Blepharoplasty Houston, TX

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Blepharoplasty, eyelid lift, Dr. Sam Sukkar, Dr. Edgar Bedolla, Houston Office, The Clinic for Plastic Surgery

Blepharoplasty, or an eyelid lift, is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess skin and tissue from the upper or lower eyelid to restore its structure. Intended for patients experiencing drooping or puffy eyelids, this surgery creates a more youthful-looking eye contour. As we age, the skin of the eyelids stretches, droops, and gathers around the eye, often making a patient look angry or tired. Blepharoplasty is typically life-altering for both medical and cosmetic concerns.

Here at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery in Houston, Dr. Sam Sukkar and Dr. Edgar Bedolla are board-certified plastic surgeons with many combined years of cosmetic surgical experience. During a blepharoplasty procedure, they can safely remove skin and shift tissue to make your eyes appear brighter and wider without over-altering your natural contours.

Schedule a private consultation to discuss blepharoplasty with us today by calling our Houston office at (281) 940-1535, or by filling out this online form.

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Blepharoplasty and the Aging Eyes

One of the first places that starts to show the signs of aging is our face, and this is all the more true when it comes to our eyes. As this area ages, our whole face tends to take on a more “tired,” less youthful look. Our eyes look hooded or droopy, with sagging skin forming on either the upper or lower eyelids. This can have a subtle, depressing effect on your confidence, and you may find you feel as tired as people say you look! Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is one of your first vital steps in eye rejuvenation.

Often combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as a facelift, a blepharoplasty helps give the eyes a wider, more lifted look. It addresses sagging and fatty skin around the eyes, removing it and redistributing it to tighten the skin. With precise cosmetic surgery techniques, it addresses many common concerns such as bulging, hooded upper eyelids, bags under the eyes, drooping eyelids (ptosis), and any asymmetries. Blepharoplasty takes years off of your appearance leaving you with a new and refreshed look.

Types of Eyelid Surgery

While often combined for total facial rejuvenation, there are different techniques used in blepharoplasty to address each area of concern. The upper and lower eyelids pose unique challenges, and these areas are each dealt with in different ways. We often perform these techniques at the same time, resulting in an overall lifted look for the eyes. These are some of the different types of blepharoplasty and what they are each used for.

Upper Blepharoplasty

If you are looking for a way to restore your field of vision, reduce drooping and sagging skin, and give yourself a more youthful appearance, an upper blepharoplasty may be the answer. In this procedure, the doctor makes careful incisions and removes excess fat and skin from the upper eyelid. In this way, they revitalize your upper eyelids, leaving you with a more awake, refreshed look. (1)

Lower Blepharoplasty

Aging can cause sagging skin, wrinkles, and puffiness under the eyes, resulting in a fatigued or aged appearance. Lower blepharoplasty is an effective surgical procedure that offers a youthful revitalization of this area by removing excess skin from the lower eyelids. This innovative method provides long-lasting results for those seeking to diminish signs of aging and restore their vibrant-looking complexion. (2)

Double Blepharoplasty

Double blepharoplasty, also known as Asian blepharoplasty or double eyelid surgery, is a type of eyelid surgery that creates an upper eyelid crease. This procedure can help to make the eyes look larger and more symmetrical, giving them an almond-shaped appearance. It can also help reduce puffiness and light sensitivity in the eyes and address issues such as watering eyes, double vision, numb eyelids, swelling, and bruising.

Benefits of an Eyelid Lift

Blepharoplasty is typically a major part of rejuvenating your facial features to help you look and feel younger again. Eyelid surgery helps reverse a “fixed” sad, tired, and angry expression by correcting:

  • Heavy upper eyelids
  • Drooping lower eyelids 
  • Excess fat and skin 
  • Under-eye bags and puffiness 
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Crow’s feet

More benefits of blepharoplasty are as follows:

  • Improved vision
  • Smoother forehead
  • Restored upper eyelid shape
  • More rested and alert appearance
  • A boost of confidence
  • More positive social interactions

Ideal Blepharoplasty Candidates

If you want to brighten up your eye area and rediscover the vibrant expression of your youth, eyelid surgery may be just the right solution. The ideal candidate for this procedure is someone at least 18 years of age and in good general health. They must be without any conditions that could impact the procedure, such as hyperthyroidism, diabetes, or high blood pressure.

Eyelid surgery addresses the following aesthetic concerns:

  • Excess skin or fat around the eyes
  • Drooping eyelids
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes
  • Puffy upper eyelids

Initial Consultation at The Clinic For Plastic Surgery

One of our talented surgeons will meet with you privately to discuss eyelid surgery. During your initial consultation, your surgeon will carefully assess your areas of concern before creating a custom treatment plan just for you. They will explain in detail the procedure steps and how blepharoplasty can restore your eye contour. You will explain your medical history and any current medications to best prepare for your future surgery. At the end of this meeting, a member of our staff will help you schedule your procedure and follow-up appointments. 

Surgery Preparation

For two weeks before your surgery, please avoid medications, herbs, vitamins, and other substances that may thin your blood. Your surgeon prescribes pain medication for you to take during your recovery. Pick up your prescription before your surgery so that you have it on hand afterward. Arrange for a close friend or relative to drive you home after your blepharoplasty, as you will be groggy from anesthesia.

Blepharoplasty Procedure Steps

Your surgeon first administers general anesthesia to ensure that you are comfortable throughout your surgery. Once you are fully asleep, they create an incision within the natural crease below your lower lash line. Via this incision, they will remove excess fat, muscle, and skin to create smoother under-eye contours. Then, your surgeon closes your lower eyelid incision and moves on to the upper eyelid. 

To ensure that all of your blepharoplasty incisions are well-concealed, your surgeon makes an incision within the natural crease of your upper eyelid. Next, they remove the excess skin contributing to your droopy or sleepy appearance. They reposition the underlying muscle and tighten your skin for a rejuvenated appearance throughout the entire eye area. Combination blepharoplasty typically takes around 2 to 3 hours to complete.


Once your blepharoplasty is complete, we send you home to begin the recovery process. During the first few days, your eyelids feel tight and sore, and you may experience some swelling. To minimize these effects, we advise you to apply cold compresses and use eye drops as directed to lubricate your eyes.

Throughout the initial recovery period, avoid any activities that may dry out your eyes, including using a computer, reading, and wearing contacts. In about one week, you return to the office so your surgeon can remove the sutures. You may return to your normal daily activities within ten days. Continue taking special care to protect your eyes from damage. We recommend that you avoid exercise for at least four weeks and wear dark sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun and wind.

Long-Lasting Results

Blepharoplasty, eyelid lift, Dr. Sam Sukkar, Dr. Edgar Bedolla, Houston Office, The Clinic for Plastic Surgery

The results of upper eyelid correction usually last for five to seven years, while lower blepharoplasty results can be permanent. After this surgery, many patients feel more self-confident, younger, and more rested. Blepharoplasty often makes their eyes appear bigger or wider. This is a common effect when sagging skin around the eyes makes them appear artificially smaller. With this procedure, the eyes generally take on a more lifted, awake appearance. 

This surgery offers long-lasting results, essentially turning back the clock with regard to aging around the eyes. Blepharoplasty results last approximately seven years in most cases.

Complementary Procedures 

The eyes have a large effect on the appearance of the face, making a blepharoplasty a vital part of renewing your facial features. Pairing eyelid surgery with other cosmetic surgery or non-surgical treatments can deliver stunning aesthetic outcomes. Even the most basic blepharoplasty can be improved by adding additional procedures, such as:

Talk with your doctor and work out a comprehensive plan that will produce your desired results. The right combination of cosmetic surgery procedures allows you to leave our office feeling refreshed and confident, ready to show your vibrant new face to the world.

How Much Does Blepharoplasty Cost in Houston?

Blepharoplasty cost varies because we tailor the procedure to achieve your aesthetic vision. A basic procedure may cost as little as $1,500 and could go as high as $6,000 depending on the areas targeted and the range of procedures used. 

Will My Insurance Cover Blepharoplasty?

Whether or not your insurance will cover your eyelid surgery depends on what type of procedure you have done. If you are undergoing the surgery for cosmetic reasons, your insurance is unlikely to cover it. However, suppose you are having surgery to correct functional problems such as drooping eyelids or vision impairment due to excess skin. In that case, your insurance may cover some or all of the cost. Talk to your doctor if your vision makes driving, reading, working, or normal daily activities difficult to manage.

We encourage you to call our Houston office at (281) 940-1535 to schedule a consultation and

take the first step toward rejuvenated eyes.


Can my eyebags come back after my blepharoplasty?

A blepharoplasty is a very long-lasting procedure, with results generally lasting about 10 to 15 years or longer. However, this does not stop the effects of the natural aging process, which may necessitate a second procedure in the future.

How many times can I get blepharoplasty?

There is no hard and fast rule regarding how many times you can undergo blepharoplasty. While you may choose to have maintenance surgery after your initial results begin to wear off, some patients maintain their youthful appearance with other procedures, such as a brow lift.

Is it possible to get an eyelid lift without surgery?

While blepharoplasty is generally recognized as the best way to get significant, long-lasting results when it comes to eyelid rejuvenation, there are non-surgical options that have benefits. For example, injectables and dermal fillers can address wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes and give the eyes a more lifted appearance. Ask your doctor if non-surgical options or a full blepharoplasty would be right for you.


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  2. Rostami S, de la Torre JI, Czyz CN. Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty. PubMed. Published 2021. Accessed October 11, 2023.