Will Eyelid Surgery Change the Shape of My Eyes?
Some Houston men and women suffer from drooping upper and lower eyelids. This condition, which can make you appear more tired and older than you actually are, can cause self-consciousness for some people. Additionally, if your upper eyelids are drooping significantly enough, they can obstruct your vision.
Thankfully for residents in Houston, Dr. Craig performs an eyelid plastic surgery, medically known as blepharoplasty. With this procedure, Dr. Craig can operate on your upper and/or lower eyelids and dramatically improve their appearance. Many eyelid surgery candidates who visit Dr. Craig for a consultation ask if the procedure will change the shape of their eyes. Her answer is – it all depends on what you mean by “changing the shape.”
What Eyelid Surgery Can Do
Eyelid surgery can create incredible results for patients who suffer from drooping upper or lower eyelids, or who have persistent bags and dark circles underneath their eyes that won’t go away and can’t be covered up with makeup. With blepharoplasty, Dr. Craig makes hidden incisions to gently nip and tuck the eyelids so that they are more open and you look more alert, awake, and youthful. If you consider this type of change as changing the shape of your eyes, then yes, eyelid surgery can help Houston men and women.
What Eyelid Surgery Can’t Do
While eyelid surgery can do a lot of things, as mentioned above, it can’t change the overall roundness or almond-like shape of your eyes. That would require a different procedure altogether. Eyelid surgery specifically focuses on your eyelids and the fatty tissue immediately underneath your eyes that create bags under your eyes.
Your Experience with Dr. Craig-
Houston residents who come to Dr. Craig’s practice for an eyelid surgery consultation can expect to have a number of examinations performed, and questions asked. First, Dr. Craig will evaluate the eyes and determine if blepharoplasty is the appropriate procedure for you. Then Dr. Craig will take down your complete medical history. Even though eyelid surgery is an elective procedure, she needs to know your full medical history to ensure you are a proper candidate for this procedure.
In general, Dr. Craig screens all of her surgical candidates for the following:
- To ensure they are in good, general overall health;
- To make sure they understand the procedure and have realistic expectations for their results;
- To make sure they are non-smokers, as smoking can complicate both the eyelid surgery and your recovery process; and
- To ensure their surgical candidates are in good psychological health.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Craig Today
If you feel like your drooping eyelids make you look too tired, or older than you actually are, eyelid surgery can help. Houston area residents who have these conditions are encouraged to reach out to Dr. Craig practice for an initial screening consultation to determine if they are adequate candidates for this procedure.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Craig today, call (713) 346-9909.