Upper and lower eyelid procedures (also called blepharoplasty) are surgical operations designed to give a rejuvenated look of the eyes and the skin surrounding them for a more youthful and rested look. These procedures can be done separately or combined with other facial procedures such as face lift, neck lift, and forehead lift (browlift). The main goal of the surgery is to get rid of the saggy skin above and below the eyes in addition to reducing the puffiness of the eyelid by removing the extra fat underneath the skin. This usually gives the eyelid distinct crease and restore the youthful look of the eyes. In particular to the lower eyelid this procedure also gets rid of the bags and the dark circles underneath the eyes in addition to smoothen the transition between under the eye area (tear trough) and the cheeks.
Our highly trained plastic surgeons will evaluate your eyes and eyelid and come with the best techniques in order to achieve your goals and perform the operation safely. Example of the of the concerns that upper and lower eyelid surgery can treat:
At North Texas Plastic Surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeon has helped numerous patients in the Dallas-Forth Worth metroplex achieve their desired look with facial surgery.
Do you ever look at the mirror and wonder why you look tired after a full night sleep? Are you bothered with the puffiness of your eyelid? or maybe you have tried multiple treatments to improve the bags under your eyes and smoothen the skin without success? If that sounds familiar you might be a good candidate for upper eyelid, lower eyelid surgeries, or both.
Our eyes are one of the first places that we begin to show our age. Excess skin and fat in your eyelids can cause you to appear tired and older than you actually are. Sagging of the eyelids can cause you to appear sleepy or uninterested in the person you are talking to or doing business with. In severe cases, the excess eyelid skin can actually block vision causing a functional problem as well. If you are struggling with these issues, consider getting eyelid surgery in Plano.
Eyelid reshaping is a relatively small surgery that can be done on an outpatient basis. Unless you have other surgeries performed at the same time, you will be able to go home the same day with little discomfort and need just a few eye drops to help keep your eyes moist and comfortable.
Most patients are able to return to normal daily activities in two to three days. For patients that work, you should plan to be out at least a week to prevent any bruising from being noticed by your co-workers or clients.
The eyelid surgeon at North Texas Plastic Surgery often performs this procedure at the same time he is working on other parts of the face or body. Most commonly, Dr. Obaid performs the eyelid surgery in conjunction with a facelift or brow lift to fully rejuvenate the face.
The scars for a Dallas blepharoplasty are placed within the natural eyelid creases. As a result, once you are healed, it is nearly impossible to tell if someone has had an eyelid rejuvenation.
Well-planned upper and lower eyelid surgery should restore the youthful look and enhance the aesthetics of the eyes and maintains a natural look. That usually achieved by planning the incision in the natural crease of the skin for the upper eyelid and inside the eye or just below the lash line for the lower eyelid. It also important to be conservative when resecting and treating the orbital fat content since over resection will results in unnatural hallow eyes or skin irregularities.
In patients with severe cases, excess eyelid skin can partially obscure a patient’s vision. For these patients, eyelid rejuvenation in Southlake may improve their field of vision, but for most patients there is no change in vision after the surgery.
Dr. Obaid will meet one-on-one with you in his office. He will talk to you about your concerns and listen to your goals for the surgery. He will examine your eyelids and design an operation that is custom-tailored to the amount and location of extra skin and fat within your eyelids. He will answer all of your questions and make sure you understand everything that is going to happen before, during and after the surgery.
On the morning of surgery, Dr. Obaid will meet with you again, and make sure that all of your questions and those of your loved ones are answered. You will be able to go home the same day with some eye drops and instructions for some cold compresses. You will have minimal discomfort and should be up and around the night of surgery. By the next morning, you will be feeling great.
Dr. Obaid will see you one week after the surgery and he will carefully remove a few tiny stitches from the wound. There will be no dressings to change and the swelling and discomfort should be near totally resolved. You will be looking and feeling wonderful.
Both upper and lower eyelid procedures are outpatient procedures, the surgery itself takes about one hour for each. Typically these procedures will be done under general anesthesia for patient safety and optimum outcome. In specific cases, upper eyelid surgery can be done under local anesthesia for the right candidate. Minimal bruising and swelling are expected after the surgery and will subside in the next few days after. Pain is minimum and usually is controlled with prescribed pain medications. The patient is expected to resume normal daily activities after full recovery from anesthesia and to be fully recovered from the surgery at 3 weeks with no activity restrictions at that point. Stiches (if non dissolvable sutures are used) will be removed at one week after the surgery.
Find out how eyelid surgery in Dallas can rejuvenate your face. Call to schedule a free consultation at the North Texas Plastic Surgery offices in Dallas, Southlake, or Plano. We welcome patients throughout the North Texas area.