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Blepharoplasty in Houston, TX

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what is Eyelid Surgery?

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift surgery, is a procedure by Houston, TX board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jay Shenaq. The procedure is for the patient who is interested in removing excess fat and skin (bagginess) in the upper and/or lower eyelids. This will give the patient a more youthful or rested appearance to the eyes. Dr. Shenaq places his incisions along the natural creases that exist in the upper and lower eyelids, effectively hiding them once healed. Excess fat and/or skin is carefully removed for a smoother appearance. This procedure can be performed alone or in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures at Plastic Surgery of Houston.

am i a candidate for eyelid surgery?

Good candidates for eyelid surgery are men and women who experience:

  • Bags or fat deposits under the eyes
  • Loose skin and wrinkles on the upper eyelid
  • Impaired vision due to hanging skin on the upper eyelid

how does eyelid surgery work?

Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or both. This procedure is most commonly used to treat excess, loose, and sagging skin around the eyes that can impair vision and make a patient look and feel uncomfortable. This procedure also corrects minor wrinkles and folds around the eyes to improve your appearance. During the procedure, the loose skin around the eye is removed along with any fat pockets through small incisions. For upper eyelid treatment, the removal of excess skin and fat can improve vision and correct the natural fold of the eye.

how long is recovery from eyelid surgery?

Following eyelid surgery, patients should keep their heads elevated for the first several days. Bruising and swelling should be expected and may last up to 3 – 4 weeks. It also takes about this same amount of time for results to be noticeable. Patients should expect minimal scarring at incision points that will be almost invisible to the naked eye.

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Eyelid surgery can help to improve your eyes by making you look more attractive and improving your vision. Many patients, both men, and women undergo blepharoplasty to rejuvenate their appearance and improve the physical ailments that come from loose, sagging skin around the eyes. For women, this loose skin can make putting on makeup a burden and may prevent them from achieving the look they desire. If you are considering eyelid surgery schedule a consultation at our office to begin the journey toward your rejuvenated youth.

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