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Eyelid Surgery in Houston, TX

Over time, our eyelids are often the first physical feature to show signs of aging. The skin begins to droop and look puffy, which can cause us to look tired or angry. When excess skin starts to develop along the eyelids, this can also be an issue as it blocks our field of vision. Fortunately, patients wanting to address these issues and regain their youth can opt for plastic surgery. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat deposits to achieve a smoother, more youthful appearance.

Christopher K. Patronella - MD, FACS, FICS

Blepharoplasty Candidates

Those who wish to achieve one or more of the following cosmetic objectives may be an ideal candidate for eyelid surgery:

Remove bags and puffiness along the lower eyelid

Restore a more refreshed and rejuvenated look to the eyes

Correct vision impairment caused by sagging in the upper eyelids

Eliminate wrinkles on the upper and lower eyelid

Improve self-esteem

Restore a more youthful and rested appearance

Blepharoplasty Procedure

Blepharoplasty is performed on an outpatient basis using general anesthesia and can target the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. This procedure can take approximately three hours to complete. During your consultation, Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Patronella will examine the condition of your eyelids to determine the best technique for your procedure.

Incisions will be made in the creases of the upper eyelids and close to the lash line just beneath the eyes to conceal any scarring. The muscles are then tightened while excess skin tissue and fat are removed. Stitches are used to close the incisions.


Swelling, bruising, and discomfort may occur but should subside after a few days. Pain medication or cold compresses can be used to reduce any pain or swelling. Most patients are able to return to work between five and seven days after surgery.


You can expect long-lasting results after your eyelid surgery that will provide you with a more youthful and rejuvenated facial appearance. To maintain the best results, be sure to stick to a healthy and balanced diet.

Eyelid Surgery Pricing

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