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Eyelid Surgery

Best EyeLid Lift, Surgery in Fort Worth. Over 30 years experience.

Overview

It has been said the eyes are the window of the soul. Expressive eyes help you communicate without words, but if your eyes appear tired or aged, they may be sending the wrong message. Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is performed by Fort Worth Plastic Surgery to remove under eye puffiness, lift drooping lids, and soften wrinkles in a way that looks natural, not “worked on.” This results in a more attractive appearance that better reflects how you feel – happy, youthful, and confident. At your consultation, one of our plastic surgeons will discuss the precautions we take during eyelid surgery to obtain the natural result you desire. This will result in a brighter, happier, and more open look to your eyes.

Surgical Technique

Upper Eyelid Surgery

During upper eyelid surgery, an incision is made within the natural fold of the lid and extended outward. The incision will go out as wide as possible so that additional skin folds on the outside of the upper eye can also be addressed. Once the incision is made, excess skin, tissue and, in some cases, a small portion of the orbicularis oculi muscle are removed. The incision is closed with absorbable sutures and the scar remains almost completely hidden because of where it resides in the natural crease.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

During lower eyelid surgery, an incision is made along the bottom of the lash line. This allows the surgeon to remove excess fat and tissue. In patients who have puffy lower eyelids but good skin tone, an approach known as a transconjunctival blepharoplasty can be performed. This technique puts the incision inside the lower eyelid rather than outside. Patients who have dark circles under their eyes will sometimes have a deficiency of fat in these areas. Injectables can be used to help fill these soft-tissue deficiencies and can improve the appearance of these circles.

During/After Surgery

Eyelid surgery is performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure in an accredited surgical facility. It generally takes up to 2 hours for both the upper and lower eyelids to be addressed. Following surgery, the area around the eyes will be bruised and swollen. Patients should apply ice packs, keep their heads elevated, and apply medicated eye ointment for a few days. Patients comment on the fact that friends and family tell them they look great, but often cannot put a finger on what is different. These subtle, yet dramatic results restore a softer, more youthful appearance.