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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Procedure Steps

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) 

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Procedure StepsEyelid surgery or blepharoplasty helps in reducing the signs of aging for a more youthful and rested looking upper face. There are several steps to the procedure. The final surgery plan will depend on the surgical technique used by your surgeon for performing the upper and lower eyelid lift.

The surgeon, during the pre-operative consultation will inform you about the procedural steps in detail. This information can help you feel more reassured and confident about getting the procedure done. While the major procedure steps will not change, minor adjustments may have to be made if you plan to undergo your eyelid lift cosmetic surgery in conjunction with another procedure such as brow lift.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon provides eyelid surgery to patients in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and surrounding communities.


The first step is anesthesia, which can be general or local anesthesia with sedation. For complex or combined procedures, surgeons tend to place patients under general anesthesia. A registered nurse anesthetist or an anesthesiologist will administer the anesthesia to you.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

After placing you under anesthesia, your eyelid surgeon will begin placing small incision in discreet pre-determined sites. Generally, the incisions are placed in the natural folds and creases under the lower eyelashes. The surgeon will remove surplus skin and fat through the incisions before tightening the underlying sagging muscles.

In case you have depressions under the lower eyelids, the surgeon may recommend fat transfer. Incisions will be properly sutured once the plastic surgery procedure is complete.

Upper Eyelid Surgery

Incisions will be placed in the natural upper lid creases. Loose skin will be trimmed through these incisions for reducing sagginess and treating partial vision hindrance concerns. Your surgeon may reposition the underlying muscles in case they are weak or sagging.

Extra skin will be removed by the surgeon before lifting and reattaching the remaining skin. This will be done for creating smoother and youthful looking upper lids. The incisions will be subsequently sealed with fine sutures.

Transconjunctival Eyelid Surgery

In case you don’t need skin tightening and only require fat reduction in the area around your eyelids, your surgeon would perform a transconjunctival blepharoplasty. This is a less invasive procedure and perfect for patients that don’t have severe puffiness in the undereye area.

Once you are placed under anesthesia, your surgeon will make tiny incisions in the lower eyelids for eliminating excess fatty pockets. Transconjunctival blepharoplasty does not involve the removal of surplus skin and fat or tightening of muscles.

Recovery from Eyelid Lift Surgery

Patients can usually return home on the surgery day once the effects of anesthesia have worn off. You would need a week of downtime before you are allowed to return to work or resume normal activities. The cosmetic surgeon will ask you to apply ice packs for reducing bruising and swelling.

Generally, topical creams and pain medications are prescribed in the early recovery phase to provide relief. You should protect the treated site from sun exposure for several weeks after a blepharoplasty procedure. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon receives patients from Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and nearby areas for eyelid surgery.

Schedule a Consultation with Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr.  Solomon

For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in Offices in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas and surrounding areas please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon by clicking here or calling 214-983-0213.

Serving patients in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Highland park, University Park, Preston Hollow, McKinney, Prosper, Allen, Southlake, Denton, Irving, Flower mound, Little Elm, Fort Worth, Texas and surrounding areas.

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