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.