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What Eyelid Surgery Can and Cannot Do For You

face06The number of people wanting eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, continues to grow each year. In fact, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery revealed that eyelid surgery was the third most frequently performed surgical cosmetic procedure last year, up by 5.4 percent from 2012.

At our Houston facial rejuvenation practice, we get a lot of questions concerning the procedure. By and large, men and women who visit us for the first time would want to know which specific issues can be addressed by an eyelid surgery. Despite its popularity, the procedure actually has its limitations. Below is an outline of what blepharoplasty can and can’t do for you.

Generally, an eyelid lift CAN help you with the following issues:

  • Remove loose skin in the upper eyelids. Sagging skin in the upper eyelid area can make you appear older than you really are and in some cases, interfere with your peripheral vision
  • Eliminate puffiness in the eye area by either removing or redistributing fat
  • Lift sagging lower eyelids
  • Restore overall definition of the upper and lower eyelids

On the other hand, an eyelid lift CANNOT help you with the following issues and may require you to opt for other cosmetic alternatives:

  • Eliminate the appearance of crow’s feet (wrinkles and lines in the outermost corners of the eyes). Botox injections are more appropriate for this type of issue.
  • Improve sagging eyebrows. A brow lift is actually the better choice for lifting sagging brows and softening frown lines.
  • Dark circles under the eyes. There are various causes of dark undereye circles — from genetics to lifestyle habits. For the most part, this kind of issues often respond well to dermal fillers and chemical peels.

Now that you already have an idea about what an eyelid lift can and cannot exactly do, schedule an appointment with us! Fill out this contact form to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cortes via email. You can also call us at (713) 234-6244. Together, we will review your goals, expectations, and medical history to advise you regarding the different existing options and provide you the highest quality of care.

 

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