Do people tell you that you always look sleepy? Have you noticed that you have a hard time keeping your eyes open even when you are well-rested and have energy? You may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery. Dr. Balinger offers blepharoplasty for men and women in Houston, Conroe, and the surrounding areas of Texas.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery for the upper and lower eyelids. The delicate skin around your eyes loses collagen and elasticity as you get older, and this leads to sagging. When the eyelids droop downward, you always look tired. Sagging upper lids are also harder to keep open, so you may have some eye fatigue. Eyelid surgery is a relatively simple procedure that removes the sagging skin and small amounts of fat.
How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost?
The average cost of blepharoplasty is $3,000 to $5,000. As part of your consultation, Dr. Balinger creates a treatment plan that we use as a foundation for your cost. We offer free initial consultations at our offices in Houston and Conroe, as well as financing options for our patients.
What Are the Benefits of Blepharoplasty?
- Rejuvenate the eyes
- Reduce sagging in the upper and lower eyelids
- May help with eye fatigue
How is Eyelid Surgery Performed?
Dr. Balinger may recommend upper or lower eyelid surgery. Upper blepharoplasty involves making an incision in the natural crease and trimming any excess skin. For the lower lid, the incision is typically made along the lash line. Both incision locations are intended to ensure that the scars are less noticeable. If you have other signs of aging in the upper third of your face, Dr. Balinger may recommend that you have a brow lift and injectables in conjunction with your eyelid surgery.
What is Recovery Like After Blepharoplasty?
Expect your eyes to take several weeks to heal, and the timeline may be extended if you have a forehead lift during the same procedure. You will need to spend the first week resting at home and avoiding any activities that may fatigue your eyes, such as reading or watching television. Expect to have red eyes and swelling, as well as bruising and discomfort. Your eyes may feel dry, and Dr. Balinger may prescribe an ointment to use as directed. If you go outdoors, take extra precautions to protect your eyes, such as wearing sunglasses that block dust and UV light.
How Long Will Eyelid Surgery Results Last?
Blepharoplasty rejuvenates your eyes, but it will not stop the aging process. Dr. Balinger may recommend some at-home treatments to protect the skin and slow the aging process.
If the aging process has made your eyelids droopy, learn more about blepharoplasty. Dr. Christopher Balinger offers eyelid surgery for men and women in Houston, Conroe, and the nearby communities in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a free blepharoplasty consultation at our office in Houston or our office in Conroe.