Plastic surgery is most often associated with breast augmentation, liposuction, and tummy tucks. However, plastic surgery encompasses a wide range of procedures that can help nearly any area of the body. One area that many people might not realize can be helped with plastic surgery is the eyelid. Whether to address cosmetic or functionality issues, plastic surgery can help your eyelids too.

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, as it’s medically known, is a plastic surgery procedure to enhance or improve the look of the eyelids. This surgery can be used on the upper lids, lower lids, or both to rejuvenate your eye area. In fact, eyelid surgery is on the rise. According to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), eyelid surgery was the fourth most performed plastic surgery in 2017 with 209,571 procedures performed in the U.S.

If you’re unfamiliar with this procedure, you may not realize how it can help. This procedure can help with eyelid issues such as:

  • Loose and sagging skin which can impair vision
  • Deposits of fat which make the eyelids look puffy
  • Bags that are under the eyes
  • Lower eyelids that droop and reveal the whites of your lower eye
  • Skin and wrinkles that can develop on the lower eyelid

While eyelid surgery can help with the above issues, it cannot and is not intended to address issues such as:

  • Crow’s feet
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Eyebrow drooping or sagging

If these are your concerns, our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Malik Kutty can recommend and perform other procedures to help you revitalize your appearance. Concerns with eyebrow sagging can be addressed with a brow lift, which is often performed in conjunction with eyelid surgery for those who have issues with both of these areas.

No matter which plastic surgery procedure you’re interested in it’s important to schedule a comprehensive consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon to ensure your candidacy for the treatment. At Luxe Plastic Surgery, our goal is to give you the aesthetic results you desire while doing the procedure safely and effectively. Dr. Kutty will go over all details of the procedure, as well as evaluate your medical history during your consultation.

Ideal candidates for eyelid surgery include those who:

  • Are in good current health
  • Are not on any healing inhibiting medications
  • Do not smoke or can quit for a period before, during, and after the procedure
  • Do not have any serious eye conditions
  • Have realistic and positive expectations

If you have cosmetic or functional problems with your eyelids and would like to learn more about this procedure, please call us today at (281) 313-0551 to schedule your consultation. We proudly help those who want to improve themselves who live in the areas of Houston, Katy, and Sugar Land, Texas.