About Eyelid Surgery
A person's eyes are an appealing feature of the face that deserve to be visible, but sometimes an excess of skin around the eyes can produce a tired and unflattering facial appearance. Board-certified plastic surgeons Drs. Peter Chang and Ankur Mehta use eyelid surgery (known as blepharoplasty) to reduce excess skin and rejuvenate the lower or upper eyelid, creating a softer look. So many men and women receive eyelid surgery at Timeless Plastic Surgery to eliminate saggy eyelids, leading to improved functionality and facial appearance. Blepharoplasty, whether lower or upper, creates a more awakened appearance and can give you natural yet noticeable improvements. If you want to learn more about refreshing your eyes with eyelid lift surgery, contact us to schedule a consultation at our practice in Sugar Land, TX.
"I recently went to see Dr. Mehta for some issues that had started bothering me post-40. Dr. Mehta and his staff, especially Kaitlin, were so welcoming and warm. They made me feel very comfortable and spent the time to explain my options and the cost associated with each. Dr. Mehta has checked in on me several times after the visit, which was very much appreciated! And most importantly, great results!"- M.T. / Google / Jan 25, 2020
"Phenomenal service and friendly front end specialist"- A.G. / Google / Jan 18, 2020
"Removed a lump on my forehead. Can't tell it was ever there."- T.W. / Google / Jan 18, 2020
"I choose to go to Dr. Mehta because he knows EXACTLY how I like my Botox! I prefer a Physician who takes the time to fully assess my face and explain a good treatment plan tailored just for me :) I highly recommend Dr. Mehta to any 1st timers thinking about diving into non invasive options for anti aging...AND if you’ve had Botox before but are looking for someone to give you a fresh perspective on future treatments he’s the one for you!"- K.R. / Google / Dec 10, 2019
"I had a mommy makeover, and a dimpleplasty and how it has changed my life. I confidant and feeling youthful and beautiful and I couldn't have done it without Dr. Chang and his amazing staff. Dr. Chang advised what he thought was best for my body type and I was not steered wrong, I look and feel amazing!"- D.A. / Healthgrades / Dec 10, 2019
Eyelid Lift Ideal Candidates
Upper or lower blepharoplasty is a facial cosmetic enhancement that is performed on both women and men. At your first visit, treatment options will be explained by Dr. Chang or Dr. Mehta based on your areas of concern that need to be corrected. Generally, ideal candidates are frustrated with excess, drooping skin, and folds that exist on the top eyelid, or bloated skin just under the bottom eyelid. These irregularities can cause functional and vision difficulties that can get in the way of normal, everyday activities. For a more awake look, blepharoplasty may be the appropriate surgery for you. If you have hanging skin that folds over on the upper eyelid, or bags and circles under the eyes, blepharoplasty can treat this to provide you with a more youthful appearance.
Eyelid Lift Surgical Technique
Depending on the type and complex nature of the eyelid surgery, a form of anesthesia will be provided- local or IV sedation. This procedure may be done on the top eyelid by itself, under or on the bottom eyelid, or a blend of both eyelids.
Upper eyelid surgery assists in decreasing the folds of skin that impair vision to produce a more awakened and appealing look. The incision point is often placed along the lid crease to excise loose skin and fatty tissue.
Eyelid correction on the lower lid is performed to improve puffy and bulging skin beneath the lower lid. In most cases, an incision is carefully made along the lash line to surgically remove tissue and fat, and the skin is subtly lifted to allow for a softer, flatter look. Sometimes, a nonsurgical laser procedure may be incorporated to help with discoloration, while fillers can be used for more smoothness and softening, if desired.
What to Expect with Eyelid Lift
Blepharoplasty of the upper or lower eyelid can take up to two hours considering whether both eyes or one is treated. After this outpatient surgery, you should plan about a week to recover and rest at home. A cold compress can assist in reducing discomfort, swelling, and bruising. The outcomes from blepharoplasty may last a decade or longer, but while they are long-lasting, aging does not stop. To maintain your surgical outcomes, other nonsurgical cosmetic treatments at Timeless Plastic Surgery such as fillers and lasers can be added to create a youthful-looking appearance.
Eyelid Lift Frequently Asked Questions
How much does eyelid surgery cost?
Blepharoplasty costs will vary based on whether you're getting a lower eyelid lift, upper, or both. When your surgical plan is decided in your initial consultation, we can go over cost estimates. For results that look natural and last for many years, it's better to concentrate on choosing an experienced plastic surgeon whom you are comfortable with rather than looking for the lowest cost. To help you afford great results, Timeless Plastic Surgery takes several payment methods, including low-interest financing.
Can I use insurance to pay for my eyelid surgery?
When hanging skin is affecting your sight, your insurance might cover some of your blepharoplasty. Please talk to Dr. Chang or Dr. Mehta in your initial consultation if you are considering applying for an insurance claim. A team member at Timeless Plastic Surgery can help you submit the required paperwork and information to your provider to consider your claim. Generally, you will require a letter from an ophthalmologist or optometrist stating that blepharoplasty is medically necessary to restore your vision.
What are some other benefits of an eyelid lift?
Eyelid surgery doesn't just help to rejuvenate your face, it can also give you other benefits. You may discover your vision field is greater once excess skin on your upper eyelid is gone. It is also easier to put on eyeshadow and other makeup once your upper lid is smooth. Getting rid of fine lines, paper-thin skin, dark circles, and puffy bags on your lower eyelid may help your eyes appear fuller and brighter without a lot of makeup.
Will an eyelid lift fix wrinkles and Crow's feet?
Wrinkles on your forehead and the corners of your eyes (Crow's feet) might be better corrected with a brow lift or facelift because the improvements of blepharoplasty are limited to the upper or lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty may be performed with a nonsurgical treatment like BOTOX, which can smooth wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead. Wrinkle fillers, like Juvéderm or Restylane, may help to add volume for a smoother appearance. In your initial consultation, we will develop your personal treatment plan to fit your goals.
What about nonsurgical treatments instead of eye surgery?
Noninvasive skin tightening procedures plus injectable treatments (for example, Juvéderm, Restylane, and BOTOX) may give you mild improvements. Although, if you want to fix moderate to severe loose skin or would like to see results that last a long time, eyelid surgery is better for your needs. After you tell us about your needs and goals, we will give you suggestions for a surgical or nonsurgical treatment plan. We might also recommend both nonsurgical and surgical procedures for ideal results.
If you find it difficult to see or apply makeup because of folds of skin on your upper eyelids, or you are frustrated by bulging bags underneath your eyes, then upper or lower blepharoplasty at Timeless Plastic Surgery may be the answer for you. This enhancement can allow you to look and feel refreshed and youthful while offering a beautiful answer to your vision impairment concerns. We encourage you to get in touch with our office in Sugar Land, TX to learn more and schedule a consultation today.