Eyelid Surgery in Houston, TX
Signs of aging often develop around the eyes earlier than they do on other facial regions. This is because the skin is notably thin and receives repeated trauma in the way of blinking and facial expressions.
Fine lines, wrinkles, loose skin, and sagging fatty deposits age your face and contribute to a tired or angry appearance. Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, addresses aging on the upper and lower eyelids.
Am I a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
Women who are good candidates for eyelid surgery are unhappy with the loose skin, puffiness, and wrinkles around the eye that can impair their vision, make them appear older than they are, or prevent them from expressing a wide array of emotions.
Candidates for eyelid surgery do not smoke, do not have serious eye conditions, do not have life threatening illnesses or medical conditions that can impair healing, have a positive outlook, and have realistic expectations about the procedure.
What Are the Benefits of Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery is beneficial for women with:
- Loose skin on the upper eyelid
- Drooping lower eyelids
- Bags under the eyes
- Excess fatty deposits and puffiness below the eye
- Crow’s feet
- Fine lines or wrinkles surrounding the eyes
If you think you may be a candidate for eyelid surgery, contact Dr. Kronowitz and set up a consultation by calling (713) 523-0300.
How Is Eyelid Surgery Performed?
Eyelid surgery restores youthfulness to the eye region. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia.
How Should I Prepare for Eyelid Surgery?
A consultation with Dr. Kronowitz is required before your eyelid surgery. During this one-on-one consultation, Dr. Kronowitz will:
- Discuss your surgical goals and expectations
- Evaluate your current medications, vitamins, herbal supplement, alcohol, tobacco, and drug use, and advise you on how to alter your practices before surgery
- Take photos of the treatment area
- Develop a surgical plan
Where Are My Eyelid Surgery Incisions Made?
Incisions for upper blepharoplasty are made in the crease of the upper eyelid—this allows for the resulting scar to be completely hidden when the eye is open. Fat pockets in the upper eyelid region are removed or repositioned, and excess is skin is trimmed along the incision line. The incision is closed with removal sutures, skin adhesives, or surgical tape.
Incisions for lower blepharoplasty are made just below the lower lash line. Fat pockets that contribute to under-eye bags are removed or redistributed, and excess skin is trimmed. The incision is closed with removal sutures, skin adhesives, or surgical tape.
Should I Combine My Eyelid Surgery With a Brow Lift or Facelift?
Eyelid surgery addresses the upper and lower eyelids, but it does not treat any other region of the face. Some patients choose to combine their eyelid surgery with a brow lift to address facial aging above the eyes, facelift surgery to target facial aging below the eyes, or fat transfer to the face to increase facial volume. Combining procedures will maintain balance across your facial features.
What Will My Eyelid Surgery Recovery Be Like?
Your eyelid surgery is an outpatient procedure, and you can return home shortly after your procedure. You will need someone to drive you home and stay with you for the first few days to help with household chores and day-to-day activities.
Your eyes and your eye area will be sore, bruised, and swollen, and you may have difficulty opening your eyes. Oral pain medication, cold compresses, and lubricating ointment are recommended during this time to help with your recovery.
Dr. Kronowitz will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your eyes during this time.
Most patients return to work and their normal activities within one to two weeks. Your eyes will still be bruised and swollen, but makeup can be worn to help conceal these. Strenuous exercise and activity should be avoided for four to six weeks.
When Will I See My Eyelid Surgery Results?
The results of your eyelid surgery will develop gradually as the bruising and swelling subside. This usually takes a few weeks, but some residual swelling may persist for six months, and scars may take up to one year to fully refine.
As the bruising and swelling disappear, you will start to see a smoother, more alert, and defined eye region. While your eyelid surgery results are long lasting, this surgery does not stop the natural aging process, and your eyes will continue to age naturally. You can help slow the progression of aging by staying out of the sun, eating a healthy diet, hydrating, and moisturizing the skin.
How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost in Houston, TX?
Eyelid surgery is tailored to the patient; therefore, it is difficult to estimate the price until after your consultation. Eyelid surgery with Dr. Kronowitz starts at $4,080, but this number may vary significantly once the required techniques, anesthesia fees, facility fees, and any combination procedures are included.
Dr. Kronowitz will provide you with an accurate cost estimate of your eyelid surgery during your consultation.
How Can I Learn More About Eyelid Surgery?
To learn more about eyelid surgery and to see if this procedure may be right for you, contact Kronowitz Plastic Surgery by calling (713) 523-0300 or by filling out our online contact form. Dr. Kronowitz sees patients from Houston, Sugar Land, Cypress, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Corpus Christi, Beaumont, or The Woodlands, Texas.
1431 Studemont Street, Suite 600
Houston, Texas 77007
915 Gessner Road, Suite 300
Houston, Texas 77024
1120 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite 130
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
27700 Northwest Freeway, Suite 330
Cypress, Texas 77433
17510 West Grand Parkway South, Suite 320
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
11920 Astoria Blvd., Suite 230
Houston, Texas 77089