Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Eyes are the first area on the face to exhibit initial signs of aging. Sagging upper eyelid and under-eye bags because of age can be reduced using cosmetic eyelid surgery. This is also known as blepharoplasty, which is a minor plastic surgery performed for refreshing facial appearance. The procedure can leave your face looking years younger.
Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding communities.
- Puffy upper eyelids: This procedure can be used for smoothing the appearance of under-eye puffiness or bags
- Tired looking eyes: Eyelid surgery can be used for addressing features that may cause you to look more tired or older than your age
- Excess upper eyelid skin: Surgeons can remove or tighten extra eyelid skin for restoring an alert look and improving field of vision
Types of Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid lift surgery is a simple procedure which can shave off years of your face. Upper eyelid procedure benefits patients that have low or sagging upper lids. The eyelids begin reducing the field of vision. Lower eyelid lift surgery is designed to correct puffy or saggy lower eyelids.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
While upper eyelid procedure only involves the removal of sagging skin, the lower eyelid plastic surgery removes fat deposits present under the eye as well. These deposits when removed in combination with sagging skin give the face a firm, smooth, and younger looking appearance above the cheek.
The surgeon will first create an incision under the lower eyelashes for performing lower eyelid surgery. This incision is made in a discreet place carefully hidden from plain view. Excess skin, fat and muscle are removed as per the surgical plan.
In some cases, fat is redistributed to minimize uneven swelling or puffiness. Muscle laxity will also be corrected during the surgery. The incision made by the surgeon will quickly heal within the folds of the natural creases surrounding the eyelid.
Transconjunctival lower eyelid surgery is an effective procedure for patients with less pronounced under-eye bags. The surgeon will simply remove fat pockets without removing any skin in this type of surgery. Several tiny incisions are required to carry out the procedure. There is no visible scarring since the incisions are made in the lower eyelid.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
Upper eyelid lift cosmetic surgery procedure allows the surgeon to remove excess fatty tissue and skin which may create the appearance of inflated and droopy eyelids. Incision lines, during upper eyelid surgery, are made in the natural folds of the upper lids. Any scarring is hidden as a result. The surgeon will trim away excess skin that obstructs vision or contributes to a tired and droopy appearance.
The eye muscles may be repositioned in some cases. Your surgeon will aim for a more youthful look by lifting and reattaching the remaining skin. Incisions are closed using fine sutures. The goal of the procedure is to leave patients with refreshed looking skin.
More experienced surgeons avoid giving their patients the unnatural ‘wide awake’ look. Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for eyelid lift or blepharoplasty.
Contact Houston, Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak:
For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.322.7265 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.
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