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Blepharoplasty, commonly referred to as eyelid surgery at the Dallas, Texas, area office of Regional Plastic Surgery Center, safely and permanently removes excess tissue and fat that accumulates around the eyes. In conjunction with other facial plastic surgery procedures such as chin reduction, chin implants, and otoplasty, you can achieve a more appealing look.
Eyelid surgery performed at our facial cosmetic surgery facility near Dallas is often combined with other procedures, including brow lift (to remedy sagging eyebrows), laser skin resurfacing, chemical peel (to smooth crows feet and lessen dark circles), and face lift. Our Dallas, Texas, area cosmetic surgeons can advise you as to which cosmetic surgery procedures are right for you.
Eyelid surgery at our Dallas area facility is a popular procedure among our patients. Many people have unattractive or tired looking eyes caused by excess skin or loose skin in the upper eyelid. This excess skin can impair vision, cause puffy eyelids, and create very fine wrinkles and droopy skin in the lower eyelid. These problems are usually related to general aging or heredity and can be lessened or eliminated with eyelid surgery. Dallas area patients who come to us for eyelid surgery will find that they appear more alert and younger looking.
As an eyelid surgery patient of the Dallas, Texas-based Regional Plastic Surgery Center, you'll engage in a thorough consultation with your cosmetic surgeon.
During the eyelid surgery consultation, you and your cosmetic surgeon will review your medical history and talk about your surgical expectations. Your cosmetic surgeon will select the eyelid surgery techniques that will come closest to the results that you desire.
Based upon how you want your eyes to look after eyelid surgery, your cosmetic surgeon may suggest other cosmetic surgery procedures. These additional procedures can usually be performed at the same time as your eyelid surgery at our plastic surgery center near Dallas, Texas.
Eyelid surgery is an outpatient procedure that typically takes one to three hours to complete. The techniques used during your eyelid surgery are specifically selected to meet your needs. Typically, the cosmetic surgeon makes an incision following the natural crease of the lid to lessen the chance of visible scarring. The cosmetic surgeon removes the excess fat, skin, and muscle that are causing the drooping and puffiness. Then the incisions are closed with very fine stitches.
Although the healing process for each eyelid surgery patient is unique, our Dallas area eyelid surgery patients will discuss what to expect with their cosmetic surgeon, and there are some general guidelines. After eyelid surgery the patient's eyes are lubricated with ointment and bandaged. The patient receives a prescription for pain medication to control any discomfort that develops after the eyelid surgery. Our Dallas, Texas, vicinity cosmetic surgeons instruct most eyelid surgery patients to elevate their head for several days and prescribe eye drops to help with dryness.
Eyes may be gummy and sensitive to light for the first few weeks after eyelid surgery. Our cosmetic surgeons recommend using cold compresses to lessen bruising and swelling, which peaks during the first week after eyelid surgery and diminishes thereafter. Double or blurred vision may occur and last a few days but will disappear. Whiteheads may appear when the stitches are removed, but the cosmetic surgeon can remove these with a very fine needle. Any scarring usually appears pink for the first six months but will eventually fade to a nearly invisible white line.
Most people can watch television and read a few days after and return to work and light activity within a few weeks after eyelid surgery. Dallas, Texas, area patients who undergo eyelid surgery should avoid activities that are strenuous and raise blood pressure, such as bending and lifting, for a duration determined by the cosmetic surgeon. Eyes should be completely healed after a few months.
Many eyelid surgery patients are extremely happy with their results. We suggest you browse through our collection of eyelid surgery before and after photos so you can see what kinds of results we can achieve.
Eyelid surgery complications at our Dallas, Texas, plastic surgery facility are very rare and usually minor when they occur. These complications include infection and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. There may be a slight unevenness in healing, and scarring is possible. Some eyelid surgery patients experience difficulty closing their eyelids when they sleep - and in very rare situations, this is permanent. Another extremely rare complication is ectropion, which is a pulling down of the lower eyelids. Further eyelid surgery at our Dallas based cosmetic surgery center may be required to correct this condition.
Because chin size is so closely tied to the appearance of the nose, to create balance between the chin and nose, most chin reshaping surgery patients also undergo rhinoplasty in Dallas. The dedicated surgeons of Regional Plastic Surgery Center will assist you with your chin reshaping and other cosmetic surgery needs. The shape and size of the chin can affect the balance of the entire face and make an otherwise attractively sized nose seem overly large or small. Surgical reshaping of the chin can remedy this perception.
If your chin is too large, your Dallas plastic surgeon can reduce it by reshaping and removing a portion of the bone in the chin area. During the procedure, small incisions are made beneath the chin or inside the mouth. The cosmetic surgeon inserts instruments through these incisions to manipulate tissue and reduce and reshape the bone. Small stitches are used to close the incisions. Medication controls any post-operative pain, and any stretched or tight sensation usually subsides in a week. Most patients resume normal, non-vigorous activity after a week or so with vigorous activity allowed after about two weeks. Swelling can take up to six weeks to fully subside.
If your chin is too small, your cosmetic surgeon can insert implants into the area to build it up. Implants are available in a variety of shapes and sizes, and your cosmetic surgeon will chose the one best suited for your needs. The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes. The surgeon creates an incision either in the skin beneath the chin or in the lower lip area inside the mouth. The implant is inserted through the incision, and the area is stitched closed. Swelling, bruising, and pain usually subside after several days, and stitches are removed within five to seven days. Patients may be asked to avoid vigorous activities for a few weeks following surgery, but non-vigorous activity can usually be resumed after about a week. Swelling may take up to six weeks to fully subside.
Children whose ears are too large or stick out are generally the subject of ridicule and cruel name calling. This stressful situation can result in low self-esteem, poor academic performance, social dysfunction, and depression. Otoplasty, which is surgical reshaping of the ears, can remedy this condition. The procedure can be performed on both children and adults. If you or your child might benefit from otoplasty, contact the cosmetic surgeons at Regional Plastic Surgery Center near Dallas, Texas.
Otoplasty can be performed as soon as the ears have reached full size, which usually occurs around age five or six. The procedure takes about two hours, and either local or general anesthesia is used. During the procedure, an incision is made behind the ear in the natural fold where the ear joins the head. Depending on the individual patient's ears, the surgeon can remove excess cartilage, reshape the cartilage, remove any excess skin, and attach permanent stitches to pin the ear to a natural-looking position closer to the head. Additional temporary stitches may be needed to hold the ear in place while it heals. A thin, white scar may remain after healing, but because the incision was placed in the crease of the ear, the scar is usually not visible.
If you would like to learn more about eyelid surgery, chin reshaping, and otoplasty and you live in the greater Dallas area, we invite you to meet with the team of cosmetic surgeons at Regional Plastic Surgery Center. For more information on facial plastic surgery and non-surgical facial procedures, such as Botox injections, contact our offices today.
Procedures such as eyelid surgery, face lift, and rhinoplasty (nose job) at our Dallas area practice can balance facial features and make you look years younger. Contact our cosmetic surgery practice to find out how!
Regional Plastic Surgery Center
3201 East George Bush Freeway
Suite 101, Richardson, TX 75082
2504 Ridge Road, #202
Rockwall, Texas 75087
Las Colinas Office
6750 N. MacArthur Blvd #205
Dallas, Texas 75063
Forest Park Pavilion
12222 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75243