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Blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid surgery or an eyelid lift, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of your eyes. Dr. Erika Sato can perform eyelid surgery in Houston on the upper eyelids and/or the lower eyelids.

This cosmetic facial procedure can correct drooping, bulging, or sagging eyelids that cause people to appear fatigued or much older than their actual age. During it, surgeons tighten muscles and tissue and remove excess skin and fat. In some cases, doctors also call it undereye bag surgery.

Dr. Sato can also perform a procedure that can create “double eyelids” or a more apparent upper eyelid crease, most commonly performed on people of Asian descent. Surgeons sometimes call this procedure Asian blepharoplasty.

While Dr. Sato sometimes incorporates fat removal as part of an eye lift, some patients will need fat grafting to import fat from another area of the body to help fill in the hollowing around the eyes.

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Eyelid Surgery

During your eyelid lift consultation with Dr. Erika Sato, she will tell you more about your options for creating more attractive or younger-looking eyes while still preserving a natural look.

Surgeons often perform eyelid rejuvenation surgery in conjunction with other facial procedures such as a facelift, skin rejuvenation therapy, and/or laser skin resurfacing.

To look over our past results, view eyelid surgery before and after photos in our gallery.

Eyelid Surgery Before & After

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Who is a good candidate for Eyelid Rejuvenation Surgery?

If you are in good overall health with no serious eye conditions and dislike the appearance of your eyes, you may be a candidate for blepharoplasty surgery.

During your consultation, Dr. Sato will evaluate your medical history and examine your eyes to determine if upper eyelid surgery and/or lower eyelid surgery is right for you. Depending on your expectations, she may suggest a combination of procedures in order to achieve the results that you want.

What happens during Blepharoplasty?

This outpatient procedure can be performed awake with local anesthesia in our in-office procedure room or under IV sedation and a local anesthetic at our in-office operating room. The time required for the surgery will depend on the complexity of each individual case. Typically, upper blepharoplasty is performed first, followed by lower blepharoplasty.

What can I expect while recovering from Blepharoplasty?

Most patients return to work 7 days after blepharoplasty. Strenuous activity should be avoided until the skin incisions are healed, which can take 1-2 weeks. Follow Dr. Sato’s recovery instructions as closely as possible for best results.

There will be intermittent tearing and/or dryness of the eyes, along with some mild tenderness, bruising, and swelling around the eyes. An ice pack can be applied for the first 24 hours to help decrease swelling and bruising. Head elevation for the first week after surgery will help decrease swelling. Any permanent sutures will be removed at your first post-operative visit a few days after your surgery.

Are the results of Blepharoplasty permanent?

Eyelid rejuvenation is permanent, but over time, the aging process does continue to affect the skin around your eyes.

What is the cost of Eyelid Surgery?

The price of eyelid surgery in Houston is dependent on the details of each procedure. Its cost is based on factors such as total procedure time, techniques, and anesthesia.

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