Eyelid Lift in Austin, TX
The first aging signs often occur around the eyes. Drooping, puffy upper eyelids can make you look tired, sad, and even obstruct your vision in some cases. You might also have noticed lax skin, eye bags, and dark circles underneath the eyes. These concerns can give you a tired appearance and are increasingly hard to conceal with makeup.
Eyelid lift surgery, medically known as blepharoplasty, can alter your eyelids’ skin and muscles to enhance your overall facial appearance dramatically. Upper and lower eyelid lift surgeries are both incredible options for restoring a more youthful profile.
If you’ve been told that you look tired, or feel that you look older than your years, it may be time to consider an eyelid lift by Dr. Venkata Erella. Dr. Erella is highly trained, experienced, and takes a patient-first approach to care. For these reasons and many more, Dr. Erella is one of the best providers of eyelid surgery in Austin, TX.
Types of Eyelifts
An upper eyelid lift removes excess skin and tissue through an incision hidden within the upper eyelid’s natural fold.
In this outpatient procedure, Dr. Erella:
-Removes and repositions excess eye skin and fat
-Contours, smooths, and rejuvenates eye skin and tissues
-Completes the process in one to two hours
Incredibly, this procedure can reverse the aging process by ten years when administered by a board-certified professional like Dr. Erella. Because Dr. Erella creates the incisions in the small creases of the upper eyelids, scarring from this procedure should be virtually invisible.
Lower eyelid lift surgery is designed for patients looking to reduce bagginess, loose skin, and puffiness under their eyes to achieve a firmer and more refreshed appearance.
The procedure involves:
-removing inelastic skin of the lower eyes
-repositioning fat in key areas
-reshaping the remaining skin
-providing a smoother, more youthful look.
With only small incisions below the lower eyelashes, any remaining scarring should be virtually invisible once you have healed.
Both upper and lower eyelid lift can be done at the same time as an out patient surgery. This surgery can be performed as an awake surgery in the office under local anesthesia.
For patients looking for a significant enhancement in both the eyelid and brow areas, Dr. Erella can also pair eyelid lifting and forehead/brow lifting in a single procedure.
This double procedure offers:
-Rejuvenation of the entire upper face
-Tighter eyes and brow line
-Diminished wrinkles, lines, and lax skin
-More natural and controlled facial expressions
If you think that a combination of these procedures will work best for your situation, please feel free to ask Dr. Erella for more information during your consultation.
Personalized Care. Honest Approach.
Dr. Venkata Erella is double board-certified, highly respected, and takes a patient-centered approach to care that has made him a valued member of the Austin, TX community for many years. Contact us today to learn how Dr. Erella can help you reach your ideal look!
Recovery from Upper Eyelid Surgery
Swelling and bruising from eyelid lift is expected and should improve within a week. While individual results will vary, many patients notice immediate results. Before long, you’ll start seeing a smoother and more rested appearance to the areas around your eyes and a positive aesthetic effect on your entire face.
Most patients can return to work in about a week. Sunglasses usually cover the area adequately if you do have to go out for any reason.
Recovery from Lower Eyelid Lift Surgery
Most patients experience minimal discomfort after their lower eyelid lift surgery when they are released to be taken home by a family member. Over the next week, patients should see reduced bruising and swelling.
Your vision may blur slightly from the antibiotic ointment and the swelling, and Dr. Erella recommends that you do not drive for the first several days after surgery. Typically, you should not require any pain medication after the first day at home and are encouraged to use ice packs diligently over the first two days, then only when needed over the next few days.
For all eyelid lift surgeries, avoiding strenuous activity for at least the first two weeks after surgery will help prevent complications such as bleeding, prolonged swelling, suturing complications, or infection.
For the first few weeks after surgery, expect to notice a temporary pulled or tight appearance in your eyelids’ outer corners. While most healing will occur over the first two to three weeks, your final results will become apparent closer to 2-3 months after surgery.
Your Eyelid Lift with Dr. Venkata Erella
Austin Eyelid Lift FAQs
-Your upper eyelids droop and hang over your eyes
-Your lower eyelids droop, or you have undereye bags
-You have wrinkles or excessive amounts of skin in the lower eyelids
-You have excess skin on your upper eyelids which impairs your vision
In upper blepharoplasty, Dr. Erella makes an incision across the lid. In lower blepharoplasty, the incision is made just beneath the eyelashes. Excess skin and fat are removed in both cases, and droopy eyelids are corrected.
The incisions are not visible because they are carefully hidden in the eyelids’ natural folds or just under the lower eyelash line. After they heal, these incisions are almost always undetectable.
It is recommended that you wait two weeks before wearing contact lenses, even if your eyes begin feeling better. In the meantime, you can wear glasses.
An eyelid lift procedure typically takes between one and two hours to complete.
The recovery time ranges from one to two weeks. While you may experience some swelling and bruising, there should be minimal discomfort. You can reduce swelling by applying cold compresses and keeping your head elevated. Sutures are removed within one week, and you’ll be able to apply makeup after that.
Due to conjunctival swelling and the use of the eye lubricants provided, your vision may blur after surgery. This typically subsides entirely in a few days.
You can expect to notice immediate improvements after your surgery. However, the final results will be apparent in about four weeks once the swelling has completely subsided. Many patients can return to work after a week.
While eyelid surgery results are long-lasting, your eye skin and muscles will still be subject to the effects of sunlight, the environment, and the natural aging process. You may need an additional surgery much later on.