Why Eyelid Surgery
Eyes are the window to the soul. Tired, droopy eyes can have a dramatic impact on your overall appearance. For upper eyelids, excess skin can be a tell-tale sign of aging. Women often notice that it is more difficult to apply eye makeup and that their eye makeup becomes messy and smudged or doesn’t create the effect it once used to. Additionally, both men and women can have decreased vision due to the heavy skin hanging over their upper eyelids.
If you have decreased vision due to excess eyelid skin, the plastic surgeons at The Oaks Plastic Surgery (TOPS) in Houston, Texas,Dr. Danielle Andry, Dr. Nandi Wijay, and Dr. Courtney El-Zokm, can refer you to an optometrist for what is called visual field testing. This may allow insurance to help cover the cost of your surgery.
For lower eyelids, you may notice under-eye bags that simply won’t go away despite eye creams, cool compresses, facial masks, or even tea bags. Some of our patients have undergone tear trough or under eye augmentation with dermal fillers and are looking for a more permanent option.
"What about Asian eyelids"
Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the country with a large Asian population. Dr. Danielle Andry, Dr. Nandi Wijay, and Dr. Courtney El-Zokm’s training and practice in Houston, Texas has allowed them to specifically learn techniques relating to the Asian eyelid. For those patients desiring a Western crease or double eyelid, the plastic surgeons at The Oaks Plastic Surgery can help you achieve these goals.
Eyelid surgery has many nuanced techniques that can be applied to get the desired effect. Many patients have different anatomy and aging patterns that require different and innovative techniques. Some of the older techniques in plastic surgery left patients with a hollowed out, overly done appearance. Our surgeons use state-of-the-art techniques combining surgical excision, fat redraping, and sometimes fat grafting, specifically tailoring the procedure for your anatomy, creating a youthful, bright-eyed appearance