Blepharoplasty in Austin, TX
A blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, from Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is a procedure that can address several problems in the eye area. Changes to the eye area over time may be due to a combination of aging, heredity, and damage to the skin from stress, smoking, or sun damage. Cosmetic problems that develop over time may include excess wrinkled and sagging skin on the eyelids, a drooping lower lid, bags below the eyes, and pockets of fat around the eye that create a permanent appearance of puffiness.
Why Should You Consider Eyelid Surgery?
The eyes are "the windows to the soul," a primary tool for communication, and are a main focal point of the face. Loose upper eyelid skin and dark circles under the eyes can cause an old, tired look. Under-eye bags can contribute to a look of tiredness. Upper-lid drooping can also give you a sleepy appearance and can even interfere with a clear field of vision. The lower lid can pull downward and away from the eye, revealing redness inside the lid and more of the eye itself.
If you want to gain a more youthful, rested look around the eyes you may consider eyelid surgery in Austin, TX.
Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
- Known for natural-looking aesthetic results in breast reconstruction and cosmetic surgery.
- Elected by peers for inclusion in Texas Monthly's Texas Super Doctors®: Rising Stars listing.
- Reconstructed over 3,000 patients, including more than 1,500 DIEP flap reconstructions.
- 4.9-star average rating over hundreds of reviews for cosmetic surgery.
Your Eyelid Surgery Experience
Eyelid surgery options will be discussed with you in detail during your initial consultation with Dr. Fisher or Dr. Kurtovic. This time will also allow her to examine your eyelids and determine the degree of laxity that needs correcting on the upper lid, lower lid, or both.
During a blepharoplasty, our surgeons will make incisions hidden in the crease on the upper lid and along the lashline of the lower lid. Shewill then trim the sagging skin and fill hollowed areas with fat, providing new, youthful contours. In addition, she may tighten the underlying orbicularis oculi muscle.
Blepharoplasty is a common procedure with dramatic results and minimal pain and has hidden scarring. You can expect some mild bruising and swelling but can be back to work in one to two weeks looking rested and refreshed. Eyelid surgery and other cosmetic procedures are performed in an accredited outpatient surgical facility.
Make the Most of Your Eyelid Surgery in Austin, TX
While a blepharoplasty addresses the eyelids themselves, a brow lift is the solution for a drooping forehead that can create a tired look or give your expression a constant scowl. When performed together, brow and eyelid surgery can create a more alert appearance, opening your expressions to be pleasant, youthful, and inviting.
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We've compiled detailed post-operative care instructions to best equip our cosmetic surgery patients throughout their recovery process. To ensure the best and safest recovery, your plan encompasses appropriate prescriptions and clear directions towards maintaining your comfort to get you back to normal life and activity as soon as possible. Individual patients respond uniquely, and the type of procedure may differ, but these basic guidelines will help you along your journey.Download Post-Operative Care Guides
Sagging lower on the face can also happen as you age and is addressed by a facelift or neck lift. Dr. Fisher may also use fat grafting to contour the face, creating a youthful fullness of the cheeks and smooth facial contours.
For other signs of aging around the eyes, nonsurgical solutions are available. BOTOX® Cosmetic is used to relax the muscles that cause crow's feet, horizontal forehead lines, and frown lines. In some cases, nonsurgical treatments and surgical procedures can be used together to create an overall look of rejuvenation.