Eyelid surgery in Houston is recommended for those patients who have excess fat deposits or bags above or below the eye. These puffy fat deposits cause the skin to stretch and sag, and can make you appear tired or angry. The genes you inherit from your parents may determine the extent of your eyelid problems. If droopy eyelids impair your vision, this procedure may be covered by insurance.
To repair the eyelids, incisions are typically made in the creases of your upper eyelids and just below the lashes in your lower eyelids, making scars virtually invisible. After the underlying fat and excess skin are removed, the incisions are closed with fine sutures designed to leave nearly undetectable scars. In a Transconjuctival blepharoplasty, the plastic surgeon makes the incision inside the lower eyelid. No skin is removed and the incision is closed with dissolving sutures.
Because incisions for eyelid surgery are placed within the natural creases and structures of the eyelid region, any scarring is typically well-concealed. Eyelid surgery is performed in 1-2 hours as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia at Dr. Mentz’s private AAAASF-certified SurgiCentre facility in Houston, Texas under the supervision of a board-certified anesthesiologist. Stitches are removed in about one week and you can return to work in 5-7 days. Strenuous activities can be resumed in about three weeks. Scarring is usually minimal after three weeks and undetectable in six months.
In addition to eyelid surgery, fine lines and light wrinkles can be erased from around your eyes with the CO2 laser procedure. This procedure can be performed as an outpatient with a local or general anesthesia and takes about 1-2 hours.
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