Cosmetic eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a procedure that works to restore a well-rested, rejuvenated appearance to the area around your eyes. People of any age can have eyelid characteristics that cause a tired appearance, but men and women 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 blepharoplasty. Serving Spring, Conroe, College Station and beyond, she helps men and women achieve a greater sense of confidence with facial, body and reconstructive surgery.
Contact us online or call our practice today at 281-363-4546 to schedule your eyelid surgery consultation at SGK Plastic Surgery, conveniently located in The Woodlands near Grand Central Park.
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® injections to further complement their blepharoplasty results.
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.
Why Choose Dr. Kim for Eyelid Surgery
Dr. Kim is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who 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.
To learn more about eyelid surgery at SGK Plastic Surgery, contact us online or call our practice in The Woodlands today at 281-363-4546 to schedule your consultation.