Eyelid Surgery
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Eyelid surgery in The Woodlands, TX, technically called blepharoplasty, is a delicate procedure that reverses the signs of aging and other cosmetic concerns on the eyelids. This procedure is ideal for beauties with sagging or excessively wrinkled upper or lower eyelid skin, drooping eyelids, puffiness, or hollows under the eyes. If you identify with any of these concerns, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Wu in The Woodlands, TX.

What is eyelid surgery?

As you grow older, the gradual weakening of your eyelid muscles and the accumulation of fat above or below your eyelids can lead to drooping eyelids, under-eye bags, and other cosmetic problems. An eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that repairs droopy eyelids and reverses the signs of aging on your eyelids.

The eyelid surgery in The Woodlands may involve removing excess skin, fat, and muscles from the eyelids. This will reduce the sagging and drooping appearance, making your eyes look youthful and alert. Besides the cosmetic concerns, sagging skin can also reduce your peripheral vision, and eyelid surgery can restore optimal vision by removing the unwanted folds of skin and fat.

In some cases, your eyelid surgery can be complemented with carefully administered fat injections. If you have under-eye hollows due to the loss of volume and collagen, Dr. Wu can harvest fat cells from other parts of your body and inject them into your under-eye region. This can reduce puffiness and under-eye hollows, thereby improving the results of your eyelid surgery.

You’re a good candidate for eyelid surgery if you…

  • Are in generally good physical and mental health.
  • Don’t have underlying medical conditions that prevent optimal wound healing or recovery.
  • Don’t smoke or are willing to stop smoking several months before and after the surgery.
  • Have realistic expectations from eyelid surgery.
  • Have saggy or droopy upper eyelids, excess skin on the upper eyelids, poor peripheral vision, or bags under your eyes.

Dr. Chaowen Wu carefully examines your eyelids, discusses your goals, and reviews your medical history to ensure you’re a suitable candidate for eyelid surgery in The Woodlands. She favors natural procedures that improve your overall facial appearance while ensuring natural-looking results inspired by your own body.

What happens during eyelid surgery?

Your eyelid surgery is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia with sedation. Dr. Wu avoids general anesthesia to negate the possibility of the associated risks. The specific surgical techniques depend on your specific cosmetic goals and concerns. For upper eyelid surgery, the incision will be made along the natural crease of the upper eyelid. For lower eyelid surgery, the incision will be made just beneath the lower eyelid lashes.

After making the necessary incisions, Dr. Wu will carefully remove the appropriate amount of unwanted skin from your eyelids and reposition the muscles. Furthermore, if you have dark circles or under-eye hollows, the surgeon will draw fat cells from other parts of your body, such as the abdomen, and inject them under your eyes. This will make you look significantly younger and brighter.

woman's face after eyelid surgery in The Woodlands, TX
woman after eyelid surgery in The Woodlands, TX

What’s the eyelid surgery recovery process like?

After eyelid surgery in The Woodlands, you can take oral medications to reduce pain and discomfort. The sutures will be removed after 5 to 7 days, and the post-treatment swelling and bruising will gradually dissipate after 1 to 2 weeks. You can resume wearing contact lenses after 7 to 10 days. Dr. Wu will provide a comprehensive list of aftercare guidelines to ensure you have a smooth and safe recovery process.

Why choose Dr. Wu?

Dr. Chaowen Wu is one of the leading fellowship-trained facial aesthetic plastic surgeons in The Woodlands, TX. After completing her dual degree MD-PhD program at Wayne State University School of Medicine, she completed 6 years of plastic surgery residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She specializes in natural procedures that ensure natural-looking results inspired by your own body. For more information, please schedule an appointment at our medical center in The Woodlands, TX.

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