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Eyelid Surgery at Givens Facial Plastic Surgery

A blepharoplasty, also commonly referred to as eyelid surgery or an eyelid lift, may be necessary when individuals experience excess skin, sagging, or fat deposits around the eyes, leading to impaired vision, a tired appearance, or hindrance in daily activities. This cosmetic procedure can enhance both aesthetics and functionality.

When performed by Dr. Givens, our board-certified facial plastic surgeon with a reputation for excellence, a blepharoplasty will help rejuvenate your appearance, enhance your vision, and restore a more youthful, refreshed look to your eyes, boosting your overall self-confidence and well-being.

  • Price: Starting at $3,000
  • Recovery Time: 7-14 Days
  • Discomfort Level: Mild-Moderate
  • Anesthesia Options: Local (only available for Upper Eyelid Surgery) & General 

What is Eyelid Surgery?

The eyelids are one of the first areas to lose youthful elasticity and tone. Over time, this delicate skin stretches and fat protrudes creating a tired, aged appearance. In extreme cases, one’s vision may be affected by the weight of overhanging skin pushing down on the eyelid. When customized and performed by Dr. Givens, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, your eyelid surgery in Austin will leave you looking younger, refreshed, and rejuvenated in the most natural way.

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What are the Benefits of Eyelid Surgery?

  • A refreshed, alert appearance
  • Improved eyelid definition
  • Firmed and tightened eyelid skin
  • Elimination of bags and bulges under the eyes
  • Reduction of dark circles
  • Long-lasting results
  • Restored self-confidence 
  • Customizable treatment
  • Natural-looking results

Who is the Ideal Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid lift surgery improves visible signs of aging by redefining the contours of the eyelids, providing results that last for decades. Candidates for an eyelid lift are typically bothered by sagging or puffy eyelids and want a more youthful and refreshed appearance.

Determining the ideal candidate for an eyelid lift requires an in-depth consultation and evaluation with Dr. Givens. She will assess your facial anatomy and decide which procedures best remedy your concerns.

Ideal candidates for eyelid lifts include:

  • Individuals with excess skin or fat on the upper or lower eyelids
  • Individuals with bags or puffiness under the eyes
  • Individuals with droopy or sagging eyelids that impair vision
  • Individuals who are in good overall health and do not have any medical conditions that may impair healing or increase the risk of complications
  • Non-smokers or those who are willing to quit smoking before and after surgery
  • Those who are willing to maintain their results with good anti-aging practices, such as effective skin care and sun protection
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Types of Blepharoplasty: Functional and Cosmetic

Functional blepharoplasty is performed for medical reasons, typically to improve vision impaired by sagging or drooping eyelids. This procedure removes excess skin and fat from the eyelids to enhance vision and functionality. Functional blepharoplasty may be covered by insurance if it is deemed medically necessary.

Cosmetic blepharoplasty is typically performed to improve the appearance of the eyes and achieve a more youthful and refreshed look. It removes excess skin and fat from the eyelids and may also involve tightening the underlying muscles and tissues. Cosmetic blepharoplasty is not covered by insurance and is considered an elective procedure.

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What are the Different Blepharoplasty Techniques?

Upper Eyelid Surgery

The upper eyelid lift restores visual form and function while making the eyes appear more alert and youthful. The secret behind this innovative technique is the specific placement of incisions, removal of redundant skin, and excision of excess fat to allow for return of a natural, refreshed appearance.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

The lower eyelid lift can be performed on its own or at the same time as upper eyelid surgery. This procedure addresses under eye bags, hollowing, and dark circles through removal and repositioning of protruding fat and tightening of loose skin to ultimately restore the upper face.

Revision Eyelid Surgery

A revision eyelid lift corrects the outcome of a prior eyelid surgery. The decision to pursue revision surgery is significant and requires a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Givens, an expert facial plastic surgeon, to determine if your expectations can be achieved.

What is the Cost of Eyelid Surgery in Austin, TX?

Your eyelid surgery in Austin will be priced based on several variables. These include the surgeon and whether you’re undergoing upper or lower eyelid surgery. Other costs that must be considered include the anesthesia fee and the fee for the surgical facility. When you sit down for a consultation with Dr. Givens, she’ll be able to provide you with more precise information about the cost of your eyelid surgery.

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How is Eyelid Surgery Performed?

The Eyelid Lift improves visible signs of aging and redefines the contours of the upper and/or lower eyelids to provide results that last for decades. The secret behind this innovative technique is the specific placement of incisions, removal of redundant skin, and excision of excess fat to allow for the return of a naturally refreshed appearance.

To achieve improved eyelid definition, during your blepharoplasty in Austin, Dr. Givens utilizes a series of sequential steps to restore visual form and function while making the eyes more alert and youthful. Eyelid surgery can be performed simultaneously with many facial restoration procedures including facial contouring, nasal reshaping, skin rejuvenation, revision and repair procedures, and non-surgical maintenance.

When it comes to your face, there is no reason to compromise on quality. From your first consultation to the final reveal, Dr. Givens invests her time and resources into learning about you, understanding your aesthetic goals, and developing a personalized plan and a customized approach tailored specifically to your individual needs.

What does Rhinoplasty Recovery Entail?

Preparation for recovery begins at your one-on-one initial consultation with Dr. Givens at her office in Austin. Eyelid surgery recovery is generally about 2 weeks, but this may vary depending on a patient’s innate healing abilities and the extent of work performed. 

Givens Facial Plastic Surgery provides all surgical candidates with a Surgery & Post-Treatment Care Book pertaining to the individual procedures chosen. Each book provides a detailed aftercare plan based on prior patient experiences and commonly asked questions. Topics of discussion include recommended post-surgery items to purchase, postoperative care and cleaning instructions, a 30-day recovery guide, and a timeline for return to normal activities including bathing, beauty care, exercise, work, and things to avoid. 

It is highly recommended that you and your caretaker read this packet SEVERAL times BEFORE surgery to adequately prepare for the recovery process. Those who follow these instructions faithfully generally have the smoothest postoperative course and proper healing.

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How Long Does an Eyelid Lift Last?

An eyelid lift improves visible signs of aging and redefines the contours of the upper and/or lower eyelid to provide results that last for years. While surgery significantly improves the youthful appearance, it cannot stop the aging process of the body over time. Regular skin care maintenance including a medical-grade skin care regimen and sun protection will prolong the results of an eyelid lift.

Why Choose Dr. Givens for an Eyelid Lift in Austin?

Dr. Givens focuses exclusively on facial plastic surgery and has achieved a reputation for excellence throughout her education and career. The goal of eyelid surgery is to rejuvenate your facial appearance without creating an unsightly “wide-eyed” look. To achieve this, Dr. Givens takes a conservative approach by delicately removing excess skin and fat to restore a youthful eyelid contour for a bright and engaging appearance. In addition, she provides elite service, concierge-level care, and results that exceed expectations. For the ultimate in discretion, privacy, and results, you deserve to meet with Dr. Givens and discover one of the most talented facial plastic surgeons for blepharoplasty in Austin.

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Eyelid Surgery FAQ

Does an Eyelid Lift leave scars?

Any time a cut is made on the body there will be a scar. However, scar visibility depends on several factors. Incisions of the eyelids are hidden within natural creases to ensure scars are virtually invisible. The beauty of undergoing eyelid surgery in Austin with Dr. Givens is that the results cannot be discerned as having been achieved with surgery.

Can an Upper Eyelid Lift also reposition my eyebrows?

While an upper eyelid lift has several benefits including removal of drooping eyelid skin and excess fat, tightening of loose skin and musculature, and improvement of visual impairment caused by overhanging tissues, it does not elevate the eyebrows. Eyebrow repositioning requires a separate procedure called a brow lift, which can be performed at the same time as your eyelid surgery. For some people, a combination of eyelid surgery and a brow lift is the ultimate way to restore the upper face. Dr. Givens, a leading female plastic surgeon in Austin, can perform both of these custom surgeries to enhance your natural beauty and highlight your other features.

What is the cost of eyelid lift in Austin?

The cost of eyelid surgery is variable and depends on individual patient anatomy, complexity of the case, and whether or not other adjunctive aesthetic procedures will be performed simultaneously. Rather than focus on a specific number, you should concentrate on selecting a surgeon with significant experience and whom you trust to give you the results you desire. A detailed quote that includes all necessary fees will be provided during your private consultation with Dr. Givens.

What is Dry Eye Syndrome?

Dry Eye Syndrome occurs as a result of chronic, insufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye. Common signs and symptoms include red/bloodshot eyes, excessive tearing, and the sensation of a foreign body within the eye. Unbeknownst to most, continuous eye weeping is a significant indication of dry eyes as the tear duct is actually overproducing tear film in an attempt to lubricate the eyes. If you have a history of dry eyes or prior eyelid surgery, it is important to discuss this with Dr. Givens during your initial consultation as eyelid surgery can temporarily or permanently worsen pre-existing dry eyes.

What are the issues addressed with eyelid surgery?

  • A tired, aged appearance
  • Drooping eyelid skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles of the lower eyelids
  • Under eye bags, fat bulges, and dark circles
  • Visual field impairment from drooping eyelid skin

What other procedures go well with eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can be effectively combined with procedures like brow lifts or facial fillers to achieve a more comprehensive and harmonious facial rejuvenation. These complementary procedures can address other areas of the face, such as the forehead or cheeks, resulting in a more youthful and balanced overall appearance. It's essential to consult with Dr. Victoria Givens to determine the best combination of procedures tailored to individual needs and goals.

How long does it take to perform an eyelid lift?

The time required to perform an eyelid lift is based on surgeon experience, operative technique, and complexity of patient anatomy. Additional time may be required if your procedure is performed in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation treatments. When it comes to your face, there is no reason to compromise on quality.

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