Aging and gravity can have a profound effect on the tissues of the face. Nowhere is this more apparent than around the eyes. Loose skin, bags under the eyes, and fatty deposits can all contribute to a look that says “old and tired”.
Eyelid surgery, upper & lower, can help turn back the clock and restore your eyelids to give you a more youthful, rested appearance. Dr. Hall takes care to place incisions in a location that is not noticeable after your eyelids have healed.
You may be a candidate for eyelid surgery if you are healthy and:
Eyelid surgery is performed in an outpatient surgery center, and in some cases can be done under a light anesthetic. Surgery length can range in time depending on what different procedures you and Dr. Hall decide are right for you. You will go home the day of the procedure and will apply cooling packs to your eyes to minimize swelling and discomfort.
Over the course of the first week after eyelid surgery, swelling of the eyelids significantly decreases. Sutures are typically removed 5 days after surgery (if there are any to remove at all). You will be given some eye drops that you will need to use for the first week after surgery.
Because of the swelling, most people take a week off of work for eyelid surgery recovery. Typically, hypoallergenic makeup can be worn after approximately a week, and you can go back to wearing contact lenses (if you need them) at that time.
If you have any questions about your Houston eyelid surgery or would like to meet with Dr. Hall to discuss your options, call 713.791.0700 and schedule an appointment to meet with him at either of his Houston locations. You can also use the contact forms to request an appointment by email or request a consult via the internet at 2nd.md. To schedule an internet consultation click the 2nd MD logo below.