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Eyelid surgery involves the surgical removal of excess skin on the upper eyelids, or the removal and repositioning of fatty pads to smooth undereye bags. The medical term for eyelid surgery is blepharoplasty.

Are your eyes making you look old and tired?

Eyelid surgery is a delicate procedure that removes excess skin around the eyes caused by aging, hereditary features, or other factors to improve perpetually tired-looking eyes. Small changes to your upper or lower eyelids can have a profound effect on the size and shape of your eyes as well as your facial balance and your perceived age.


What is blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty, or 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. Blepharoplasty trims away excess skin and fat around the eyes to reduce these frustrating conditions.

Because liposuction removes fat but does not tighten the overlying skin, the best candidates are people with a good degree of skin elasticity. If your skin has lost some of its elasticity, you may be a good candidate for BodyTite™ or FaceTite, a minimally invasive alternative to traditional liposuction that uses radiofrequency energy to melt fat and tighten skin.

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Who should consider eyelid surgery?

People considering blepharoplasty in Houston should be in overall good physical and mental health. The best candidates for eyelid surgery are men or women who experience signs of aging, like:

  • Under-eye bags
  • Sagging upper eyelids
  • Folds of skin around the eyes
  • Puffy eyes
  • Visual field problems due to excess eyelid skin

Not everyone who considers 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.

Can eyelid surgery be combined with other procedures?

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 a range of facial, body and reconstructive surgeries and non-surgical procedures.

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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How is eyelid surgery performed?

Cosmetic eyelid surgery may involve the either the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. 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.


During your consultation with Dr. Kim, she will make recommendations that would best match your persona needs. Many people have both upper and lower blepharoplasty performed simultaneously for a more thorough eye rejuvenation.

Upper eyelid blepharoplasty

In upper blepharoplasty, Dr. Kim starts with incisions made in the natural folds of the eyelid for little to no visible scarring. 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.

Lower eyelid blepharoplasty

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.

How much does eyelid surgery cost?

Every eyelid 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 $5500 to $9000. Surgical fees include the total cost of the surgery (anesthesia, facility, surgeon’s fee, implants, and post-op visits).

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How much does eyelid surgery cost?

Every eyelid 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 $5500 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 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.

To learn more about eyelid surgery at SGK Plastic Surgery, contact us online or call our practice in The Woodlands today at (281) 408-2152 to schedule your consultation.

Sugene Kim, MD

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