Open your eyes to a brighter, youthful gaze with blepharoplasty. Our skilled surgical team specializes in eyelid lift surgery, removing years from your appearance by eliminating sagging lids, under-eye bags, and tired eyes. Discover the transformative power of blepharoplasty and awaken a renewed sense of confidence.
Show the world that you are at your bright, vibrant, and attentive best! An eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) can address puffiness, skin sagging, or drooping eyelids, restoring your ability to communicate your true feelings with a look. At Saxon MD in Dallas and Austin, blepharoplasty from plastic surgeon Dr. Sarah Saxon delivers natural-looking, long-lasting results that are visibly scarless and incredibly beautiful. Learn more about her methods and schedule a consultation to ensure your best look.
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure commonly referred to as an eyelid lift. It is performed to improve the appearance and functionality of the eyelids.
The procedure involves removing excess skin, fat, and muscle from the upper or lower eyelids (or both) to create a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance. During the surgery, Dr. Saxon typically makes incisions along the natural creases of the eyelids, ensuring that any resulting scars are well-hidden. The excess skin is carefully removed, and in some cases, the underlying muscles and fatty tissue may be adjusted or repositioned to achieve the desired outcome.
The incisions are then closed using fine sutures or surgical adhesive. Blepharoplasty can address various aesthetic concerns such as droopy or sagging eyelids, puffiness, bags under the eyes, and wrinkles. It can also improve peripheral vision if the excess eyelid skin is obstructing the line of sight.
Blepharoplasty can offer several benefits that can enhance the quality of life. Here are some of the potential advantages of receiving this treatment:
Enhanced appearance: Blepharoplasty can improve the overall appearance of the eyes and the surrounding area, making the face look more youthful and rejuvenated.
Reduction of sagging and puffiness: The procedure can address droopy or sagging eyelids, reducing the excess skin and puffiness that may make a person look tired or older.
Elimination of under-eye bags: Blepharoplasty can help reduce the appearance of under-eye bags, which can contribute to a tired or fatigued appearance.
Improved self-confidence: By addressing aesthetic concerns related to the eyes, blepharoplasty can boost self-esteem and confidence, leading to improved social interactions and overall well-being.
Peripheral vision improvement: In cases where excess eyelid skin obstructs vision, blepharoplasty can enhance peripheral vision and improve functional eyesight.
Long-lasting results: The effects of blepharoplasty are typically long-lasting, allowing individuals to enjoy the benefits of the procedure for many years.
Complementary to other treatments: Blepharoplasty can be performed in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as facelifts or brow lifts, to achieve comprehensive results.
At Saxon MD Plastic Surgery in Dallas & Austin, blepharoplasty is performed to remove excess skin and protruding fat, opening up the eyes to create a more relaxed, rested, and youthful appearance.
As one ages, there are several changes that occur to the upper face. The brows descend, fine lines start to emerge around the eyes and forehead, and the eyes begin to be hidden amongst extra skin and puffiness. This is not just a problem with advanced age, however. Dr. Saxon often sees patients in their 30s and 40s who simply have a very small amount of excess skin on the upper or lower eyelids that cause smudging after makeup is applied, which can be very annoying.
As one ages further, there is even more excess skin and potentially some protrusion of pockets of fat around the eye socket. Gone are the days of removing all of this fat as it actually ages the face. Now, only a smaller amount is actually removed or repositioned to reverse the consequences of time. Many eyelid surgery procedures can be done in the office under local anesthesia.
During your consultation for blepharoplasty, Dallas & Austin facial plastic surgeon Dr. Sarah Saxon will perform a comprehensive exam to address all of your concerns and use a technique tailored to your specific needs.
This isn’t a sales pitch. Dr. Saxon is here to educate and inform. She wants you to be happy with your look, which is why she only recommends surgery when it helps you meet your goals. As you speak with Dr. Saxon, she’ll examine your skin around the eyes and give you details on the treatment options that could help you get the look you want for yourself.
Should you decide to move forward with surgery, Dr. Saxon will work with you to create a personalized surgical plan that takes into account your needs, schedule, and budget. She’ll give you pre-surgical tips that will help you have the best chance of success when it comes time to have your surgery.
There are typically three main options when it comes to eyelid lifts: upper blepharoplasty, lower blepharoplasty, and double blepharoplasty.
With an upper eyelid lift, Dr. Saxon will review the eyelids and mark the areas of redundant skin for removal. This improves the look of the eyes and their function, creating a look that is more bright and alert while eliminating the excess skin that can (in some cases) negatively affect vision. After injecting a local anesthetic, Dr. Saxon will make a careful incision in the marked eyelid creases and then remove the excess skin as indicated. She will then suture the incision closed and begin the prep for recovery.
Lower blepharoplasty can help to improve the appearance of the lower eyelids. This procedure removes excess skin, fat, and muscle from the lower eyelids, which can help to reduce the appearance of bags, dark circles, and wrinkles. This can also help to improve vision by opening up the eyes and removing any obstructions to the field of vision. Depending on the style of correction needed, Dr. Saxon can make tiny incisions below the eyelash line, allowing her to access any excess skin or fat pads that need adjusting to achieve the desired results while hiding any scarring. Following surgery, she will close the incision and prepare for recovery.
Double blepharoplasty, also known as Asian blepharoplasty, creates an eyelid crease in people of Asian descent. This opens the eyes and gives a more “Western” look, as well as improves vision in some cases by eliminating drooping upper eyelids. It also helps the eyes appear larger and more symmetrical. This is done by making a careful incision along the eyelid and then creating a crease in the upper eyelid. Once this is done and the look is just right, Dr. Saxon closes the incision, and the recovery process begins.
After a Dallas or Austin blepharoplasty there will be an incision within the crease of the upper or lower eyelid that is closed with sutures.
Many times Dr. Saxon uses sutures that dissolve. For those with darker skin you may have sutures that do not dissolve and need to be removed 3-4 days after surgery. Swelling and bruising peak 1-2 days after blepharoplasty surgery. Instructions are given to apply ice to the eyes and keep the head elevated to minimize this. Many experience temporary dry eye and need to use artificial tears for several weeks. If dry eye was already present before the procedure it will likely worsen for a brief period of time. Once swelling has subsided many go about their daily routine while wearing sunglasses in public. The incisions around the eyes tend to heal almost undetectably.
Dr. Sarah Saxon has the hands of a surgeon and the heart of an artist. She believes in creating beauty for everyone. A trained formal art student from the age of 7, Dr. Saxon realized that she could use her eye for symmetry and skilled hands to help people improve their lives through facial plastic surgery. She is an expert in both cosmetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery and teaches her skills to aspiring surgeons as part of the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. As a surgeon, artist, and educator, you can trust Dr. Saxon to help guide you through your surgery journey to a result you will love for life.
Dr. Saxon is currently accepting consultations for new patients. If you’ve been wondering if there might be a way to change your look through facial plastic surgery, Dr. Saxon would love to help you on your journey. Schedule your consultation today for blepharoplasty in Austin or Dallas.
You will receive an anesthetic in the treatment area before surgery and will not feel anything during the procedure. As your body heals, you can expect some discomfort, but Dr. Saxon will provide you with the steps you will need to take to manage any pain or swelling, which tends to peak within 48 hours of surgery. Most patients are able to resume normal activities (with sunglasses) after the swelling goes down and don’t find the discomfort to be enough to keep them from their normal routine, even as they continue to heal.
Yes, the fat and skin removed during blepharoplasty are permanent. Your skin and body will continue to age, which means you might notice changes in your appearance over the years, but blepharoplasty “resets the clock” to a certain extent.
Yes, you can! Dr. Saxon does upper, lower, and combination blepharoplasty. It all depends on your body, goals, and what needs to be done to achieve them.
Austin blepharoplasty patients typically pay between $6,000 and $9,000, depending on the experience of the surgeon and the type of blepharoplasty desired. It is very important to make your decision based on your body, your goals, and the skill of your surgeon rather than trying to save money. A bad blepharoplasty can wind up costing you far more in the long run. Be sure that you choose a board-certified facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Sarah Saxon to perform your surgery.
No. Blepharoplasty is considered a cosmetic surgery and is not covered by insurance.
Make your tomorrow beautiful. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Saxon about facial plastic surgery in Texas. Dr. Saxon will answer all your questions in a caring manner and help you create a plan to bring your ideal looks to life!