. While it will not remove adjacent crow’s feet or dark circles, it can be combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures like a brow or facelift.
Most ideal candidates for eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, are in their mid-30s or older and struggle with drooping eyelids or bags that make them look tired and may even negatively affect their vision. This condition is often hereditary.
Some conditions may prevent you from undergoing eyelid surgery and may include thyroid problems, insufficient tears, circulatory disorders, diabetes, glaucoma.
Before moving forward with the surgery, Dr. Gill may ask you to undergo further medical evaluations like a vision test to make sure you are an ideal candidate for eyelid surgery.
What to Expect in Surgery
For the one to three hour blepharoplasty procedure, you will be given a local anesthetic and sedation. When he makes his incisions, Dr. Gill will work in the natural creases around your eyes, like the eyelids and beneath your lower lashes, to minimize incision visibility. Any excess tissue around the eyes will be removed and the remaining skin and tissue will be repositioned. In some cases, Dr. Gill may only remove excess fat and not skin from the lower eyelids to achieve the desired aesthetic result. Using very fine sutures, Dr. Gill will close the incisions and apply a dressing.
Recovering from Eyelid Surgery
After your surgery, it is not uncommon for your eyes to feel tight and sore, but discomfort will be managed with medication. You will need to keep your head elevated and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling and bruising. You cannot wear contact lenses for about two weeks and should also avoid exercise for up to three weeks.