Upper Eyelid Surgery
An eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, can dramatically improve a tired or aged appearance or correct a disorder of the eyelid. For patients with baggy eyes or drooping eyelids, we remove excess skin and tissue from around the eyes to reveal an invigorated and more youthful appearance. It is one of the most popular aesthetic procedures performed in the United States. Photographs in our photo gallery illustrate the beautiful and extraordinary results you can expect from our surgeons.
Patients often consider both an upper and lower eyelid lift to reduce bags and aging signs around the eyes. With our state-of-the-art fractional CO2 laser, eyelid lift surgeries are quicker and gentler than ever before. This advanced skin resurfacing technology offers numerous advantages over conventional techniques, including:
- Extremely precise control and advanced capabilities
- Lower risk of unpleasant recovery issues
- Typical recovery time after only 1-2 weeks
- Convenient facilities in our outpatient surgery center
- Integration of multiple procedures as part of a personalized facial surgery plan
The eyelid lift procedure also helps patients suffering with Ptosis, a condition affecting the muscle that lifts the eyelid, resulting in eyelid drooping and vision problems. Ptosis can be caused by aging, trauma, neurologic problems, or at birth.
Drooping eyelids can affect vision and cause fatigue and headache. If there is a significant degree of visual obstruction, a blepharoplasty may be considered medically necessary and covered by insurance. TOC physicians can provide you with a consultation to help determine if an eyelid lift may be a covered medical necessity for you. The TOC surgical team is committed to extraordinary results for every patient and dedicated to the uncompromising care required to achieve them. As our patient you or your loved one will receive evaluation and treatment by one of our elite oculoplastic surgeons, each with advanced credentials in the repair and improvement of eye and facial features.
Blepharoplasty or ptosis surgery is typically performed under local or IV sedation for adults and general anesthesia for children. For most patients, the recovery time from surgery is brief and bruising is minimal. The procedure usually takes under an hour and can be performed with other procedures including laser resurfacing for facial wrinkles and skin tightening, brow/forehead lift (endo-brow lift), facelift, facial fat transfer, and rhinoplasty.
Most procedures may be performed at TOC’s outpatient surgical center, the Center for Aesthetic and Reconstructive Eyelid and Oculoplastic Surgery (CAREOS). Outpatient (ambulatory) surgery helps to reduce hospital costs, personal expense, and length of stay for patients needing surgery. CAREOS is one of the only ambulatory surgical centers in Central Texas solely dedicated to oculoplastic and laser aesthetic surgery. This means we are highly efficient in providing the specific care you need. For those times when surgery is best performed at a hospital, TOC physicians have surgical credentials at all Austin-area hospitals.
We understand that any patient may feel anxious or apprehensive about treatment. Our goal is to help you or your loved one feel at ease. We engage each patient with sensitivity and respect for his or her individual needs.
If you would like more information on the eyelid lift procedure, ptosis, or blepharoplasty, e-mail an inquiry to TOC. You may also schedule a private consultation with a TOC physician.