Eyelid Surgery – What a Difference!
There’s a reason the saying goes “the eyes are the windows to the soul.” In so many ways they are, and eyelids can either showcase our eyes or detract from their natural beauty. We’ve all seen people who have excess fat deposits either above or below the eyes, or bags under the eyes. When you reach the point that expensive eye creams, gels and treatments from aesthetician are no longer effective, then you should consider talking to a plastic surgeon about eyelid enhancement surgery. Though eyelid surgery sounds daunting, it’s actually one of the best-tolerated procedures leaving few if any visible scars. Scarring is usually minimal after three weeks and nearly undetectable in about six weeks. Since this is an elective plastic surgery procedure, the expense will likely be 100% out-of-pocket unless you can convince your insurance carrier that droopy eyelids impair vision to the point it affects your daily activities, like driving. In the upper eyelids the surgeon makes incision in the crease of your eyelids. Lower eyelid incisions are made just below the eyelashes. During the procedure excess fat and tissue are removed. Some surgeries can be accomplished by making incisions inside the lower eyelid with dissolving sutures. This method is called a transconjunctival Blepharoplasty. Eyelid enhancement surgery usually takes between 1-2 hours, requires a relatively short recovery period, and produces fantastic results. Dr. Michael Eisemann of the Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center in Houston is an excellent plastic surgeon that has performed considerable eyelid enhancement surgeries.