Refresh Those Tired Eyes With an Eyelid Lift in Houston

Many people believe the eyes to be the most important facial feature; they’re usually the first thing we notice when we meet someone new. Unfortunately, as we get older, it’s common for noticeable signs of aging to appear around our eyes. These can include drooping eyelids and dark circles or bags beneath the eyes, which can create the appearance of “tired eyes” and detract from the natural beauty of your facial features. With an eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) in Houston performed by Dr. Angela Sturm, you can restore your eyes' alert, energetic look and take years off of your facial appearance.

What Is an Eyelid Lift?

An eyelid lift, also known as blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic surgical procedure performed to reduce signs of aging around the eyes and eyelids. During the surgery, Dr. Sturm aims to give the eyes and surrounding area a more refreshed and youthful appearance. Depending on the specific needs of the patient, the procedure typically involves the removal of excess skin and/or fat from the eyelids.

There are two distinct types of eyelid lift: the upper eyelid lift and the lower eyelid lift.

Upper Eyelid Lift

An upper eyelid lift is a procedure performed to remove excess skin from the upper eyelids. This excess skin can cause the eyelids to droop, which can create a “tired eyes” appearance and hamper the field of vision. During upper blepharoplasty, Dr. Sturm makes tiny incisions within the natural creases of the upper eyelids and carefully removes the excess skin and tissue. As a result, the eyes become more open and alert to create a more refreshed facial appearance.

Lower Eyelid Lift

A lower eyelid lift is a procedure used to eliminate the appearance of bags, dark circles, and wrinkles underneath the eyes. To achieve this, Dr. Sturm makes small, inconspicuous incisions just beneath the lashes of the lower eyelids. She then removes excess skin and/or fat, which results in smoother skin and gives the eyes a more rested, lively appearance.

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Benefits of an Eyelid Lift

An eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) in Houston is a very impactful procedure that can provide some or all of the following benefits:

  • More alert, refreshed eyes
  • A more energetic and youthful facial appearance
  • Reduction of under-eye bags, dark circles, and/or wrinkles
  • Correction of drooping eyelids
  • Improved field of vision
  • Improved facial harmony
  • Improved self-confidence and self-image

Who Is a Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty in Houston?

If you’re looking to rejuvenate the appearance of your eyes and eyelids, an eyelid lift may be a good option for you. Ideal candidates for the procedure are typically experiencing excess skin around the upper eyelids and/or significant bags or dark circles beneath the eyes. You may also want to consider eyelid surgery if you’ve noticed that your field of vision is impacted by your drooping upper eyelids. That said, to be a good candidate for blepharoplasty, you should be a non-smoker and not currently pregnant or nursing. During your private consultation, Dr. Sturm will evaluate your health, medical history, and aesthetic goals to help you determine if an eyelid lift is the best option.

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What Is the Recovery Like After Blepharoplasty in Houston?

You should expect to need around one to two weeks of rest before returning to work after your Houston eyelid surgery. You’ll experience some swelling, bruising, and soreness after the procedure, and Dr. Sturm will be able to prescribe you pain medication if needed. While you recover, you can potentially speed up the healing process by doing the following:

  • Sleeping with your head elevated
  • Periodically applying a cold pack
  • Getting plenty of sleep
  • Staying hydrated
  • Maintaining a nutritious diet
  • Refraining from strenuous physical activity for at least four to six weeks

More Recovery Tips for Your Eyelid Lift

  1. Follow the surgeon's instructions.
  2. Rest and avoid strenuous activities.
  3. Protect your eyes from dust and sunlight.
  4. Manage swelling with cold compresses.
  5. Take prescribed medications.
  6. Carefully clean and avoid touching your eyes.
  7. Sleep with your head elevated.
  8. Maintain a balanced diet.
  9. Avoid makeup until advised.
  10. Limit screen time.
  11. Attend follow-up appointments.
  12. Be patient; full results may take time.
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Why Choose Dr. Angela Sturm for Your Eyelid Lift in Houston?

Choosing the right plastic surgeon for your Houston eyelid surgery is crucial if you want to avoid complications and achieve quality results. Dr. Angela Sturm is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who has helped numerous patients achieve their aesthetic goals through cosmetic surgery. During her illustrious career, Dr. Sturm has established herself as one of the most trusted and respected plastic surgeons in the Houston area. She has earned various awards and recognitions for her work in the field of facial plastic surgery. For example, she has been recognized as a “Super Doctor” by Texas Monthly, a “Top Doc” by Houstonia Magazine, and the “Best Female Cosmetic Surgeon” by OutSmart. Dr. Sturm has also been responsible for important clinical research in the area of revision lower eyelid surgery as well as many other types of facial plastic surgery. If you’re ready to schedule your consultation, you can call our office or fill out an online contact form today.

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Eyelid Lift FAQ

Can I get an upper and lower eyelid lift at the same time?

How long do the results of an eyelid lift last?

How long does an eyelid lift take?

Will there be scarring?

What type of anesthesia will be used?

Can I get an upper and lower eyelid lift at the same time?

Yes, if you qualify for both procedures, you can potentially undergo both an upper and lower eyelid lift simultaneously. During your initial consultation, Dr. Sturm will work with you to determine if both surgeries are needed and whether or not they should be performed in one surgery session.

How long do the results of an eyelid lift last?

Typically, the results of an upper eyelid lift will last for around five to seven years, while the results of a lower eyelid lift should be permanent. The longevity of the results may also be impacted by your genetics and lifestyle.

How long does an eyelid lift take?

The eyelid lift procedure usually takes between one and two hours to complete. After the surgery, you’ll need to stick around for monitoring for a couple of hours. After that, you can return home with someone else driving you.

Will there be scarring?

The incisions made during your eyelid lift will be tiny and as hidden as possible, meaning that any visible scarring will be very small and inconspicuous. Any scars should also fade over time.

What type of anesthesia will be used?

Depending on your preferences and the extent of your procedure, your eyelid lift will be performed under either local anesthesia with IV sedation or general anesthesia.

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