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At Face Austin, our Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is one of the most popular and practical surgeries for restoring a refreshed appearance around the eyes.

What is eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery is a cosmetic procedure to rejuvenate and lift the skin around your eyes. It can be performed on the upper eyelid, the lower eyelid, or both, depending on your unique condition. Eyelid surgery can correct the following issues:

  • Tired-looking eyes
  • Drooping or sagging eyelids
  • Bags under your eyes
  • Excess skin on your upper eyelid that obscures your vision
  • Excess skin on your lower eyelid
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Am I a candidate?

The ideal candidates for blepharoplasty in Austin are women and men with saggy, droopy eyelids or heavy under-eye bags. As with any medical procedure, determining the safety of the surgery requires an in-person consultation and review of your medical history.

During your personal consultation with Dr. Antunes, he will help you discover the most effective ways to achieve your cosmetic goals. Some patients opt for a brow lift with an eyelid lift or an eyelid lift with a custom facelift.

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The benefits of eyelid surgery

Eyelid surgery can be a life-changing procedure, restoring a more youthful, refreshed appearance. Some of the benefits include:

  • Restore a more youthful look
  • Achieve a more rested and alert appearance
  • Improve your confidence
  • Enhanced field of vision
  • Minimal, scarring
  • Long-lasting results
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What to expect with eyelid surgery

Eyelid surgery is an outpatient procedure that we perform at our state-of-the-art private surgery center in Austin. Most patients undergo this surgery with a local anesthetic, though we can use a general anesthetic upon request. While your eyelid surgery will be 100 percent customized and tailored to address your unique facial structure and eyes, your procedure will follow these basic steps:

  • Upper Eyelid Surgery: Once the area is numbed and prepared, we will make a small incision to remove excess skin, tissue, and fat, and may tighten loosened muscles. The incision will then be closed and protected for healing.
  • Lower Eyelid Surgery: Lower eyelid surgery typically involves removing fat and tissue, and the incision may be placed within the eyelid or along the lower lash line. Your procedure may also include securing your tissue to the structure underneath to restore a more youthful, lifted, and healthy appearance to sagging lower lids.

Recovery after eyelid surgery

Following your eyelid surgery, you can return home to rest and recover. The downtime after eyelid surgery is short, and most people can return to work and social activities within a week.

You can expect your eyelids to be swollen and bruised during the initial healing phase, but these issues fade rapidly over seven to ten days.

Before leaving our clinic, Dr. Antunes will provide you detailed aftercare instructions and what to expect during recovery. For minor eyelid surgery, the recovery can be as short as a few days.

Your results

You can expect to see the results appear within the first week after surgery. As the swelling and bruising fade away your eyelids will settle, improving your look and self-confidence. The results are long-lasting – one of the most effective anti-aging surgeries available.

Why choose Face Austin?

At Face Austin, we believe there are no shortcuts to quality. Dr. Marcelo Antunes is a fellowship-trained, double board-certified plastic surgeon, one of only a few surgeons that specialize in facial plastic surgery here in Austin, Texas. Dr. Antunes has garnered a reputation for excellent results and patient satisfaction, earning several awards and accolades along the way. We focus on achieving a superior outcome, customizing every procedure, and building long-term relationships with our patients.

Dr. Antunes has the personal goal of ensuring each patient is thrilled with their results. If you want to enjoy a more youthful, attractive appearance, contact us today and schedule a personal consultation for eyelid surgery in Austin.

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