Refreshing Natural Look

A custom eyelid surgery involves the precise removal of excess skin to smooth away folds and create a healthy, natural look. Your facial look can be subtly enhanced with this minor surgical procedure, giving you a more youthful, refreshed facial appearance.

Is it time to consider eyelid surgery?

If you feel it is time to create a more refreshed look, eyelid surgery can be a subtle but beautiful enhancement. If the skin folds obscure your vision to a large degree, your health insurance may cover all or part of the cost. When performed for cosmetic reasons, this surgery is very rewarding, has a fast recovery time, and involves little risk.

The ideal result will appear natural, never fake or wide-eyed, and when under the care of Dr. Balinger, you can trust in his delicate, meticulous approach. He is a talented, detail-oriented plastic surgeon with a rare talent in performing eyelid surgery. For natural, refined results that look fresh and natural, discover Houston’s premier plastic surgery center, Balinger Plastic Surgery.

What Is the Procedure Like?

An eyelid procedure can take anywhere from 1 to 3 hours to carry out and is performed either under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. The exact technique used in the procedure will depend on the individual patient’s needs and whether it is the upper or lower eyelid being worked on. 

With upper eyelid surgery, an incision is made in the natural crease of the eyelid in order to remove any excess skin and fat from the area. Once all the necessary changes have been made, the incision is closed with fine sutures.

Lower eyelid surgery works the same way, except the incision is made just below the lower line of the eyelashes (or inside the eyelid). Excess tissue and fat are extracted from the area, and the incision is closed.

What can eyelid surgery do for me?

If you have concerns about any of the following issues, you may be a good candidate for this custom surgery:

  • Your eyelids have visible folds
  • The upper lids droop
  • Your vision is impaired by your eyelids
  • Your eyelids appear puffy
  • You have heavy bags beneath your eyes
  • You want to create a more youthful look to your eyes

Eyelid surgery is a very popular procedure throughout the USA. It is of extreme importance that you choose your surgeon right, as while the procedure may not require hours, it does require precision and the most advanced techniques. Dr. Balinger is a talented plastic surgeon with a reputation for excellence in eyelid surgery and who can speak with you about the surgery, what to expect, your recovery, and which technique will achieve the results you envision.

Eyelid surgery benefits

A custom eyelid surgery brings many benefits:

  • Enhance your facial appearance: Folds of skin are smoothed, giving you a healthy, refreshed, more youthful look.
  • Improve peripheral vision: If your vision is affected by hanging eyelid skin, you can enjoy restored full vision.
  • Treat under-eye bags: If you are living with heavy, under-eye bags, the area can be smoothed and refreshed.
  • Look younger and refreshed: You may feel you look older than you want to, or appear tired, even on your best days. Eyelid surgery can subtly rejuvenate your look.
  • Remove fat bulges above the eyes: You may have inherited or developed bulges of fat above your eyes, which can be carefully slimmed away.

You have your own personal reasons for considering eyelid surgery, and your condition is unique. Dr. Balinger will carefully evaluate your concerns and plan a customized surgery to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. His precision approach and advanced techniques produce very natural-looking results.

What Is the Recovery Process Like?

Following the surgery, it is normal for the patient to experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Pain medications and cold compresses will be prescribed to help the patient manage these symptoms. Patients usually need to keep their heads in an elevated position for the first few days and avoid any strenuous activities for at least a week or two.

Most patients find that they are able to get back to work and their normal routines after just 7 to 10 days. That said, it can take several weeks for the full results of the surgery to settle in and be visible.

Meet with Dr. Balinger in Houston

If you feel it is time to undergo eyelid surgery, your first step is to meet with board-eligible plastic surgeon Dr. Balinger in a private consultation. It is important that you feel confident in your plastic surgeon and that you will be under the care of a master in the art of eyelid surgery. Dr. Balinger and his team are committed to providing outstanding patient-centric care with warmth, compassion and delivering superior outcomes in eyelid surgery procedures.

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