Saturday, March 10, 2012

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Bags under the eyes, dark circles under the eyes, and tired, droopy heavy eyes are a common complaint of my patients. Blepharoplasty, lower eyelid lift, or lower eyelid surgery can help correct these issues.

The fat that surrounds the eye protects it from trauma and lubricates the muscles that move the eye. As we mature, the wall that holds this fat back weakens and the eyelid fat starts to protrude. Eyelid surgery removes the excess fat to diminish the bags and the dark circles under the eyes. I will frequently take a pinch of skin just under the lash line to remove excess lax skin.

Dr. Funk is a Houston facial plastic surgeon who specializes in blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery and sees patients from Katy, Sugarland, Memorial, and Spring Cypress.