Eyelid Surgery Overview
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.
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"I highly recommend Dr. Bidros. He showed concern not only for my physical well being but also my emotional well being. His office staff and medical assistant are friendly, professional, helpful and go above and beyond to make a patient feel comfortable. I don’t not hesitate to suggest his practice to others."- S.S. / Google / Jan 01, 2020
"He is 5+ stars!!!Dr. Rafi Bidros is fabulous! I highly would recommend him. He is professional and super knowledgeable at his specialty and you are in good hands knowing he is taking care of you. He also is a genuine, caring and kind Dr. and takes the time tolisten and very patient and puts your mind at ease. Also, I love his entire staff. They are all professional and very kind individuals! I highly recommend Dr. Bidros. Thank you for always taking fabulous care of me!"- L.R. / Healthgrades / Nov 01, 2019
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"Dr Bidros is amazing! I'm so glad I went with him, I highly recommend. I love my results!"- K.G. / Google / Aug 22, 2019
Eyelid Surgery Surgical Technique
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.
Eyelid Surgery During/After Surgery
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.
Plan Your Procedure
- 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.