When to Think About Getting an Eyelid Lift (Under-Eye Circles Not Included!)

When to Think About Getting an Eyelid Lift (Under-Eye Circles Not Included!)

20th Jun 2014

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, ranked 3rd amongst the top 5 surgical cosmetic procedures in last year. By and large, it was up by 5.4  percent from its figures in 2012. Here at our Houston cosmetic surgery practice, we have also noticed that an increasing number of men and women are showing interest in improving the appearance of their eye area through an eyelid lift.

While there’s no denying the fact that an eyelid lift can do wonders in making you look refreshed and rejuvenated, we would like to point out here at our practice that an eyelid lift cannot help improve all types of aging concerns that has to do with your eyes and its surrounding areas. 

An eyelid lift is appropriate if you have the following specific concerns:

  • Puffiness under the eye area. Unsightly bags can be addressed by an eyelid lift through removal or redistribution of accumulated fat.
  • Loose or sagging skin hanging over the eyes. In some cases, an eyelid lift may be necessary to improve peripheral vision. Sagging muscles may be lifted as well.
  • Improve the appearance of the lower eyelids.

Meanwhile, an eyelid lift may not help with the following problems and may require an adjunctive procedure or separate procedure such as dermal fillers: 

  • Reduce the appearance of crow’s feet or those wrinkles near the corners of the eye. Botox is more appropriate for this kind of problem.
  • Improve the appearance of dark circles under the eyes. By and large, undereye circles may be treated by dermal fillers made of hyaluronic acid such as Restylane and Juvederm.
  • Improve the appearance of sagging eyebrows. This concern can be addressed appropriately with a brow lift. 

Planning for Your Eyelid Surgery in Houston, Texas

Now that you’re already aware of the specific concerns that can be addressed with an eyelid surgery, call us at 713.234.6244 or fill out this contact form to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Cortes. We look forward to your visit!


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