What results can eyelid surgery deliver?
Eyelid surgery can transform your aging eyes into a bright and youthful new expression. When performed by a leading plastic surgeon like Dr. Sukkar, the procedure can:
Is eyelid surgery right for you?
- Reverse a permanently sad, tired and angry expression
- Correct heavy upper eyelids
- Address drooping lower eyelids
- Eliminate excess skin, bags and puffiness around the eyes
- Improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet
If you want to brighten up your eye area and rediscover the vibrant expression of your youth, eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, may be just the solution you’re looking for. To be considered an ideal candidate for the procedure, you should be at least 18 years of age, in good general health and without any conditions that may impact the procedure, such as hyperthyroidism, diabetes or high blood pressure.
An overview of
Your eyelid surgery will be performed under general anesthesia, which means you will be unconscious and unable to feel a thing throughout the procedure. To begin, Dr. Sukkar, a top provider of eyelid surgery Houston has to offer, will make a precise incision below the lower lash line, expertly hiding the cut within your natural creases and contours. Through that opening, he will remove precise amounts of fat, muscle and skin to eliminate puffiness, improve the appearance of bags, tighten the area and smooth wrinkles.
From there, Dr. Sukkar will make an incision in the creases of the upper eyelids, ensuring any resulting scars are completely hidden from view. He will then remove any excess skin that’s causing your upper eyelids to droop, before repositioning the underlying muscles and tightening the skin for a smooth and youthful new look. Throughout this entire process, he will be careful to dramatically improve your appearance, while avoiding the pulled back and artificial look that accompanies poorly performed procedures.
Once your blepharoplasty is complete, you will be sent home to begin the recovery process. During the first few days, your eyelids will feel tight and sore, and you may experience some swelling. To minimize these effects, you’ll be advised to apply cold compresses and use eye drops as directed to lubricate your eyes.
Throughout the initial recovery period, you’ll need to avoid any activities that may dry out your eyes, including using a computer, reading and wearing contacts. In about one week, you’ll need to return to the office so Dr. Sukkar can remove your sutures, and within ten days you should be able to return to your normal daily activities.
Once you’ve resumed your normal daily routine, you’ll need to continue taking special care to protect your eyes from damage. For example, it’s recommended that you avoid exercise for at least four weeks and wear dark sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun and wind.
If you’re ready to learn more about eyelid surgery, we invite you to schedule a consultation at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery today. During your private meeting in our Houston office, we will carefully assess the cosmetic imperfections you’d most like to address, before creating a custom treatment plan designed to sculpt the exquisite appearance you deserve.