Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)
Dr. Patt Performs Eyelid Surgery- Blepharoplasty
Houston Center for Facial Plastic Surgery is pleased to have Dr. Bradford Patt, an accomplished facial reconstructive surgeon, performing blepharoplasty procedures, or eyelid surgery.
Blepharoplasty is the medical procedure term for what is commonly called eyelid surgery. Blepharoplasty comes from the Greek words: blɛfərəʊ (“eyelid”) + plæstɪ (“to shape”). Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can be an option to aesthetically enhance the eyes. This type of procedure can be performed in instances where an individual is dissatisfied with the tone or shape of their eyelids, as they have begun to loosen and sag. The aging process, heredity, and sun exposure are leading contributors to this process or condition. As a result, patients more easily appear to look tired, and some may look older than they really are.
Puffiness, bags, and a tired appearance around the upper and lower eyelids are one of the earliest signs of aging in men and women, sometimes contributed to by hereditary factors. Blepharoplasty can erase the “bags” under the eyes, and remove the heavy skin over the upper eyelids to restore the eyebrows to a more youthful and awakened position.
This facial reconstructive surgery also has a purpose and value beyond that of aesthetic plastic surgery. Blepharoplasty is also performed to eliminate obstruction caused by droopy eyelids to expand a patient’s visual field.
Houston’s Dr. Patt is dedicated to patient care, which includes providing insight into surgical procedures for the two basic types of blepharoplasty, or eyelid lifts. Moreover, both forms of eyelid surgery can be performed together, as well as combined with other procedures such as a brow lift or laser skin resurfacing.
Any excess skin or fat in association with the upper eyelids can be removed through an incision made in the natural eyelid crease, which serves to “hide” any small scarring. If the eyelid has become droopy, the muscle which serves to raise the upper eyelid can also be tightened. Fine sutures are utilized to close the incision.
Sometimes patients also desire for the excess fat and sagging in the lower eyelids to be removed or repositioned. This can be accomplished through an incision that can be hidden on the inner surface of the eyelid. Laser resurfacing or a chemical peel are options that can be done at the same time. The purpose of this would be to smooth and tighten the lower eyelid skin.
Laser tightening of the lower eyelids can erase loose skin and wrinkling under the eyelids. The brow is lifted using an endoscopic technique which involves hiding incisions in the brow and avoiding long prominent scars. These advanced techniques allow patients to recover faster with less risk of complications.
The incision can be made just below the lashes if there is excessive skin in the lower eyelid. This technique allows the excess skin to be removed through the incision. Fine sutures are also utilized to close this type of incision.
Younger Looking Eyes with Dr. Patt
For more insight on eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, consult with Dr. Patt of the Houston Center for Facial Plastic Surgery to obtain an expert opinion and information on various techniques used to accomplish your desired results.
If you’ve grown tired of people asking if you’re tired, or asking your age, help with obtaining younger looking, alert, and revitalized eyes is just a phone call away. Dr. Patt and the staff would love to hear from you! Call (281) 649-7170 to schedule a consultation, OR complete an appointment request form below.