Nothing reflects to the outer world how we feel more than our eyes. The eyes are said to be a portal to the soul; they convey our emotions, including happiness, excitement, worry, and fatigue.
With the passage of time, it is inevitable that our faces lose volume and skin becomes less elastic, causing the brows to descend and our eyes to appear weary, with drooping excess skin. This may give a false impression to the outer world you are sad, worried, or angry.
Though age is inevitable, Dr. Siegel’s believes that you can alter the message your eyes are sending to the world with a discreet and enlivening eyelid lift or blepharoplasty.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty refers to eyelid surgery or an eyelid lift. Blepharoplasty can be performed on the top eyelids, bottom eyelids, or both to reduce sagging, remove excess skin, and improve the look of drooping eyelids. These procedures, when performed by Dr. Siegel, will leave you looking more awake, rested, and youthful.
Benefits of Eyelid Surgery or Blepharoplasty:
- Reduced puffiness
- Decreased bags under eyes
- Removal of hooded eyelid skin
- Improved vision from removal of overhanging eyelids
- Lifted eyebrows
- Refreshed appearance
- Smoothed wrinkles around the eyes
- Brighter, more appealing eyes
Is Eyelid Lift Surgery Right for You?
Our Houston blepharoplasty offers both a functional and cosmetic solution. If your vision is affected or obstructed due to drooping eyelids or sagging skin, you would be a great candidate for an eyelid lift. For cosmetic purposes, if you notice sagging brows, bags under your eyes, or puffy and tired-looking eyes, blepharoplasty may also be a good option for you.
Dr. Siegel is well-versed in advanced blepharoplasty techniques, and he can perform both upper and lower eyelid surgery in Houston to address a wide variety of cosmetic and functional concerns. The next step is to reach our office-FACE Facial Center for Plastic Surgery Clinic to schedule a consultation with Dr. Siegel.
How do I Prepare for Eyelid Lift Surgery?
Whether you undergo our Houston eyelid surgery for hooded eyelids, bags under your eyes, or loose skin obstructing your view, each eyelid surgery has specific pre- and post-op instructions. Prior to your procedure, Dr. Siegel and our team will go over each of the specific guidelines in detail with you. We will outline everything you need to know about your eye procedure, from the week before your surgery through the end of your recovery.
What is Eyelid Surgery Like?
Each eye surgery is as unique as the patient, so there’s no one-size-fits-all formula. Your blepharoplasty will be performed under twilight sedation (a light anesthesia) which ensures your complete comfort during the surgery and avoids the side effects and longer recovery time of general anesthesia. Once sedated, Dr. Siegel will make a small cut in the natural crease of the upper eyelids to remove excess tissue and skin, reposition or remove fat deposits, and tighten muscles as necessary.
On the lower lids, the incision will be made just below the lower lash line or inside the eyelid. Once the surgery is completed, the incisions will be closed with tiny sutures. Gauze and ointment may be placed over your eyelids as well.
Dr. Siegel’s expertise in the most advanced techniques in facial plastic surgery allows him to perform the surgery precisely, achieving natural and balanced results for a refreshed, not overdone, appearance.
What Can I Expect in Recovery?
Since Dr. Siegel focuses exclusively in the field of facial plastic surgery, he has a greater depth of experience and expertise than many other surgeons performing blepharoplasty. This allows him to complete even the most complex procedures with minimal swelling and discomfort. Our patients often find recovery from blepharoplasty much easier than what they’ve heard from others or read about online. Most patients are able to return to work in as short as 5 days with minimal signs of surgery.
The Day of Surgery
On the day of your blepharoplasty, you should plan on resting afterwards. Many patients return to work after three to five days with no noticeable signs of surgery. For the first week or two following the procedure, wear sunglasses and avoid straining your eyes. You will also want to abstain from strenuous activity for at least two weeks.
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