Eyelid surgery, also known as Blepharoplasty, is a type of procedure that repairs the appearance of the eyelid. As we age the skin and fat around the eyes begin to stretch. As a result, excess fat gathers above or below your eyelids leading to droopy upper lids or bags under the eyes creating a tired and aged appearance. Not only can this add years to your appearance, severely sagging skin can also reduce peripheral vision. MyBodyMD’s board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rafi Bidros uses advanced eye surgery techniques to help patients achieve a more refreshed and youthful appearance.
The best candidates for blepharoplasty are individuals that experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- Loose and sagging skin that creates heavy folds on eyelid
- Puffy upper eyelids creating a tired and/or sad appearance
- Under-eye bags or large dark circles
- Fine wrinkles in the lower eyelids
During the surgery, the incision lines are placed carefully so that scars are well concealed. If the problem is the upper eyelid excess skin is removed and the fat is contoured. The lower eyelid is more complex and depending on the patient and Dr. Bidros’ recommendation a specific technique will be used. Dr. Bidros takes all aspects into consideration from your skin laxity and strength of the lower lid to the bone structure and eye placement. If needed, Dr. Bidros will perform additional supporting procedures on the lower eyelid to achieve the best results.
Blepharoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures that can bring a severe change to your appearance. The eyes are the first area that begins displaying aging, thus blepharoplasty acts as the solution to achieving a healthier and younger appearance. For more information on the procedure visit our website or schedule your consultation today or visit MyBodyMD Plastic Surgery located in Houston, Texas.