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EYELID SURGERY IN AUSTIN

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Introduction

Eyelid Surgery

Considering eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) in Austin? Often referred to as the windows to our souls, the eyes tell a lot about a person. As we interact with others throughout the business of daily life, it is our eyes that remain the central focus of others. They can express emotion in ways that words simply cannot. So… what are your eyes saying about you?

You may be a bright, energetic individual full of zest and livelihood, but if your eyes appear listless and tired, others will likely perceive you this way as well. If you’re frustrated by puffy under-eye bags or droopy upper eyelids, don’t let this dissatisfaction continue any longer. Eyelid surgery at our Austin, TX clinic is a simple and relatively cost-effective procedure that can take years off your appearance.

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A SHARP LOOKING APPEARANCE

WHAT IS EYELID SURGERY?

Removes the excess fat and wrinkled drooping skin of the upper eyelids that can make you constantly look tired or sad. Eyelid surgery also eliminates puffy bags from beneath the eyes and tightens the lower eyelid skin. The result is a brighter, more alert, and rested appearance.

Compared to many other plastic surgery procedures, blepharoplasty is a relatively minor cosmetic surgery procedure with a fairly quick recovery time. Incisions for an upper eyelid lift are typically made inside the natural curve of the upper eyelid. For under-eye surgery, incisions are usually made inside the lower eyelid of just below the lash line. Recovery time after eyelid surgery varies from patient to patient, but most can return to work within a week. After two weeks, most swelling and bruising will have subsided and patients may resume normal activities, more on this below.

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS EYELID SURGERY?

There are an array of benefits when it comes to Eyelid Surgery. Many satisfied patients find relief that blepharoplasty provides like fixing sagging skin above or below their eyes, or refining the appearance of bags under the eyes, as well as unwanted or irritable excess skin around the eyes.

Many more benefits include:

  • Expanded line of sight for improved vision
  • Enhanced eye shape for a refreshed appearance
  • Reduced skin irritation from excess folds rubbing together
  • A more youthful and rested appearance
  • Removal of dark under-eye circles
  • Improvement in lower eyelid hollowing (aging-related soft tissue and bone loss)
  • Reduced forehead discomfort from muscle straining by lifting sagging skin in eyelid area
  • Fewer fine lines on outer corners and lower eyelids
  • New natural appearance

Who are the Best Candidates for EYELID SURGERY?

Our Austin eyelid surgery patients consist of men and women of all ages. Some people seek blepharoplasty surgery to correct problems related to aging occurring around the eyes. However, many younger adults choose to undergo eyelid surgery to address hereditary traits. For some people, droopy, tired-looking eyes are a naturally occurring feature that was simply inherited.

If you are bothered by any of the below issues, then eyelid surgery may be an appropriate treatment for you:

  • Eyelid drooping or sagging
  • Hooding of the upper eyelid
  • Eyelid wrinkling
  • Under-eye bags or puffiness
  • Under-eye hollows

*The average age of patients seeking lower eyelid surgery is mid-thirties, and for upper blepharoplasty, patients are typically age 40+. Younger patients tend to seek under-eye surgery to get rid of lower eyelid “bags” and “dark circles” which are hereditary traits.

WHAT’S THE FIRST STEP?

As a popular treatment here at Personqiue, we recommend getting in touch with our team as soon as possible to book an appointment. First and foremost, you must schedule a consultation about your preferred surgery with our Certified Plastic Surgeons. Much like many of our procedures, a part of the first step to Eyelid Surgery at Personique is realistic expectations about what the procedure can and can’t do for your appearance, our team is more than happy to explore any questions you may have. Upon consultation, we follow a guided process that determines what treatment is required based on the patient’s needs and specific skin variety. Although the procedure follows a similar pattern in all cases, minor changes in technique can be implemented in specific situations for specific eye or skin types. Once your surgery plan is finalized, there will be instructions for pre-surgery prep that you’ll need to follow for the best outcome. These instructions are planned out and personalized to fit each of our patients.

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WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY OF EYELID SURGERY?

Several different surgical techniques may be suggested depending on your particular eyelid surgery needs. The course of treatment recommended for you will depend on several different factors, including the amount of excess skin and fat in the eyelid region, the condition of the muscles around your eyelids, and the position of your eyebrows. Based on these individual factors, your plastic surgeon will select the technique that will obtain the best results for you.

EYELID SURGERY RECOVERY

Recovery after blepharoplasty surgery varies among individuals, but most of our Austin eyelid surgery patients find that mild swelling and bruising have resolved in as little as one week. Patients may still have some residual swelling or bruising at two weeks, but this can usually be covered up with makeup.

After your procedure, you will be sent home with after-care instructions to ensure the eyelid surgery recovery process goes as smoothly as possible. For the first few days following surgery, expect to treat the incisions with a special lubricating ointment as well as cold compresses to help accelerate the healing process. You will also be advised to use eye drops to keep the eyes from drying. It is important to keep the head elevated for the first few days after surgery, as this will help minimize swelling and bruising.

In the weeks following eyelid surgery, you will need to take extra measures to protect the eyes from irritation caused by the sun and wind. Wear dark sunglasses outside for the first two weeks following surgery and continue to wear sunscreen to maintain results over time.

Upper Eyelid Surgery in Austin, TX

Upper eyelid surgery (sometimes referred to as an “eye lift” or “eyelid lift”) addresses eyes that appear heavy or droopy due to excess skin and fat. Excess sagging eyelid skin can make an individual appear tired, sad, or older. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty rejuvenates the eye area, helping patients look younger and well-rested.

During surgery for the upper eyelid, the incision is typically hidden within the natural fold of the upper eyelid, extending slightly beyond the outer corner into the laugh lines or existing creases. Through this incision, the surgeon then excises excess fatty tissue, skin, and any muscle contributing to the problem. Since this incision follows the natural contour of the upper eyelid, it is usually undetectable.

Lower Eyelid Surgery in Austin, TX

Lower eyelid surgery addresses puffy under-eye bags, loose skin, and sagging tissue in the lower eyelid area. Many patients come to us seeking “eye bag surgery” because they’re simply tired of looking tired. Puffy bags under the eyes are often misinterpreted as being a result of fatigue. However, under-eye bags are most often unrelated to sleep and are due rather to lower eyelid fat prolapse. As we get older, the tissue around the eye becomes weaker, allowing fat to protrude forward. This bulging fat stretches the skin, forming under-eye bags and contributing to the appearance of dark circles beneath the eyes.

In order to improve the appearance of puffy under-eye bags, the removal of the prolapsed fat pad is necessary. Just like in upper eyelid surgery, incisions made for lower eyelid surgery are hidden in natural crease lines just below the lower lashes. If the patient is only having fat removed and not skin, the incision can be placed inside the lower eyelid, eliminating the need for external incisions. This technique is called transconjunctival lower blepharoplasty. Lower eyelid surgery may be combined with laser treatment or dermabrasion in order to tighten and smooth the lower eyelid skin.

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HOW MUCH DOES EYELID SURGERY COST IN AUSTIN?

For many people considering eyelid surgery in Austin, the cost is understandably an important factor. Prices for blepharoplasty surgery vary depending on the type of technique used and the extent of the procedure. It may be helpful to note that eyelid surgery costs less than many other types of plastic surgery procedures. Prices can fall in the range from about $2,000 for a simple procedure to $6,000 for more complicated surgery.

Why Choose Personique?

Personique was recently named one of the Best Breast Plastic Surgeons in Austin by Certified Plastic Surgeons. There is a reason we are a common name in Austin for cosmetic surgery, as Personique has become a trusted name among those who expect beautiful, natural-looking results. Our attention to detail is led by Austins’ most dedicated and devoted plastic surgeon team, providing advanced procedures with state-of-the-art equipment in a safe and caring environment. With more than 50,000 satisfied patients in Austin treated, Personique has become a trusted name among those looking for the pinnacle of professionalism within cosmetic surgery. We can’t wait to start the conversation about your Personique Eyelid Surgery appointment.

EYELID SURGERY FAQs

What causes Dark Circles, Puffy Eyelids & Crow’s Feet?

The skin around our eyes is very delicate and thin, making it particularly vulnerable to premature aging. There are a number of different factors that can wreak havoc on the skin around our eyes. From sun exposure to tugging at the area around the eye while applying makeup or putting in contacts, all of these elements can potentially contribute to premature wrinkling and sagging of the skin around and directly underneath your eyes.

Dark under-eye circles are often simply hereditary. The appearance of dark circles under the eyes can be caused by the reflections or shadows cast by the bulges of fat that occur naturally in the lower eyelids. If the bulging of fat is the cause of your dark circles, then lower eyelid surgery to remove the fat bags is the only effective solution to this problem.

Is Eyelid Surgery painful?

Many know the skin on the eyelids is the thinnest in the body, and it’s full of sensitive nerve endings. Though the sound of Eyelid Surgery in this specific area may seem very frightening, our team of Austins’ most dedicated and devoted plastic surgeons uses exceptional precautions to ensure every eyelid surgery patient at Personique has a painless and comfortable, and positive experience, from start to finish of the procedure. Eyelid surgery is among the least painful cosmetic procedures on the market. Aside from minimal discomfort on the day, you’ll have a quick recovery and see the results swiftly. The type of pain prevention/sedation used is dependent on the specific procedure type and our surgeon’s recommendations, which can be discussed further upon appointment. The procedure is minimally invasive, so there are no big or deep incisions with Eyelid Surgery. The surgeon uses tiny, superficial incisions to further minimize the risk of any pain, bruising, discoloration, or pain during and after the procedure.

How many appointments will I need?

Upon consultation, a professional will follow a guided process that determines what treatment is required based on the specific patient’s needs and specific skin variety around the eye and eyelid area, this will help our team determine a timeline. Although the procedure of Eyelid Surgery follows a similar pattern in all cases, minor changes in technique can be implemented in specific situations, which will determine the number of appointments needed.

How long until I see results?

It’s important to note that results vary with each different type of procedure and patient. Once our board-certified Austin plastic surgeons have you undergo eyelid surgery,  you can expect to spend approximately seven to fourteen days resting and recovering from home. It typically takes a few months of post-op to be free of any visible redness, especially depending on the amount of attention needed for the eye area. Every day that passes after your procedure is one day closer to you experiencing and enjoying some long-lasting and noticeable results. Based on thousands of successful procedures we find that once you reach the two-week point post operations, you can enjoy your new, youthful-looking eye area. You’ll be able to apply some makeup a few days after the procedure and within seven to ten days you can resume your normal daily activities as the results start to come to life. After two weeks, you’ll be able to enjoy your results, and a few months following, you will look completely healed.

Can I combine Eyelid Surgery with other procedures?

An Eyelid Lift can also be performed alongside rhinoplasty. Combining these surgeries allows our surgeons to balance the features of the face without the patient having to return multiple times. One thing to be aware of when deciding to have both rhinoplasty and Eyelid  Surgery is there might be more bruising in the eye area after the surgeries. Black and blue marks are common under the eyes after nasal surgery. Any inquiries during consultation can be discussed if you’re curious about more procedures like a facelift or Chin Surgery while simultaneously receiving blepharoplasty. 

What are the risks associated with Eyelid Surgery?

Personique is here to help explain the potential benefits of achieving your goals with the risks of potential complications of eyelid surgery. Our team of professionals is ready to help you achieve the look you want while keeping you safe and comfortable. Part of that process is the discussion of possible risks that come along with the personal decision for plastic surgery. 

Possible eyelid surgery risks include: 

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Bleeding from the incision lines
  • Changes in skin sensation or numbness of the eyelashes
  • Difficulty closing your eyes
  • Dryness to the eyes
  • Infection
  • Lid lag, a pulling down of the lower eyelid, may occur and is often temporary
  • Possible need for revision surgery
  • Sensitivity to the sun or other bright light
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Temporary or even permanent change in vision, and a very rare chance of blindness
  • Unfavorable scarring
  • These risks and others will be fully discussed before your consent. You must address all your questions directly with your plastic surgeon.

What is included in the price for eyelid surgery?

The cost of eyelid surgery is a combination of various fees, including:

  • Surgeon’s fee
  • Anesthesia
  • Operating room
  • Follow-up visits

The actual cost of your eyelid surgery will be determined at your free consultation where you will receive a detailed quote based on your specific needs.

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If you’re considering a plastic surgery procedure to help your face look more youthful and alert, contact Personique today for a free consultation. Our Austin plastic surgeons are dedicated to providing the most advanced eyelid surgery in Austin as we have become a top trusted name among those who expect the absolute finest results.

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