About Eyelid Surgery
One of the facial features that can give away a patient’s age more than any other is the eyes. Not only can they develop lines and wrinkles, but bags and extraneous and droopy skin, as well. However, all of these issues can be addressed by Houston Eyelid Surgery specialist Dr. Anthony E. Brissett, a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon, who will transform the eyelids by targeting and removing the extraneous skin, tissue, and fat that affect the upper and/or lower eyelids. Not only will a patient be left looking more youthful, but more refreshed and revitalized with a soft, natural look.
"Dr. Brissett, If you ever have anyone who would like to talk to someone I would be happy to do so. Thank you for the wonderful care you have given me so far! You have been a blessing in my life and I am most grateful for you! May God continue to bless the work of your hands. Sincerely, AL"- AL / Other / Jun 15, 2017
"Dr. Brissett has performed ENT surgery on my son twice and nose reconstruction on me once. I highly recommend him to anyone considering anything within his field of practice. He has the highest standards of excellence and his staff has been with him for years."- C. / RealSelf / Sep 27, 2017
"Dr. Brissett and his entire staff are absolutely amazing. He is a highly qualified physician with an excellent bedside manner. He takes the time to explain the treatment plan in a manner that is easily understood. I trust his judgement and care, hands down. I began seeing Dr. Brisset and his team as a patient at Houston Methodist in Smith Tower, which was extremely convenient for me. His..."- E. / RealSelf / Sep 03, 2017
"Highly Recommend ~ Excellent Experience - Dr. Brissett and his entire staff are absolutely amazing. He is a highly qualified physician with an excellent bedside manner. He takes the time to explain the treatment plan in a manner that is easily understood. I trust his judgement and care, hands down. I began seeing Dr. Brisset and his team as a patient at Houston Methodist in Smith Tower, which was extremely convenient for me. His..."- E. / RealSelf / Sep 03, 2017
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The best candidates for eyelid surgery:
- Have eyelid issues that cause them to look older
- Have vision problems caused by droopy eyelids
- Have droopy, down-turned eyelids as a result of aging or genetics
- Have bags under the eyes
- Desire a more refreshed, rejuvenated appearance
- Desire a natural look
What to Expect
Upper Eyelid Surgery
For upper eyelid surgery, the plastic surgeon will make the incision within the natural fold of the eyelid. The incision will be extended outward as much as possible in order to address the extraneous skin folds located on the outside of the upper lid. After the incision is carefully made, the surgeon will remove the excessive fat and skin. Afterwards, the incision will be stitched close with absorbable sutures, which do not require removal by the surgeon.
Lower Eyelid Surgery
For lower eyelid surgery, the incision will be placed along the bottom of the lash line to allow the plastic surgeon access to remove the extraneous fat and tissue. A special technique used for patients with puffy lower lids but good skin tone is called transconjunctival blepharoplasty. Patients with dark under eye circles caused by a lack of fat in the area could benefit from injectables or fat fillers to add volume to the area.
Upper/Lower Eyelid Combination
With some patients, both the lower and upper eyelids need to be addressed to correct all issues effectively. When both are combined, surgery can last around 2 hours.
Although eyelid surgery is usually an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility, it can also be performed as an in-office procedure with a milder form of general anesthesia, called twilight sedation. After surgery, patients can expect the eyelids to be bruised and swollen, which can be alleviated with ice packs, medicated eye ointments and eye drops, and elevating the head. These symptoms should last a few days. Eyelid recovery is usually easy for most patients and normal activities can be resumed within a week. Patients should expect natural-looking, younger, more refreshed eyelids after the surgery. In addition, scars shouldn’t be visible due to their placement.
Plan Your Procedure
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Revitalize Your Eyes
No longer should you allow your eyes to age you beyond your years. Not only can you look younger and more revitalized, but you can also correct vision problems caused by droopy eyelids. When you’re ready to transform your eyes and overall appearance, please feel free to give us a call to set up a consultation to learn more about eyelid surgery.