Eyelid Surgery Southlake TX
Eyelid surgery, or a blepharoplasty, can take years off your appearance when a full facelift is not yet necessary. An upper blepharoplasty gets rid of the excess skin of the upper lids, and a lower blepharoplasty can remove the bags and puffy appearance under your eyes. Either or both procedures help to make your face refreshed by opening up the appearance of the eyes.
Procedure Details Eyelid Surgery Southlake TX
A blepharoplasty is performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on the individual patient. In our Southlake Center for Cosmetic Surgery all patients considering a blepharoplasty procedure are required to have a dry eye exam completed prior to surgery. (These can be scheduled with local optometrists or ophthalmologists.) During a blepharoplasty, excess skin and fat are removed thus getting rid of the “hooding” of the upper lids or getting rid of bags under the eyes. The surgery takes approximately 1-3 hours with full recovery within 3-4 weeks.
- Click to see a 3D animation of the lower blepharoplasty procedure
- Click to see a 3D animation of the upper blepharoplasty procedure
Recovery Details Eyelid Surgery Southlake TX
There is very little post-operative pain associated with an eyelid lift, but temporary bruising and swelling will occur. Cold compresses usually keep the swelling down the first 24 hours after surgery, but there are no bandages covering the eyes so that you can read or watch TV. Approximately 5-6 days after surgery, the stitches should dissolve. Makeup can be worn once all incisions are healed after about a week. If you wear contacts, you should not wear them for about 1-2 weeks after surgery. Dr. Mason will advise you when it is safe to begin wearing them again. After two weeks, there is a noticeable change in the swelling and bruising. Full activities can be resumed after 2-3 weeks upon the advice of the doctor.