Sunday, December 3, 2017

Will the shape of my eyes change with eyelid surgery?

Many Houston eyelid surgery patients inquire as to whether the shape of their eyes will change with eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty. This depends on whether it is just the upper, lower, or both eyelid that are being corrected. With upper blepharoplasty or upper eyelid lift surgery, the excess skin of the upper eyelid is removed and occasionally excess fat is excised.

With lower eyelid bags surgery, the excess fat is removed or repositioned and skin is trimmed. With patients that have loose lower eyelids, blepharoplasty can cause the lower eyelid to droop if it is not suspended. Suspending the lower eyelid margin with canthopexy or canthoplasty can change the shape of the eyelid.

Dr. Funk is an eyelid surgery specialist in Houston.