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Eyelid Surgery

Do you find yourself perpetually looking tired, even when you’ve had a full night’s sleep? Excess skin and fat deposits on the eyelids can make you look older and more fatigued, even when you feel lively, but an eyelid lift in Houston may be the solution you want.

Restore Your Youthful Appearance

Aging can be tough on the face. The skin begins to loosen, sag, and wrinkle. But nowhere is this more apparent than around the eyes, where excess skin and fat deposits can lead to drooping upper lids and puffy bags below your eyes. This can instantly make you look old, tired, and sad, sapping your inner joy and vitality. If you’re looking for a way to rejuvenate your appearance and regain a more youthful look, you may want to consider an eyelid lift.

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What is Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery tightens and smooths the skin around your eyes, giving you a more youthful appearance. The procedure involves making strategic incisions on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, following which excess skin and fat tissues are removed. However, upper eyelid surgery is more common because the upper eyelids are more likely to show signs of aging, such as drooping eyelids. If you’re looking to restore a youthful appearance to your eyes and feel more confident about your appearance, consider an eyelid lift in Houston today.

Types of Eyelid Surgery

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Upper eyelid surgery improves the appearance of the upper eyelids. It’s usually done to remove excess skin and fat that can make the upper eyelids look droopy. It can also improve visibility by opening up the eyelid area.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower eyelid surgery improves the appearance of the lower eyelids. It’s usually done to remove excess skin and fat that can make the lower eyelids look puffy. It can also improve the appearance of dark circles under the eyes.

Goals of Eyelid Surgery:

  • Trimming away excess skin from the upper and lower eyelids
  • Reducing the upper eyelid’s droopy appearance
  • Reducing the puffiness of the lower eyelids
  • Improving the appearance of orbital fat bulges and under-eye bags
  • Correcting deep under-eye tear troughs
  • Improving vision by removing the hooded skin of the upper eyelids
  • Reducing fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes
  • Making you look more rested and youthful
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Dr. Erickson’s Eyelid Surgery Technique

Dr. Erickson performs a highly personalized eyelid lift in Houston after thoroughly evaluating your needs and goals. During your consultation, he carefully examines your eyelids, discusses your goals and concerns, reviews your medical history, measures the degree of skin laxity, and curates a personalized surgical plan. He determines if you need upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, or both and explains what you can expect from the procedure.

Your eyelid surgery is performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia at our accredited surgical facility. The surgeon makes a small incision inside the folds of the upper eyelid along the lower lash line, following which excess skin tissues and fat deposits are removed. In some cases, Dr. Erickson may perform a transconjunctival blepharoplasty through an incision inside the lower eyelid, which doesn’t involve removing any skin.

After making the necessary adjustments, the incisions will be closed with sutures. The scarring will be concealed along the natural creases of your skin — virtually invisible. The procedure concludes within an hour or two, depending on the surgical plan.

Eyelid Surgery FAQ

Below are some frequently asked questions about eyelid surgery:

What is blepharoplasty?

Also called an eyelid lift, blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure performed on the eyelids to remove excess or unwanted skin or fat and to improve the appearance of the eye area.

How is an eyelid lift performed?

Dr. Erickson removes excess skin or fat from the eyelid area by making precise incisions within the natural creases found in the eyelids. Those incisions are then closed with sutures.

How long do the results of an eyelid lift last?

The results of a blepharoplasty are long-lasting, but not permanent. As your natural aging process will continue, a touch-up procedure is sometimes necessary to maintain the results.

Can an eyelift lift be combined with other procedures?

Yes, blepharoplasty can at times be combined with other facial procedures. This will depend on the patient’s desired results and can be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Erickson.

Will an eyelid lift leave visible scars?

At times, minimal scarring cannot be avoided. That said, Dr. Erickson focuses on making the incisions within the natural creases of the eyelids to minimize scarring. Scarring will vary from patient to patient and can be discussed in more detail during your consultation.

What is the recovery time for an eyelid lift?

Recovery time can vary depending on the patient and the extent of the procedure. Typically, patients can expect to return to normal activity within 1-2 weeks, though bruising and swelling may last an additional couple of weeks.

Who is a good candidate for an eyelid lift?

Good candidates for this procedure are those who are unhappy with the amount of skin or fat in the eyelid area. Candidates should have realistic expectations and be in good overall health.

Consult Dr. Erickson

Dr. Cameron Erickson is a highly-skilled facial plastic surgeon with hundreds of successful surgeries under his belt. He fosters a caring and compassionate environment where patients always feel heard. Instead of offering cookie-cutter treatments, he personalizes all treatment plans and educates patients about their options. Furthermore, his surgical patients can maintain a direct line of communication with him throughout the recovery process. Please schedule a consultation to explore your options for an eyelid lift in Houston.

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