Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) in Austin, TX

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What is Blepharoplasty?

The eyes are a beautiful aspect of the face that deserves to be seen, but sometimes excess skin around the eyes can render a tired and unflattering facial appearance. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez uses blepharoplasty (also known as eyelid surgery) to remove excess skin and lift the lower or upper eyelid, creating a younger and awakened facial appearance. Many men and women have eyelid surgery at Beleza Surgery to correct sagging skin, leading to improved function and appearance. Blepharoplasty, whether lower or upper, creates a fresh, youthful appearance and can give you natural yet noticeable improvements. If you're interested in rejuvenating your eyes with eyelid surgery to remove excess skin, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hix-Hernandez at one of her locations in Cedar Park, Round Rock, Austin, or Killeen, TX.

What are the benefits of a blepharoplasty?

A customized eyelid lift in Cedar Park, TX at Beleza Surgery yields both functional and aesthetic improvements to your eyes, providing great benefits such as:

  • Expanding vision by improving peripheral vision
  • Producing a more alert, attentive look
  • Reducing drooping and/or sagging in the lower and upper eyelids
  • Improving the contour and appearance of the eyes

What Can I Expect from Eyelid Surgery?

Depending on the complexity of your eyelid surgery, some form of anesthesia will be provided. This cosmetic procedure may be done on the upper eyelid alone, on the bottom portion, or a combination of both upper and lower.

  • Upper: Upper blepharoplasty assists in decreasing the folds of skin that impair vision to produce a more flattering look. The incision point is often placed along the natural crease to remove skin and tissue.
  • Lower: Eyelid correction on the lower lid is performed to reduce puffy and bulging skin beneath the lower eyelid. In most cases, an incision is carefully made along the lash line to surgically remove tissue and fat, and the skin is delicately lifted to produce a softer, flatter look.

Your eyelid surgery could last up to two hours at our accredited OR in our Cedar Park, TX location based on whether one or both eyes are treated. After the procedure, you should expect a few days to recover and rest at home. A cold compress can help reduce discomfort, swelling, and bruising. The outcomes from blepharoplasty can last years, but while they are long-lasting, the aging process does not stop. To complement your surgical outcomes, other nonsurgical cosmetic treatments at Beleza Surgery, such as lasers, chemical peels, and fillers, can be paired to create a fresh appearance.

Eyelid Surgery FAQ

What are some other benefits of an eyelid lift?
An eyelid lift not only helps to rejuvenate your face, but it can also improve other aspects of your life. You may find your vision field expanding once loose skin on your upper eyelid is removed. It can also be much easier to apply eye makeup when your upper lid is smooth.

Will an eyelid lift fix wrinkles and Crow's feet?
Forehead wrinkles and crow's feet might be better treated with a brow lift or facelift as the improvements of eyelid surgery are limited to the upper or lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty can be performed with a nonsurgical procedure such as BOTOX, which can smooth wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. During your consultation, we will create your unique treatment plan to fit your needs and goals.

What about nonsurgical treatments instead of eye surgery?
Skin tightening without surgery and injectable treatments may give you some improvements. Although, if you have moderate to severe loose skin or want results that last a long time, eyelid surgery would be better than a nonsurgical treatment. Once we discuss your needs and goals for your eyes, Dr. Hix-Hernandez will give you her recommendations for a surgical or nonsurgical treatment plan. She may also suggest combining both surgical and nonsurgical procedures for ideal results.

How much does eyelid surgery cost?
Blepharoplasty costs will vary depending on whether you're having a lower eyelid lift, upper, or both. When your treatment plan has been decided during your initial consultation, Dr. Hix-Hernandez can talk to you about estimated costs. To get results that look natural and last for many years, it is better to focus on finding a skilled plastic surgeon whom you are comfortable with, like Dr. Hix-Hernandez, instead of trying to find the cheapest place. To help you afford great results, Beleza Surgery has many different payment methods available, and we can help you find low-interest medical financing.

Can I use insurance to pay for my eyelid surgery?
If excess skin is compromising your vision, your insurance may cover some of your blepharoplasty. Please tell Dr. Hix-Hernandez during your consultation if you may be applying for an insurance claim. A team member at Beleza Surgery can help you get the required information and paperwork to your provider to process your claim. Generally, you will need a diagnosis from an ophthalmologist or optometrist that an eyelid lift will improve your vision.

Are the results of eyelid surgery permanent?
The results of eyelid surgery can be long-lasting, especially if patients maintain a healthy lifestyle and protect their skin from sun damage. However, the aging process will continue, and some degree of natural aging may affect the eyelids over time. Nonetheless, most patients are satisfied with the lasting improvements achieved through eyelid surgery.

Younger-Looking Eyes

If you find it difficult to see or apply makeup because of hanging skin on the upper eyelid, or you are frustrated by bulging bags underneath your eyes, then cosmetic eyelid surgery at our accredited, on-site operating room at Beleza Surgery in Cedar Park, TX may be right for you. This enhancement can allow you to look and feel younger and more alert while offering a gorgeous answer to your vision impairment concerns. We invite you to call one of our locations in Cedar Park, Round Rock, Austin, or Killeen, TX to schedule a consultation with Dr. Staci Hix-Hernandez.

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