Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is one of the top five cosmetic procedures for both men and women in the United States. With this surgery, you can look younger, more rested, and more like your best self. Leading Houston cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Sumpter, at Winds of Change Cosmetic Surgery has extensive experience in both upper and lower eyelid surgery, and she’s here to help you get the gorgeous results you want. Request an appointment online or call to schedule your consultation today.
Eyelid Surgery Q & A
What is eyelid surgery?
Eyelid surgery, medically known as blepharoplasty, corrects wrinkling, sagging, and loose skin in your upper or lower eyelids. In an eyelid procedure, fat pads/pockets may also be removed. Although most men and women opt for upper and lower eyelid surgery at the same time, you can have either surgery alone as well. Eyelid surgery can help with problems including:
- Puffy eyelids
- Drooping or baggy-looking eyelids
- Fine lines and wrinkles under your eyes
Eyelid surgery might also help with dark under-eye circles, but discoloration could remain after the procedure. If under-eye circles are a lingering problem for you, Dr. Sumpter at Winds of Change Cosmetic Surgery may suggest a noninvasive aesthetics treatment to minimize stubborn discoloration after your eyelid surgery.
If you’re tired of hearing “you look tired,” eyelid surgery might be exactly what you need to revitalize your look. For some patients, eyelid surgery is also practical. When upper lids start to droop significantly, they can actually interfere with vision, but eyelid surgery can remove that obstruction.
How does eyelid surgery work?
Dr. Sumpter performs eyelid surgery under general anesthesia to ensure your comfort.
Upper eyelid surgery
During upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Sumpter removes extra skin and fat pads, concealing the incision in your natural upper eyelid fold.
Lower eyelid surgery
For lower eyelid surgery, Dr. Sumpter uses either a transconjunctival incision inside your lower lid or a lower lash line incision to remove fat pads and skin.
Thanks to Dr. Sumpter’s superior surgical skill, upper and lower eyelid surgeries yield beautiful and natural-looking results with no obvious scarring.
What is recovery from eyelid surgery like?
You return home shortly after eyelid surgery, where you rest in an elevated position for the next few days. It’s normal to have eyelid swelling and bruising for up to a few weeks, but it’s all part of the healing process.
Closely follow the eye care instructions from Dr. Sumpter to ensure the most comfortable and fastest recovery. You might need to make some changes like swapping contacts for glasses temporarily, so be sure to follow these guidelines closely. Within around three or four weeks, you see the final results: Youthful, revitalized eyes!
Trade in your tired look for a vibrant and youthful one with eyelid surgery at Winds of Change Cosmetic Surgery. Book your consultation with Dr. Sumpter online or by phone today.