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Eyelid Surgery Specialist

The Elite Wellness Resort

Justina P Taube, MD

Ocular-Plastic Surgeon & Ophthalmology located in Houston, TX

Each year, more than 100,000 Americans get eyelid surgery. The procedure is quick, pain-free, and can significantly improve the aesthetic appearance of your upper and lower eyelids. At The Elite Wellness Resort, ophthalmic plastic surgeon, Justina Taube, MD, specializes in eyelid surgery. To make an appointment at the practice in Houston, Texas, call the office today or click the online booking feature.

Eyelid Surgery Q & A

What is eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess skin from your upper or lower eyelids. Its a quick, pain-free treatment that can minimize drooping or sagging eyelids.

Eyelid surgery isnt always for cosmetic purposes. If you have sagging skin that interferes with your peripheral vision, you might also benefit.

Who is a good candidate for eyelid surgery?

To undergo eyelid surgery, its important youre in good health. Dr. Taube usually recommends treatment for people 35 and older, but if your family has a history of baggy or droopy eyelids, you might benefit sooner.

Before you undergo surgery, Dr. Taube conducts a comprehensive ophthalmic exam and asks about your goals for treatment. She uses that information to tailor a custom care plan that aligns with your needs.

What does eyelid surgery involve?

At The Elite Wellness Resort, eyelid surgery typically takes two hours or less. Before starting the procedure, Dr. Taube administers a local anesthetic to numb your eyelids.

Once youre comfortable, she makes a series of small incisions and carefully removes excess fat and skin from your upper and lower eyelids. Next, she closes your incision with stitches and applies a topical ointment to keep them moist. Youre moved to a recovery room for observation and Dr. Taube provides care instructions.

What is recovery like after eyelid surgery?

After eyelid surgery, its normal to experience dry or watery eyes and increased sensitivity to light. During the first few days, apply cold compresses to your eyes to reduce swelling and sleep with your head elevated.

The stitches stay in your eyelids for about a week. You might experience some mild swelling or bruising, but these issues should resolve quickly. You can take over-the-counter pain medication for relief.

Are the results of eyelid surgery permanent?

The results of upper eyelid surgery typically last five to seven* years, while the results of lower eyelid surgery are long-lasting and rarely require retreatment.

As you age, your skin continues to wrinkle and change, but it shouldnt interfere with your vision. If sagging skin continues to cause you problems, Dr. Taube might recommend a forehead lift.

To learn more about the benefits of eyelid surgery, make an appointment at The Elite Wellness Resort by calling the office today or scheduling online.