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Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery in Dallas: Blepharoplasty

Eyelid surgery treats the delicate areas around the eyes, which are the first to show signs of aging or fatigue. Eyelid surgery -- or blepharoplasty -- removes excess skin and muscle, as well as protruding fat, from around the upper and lower eyelids. Cosmetic eyelid surgery can correct droopy upper eyelids and puffy bags below the lower eyelid. The exact procedure depends on your needs and the condition of the eyelids. Some people need only their upper or lower lids treated. Some may need both. Eyelid surgery can be done alone or in conjunction with other procedures used to restore a fresher, more youthful appearance.

Eyelid surgery can be performed in the hospital or surgery center. The incisions are placed within natural folds in the eyelid and usually heal exceptionally well and are usually almost invisible. The sutures dissolve and do not need to be removed. Most people are able to return to work in approximately one week.

At the time you visit us at North Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery, a complete medical history will be taken and a thorough examination of your eyes and eyelids will be performed. On occasion, it may be necessary for you to be seen by a board certified ophthalmologist prior to eyelid surgery.

Cosmetic eyelid surgery can be done under general anesthesia, but commonly it is performed under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation administered by the anesthesiologist. The operation involves removal of excess skin, muscle and fat from around the eyes, as well as tightening of the underlying structures of the eyelids.

Complications following eyelid surgery are infrequent and usually minor. Nevertheless, problems such as bleeding, infection, or temporary excessive tearing can occur if proper post-op care is not given to the area.

For the first two to three days after surgery, we recommend using ice cold compresses around the eyes in order to minimize swelling. One should also avoid any strenuous exercise, and sleep with your head propped up on couple of pillows for about a week following surgery.

Overall, eyelid surgery is an excellent procedure that treats and tightens the areas surrounding the eyes, thereby giving the patient a more rested and youthful appearance.

Eyelid Surgery Before & After Photos

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