Unleash Your Soul to the World.
It has been said that the ‘eyes are the window to the soul.’ What happens when your facial feature issues interfere and people are unable to see your eyes? When people look at you, they make millions of computations in their head about what you are feeling or thinking. Our eyes will tell others whether we are angry, sad, happy, joyous, and so many more emotions. Blepharoplasty may be the answer you are seeking to open your window to the world.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, more commonly known as eyelid surgery, is quickly growing as a sought-after facial cosmetic procedure. According to the 2019 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report, nearly 300,000 people chose eyelid surgery to improve their overall appearance.
Blepharoplasty is the fourth largest requested cosmetic surgery. As a top Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Schusterman will improve the function and look of your eyes by working on your upper lid, lower lid, or both. Once you meet with Dr. Schusterman, he will personalize your look to give the best beauty plan designed for you. His goal is always to deliver the very best blepharoplasty Houston has to offer.
How do I know if Blepharoplasty is right for me?
As you age, the skin will naturally sag and lose elasticity on the face. It is very common for eyelids to start drooping, often giving that ‘droopy eyelid’ look found in older adults. Coupled with gravity, excess skin begins to collect on both the upper and lower eyelid, and an extra layer of skin forms.
When this happens, the excess skin on your upper eyelid can hang over your eyelashes and impede your vision. If the skin folds form on the lower eyelid area, it produces an unwanted bulge, and again, your vision may be affected. If you experience any of these issues, you will want to consider Blepharoplasty:
- Eye Infections
- Drooping eyelids
- Getting debris in your eye
- Excessively dry or watery eyes
Once you begin this process, you will need to complete a vision exam to have your vision tested and have your eyes photographed from different angles. This information will help Dr. Schusterman to create a map of the area in preparation for the surgery. During a blepharoplasty, the extra eyelid skin is removed. Keep in mind, nothing is actually ‘lifted” on your face, but with the removal of the excess skin, your results may appear that way.
Blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure, and while you are not under local anesthesia, you will still need someone to drive you home because there was numbing medication put in your eye. Your vision may be slightly blurry after surgery.
It is normal to experience the following as you heal:
- Numb eyelids
- Light sensitivity
- Swelling or bruising
After a blepharoplasty Houston patients will be given a complete post-surgical regimen to follow on how to keep your eyes cleaned and alleviate any pain or discomfort. It is important to avoid swimming or getting your eyes wet for 7-10 days, avoid rubbing your eyes, and not wearing contacts for at least two weeks. Once the swelling subsides, you will see the results of a more rested and youthful appearance.
Blepharoplasty is considered a cosmetic procedure. However, it is best to check with your insurance provider, primarily if your drooping eye condition affects your vision. Dr. Schusterman offers many options of payment to make this procedure affordable for you.
While there is always some risk when getting cosmetic surgery, overall, Blepharoplasty is a safe and proven procedure that delivers excellent results. It is crucial you work with only a board-certified surgeon to have the best and safest experience.
All surgery carries some inherent risk, but complications are rare. Possible risks of Blepharoplasty include:
- Dry or irritated eyes
- Injury to eye muscles
- Infection and bleeding