Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Dallas

Dr. Steve Byrd performs eyelid surgery in Dallas/Fort Worth to remove fat, muscle, and other excess tissue that causes bags and drooping skin around the eyes. Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a procedure that can be done on the upper and lower eyelids to combat that tired look. Some of the causes of a fatigued look in the eye area include heredity, age, smoking, and excessive sun exposure.

If you would like to find out more about blepharoplasty in Dallas, print your coupon for $100 off your consultation, or give us a call at (214) 821-9662 to schedule an appointment.

Why Choose Dr Byrd

  • He has performed approximately 6,500 face and nose procedures.
  • Some of the most common causes of aging in the eyelids involve small degrees of lateral brow ptosis, loss of volume in the fat compartments of the cheek, and sagging of the orbicularis oculi muscle around the eye. Removal of skin, muscle, and fat from the eyelids may do nothing or even worsen these underlying problems. Dr. Byrd will guide you toward the best solution for aesthetic rejuvenation of your eyelids while minimizing surgery on the lids themselves.
Before & After Photos

See real results of actual patients treated by Dr. Byrd.

Answers to Common Questions

Where are the incisions for eyelid lift?

The incision on the upper eyelid is in the crease that occurs when our eyes are open and in the lower lid it is just below the lower eyelid margin, beneath the lashes. Sometimes the lower lid does not have enough excess skin to remove surgically so fat bulges may be removed through and incision in the conjunctiva and a laser can tighten the crepey skin.

What is the postoperative care following blepharoplasty?

The eyelids usually swell and bruise to some degree. This can be minimized with the use of cool/moist packs, elevated sleeping/resting (head above the heart) and minimal activity that would raise the heart rate or blood pressure even a little bit.

Sutures are generally removed around the fifth post surgery day…sometimes this can happen sooner. Like any facial/plastic surgery, general exercise and aerobic activity should be resumed about the third week post surgery.

Can I expect that my vision will change after my eyelid lift?

Patients can expect to have postsurgery changes in vision, but no permanent change in vision. The early change is related to two things: 1) drops and ointments used for comfort and healing, as well as 2) the sheer fact that when the lids swell they become stiff. Return to clear/crisp vision can be ~ 3 weeks post surgery for some and for others the good vision returns more quickly. This can be somewhat dependent on whether a brow lift/facelift was done at the same time or if the eyelids were stand alone procedures.

Will insurance cover my eyelid lift?

There are some instances if a visual fields exam shows loss of vision that insurance will cover excision of eyelid skin. This test, an opthamologists’ letter of need and a letter to your insurance company would be necessary to determine whether or not removal of eyelid skin would be a covered procedure.

Dr. Byrd’s Approach: Less Is More

In the 25-plus years that Dr. Byrd has been a plastic surgeon, no procedure has changed more dramatically than blepharoplasty. In the past, many plastic surgeons removed too much tissue, which over time left patients with eyes that appeared sunken and hollowed.

The good news is that these problems can be avoided and often corrected. Dr. Byrd’s formula is to remove less eyelid skin and fat and to preserve the eyelid muscle. The tissues around the eyes are lifted, restoring a youthful appearance.

Eyelid surgery will not, however, eliminate “crow’s-feet” wrinkles, dark circles, or sagging eyebrows. For that reason, the procedure is often done in conjunction with a face lift or brow lift. The endoscopic brow/midface lift works seamlessly with eyelid surgery to promote a youthful, rested appearance while providing support, redefining the lower lid, and minimizing the amount of surgery required on the eyelids.

Are You a Candidate?

It’s not just in Dallas that eyelid surgery is popular. Blepharoplasty is among the most popular plastic surgery procedures nationwide for patients older than 35. The skin around the eye is very thin and therefore more prone to show sun damage and lack of elasticity, and it may even sag from pulling too hard on the skin when washing your face or applying makeup. Add to that the natural deterioration that comes with age, and the eye area becomes the easiest place to see change. Men and women older than 35 who are healthy both mentally and physically, and who are realistic in their expectations, are outstanding candidates for eyelid surgery. Patients younger than 35 are also good candidates if they have a family history of droopy, baggy eyelids.

So, how do you know if you are a candidate for blepharoplasty? Look at pictures of yourself taken 10 years previously and note the presence or absence of fullness in your lids. Look for loose or crepey skin that was not there before. Note also whether the brows have descended to a lower level. If you are seeing any of these changes, a consultation is warranted.

How the Procedure Is Performed

Recovery: What to Expect

Days 1–5
  • Use cold compresses to soothe lids that may be sore, stiff, and tight.
  • Keep head elevated to reduce swelling and bruising.
  • Use drops and ointments to avoid dry eyes.
Days 3–5
  • Sutures are removed.
Days 7–10
  • Makeup aestheticians at the EpiCentre near downtown Dallas will provide you with assistance in minimizing the appearance of any noticeable bruising.
Days 14–21
  • Bruising has generally dissipated.
  • Activity is back to normal. As activity is increased, it is important to make sure swelling is not provoked. Patients with high blood pressure, allergies, or salt and water retention are more prone to swelling. Swelling is the most common complaint following eyelid surgery, so patience is required.

If droopy eyes are making you look tired, sad, or older than you feel, come in and meet with us in our offices on North Central Expressway near the North Park Mall today. You’ll discover eyelid surgery is a relatively simple procedure that can create a dramatic change in your looks. Request $100 off your consultation, and give us a call at (214) 821-9662 to set up an appointment.

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    Dr. Steve Byrd

    Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

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    9101 N Central Expy #560
    Dallas, TX 75231

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    Dallas, TX 75231
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