Blepharoplasty / Eyelid Surgery in Houston
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Every year thousands of men and women enjoy a rejuvenated look with blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery in Houston. Also called an “eyelid lift”, the positive effects of this surgery can last for up to 15 years. Although some people actually are born with puffy lower eyelids, for most of us it’s a sign of aging. As you get older, your eyelid skin stretches, muscles weaken and fat can accumulate around the eyes causing “bags.”
Whatever the reason, there is no need to look tired when you don’t feel tired. Eyelid surgery reduces fat, excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. The best candidates for this surgery generally are men and women 30 years and older.
The Houston Eyelid Surgery / Blepharoplasty Procedure
Before eyelid surgery, the surgeon marks the areas where incisions will be made. To minimize scarring, these marks follow the natural lines and creases of the upper and lower eyelids. Fat, excess skin and muscle may be excised during the procedure and fine sutures close the incision.
Eyelid surgery can be performed in an office-based facility, outpatient surgical center or hospital. It usually is performed on an outpatient basis, not requiring an overnight stay. Local anesthesia typically is used with some intravenous sedation. The procedure can take one to three hours, depending on the areas being treated.
In younger patients, it now is possible to reduce fat in the lower lid area by employing a procedure known as transconjunctival blepharoplasty. This procedure consists of making incisions inside the lower eyelid that leave no visible scar. This procedure works best on younger patients whose skin is elastic.
After Eyelid Surgery / Blepharoplasty Surgery
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