Do you appear tired or have heavy bags under your eyes? As we age and gravity takes its toll, skin and fat around the eyes begin to sag, which may make you look older and tired. Dr. Rafi Bidros, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Houston, can make you look as young and attractive as you feel with eyelid surgery. A blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift surgery, improves the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, to give the eyes a rejuvenated appearance, which makes you look more rested and alert. Dr. Bidros uses advanced eye surgery techniques to achieve a refreshed look and avoid an unnatural appearance or hollow eyes.
"Dr. Bidros is absolutely phenomenal! I was SO impressed with his professionalism and knowledge. The office was super organized, clean and efficiently run. Michelle, Mandy, Jackie and Connie are all rock stars.!!! They get things done and are so incredible at their jobs, not to mention classy and beautiful. I will recommend Dr. Bidros to everyone. So easy to talk to and understand. Thank you!!!"- E.K. / Google / Feb 18, 2016
"I had Several procedures in am very please for their service the dedication their friendly Dr. Bidros and his staff make me feel like I known them for ever..."- B.R. / Yelp / May 08, 2018
"Dr. Bidros is an amazing surgeon. I will recommend him to everyone that needs a plastic surgeon. His staff is amazing. Mandy is the best ever!!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Apr 30, 2018
"Dr. Bidros is an exceptional physician and surgeon. My wife had a mastectomy on one breast that was reconstructed by another plastic surgeon. The results were not to her liking and the surgeon felt that no more could be done. Another surgeon was consulted but he offered no remedies. Today, my wife is thrilled with the outcome. Dr. Bidros is quite gifted and knowledgeable. He provided surgical solutions that the other surgeons could not provide. He and his staff are an incredible group of people."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Apr 19, 2018
"Dr. Bidros is an exceptional physician and surgeon. My wife had a mastectomy on one breast that was reconstructed by another plastic surgeon. The results were not to her liking and the surgeon felt that no more could be done. Another surgeon was consulted but he offered no remedies. Today, my wife is thrilled with the outcome. Dr. Bidros is quite gifted and knowledgeable. He provided surgical solutions that the other surgeons could not provide. He and his staff are an incredible group of people."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Apr 18, 2018
The incision lines for eyelid surgery are placed so that scars will be well concealed. For the upper eyelid, excess skin is removed and bulging fat is contoured. The lower eyelids are slightly more complex and different techniques are used depending on the individual. Dr. Bidros will take into consideration the amount of skin laxity, the amount of fat bulge, the strength of the lower lid, as well as the position of the bones and eye. Dr. Bidros may perform an additional supporting procedure for the lower eyelid to get the patient’s best results.
During the procedure, patients may be under local, intravenous sedation, or general anesthesia depending on your preferences and Dr. Bidros’ professional recommendation. After your procedure is completed, lubricating ointment and cold compresses may be applied. You will be taken into a recovery area where you will be closely monitored. Your vision may be blurry as a result of the ointment used to soothe and protect the eye during surgery, as well as from the swelling, but this is normal and temporary. Most patients are allowed to go home in the care of a responsible adult after a few hours. The results of eyelid surgery will appear gradually as swelling and bruising subsides, revealing an improved upper face that is more alert and rejuvenated.
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- Average Cost
- $2,900 - $6,500
Eyelid Surgery FAQs
Eyelid surgery is often used to correct:
- Loose and sagging skin that creates heavy folds in the upper eyelid.
- Loose fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids.
- Bags under the eyes
- Excess skin and fine wrinkles in the lower eyelids
Lower Vs. Upper Eyelid?
The upper eyelid surgery is relatively straight forward. The lower eyelid surgery is considered one of the most challenging in plastic surgery. You should consider a surgeon, like Dr. Rafi Birdros, who is board-certified and experienced in eye surgeries.
Are Eye Lifts Popular?
Eyelid surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries and it can have a profound impact on your appearance. The eyes display your age most readily, so when the eyes are rejuvenated, the whole face appears younger and healthier. Eyelid surgery may also be combined with a brow lift, if desired, for more dramatic results.
Ethnic Eyelid Surgery?
Asian eyelid surgery, or double eyelid surgery for Asians, is another popular procedure. It’s no longer considered by many as a “Westernizing” procedure. Current techniques “open up” the eyes and create a second fold, while maintaining the patient’s ethnic identity.