Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery by Dr. Charles Slack at his Allen, Texas practice can provide a remarkable change in a person’s appearance in Plano, McKinney, and the surrounding communities. Since the eyes are often considered “the window to the soul,” a change in the appearance of their frame” – the skin around the eyes – can make a significant improvement in the way a person looks.

Both men and women have sought the natural-looking results of eyelid surgery provided by Dr. Slack, a double board certified plastic surgeon with years of experience. Any healthy adult with realistic expectations about eyelid surgery may benefit greatly from this face-enhancing procedure.

What Can Eyelid Surgery Treat?

Eyelid surgery is designed to eliminate or reduce:

  • “puffy” upper eyelids,
  • excess skin obscuring the natural fold of the upper eyelids,
  • excess upper eyelid skin that sags, perhaps impairing vision,
  • loose lower eyelid skin and fine wrinkles,
  • bags and/or dark circles under the eyes,
  • lower eyelid droopiness, and
  • skin around the eyes that makes a person look tired, even when s/he is feeling fine.

Eyelid surgery by Dr. Slack can provide a person with a rested, fresher, and more youthful appearance. For a patient, eyelid surgery is a relatively easy procedure that results in a marked improvement.

Eyelid Surgery Options for Upper and Lower Eyelids

Eyelid surgery can be used to revise only the upper eyelids, the under-eye area, or both. Dr. Slack offers complimentary consultations in which an individual considering eyelid surgery, or other treatments, can ask all the questions and get all the answers he or she needs to become fully informed about this valuable procedure.

Can Eyelid Surgery Be Combined With Other Procedures?

In addition, an eyelid surgery can be performed in combination with another facial procedure such as:

For example, crow’s feet at the outer corners of the eyes can be smoothed with Botox® injections; a forehead that is sagging can be lifted in a forehead (brow) lift. The choice of an eyelid surgery alone or a combination procedure is an individual matter that will be discussed in depth by Dr. Slack, a skilled and compassionate plastic surgeon. He understands the unique nature of every patient’s circumstances, anatomy, and concerns.

How is Eyelid Surgery Performed?

There are several techniques for revising the upper and lower eyelids. Dr. Slack will fully explain the technique that is right for you, and he’ll describe the results that you can expect along with complete pre- and post-eyelid surgery guidelines. As with all surgeries, individuals who smoke tobacco products regularly should quit at least two weeks before a scheduled eyelid surgery to help their recovery process.

For upper eyelids, Dr. Slack will make an incision that will be hidden in the natural fold of the upper eyelid, and through the incision he removes excess fatty tissue and skin. For lower eyelids, the incision is usually just below the lower eyelashes. Excess skin and fat are removed, and if muscle laxity is a factor, it will be corrected.

The incisions are closed with sutures that will remain in place for a matter of days. Dr. Slack and his staff will give you the post-surgery instructions, prescriptions for medication and antibiotics, and appointments for follow-up monitoring that you need.

Before and After Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery

Recovery after Eyelid Surgery

Although eyelid surgery is relatively minor, it is still a surgical procedure, and a patient may experience some swelling and/or discomfort. He or she may not feel the need for prescription pain medication, but a period of rest and being careful is appropriate. Every patient is a bit different, and Dr. Slack will be able to tell you what to do and expect after your eyelid surgery.

Will I Have Scarring After Eyelid Surgery?

The scars from the incisions used in eyelid surgery are very “fine” or thin, but they will initially be visible if you look for them. However, they will fade with time, becoming undetectable. It’s important to keep in mind that although the benefits of eyelid surgery are essentially permanent, the surgery does not stop time in its tracks; the eyelids could, over the course of many years, eventually develop the same drooping skin, bags, or wrinkles that occasioned the eyelid surgery in the first place.

Ask Dr. Slack about Eyelid Surgery in Plano and McKinney, Texas

All of the patients who have undergone eyelid surgery by Dr. Slack have been very happy with the results. If you’re interested in this procedure – with or without another treatment or procedure – feel free to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Slack to discuss your goals and concerns. Our office can be reached at 214-495-6464. He looks forward to speaking with you.

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Dr. Slack would like to answer any questions you have about which procedure might be right for you. Get in touch!