We know you’re tired of looking tired. Get a refreshed, revitalized look with eyelid surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Cara Downey, and her expert team of professionals are proud to offer eyelid surgery to residents of Houston, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, and the neighboring communities in east Texas.
What is Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery, also commonly known as blepharoplasty, is a procedure that improves the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids. This procedure can correct a variety of conditions. During a blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery, Dr. Downey can remove the excess skin surrounding the eye and remove the fatty deposits causing under-eye bags to create a refreshed, awake appearance. Eyelid surgery is the perfect solution to correct droopy eyelids and take away the “tired look” that aging eyes can develop.
How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost in Houston, TX?
The average cost of your eyelid surgery in Houston typically ranges between $5,500 and $8,500. The total cost for your blepharoplasty will depend on factors such as your surgeon’s fee, the location of your procedure, and other miscellaneous medical expenses. At Heights Plastic Surgery, we accept cash and all major credit cards. We are also happy to offer financing through CareCredit® for patients. Because eyelid surgery is often more about cosmetic appearance and is less of a medical necessity, it is typically not covered by most insurance plans.
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- Stephanie O.
I had such a great experience with Dr. Downey. I was referred by a friend. This was my third attempt at getting surgery on some trouble spots after significant weight loss. I didn't go in with h...
- Paul V.
It was very easy for me to make a consultation appointment. There was no pressure to sign up for surgery that day. Dr. Downey was very professional and friendly. She answered all my questions an...
- Brittany G.
I had breast augmentation on 12/2/14 and Dr. Downey and staff made the whole experience amazing. Since the surgery I have minimal scarring and I look and feel great! This was one of the best decis...
- Ashly T.
Dr. Cara Downey, thank you so much for the care you gave to me and the exceptional work you have done to my body! You are amazing. Because of you, dreams come true! You are the best! Thank you for ble...
- Andrea C.
I didn't think I would ever feel this great again. Now I can wear strapless dresses. My shirts no longer have the peep holes near the buttons. I'm just so pleased with the work Dr. Downey has done. Bu...
How is Eyelid Surgery Performed?
Before your blepharoplasty begins, either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation will be administered. This is to ensure you are as comfortable as possible throughout the entirety of your procedure. Dr. Downey will then use either or both of the following techniques, depending on your biggest concerns and your desired results. She will discuss which techniques are best for you while developing your personalized treatment plan during your one-on-one consultation.
- Upper eyelid surgery. Upper eyelid surgery is best used to decrease the excess skin surrounding the upper eye that may be contributing to drooping eyelids or a tired appearance. Dr. Downey will carefully make a thin incision along the natural crease of your upper eyelid. Through this incision, she will tighten your weakened muscles and remove any excess fatty deposits, skin, and tissue.
- Lower eyelid surgery. Lower eyelid surgery is best used to improve the appearance of under-eye bags. For lower eyelid surgery, Dr. Downey will carefully make a small incision along the lower lash line. Through this incision, she will be able to remove any fatty deposits or excess tissue that may be contributing to the appearance of your puffy under-eyes.
Once either or both of the methods have been complete, Dr. Downey will suture your incisions and your recovery may begin.
What Can I Expect During My Eyelid Surgery Recovery?
Patients often experience swelling and bruising around the eyes for the first seven to 10 days following their eyelid surgery. Dr. Downey may provide you with prescription medication that can help manage your pain. In addition to icing consistently for the first 48 hours following your procedure, Dr. Downey and her team will ask that you keep your head elevated when laying down for the first week following your blepharoplasty. Patients are typically cleared to return to work and regular daily activities about one to two weeks following their eyelid surgery. While you will be able to see some results of your blepharoplasty after a few weeks, ultimate results will appear once all incisions are healed and swelling subsides, about one year following surgery.
Am I a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
The ideal candidate for eyelid surgery is someone who is in good general health and does not smoke. Illnesses and smoking can slow down the healing process. It is also important to note that eyelid surgery is not intended for people who have severe vision problems, thyroid eye disease, or severe allergies. Furthermore, people who are interested in getting blepharoplasty should have realistic expectations of their potential results. You should not get this or any other cosmetic procedure done to live up to someone else’s expectations.
With more than 12 years of unparalleled experience, Dr. Cara Downey is proud to provide her patients with cutting-edge techniques, unmatched results, and quality patient care. Heights Plastic Surgery and Studio Essex Medical Spa offers a wide array of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures to help residents of Houston, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, and neighboring communities in Texas restore their confidence and enhance their natural features. Contact us to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Downey today.
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