Blepharoplasty is now the most popular facial plastic surgery procedure after rhinoplasty. The popularity of this procedure reflects the importance of the eyes in perfecting overall appearance. In fact, two-thirds of adults consider the eyes to be the defining feature of the face. North Texans who are unhappy with the appearance of their eyes may consider a lower blepharoplasty, or lower eyelid lift, to improve their look and boost their confidence through a safe procedure with minimal downtime. Oculoplastic Associates of Texas, with offices in Dallas and Plano, can improve puffiness and bags under the eyes for a more awake, more youthful, and more energetic appearance.
"I went to see Dr. Corona for a second opinion after another doctor, who had the worst bedside manner ever, diagnosed me with a serious condition and treated me like a piece of cattle. Dr. Corona was not only prompt to see me, but he was also kind and reassuring, a complete opposite of the other physician. He offered his very competent opinion, referred me to a colleague who specializes in treating my condition...and I left his office feeling much better about my prognosis. Kudos to him!"- W.P. / Healthgrades / Jun 23, 2016
"Dr. Corona was extremely kind. He took the time to diagnose my condition.I dad no pain during the procedure he did, and three days later, I looked 10 years younger!I would recommend him to any person who wants their eyes to look younger and refreshed!"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Jun 17, 2016
"Superb, compassionate technician/expert - Dr. Merritt enjoys a well-deserved reputation as the doctor of choice in his field. He is kind and respectful, addressing your questions patiently. I had a tearing problem for about 8 years which I just lived with. I finally took action when a top plastic surgeon I know personally noticed it and said Dr Merritt was the professional in this area to whom he refers. Dr Merritt performed diagnostic procedures in his office that were pain free and determine i I needed a bypass. My procedure involved about 8 stitches between eye corner next to nose given where they had to enter in my particular case and in less than 2 weeks the scar was virtually invisible. The stent came out early and my tearing is about 95% gone. I urge anyone needing to have any eye surgery to meet with Dr. Merritt. I trust him completely and consider myself very discerning in this area. Frankly, he ranks tops in my book among physicians I've had experience with for technical skill as well as a caring attitude."- S.S. / Vitals / Jan 16, 2016
"Very attentive, good bedside manner, explained everything thoroughly."- Anonymous / UCompareHealthcare / Dec 31, 2015
"I would definitely recommend Dr Corona to others. He is very kind & takes the time to explain your condition. His staff is very good & professional, too."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Dec 31, 2015
For the lower eyelid, an incision is made on the inside of the eyelid to minimize scarring; the puffy “bags” are accessed from this incision and are removed and/or repositioned to improve the contour of the lower lid. Occasionally, a very small incision just below the eyelashes can be made to remove skin if necessary.
After lower eyelid surgery, patients will have temporary swelling and bruising during their first 7 – 10 days after the surgery. Patients should rest and recover in 1 – 2 weeks before returning to work and normal activities. Patients will need to return to the office 5 – 7 days after their surgery for a follow up appointment with their surgeon to check their recovery progress and have their stitches removed.
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Lower Blepharoplasty FAQs
Applying cold compresses following eyelid surgery can help to diminish bruising and swelling. In addition, tenderness after surgery is greatly reduced by cold compresses, so most patients require no pain medicine. Sleeping with an elevated head (pillows or lazy chair) will decrease swelling as well. Some physicians and patients believe in products made with Arnica will lessen bruising and swelling.
Eyelid Vs. Brow Lift?
Eyelid surgery is typically safer, more predictable and cheaper than brow lifting procedures. Usually a low brow can be masked by a well performed eyelid surgery. The brow can even be lifted slightly through the incision of the lid surgery. True brow lifts from the hairline may result in asymmetry or a startled appearance.
One or Both Eyelids?
Many patients only require one eyelid to be operated on or sometimes much less surgery to be performed on one lid compared to the other. The key is to produce a symmetrical result.