Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
Your eyes are the most expressive feature on your face, and when eyelids are droopy, puffy, or surrounded by excess fat, it can detract from your expressiveness or facial vitality and can even impede vision. Eyelid surgery (also known as Blepharoplasty) can correct these concerns through a safe and minimally invasive surgical procedure.
Eyelid surgery can:
- Reduce fatty pockets from below or above the eye that can create a “puffy” appearance
- Smooth out loose eyelid tissues that cause wrinkles and sagging
- Lift tissues on the eyelid to restore the natural crease, reduce squinting and improve sight.
- Open the sight lines to create a more alert and attractive appearance
Dr. Carpenter assesses every patient’s situation individually at the Dallas office to ensure that their eyelid surgery results in improved appearance and more vibrant, lively eyes. As with all procedures, the patient’s desires are always considered and discussed during the initial consultation. Eyelid surgery can correct genetic conditions, sun damage, and droopy eyelids caused by the natural aging process. Upper eyelid surgery may be required to improve vision, and this procedure may be performed in conjunction with a brow lift. Under-eye “bags” that cause a tired, puffy appearance are addressed with a surgery that is easily performed on an outpatient basis. This particular surgery is often accompanied by injectable fillers or a facelift. For both upper and lower eyelid surgeries, small, discreet incisions are made either along the lash line, inside the eyelid, or in the natural eyelid crease. Scars are generally very fine and inconspicuous.
Recovery and follow-up procedures are discussed with each patient prior to surgery. With eyelid surgery, recovery time is typically minimal, as incisions are routinely quite small. Generally, recovery time is two weeks or less. Pain is usually mild and well-controlled with prescription medicine. Many patients simply need over-the-counter pain relief. Some patients experience eye irritation with upper and lower eyelid procedures, particularly with lower eyelid surgery. It is common for eyelid surgery patients to use lubricant eye drops during the day and lubricant ointment when going to sleep. Most patients can return to light activities within three to five days. Stitches are removed approximately five days after surgery. Bruising typically is resolved in about two weeks.
When you schedule a free consultation in our office in Dallas, Texas, Dr. William Carpenter will listen to your specific concerns and determine a customized surgical plan specific to your needs. Call our office today at (214) 827-8407 or complete our online contact form.
Contact Dr. Carpenter’s Dallas office to discuss your options for Eyelid Surgery.