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
"67 Years Young - Seeing a doctor doesn't get better than this. I have been travelling from New York and now Maine once a year for at least 10 years so that Dr Brissett can maintain my youthful appearance since he did my face lift. The lift was amazing - no swelling and no bruising. How many people can brag about that? The results were so amazing ( nobody even knew I had one - no scars ) - everyone knew I looked great but they didn't know how I did it. So, when you have such an amazing doctor - why look elsewhere? He is the greatest!! I have total confidence in his work. And, he is always so cheerful and caring. And - he has a very caring staff that has been with him for years."- D. / RealSelf / May 22, 2018
"Ethical plastic surgeon - Dr. Brissett is incredibly professional and highly skilled. His office staff is also very warm and welcoming.I went in for a Kybella consultation. Dr. Brissett actually erred on the side of saying I didn't need it, which I found to be very ethical (compared to most doctors who will just try to upsell you). I insisted that I wanted it done, and we were both pleasantly surprised by how well the..."- K. / RealSelf / May 22, 2018
"Reconstruction of Nose - I was referred to Dr. Brissett for reconstruction surgery (flap procedure) on my nose after skin cancer was removed. I was very anxious about the procedure. Dr. Brissett took time to address all of my concerns. His kind, calm energy and faith made me feel like I was the most special patient he had! I trust him completely and the surgery results were fantastic!"- J.S. / RealSelf / May 14, 2018
"Dr. Brissett Saved My Face After Cancer! - I was told by my dermatologist that I had skin cancer on my nose and would need a Mohs surgeon to remove it. My Mohs Surgeon then told me that it was possible I would need plastic surgery to replace what she was going to have to remove from my nose (which was most of my nose). She referred me to Dr. Brissett who made me a promise the very first time I met him. He told me that his goal and..."- C. / RealSelf / Apr 30, 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.