Eyelid surgery in Houston
Dr. Joseph Perlman offers eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) to patients in the Spring, Houston, The Woodlands, Atascocita, Conroe, Pasadena, Baytown, and surrounding areas.
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Dr. Joseph Perlman offers eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) to patients throughout Spring, Houston, The Woodlands, Atascocita, Conroe, Pasadena, Baytown, and the surrounding areas.
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What Is Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, can help “turn back the clock” and rejuvenate your appearance, especially in the delicate area around the eyes. As we age, the skin around the eyes becomes thinner, and various external factors can contribute to puffiness and sagging of the eyelids. Dr. Joseph M. Perlman, a renowned Houston-area plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience, has helped thousands of patients in Spring, The Woodlands, and nearby areas with their eyelid concerns.
During blepharoplasty, excess fat, skin, and muscle are carefully removed from the eyelids, resulting in a more refreshed and youthful look. Whether it’s addressing sagging upper eyelids or puffiness in the lower eyelids, eyelid surgery can effectively enhance the appearance of your eyes and boost your self-confidence. If you’re interested in exploring the benefits of eyelid surgery, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Perlman at The Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre.
Am I a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
If you are experiencing any of the following conditions around your eyes, you may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery:
1. Excess skin that hides the natural fold of the upper eyelids.
2. Loose skin hanging down from the upper eyelids, which may even impair your vision.
3. Upper eyelids appearing puffy, leading to a tired look.
4. Excess skin with fine, crêpe-like wrinkles on the lower eyelids.
5. Bags and dark circles under the eyes, often accompanied by a depression along the bony border of the lower eyelids.
6. Lower eyelids drooping, causing the white area below the colored portion of the eye (iris) to show.
During your consultation with Dr. Perlman and his team at Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre, they will conduct a thorough evaluation to determine your suitability for eyelid surgery. They will take the time to understand your specific goals for the procedure and address any concerns you may have, ensuring you receive the best possible care and achieve your desired outcomes.
What Is the Process for Eyelid Surgery?
Over the decades, there have been significant advancements in blepharoplasty, the treatment for aging eyelids, since Dr. Perlman began his career as a plastic surgeon. The traditional approach of removing skin and fat from the eyelids often resulted in a hollowed appearance. However, in the last 15 years, a more conservative approach has emerged, emphasizing the philosophy of “less is more.”
In modern eyelid surgery, we focus on lifting the eyebrows through endoscopic incisions behind the hairline, instead of the classic “ear-to-ear cut” or coronal brow lift. This approach reduces hair loss, scalp numbness, and improves healing time. For upper eyelid surgery, the removal of excess fat is now more conservative, and in some cases, the hollow appearance is filled in with strips of skin.
The most significant changes have occurred in lower eyelid surgery. Instead of completely removing the fat that protrudes, we now reinforce the membrane and shrink the fat with cautery. This allows us to reposition the fat to fill the hollowed tear trough area, which is at the base of the eyelid along the cheek. Additionally, we reposition the muscles, elevating the cheek to a more youthful position and minimizing the downward pull of the eyelid. This technique helps retain the almond shape of the eye and creates more natural, rejuvenated results.
What Does Recovery Entail After Eyelid Surgery?
After your eyelid surgery, you can expect your eyelids to be treated with lubricating ointment and cold compresses. Gauze may also be used to cover your eyes. Swelling, bruising, and dry eyes are common after the procedure, and you may experience mild pain and irritation at the incision sites. However, following the doctor’s instructions diligently can help hasten your recovery and reduce the risk of complications.
The medical team at Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre will provide you with comprehensive directions to properly take care of yourself after your eyelid surgery. It is essential to follow these instructions carefully to ensure a smooth and successful recovery. In most cases, patients can return to work within two weeks, but individual healing times may vary.
Can I See Eyelid Surgery Before and After Photos?
Before making a decision about blepharoplasty, it’s essential to gather information and visualize potential results. Eyelid surgery before and after pictures can be a valuable resource for this purpose. Take some time to browse through various eyelid surgery before and after photos to see the transformations achieved by Dr. Perlman.
At Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre, Dr. Perlman has a collection of eyelid surgery before and after pictures that showcase the work he has done on patients from Spring, The Woodlands, and surrounding areas in Houston. These images will provide you with valuable insights into the potential outcomes of the procedure and can help you make an informed decision about your own eyelid surgery.
What Are The Benefits?
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, offers several benefits that go beyond its primary goal for most patients:
1. Fewer Fine Lines: Although the main objective of eyelid surgery is not to target fine lines, many patients experience a noticeable improvement in early signs of aging. By lifting both the upper and lower lids, the number of lines around the outer corners and lower lid of the eye can be reduced.
2. No More Bags: Baggy areas below the eyes can make you appear fatigued, even if you get enough rest. A lower eyelid lift can effectively remove these bags by eliminating excess skin and tissue below the eye.
3. Improved Vision: Severe heaviness or drooping of the upper lid can be more than a cosmetic concern; it can also affect your vision. Excess skin and tissue on the lid or drooping of the eyebrow may impair your line of sight. Through eyelid surgery, these deposits can be removed, and the upper lid can be subtly lifted, resulting in an expanded field of vision.
Dr. Perlman at Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre has the expertise and experience to help patients in Spring, The Woodlands, and other areas around Houston achieve these benefits through eyelid surgery.
What Are Eyelid Surgery Costs?
Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) costs can vary based on individual factors, so there are no standardized prices for the procedure in the Houston area. To get more detailed information about the cost of eyelid surgery tailored to your specific case, it is best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Perlman and his knowledgeable staff at Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre. During the consultation, they will discuss all aspects of the procedure, including pricing and payment options. If you are interested in learning more about available finance options, you can also visit their finance page for additional information.
A refreshed appearance is one call away
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, can be a highly effective way to achieve a rejuvenated appearance for your entire face. Not only does the procedure enhance the shape and appearance of your eyes, but it can also yield dramatic results that contribute to improved self-confidence and self-esteem. Whether you choose to undergo eyelid surgery on its own or in combination with other surgical or cosmetic procedures, the transformative effects can be significant.
When considering eyelid surgery, it is crucial to select an experienced plastic surgeon to ensure the best possible outcomes. Dr. Joseph Perlman, with over 25 years of experience, has performed numerous successful blepharoplasties. He will tailor the procedure to your unique needs and desired outcome, providing personalized care to achieve your aesthetic goals. To learn more about eyelid surgery and to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Perlman, contact us today.
What to expect
Before the procedure
Blepharoplasty, typically performed in an outpatient setting, involves injecting numbing medication into the eyelids to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Additionally, intravenous medication may be administered to help you relax and remain at ease throughout the surgery. This combination of local anesthesia and intravenous sedation allows the surgery to be performed without general anesthesia, reducing the risks associated with more invasive procedures and allowing for a smoother and faster recovery.
During the procedure
During blepharoplasty, if both the upper and lower eyelids require surgery, the surgeon typically addresses the upper lids first. To begin, an incision is made along the natural fold of the upper eyelid, allowing access to remove excess skin, muscle, and potentially fat. The incision is then meticulously closed to achieve a seamless result.
For the lower lid, the surgeon makes an incision either just below the eyelashes in the eye’s natural crease or inside the lower lid. Through this incision, excess fat, muscle, and sagging skin are either removed or repositioned to improve the appearance of the lower eyelid. The incision is carefully closed to achieve optimal results.
In some cases where the upper eyelid droops close to the pupil, the surgeon may perform a procedure called ptosis to provide additional support to the eyebrow muscle and improve eyelid positioning.
The goal of blepharoplasty is to enhance the appearance of the eyes and address issues such as excess skin, drooping eyelids, and under-eye bags, leading to a more youthful and rejuvenated look. The procedure is commonly performed by experienced plastic surgeons like Dr. Perlman, who can tailor the surgery to your specific needs and desired outcome. To learn more and discuss your options, schedule a consultation with Dr. Perlman today.
After the procedure
After undergoing blepharoplasty, you will spend some time in a recovery room where medical professionals will monitor your condition for any potential complications. Once you have recovered from the anesthesia and are stable, you will be allowed to leave the surgical facility later that day to continue your recuperation at home.
During your recovery period, it is essential to follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions carefully. You may experience some swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort around the eyes, which are normal after the procedure. Applying cold compresses and taking prescribed medications can help manage these symptoms.
Your surgeon will likely schedule follow-up appointments to assess your healing progress and remove any sutures. It’s crucial to attend these appointments and inform your surgeon of any concerns or issues you may have during the healing process.
While individual recovery times can vary, most patients can return to their daily activities within a week or two after the surgery. However, strenuous activities and exercise should be avoided for a few weeks to ensure proper healing.
By carefully adhering to your surgeon’s instructions and taking appropriate care during the recovery period, you can help ensure successful results from your blepharoplasty and enjoy the benefits of a more rejuvenated and refreshed appearance. If you are considering blepharoplasty, schedule a consultation with Dr. Joseph Perlman to discuss your goals and determine if this procedure is the right choice for you.
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At the Advanced Plastic Surgery Centre, you will receive compassionate and respectful treatment. Our priority is to ensure that you are well-informed about eyelid surgery, empowering you to make the best decision for yourself. We take pride in offering eyelid surgery to patients in Spring, Houston, The Woodlands, Atascocita, Conroe, Pasadena, and Baytown. Schedule a consultation to experience our reputation for meticulous and compassionate care firsthand.