Eye (Blepharoplasty) Austin
Eyelid Surgery can be done on the upper or lower eyelids and many times both of them. The procedure is used to enhance the appearance of the eyes by removing excess skin and fat from the eyelids. Eyelid surgery has become very popular for both men and women as it can give you a refreshed appearance without the overdone fake look that many patients are trying to avoid. Eyelid surgery is performed for both mature and young patients. Some patients have bags under their eyes at a young age and are often asked if they are tired. These bags can be removed internally to avoid any visible scaring on the face, giving the patient refreshed, aesthetically pleasing result.
- You have tired looking eyes
- Excess skin of the upper or lower eyes
- Bags under the eyes that are visible at a young age
- You are in good physical and emotional health.
- You have realistic expectations.
Eyelid Surgery Recovery
Eyelid surgery is a great procedure as it gives patients a youthful appearance without looking overly done. The most common eyelid surgery is an upper blepharoplasty. This is where the excess skin of the upper eyelid is removed to refresh the eyes.
The recovery process for the procedure is typically very straightforward. I typically use a technique for the upper eyelids that does not require any sutures. This helps make the postoperative period very easy for patients. Patients often have very little pain after the procedure.
I typically have patients take a week off work for their eyelid surgery. Patients do have to take it easy the first week so that they do not worsen their bruising or cause a problem after their surgery. At one week typically most of the bruising from an upper blepharoplasty has resolved, if not patients can use cover-up makeup.
Please consult your board certified plastic surgeon for your eyelid surgery.