Blepharoplasty, often called eyelid surgery, helps people from The Woodlands, Conroe, Spring, and throughout greater Houston, TX, attain a well-rested, rejuvenated appearance around their eyes. Men and women of any age can have eyelid characteristics that cause a tired appearance, but those experiencing signs of aging can be particularly susceptible to excess skin, pouching and fat deposits around the eyes, contributing to an aged, sleepy look.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sugene Kim specializes in a range of facial rejuvenation procedures, including upper and lower eyelid surgery. She helps men and women achieve a greater sense of confidence with facial, body and reconstructive surgery.
Who Should Consider Eyelid Surgery?
People considering blepharoplasty should be in overall good physical and mental health. The best candidates for eyelid surgery are men or women who are experiencing signs of aging that affect the appearance of the upper face. People with under-eye bags, sagging upper eyelids, folds of skin around the eyes, puffy eyes or vision problems due to excess eyelid skin may be excellent candidates for blepharoplasty.
Not everyone who considers upper or lower eyelid surgery is experiencing symptoms of age. Some people have naturally sagging or overbearing eyelids that obscure their vision or detract from their facial features.
Eyelid surgery is commonly combined with brow lift surgery or a facelift for a more comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation. Many people also choose to have BOTOX® Cosmetic injections to further complement their blepharoplasty results.
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Dr. Sugene Kim
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Eyelid Surgery Techniques
Cosmetic eyelid surgery may involve the upper or lower eyelids. It is an outpatient procedure, typically done under light sedation or general anesthesia. Incisions are made in natural eyelid creases or inside the lower eyelids, excess skin and fat is carefully removed or repositioned, and the incisions are closed.
- In upper blepharoplasty, Dr. Kim starts with incisions made in the natural folds of the eyelid. She tightens the underlying musculature that supports the eyelids, redistributes facial tissue for a younger contour and excises loose eyelid skin. The result is a brighter, more alert expression.
- In lower blepharoplasty, Dr. Kim makes incisions in the eyelash line to easily hide any resulting scars. She redistributes fatty tissue to remedy the appearance of bags under the eyes, tightens the lower eyelid skin and finally closes the incisions. Because the incisions required for eyelid surgery are very small, scarring is minimal.
During your consultation with Dr. Kim, she will explain the details of upper and lower eyelid surgery in greater detail and make recommendations that would best achieve your needs. Many people have both upper and lower blepharoplasty performed simultaneously for more comprehensive results.
How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost?
Every eyelid surgery surgery is unique and will be tailored according to the individual patient’s needs and aesthetic goals. Surgical fees can vary based on the custom surgical plan and current office promotions ranging from $5000 to $9000. Surgical fees include the total cost of the surgery (anesthesia, facility, surgeon’s fee, implants, and post-op visits).
Why Choose Dr. Kim for Eyelid Surgery
As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kim is highly skilled at performing a range of facial surgeries. Her background in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery provides her with a uniquely comprehensive understanding of facial anatomy, allowing her to create results that appear completely natural.
Dr. Kim’s focus on helping men and women maintain a younger look for as long as possible makes her one of the top choices for facial rejuvenation procedures in Texas and throughout the country. She can provide guidance on the best treatments for your needs and ensure you have a comfortable experience through your recovery.Back to Top