Eyelid Surgery Houston
Due to factors that may include heredity, age, or stress, facial appearances may begin to look drained and aged. Many times, the upper and lower eyelids are the first to show these signs of aging. A main feature of our face, tired eyes can make patients look older than they are.
Eyelid surgery (“blepharoplasty”) is an effective procedure for the removal of sagging, excess skin from the upper and/or lower eyelids. If this procedure is right for you, you may consider Christopher K. Livingston, M.D., F.A.C.S., P.A. at Livingston Plastic Surgery in Houston. He is a Houston eyelid surgery expert with extensive experience in facial cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Livingston attracts patients throughout Texas, from such southeast cities as The Woodlands, Pearland, and Sugar Land for eyelid surgery. A highly qualified surgeon, Dr. Livingston incorporates excellent operative skills with state-of-the-art techniques in a calm, non-pressuring environment.
Our Houston eyelid surgery surgeon is highly qualified in performing procedures for the face, breasts, and body; he is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), as well as a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and a plastic surgery consultant at WebMD.com. In addition, he is the Clinical Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center of Houston – the Division of Plastic Surgery and the Department of Otolaryngology.
At Livingston Plastic Surgery, many of our Houston, Sugar Land, Pearland, and The Woodlands eyelid surgery patients often undergo one or more complementary facial procedures with blepharoplasty.
Eyelid Surgery Overview
A nearly scar-free procedure, this procedure, otherwise known as “blepharoplasty,” can treat a number of imperfections, such as:
- Sagging or loose skin present on the upper and lower eyelids
- Bags beneath the eyes
- Wrinkles around and in the lower eyelids
- Poor lower eyelid position
- Excess fatty deposits on the upper eyelids
After accessing and analyzing each individual, Dr. Livingston will determine whether upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, or both will help you achieve a refreshed look.
Whether you are in your 30s or older, eyelid surgery can help you attain a younger appearance, and in some cases, provide better vision; free from drooping upper eyelids.
Procedural Steps of Eyelid Surgery
By first providing the Houston eyelid surgery patients with intravenous sedation or general anesthesia, Dr. Livingston will ensure a pain-fee experience during the patient’s procedure.
Should Dr. Livingston and the patient both decide, upper eyelid surgery may be performed by first creating an incision on the upper eyelid creases through which fat may be removed, tissue and muscles will be tightened, and excess skin will be removed.
Lower eyelid surgery may also be performed alone, or in conjunction with upper eyelid surgery, by creating a small incision below the lower eyelashes to remove the excess skin and fat that cause bags. If the patient should need to fill in hollow spots under the eyes, Dr. Livingston can utilize the same lower eyelid incision to transfer fat. Afterward, the incisions will be closed with removable or dissolvable sutures.
To correct dark circles beneath the eyes, a chemical peel (“facial skin peel”) or laser resurfacing may also be necessary in conjunction with eyelid surgery.
The Results of Eyelid Surgery
Although eyelid surgery is a quick, safe, and simple procedure, bruising and swelling will still be present after surgery for 5-7 days. During this time, a cold compress and lubricating ointments should be applied to the eyelids.
Final results from the procedure could take 6-12 months, but patients will notice a more rejuvenated appearance in just a few weeks following their procedure. With long-lasting results, eyelid surgery can leave patients looking years younger.
The following may be performed in addition to blepharoplasty with our Houston plastic surgeon:
- Brow lift surgery (“foreheadplasty”): Reduces the appearance of creases along the forehead, between the eyes, and above the nasal bridge
- Facelift surgery (“rhytidectomy”): Diminishes the appearance of deep creases and wrinkles around the mouth, eyes, forehead, and neck
- Botox ® Cosmetics: Temporarily reduces the activity of muscles that causes the appearance of frown lines between the brows
Contact Us For A Consultation
To learn about your options in facial plastic surgery, feel free to schedule a consultation with Dr Livingston, whose practice is located at the world’s largest medical center, the Houston Texas Medical Center.
If you would like to see some of his Houston eyelid surgery patient results, feel free to browse our before and after plastic surgery photos; and for additional information regarding Dr. Livingston’s practice, you may view our featured videos on our media page.
Please call (281) 501-1812 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation with Dr. Livingston. Patients seeking a Sugar Land, Pearland, Houston, or The Woodlands eyelid surgeon can rest assured that they will be treated with attentive care.