Many people feel young and full of energy, but their faces may tell a different story. If you have droopy eyelids or under eye bags, your entire face gives the appearance of being exhausted, tired and older. The first signs of aging usually appears in your eyes. Laxity in the skin above and below the eyes can occur as early as your 30s. While sun damage and other lifestyle choices can speed up the aging process, your genetic makeup is the biggest indicator. If your parents had eyelid laxity when they were in their 30s or 40s, you will too. Fortunately, eyelid surgery, known as blepharoplasty, is a remarkable procedure that can readily address aging eyes and restore your youthful appearance. It is a very popular procedure for both men and women in their 30’s and 40’s because it can have such a significant impact with very little downtime or discomfort. A lot of professionals have this surgery because they feel it is important to maintain a younger look. An upper lid blepharoplasty or eyelid lift, removes excess skin from the upper lids. A lower lid blepharoplasty removes any excess skin and bags, which are actually fat pads. The majority of patients need a lift on both the upper and lower eyelids together. The eyelid surgery procedure (blepharoplasty) can be done under IV sedation in our FPSA fully accredited office surgical suite. It requires only one to two hours of surgery. After surgery the eyelids may be bruised and swollen temporarily, but most patients return to work within five to seven days. The results are long-lasting and effectively provides instant facial rejuvenation without anyone having to know you had anything done. Houston Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kridel and Dr. Sturm are the best blepharoplasty surgeons in Houston. As facial plastic surgery specialists, they are highly trained specifically in the anatomy of the head and neck. Dr. Kridel and Dr. Sturm have published a scientific journal article about eyelid surgery and Dr. Kridel has published over 100 additional scientific journal articles and textbook chapters on all aspects of facial rejuvenation, including blepharoplasty.
--- Kirin, Facial Plastic Surgery Associates