Eyelid surgery in Houston helps restore a more youthful look by rejuvenating the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. This facial surgery procedure helps correct the conditions that cause our eyes and facial expression to look tired and aged. Eyelid surgery addresses loose saggy skin in upper eyelids, puffiness, bags, excess skin and wrinkling in the lower eyelids.
The procedure can be performed under either local or general anesthesia and may take two to four hours. For the upper eyelids, an incision is made in the crease of the lid to remove skin and fat as needed. For the lower eyelid, the incision can be placed either in the conjunctiva (inside the eyelid) or just below the eyelash.
Eyelid surgical procedures in Houston primarily address skin and muscle laxity around the eyes that leads to drooping, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. Some of the other benefits include:
In some cases, eyelid surgery can also improve visual impairments. Heavy drooping upper lids or sagging skin around them often block the peripheral areas of vision. Having this surgically corrected can open up an individual’s visual field, giving them a more youthful and revitalized appearance and a clearer view.
Eyelid surgery patients in Houston are typically in their 40s or older when signs of aging around the eyes become more noticeable. This is because, after age 40, the skin’s elasticity declines, resulting in stretching and a substantial weakening of the muscles that support the eyelids. When these changes occur, some individuals develop a drooping appearance around the eyes and become ideal candidates for surgical treatment.
On the other hand, some eyelid surgery patients are younger than 40 and seek these procedures to correct asymmetry that is not related to aging. This is the case for individuals who have suffered a stroke, bell’s palsy, or have just always had prominently heavy eyelids.
It is important to note that you might not be a suitable candidate for surgery if you are currently experiencing severe untreated dry eye disease, thyroid disorders, hypertension, circulation disorders, heart disease, or diabetes. In addition, if you have been diagnosed with glaucoma, you should discuss having eyelid surgery with your eye care provider to ensure the operation does not pose additional health risks.
Most eyelid surgery patients need ten to14 days of recovery before returning to their routine, including work and light-impact activities. Some patients may resume higher-impact activities, such as heavy lifting and exercise, after two weeks of recovery, but this may vary.
One of the most important considerations for anyone wanting to undergo eyelid surgery in Houston is ensuring their procedure is performed by a competent board-certified plastic surgeon. At Deigni Plastic Surgery, we provide the expertise and knowledge required to deliver aesthetically pleasing and long-lasting results that will leave you looking and feeling your best for many years to come.