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.
"During my visit at the Doctor's office, the customer service was over the top."- Anonymous / Office Visit / Jan 30, 2018
"Best Experience Ever! - Since my first visit ten years ago, my complete trust in Dr. Brissett's medical skills and humanity has only grown. I am a better and happier person thanks to his vast knowledge, surgical skills and talent in maintaining, improving, and most recently bringing back to light what time and life has distorted... I am deeply thankful"- A. / RealSelf / Aug 06, 2018
"Doctor Brissett is Awesome! - Doctor Brissett and his staff are amazing! I was referred to him for reconstructive surgery after basil cell on my nose required a flap. I was terrified about what needed to be done. He explained everything and always addressed my concerns and what to expect. He has a wonderful bedside manner and is always kind and calming. I felt extremely comfortable under his care. His entire staff..."- S. / RealSelf / Aug 06, 2018
"amazing doctor - "if dr. brissett can't fix it, than nobody can"! - I can't even begin to say what an amazing doctor Dr. Brissett is. After several unsuccessful surgeries to fix my breathing problems, I was referred to Dr. Brissett, and I was told that "if Dr. Brissett can't fix it, then nobody can"! After meeting with Dr. Brissett, he expressed his concerns of the condition my nasal passages were in after several failed surgeries, but he also knew how..."- C. / RealSelf / Jul 23, 2018
"All of the comments said about Dr. Brissett are so true and more. I could go on for hours about Dr. Brissett. One very important distinguish criteria having to do with his practice is his staff. Having been married to the medical community I’ve had the opportunity to interact with a wide range medical staff and the staff will many times make or break even the best physicians. Andrea, Regina, Rachel and Roxana are not only personable and knowledgeable but they genuinely care about the patients. I hate to tell you how many years I’ve seen Dr. Brissett but he has almost 0 turn over during the time I have known him and I can totally understand why. Houston does have great doctors but they’re not as accessible/understanding of their patients needs/ etc. if The staff is not good."- M.F. / Google / Jul 19, 2018
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.
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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.