The Ins and Outs of Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is one of the top five cosmetic surgeries surgeons perform in the United States. An average of more than one million people worldwide request this surgery. In other words, if you’re considering eyelid surgery, you’re not alone. Farris Plastic Surgery hopes to keep you informed about the ins and outs of eyelid surgery, so you can better decide if it’s a procedure that’s right for you.

How Does Eyelid Surgery Work?

Blepharoplasty typically takes one to two hours. The surgeon will mark where to make incisions. Then, the surgeon will administer anesthesia to numb the pain. Afterward, the surgeon starts cutting away fat, muscle, and tissue, and repositioning the skin around your eyes to recontour them.

Removing too much fat can result in your skin looking older than you are. To mitigate the rapid aging process fat removal can cause, Dr. Farris is particular about only removing a conservative amount of fat, tissue, and muscle.

Are the Results Permanent?

Results range from long-lasting to permanent. Whether you get upper eyelid surgery or lower eyelid surgery affects how long the eyelid surgery results last. For example, upper eyelid surgery tends to last for five to seven years whereas lower eyelid surgery results are usually permanent.

Why Do People Get Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery is a cosmetic procedure surgeons perform for a variety of reasons. Most people get eyelid surgery because they are dissatisfied or unhappy with the natural appearance of their eyelids. Some of the reasons for blepharoplasty are purely cosmetic and some of the reasons are medical. For example, droopy eyelids may impair your vision.

Reasons to request eyelid plastic surgery include having:

  • Puffiness around your eyes.
  • Dark circles under your eyes.
  • Bags under your eyes.
  • Wrinkles around your eyes.
  • Droopy eyelids.

Eyelid Surgery Plastic Surgeon in Dallas, TX

Eyelid surgery is a very common procedure. However, not all patients are satisfied with their results. If you want to increase the likelihood of loving your results, then you should work with a plastic surgeon who has years of experience and numerous positive reviews, such as Dr. Zachary Farris. To book a consultation with Dr. Farris, call 214-363-1073.

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