Blepharoplasty is also known as eyelid surgery. The procedure involves the removal of excess skin and fat in the eyelids, restoring the youthful appearance of the eyes. Eyelid surgery is a popular procedure done for both cosmetic and functional purposes. Before you decide to undergo blepharoplasty in Houston, it is important to have a better understanding of the procedure. Are you a good candidate? A good candidate for eyelid surgery is healthy and has healthy skin as well. Someone who is considering lower lid surgery is a suitable candidate if muscle tone under the eyes is good. Does the procedure cause scarring? The skin found in the eyelids is very thin. As long as the incisions are placed well, it will heal well and become unnoticeable. Is it a painful procedure? Eyelid surgery is not a painful surgical procedure. A burning sensation is usually felt in the eyelids an hour following eyelid surgery. This discomfort normally disappears after an hour. What is the recovery process like? Patients need plenty of rest and should limit their movement to hasten the healing process and shorten the recovery period. Pain postoperatively is managed with oral medications. Complications in this kind of procedure are rare. In order to minimize any risks of developing problems, the patient has to strictly follow the instructions given by the surgeon. Will the results last? Generally, the results will last and only very few individuals need a second eyelid surgery. The fat removed during surgery will no longer return. However, the aging process continues after surgery and skin can stretch again. For detailed information on blepharoplasty, set up an appointment with Dr. Wilberto G. Cortes. Dr. Cortes focuses on the underlying problem that every patient has and recommends the appropriate surgical options depending on the situation. He aims to transform patients and let them regain their youthful look.