Eyelid surgery by Dr. Slack can provide a person with a rested, fresher, and more youthful appearance. For a patient, eyelid surgery is a relatively easy procedure that results in a marked improvement.
Several Versions of Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery can be used to revise only the upper eyelids, the under-eye area, or both. Dr. Slack offers complimentary consultations in which an individual considering eyelid surgery, or other treatments, can ask all the questions and get all the answers he or she needs to become fully informed about this valuable procedure.
Alone or with Another Procedure
In addition, an eyelid surgery can be performed in combination with another facial procedure such as:
- brow lift,
- Botox® injections, or
- Restylane® or other dermal filler.
For example, crow’s feet at the outer corners of the eyes can be smoothed with Botox® injections; a forehead that is sagging can be lifted in a forehead (brow) lift. The choice of an eyelid surgery alone or a combination procedure is an individual matter that will be discussed in depth by Dr. Slack, a skilled and compassionate plastic surgeon. He understands the unique nature of every patient’s circumstances, anatomy, and concerns.
The Eyelid Surgery Procedure
There are several techniques for revising the upper and lower eyelids. Dr. Slack will fully explain the technique that is right for you, and he’ll describe the results that you can expect along with complete pre- and post-eyelid surgery guidelines. As with all surgeries, individuals who smoke tobacco products regularly should quit at least two weeks before a scheduled eyelid surgery to help their recovery process.
For upper eyelids, Dr. Slack will make an incision that will be hidden in the natural fold of the upper eyelid, and through the incision he removes excess fatty tissue and skin. For lower eyelids, the incision is usually just below the lower eyelashes. Excess skin and fat are removed, and if muscle laxity is a factor, it will be corrected.
The incisions are closed with sutures that will remain in place for a matter of days. Dr. Slack and his staff will give you the post-surgery instructions, prescriptions for medication and antibiotics, and appointments for follow-up monitoring that you need.
After Eyelid Surgery
Although eyelid surgery is relatively minor, it is still a surgical procedure, and a patient may experience some swelling and/or discomfort. He or she may not feel the need for prescription pain medication, but a period of rest and being careful is appropriate. Every patient is a bit different, and Dr. Slack will be able to tell you what to do and expect after your eyelid surgery.
Eyelid Surgery Scars
The scars from the incisions used in eyelid surgery are very “fine” or thin, but they will initially be visible if you look for them. However, they will fade with time, becoming undetectable. It’s important to keep in mind that although the benefits of eyelid surgery are essentially permanent, the surgery does not stop time in its tracks; the eyelids could, over the course of many years, eventually develop the same drooping skin, bags, or wrinkles that occasioned the eyelid surgery in the first place.
Ask Dr. Slack about Eyelid Surgery in Plano and McKinney, Texas
All of the patients who have undergone eyelid surgery by Dr. Slack have been very happy with the results. If you’re interested in this procedure – with or without another treatment or procedure – feel free to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Slack to discuss your goals and concerns. He looks forward to speaking with you.