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.
"Great Doctor. I wish he could me my primary care physician. - Excellent. Dr. Brissett was very attentive and aware of all that was happening with me. He gave me ample opportunity to express all of my concerns and would not release me until he was confident my healing was complete."- S. / RealSelf / Jan 30, 2018
"I was involved in a accident outside of the US back in 2008. I was referred to Dr. Brissett who immediately took me in, discussed my path forward and treated me like I was his only patient. Amazing man, excellent "bed-side manner" and a wonderful Doctor. Highly recommend, best doctor I've ever had & I've had plenty."- M. / Google / Dec 17, 2017
"He is a great professional doctor, he don’t need any stupid tests to diagnose a deviated sectum I went to a different doctor and they put a camera all the way almost to my throat charge me 300.00 for the procedure just to tell me, my nose have a problem.Doctor Brisset with a simple like needle nose check my nose and schedule me for cirgury.He is very good on what he does he is confident and his staff is great.I been a patient of him since he was at Baylor college of medicine."- R.P. / Healthgrades / Nov 23, 2017
"Reconstruction After MOHS Surgergy - 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 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
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.