Didn't sleep well last night? If you've been asked that question after a good night's rest, you may be looking for a way to brighten and lift your eye appearance. Saggy, droopy, sleepy eyes can make you look older and more tired than you actually are. With an upper blepharoplasty, sometimes called an eye lift or eyelid lift, your eyes can look vibrant, awake, and luminous.
At Face Forward, we believe that innovation and modern solutions can live harmoniously with experience and skill for a dynamic aesthetic treatment experience. World-renowned facial plastic surgeon Dr. Regina Rodman offers upper blepharoplasty in Houston with a passion for excellence and for providing patients with exactly what they need for a confident, revitalized result.
Blepharoplasty is the umbrella term for eyelid surgery which can be performed on either the upper eyelid, the lower eyelid, or both, depending on the needs of the patient. You may also have heard this procedure referred to as an eyelid lift or an eye lift. There are different methods that may be chosen to achieve different results with this procedure. Many want to see a more youthful, alert, awake appearance. Some patients might also want to smooth out a hooded eyelid or create more definition around the eye.
At Face Forward Houston upper blepharoplasty specifically addresses the upper eyelid and can correct drooping, sagging, and wrinkles. If there are functional issues such as decreased vision because of a droopy eyelid or extremely hooded eyes, this can also be addressed.
The eyes are one of the most noticeable parts of our face, and rejuvenating this area for a vibrant, alert result can change your entire outlook. Our Houston upper blepharoplasty patients enjoy:
Ideal candidates for an eye lift are those looking to correct a drooping, sagging, dull, upper eye area. Eyelid lift candidates should also be in generally good health and should not have any ongoing or chronic illness that would prevent them from proper healing. When undergoing an upper blepharoplasty Houston patients can get relief from:
At a private consultation, we will be sure to address each question with detailed information and together determine whether this is the right procedure for you. Then, a comprehensive treatment plan will be put together, including the upper blepharoplasty and any other procedures you might be adding. At your consultation, we will also discuss any preparation needs and expectations for recovery.
This procedure can be performed with either general anesthesia or sedation and local anesthesia and takes about one to three hours, depending on the scope of surgery. An incision is typically made along the crease of the eyelid to ensure it is as discreet as possible. The surgeon will remove excess skin and tissue, remove or adjust fat deposits, and then close the incision with extremely precise, delicate stitching.
Full recovery time after an upper blepharoplasty is typically about seven to ten days. Eye lift patients can expect some swelling or bruising, but these are typically very mild and resolve quickly on their own. Final results from an upper blepharoplasty are usually visible by about one month to 6 weeks after surgery.
Dr. Regina Rodman is a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon and is highly skilled in reconstructive as well as cosmetic plastic surgery. Along with her surgical practice and authoring numerous studies, book chapters, and articles, Dr. Rodman has also spent time volunteering around the world to help those with congenital disabilities as well as victims of domestic violence. She believes that everyone should have the opportunity to love the way they look and, in turn, feel great about their whole self.
Yes, blepharoplasty surgery has become very common and has been among the top five most requested cosmetic surgeries for the past decade.
Since there is relatively little manipulation of skin or soft tissue, recovery from upper blepharoplasty typically comes with a very mild recovery and is not considered very painful.
As with any surgical procedure, risks, including anesthesia complications, bleeding, or infection, are all possible but rare, especially with a qualified surgeon.
Yes, upper blepharoplasty is permanent, although it will not prevent the aging process from appearing in the future.
The cost of upper blepharoplasty will vary based on the patient's needs and the extent of the surgery. In some cases, if the surgery is performed to address functional issues, all or part of the cost may be covered by medical insurance.
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The Face Forward process starts with a consultation. You will meet with Dr. Rodman (either in the office or via video call) to discuss the result or look you want to achieve. Dr. Rodman will review and educate you about your options and schedule you for the procedure of your choice. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled as necessary. Achieve your look and enjoy the new you! Schedule your consultation for plastic surgery in Houston at Face Forward today.
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