Sagging, wrinkled and puffy eyes can make you look older far before your time. When this occurs, eyelid surgery with Dr. Wiener can minimize these imperfections and restore your vibrant expression.
What can eyelid surgery treat?
- A perpetually sad or angry expression
- Fatty deposits + puffiness around the eyes
- Crow’s feet + wrinkles
- Heavy bags under the eyes
- Drooping eyelids
- Excess skin in the eye area
Candidates: Are you ready for eyelid surgery?
To be considered a candidate for eyelid surgery, you should have:
- Excess skin around the upper eyelids
- Heavy bags and dark under eye circles
- Crepey skin along the lower eye area
- Puffiness that makes you look perpetually tired or sad
In addition, most eyelid surgery patients are over 35 years of age. However, younger men and women may qualify for the procedure if they are displaying the above signs of aging earlier in life.
The Main Event What to expect during surgery
Eyelid surgery is done under general anesthesia. To begin, Dr. Wiener will place tiny incisions hidden in plain sight, within the natural creases of your eyes.
Through those openings, he will remove excess skin and fat using tiny surgical instruments. He may also reposition the underlying tissue and fat to remove puffiness and heavy bags. All of these refinements will be made with a conservative hand to avoid overcorrecting and creating an unnatural, “wide awake” appearance.
Once your naturally youthful expression has been restored, Dr. Wiener will carefully close the incisions to minimize any scarring.
imagine the change
The Recovery What to expect after eyelid surgery
You’ll need help getting home
Until the effects of the general anesthesia have completely worn off, you will not be able to drive. As such, a friend or family member will need to take you home.
Time off from work
After the procedure, you will need to focus on healing. The initial recovery period should last about one week, at which point you will be free to return to sedentary work and your normal daily routine.
Uncomfortable side effects
Swelling, bruising, irritation and dry eyes are normal during the healing process. Any discomfort can be controlled with medication, cold compresses and ointment.
Your eyelid surgery results will appear within a few weeks and should be very long-lasting. As the swelling and bruising diminish, most of our Houston patients notice:
- Fewer wrinkles
- Firmer + tighter skin
- Increased eyelid definition
- An alert + rejuvenated expression
Dr. Thomas Wiener, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in Breast Augmentation, Breast Revision, Liposuction,
and Mommy Makeover.Dr. Wiener serves the Houston, Clear Lake, and Pearland, Texas areas.
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