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Eyelid Surgery IN DALLAS

If you experience baggy or sagging eyelids that are causing you self-consciousness, embarrassment, or even difficulty seeing, you may want to consider eyelid surgery. Eyelid surgery will rid your eyelids of excess fat and skin and will give your eyes a more youthful appearance. Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is ready to help you achieve your dream look. Contact Dr. Hanz and his team to discuss your goals today!

What is Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery can remove excess fat and sagging skin from the upper and lower eyelids, giving you a youthful and rejuvenated appearance. In some patients, they experience better eyesight after the hanging skin is removed. While eyelid surgery does not help with dark circles under the eyes, facial wrinkles, or other facial issues, eyelid surgery can typically be performed in conjunction with other treatments that will address these areas. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Hanz is happy to meet with you at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX to discuss your goals and concerns with eyelid surgery.

What is Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery can remove excess fat and sagging skin from the upper and lower eyelids, giving you a youthful and rejuvenated appearance. In some patients, they experience better eyesight after the hanging skin is removed. While eyelid surgery does not help with dark circles under the eyes, facial wrinkles, or other facial issues, eyelid surgery can typically be performed in conjunction with other treatments that will address these areas. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Hanz is happy to meet with you at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX to discuss your goals and concerns with eyelid surgery.

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF EYELID SURGERY?

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, doesn’t just refresh your look, it also offers several functional benefits, including:

 

  • Opening the eyes for an improved field of vision
  • Removing sagging, droopy eyelid skin
  • Creating a more open, alert, and youthful appearance
  • Enhancing the shape and contour of the eyes
  • Improving eye comfort
CAN I GET EYELID SURGERY?

Most people that get eyelid surgery are over 35 years old; however, younger people may qualify if they find themselves in a position that they need eyelid surgery. Those with droopy upper or lower eyelids may want eyelid surgery to give themselves a more youthful appearance or enhance their eyesight if their sagging eyelids interfere with their sight. You should be in good health and have realistic expectations before getting eyelid surgery.

If you are wondering if you qualify for eyelid surgery, schedule an appointment with Dallas, TX board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Hanz at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery today.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN DURING MY EYELID SURGERY?

Eyelid surgery is typically performed as an outpatient surgery using local or general anesthesia. Some patients consider having other procedures done to the face, neck, eyebrows, and forehead at the same time. Dr. Hanz will typically work on the upper eyelids first if both the upper and lower eyelids are getting work done.

He will cut along the natural folds of the eyelids to reduce scarring. From there, he will remove the excess fat and skin causing the drooping or sagging eyelids. Lower eyelid surgery is similar, although Dr. Hanz will work either along the inside of your lower eyelid or along the eyelash line. Once complete, Dr. Hanz will use very small stitches to close the cuts and scarring should be very minimal if visible at all.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FOLLOWING EYELID SURGERY?

After eyelid surgery, you should plan for several days to rest and avoid strenuous activities. Ice packs can assist in reducing bruising and swelling. The outcomes from blepharoplasty can last years, but even though they are long-lasting, the aging process does not stop.

To maintain your surgical outcomes, facial rejuvenation treatments at Kevin R. Hanz, M.D. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery such as lasers, chemical peels, and fillers can be added to your treatment plan for an even fresher appearance.

How much will my eyelid surgery cost?

The cost of your eyelid surgery will depend on what you’re having done and if you will be receiving any other procedures in addition to your eyebrow surgery. The most important thing to consider is making sure you use a skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Hanz, rather than the cheapest surgeon you can find.

In the event that a vision test states your vision is being impaired by your drooping eyelids, insurance may cover the cost of your eyelid surgery. Dr. Hanz or someone from his team can help you navigate the costs of the surgery, whether you may qualify for insurance coverage, or set up a payment plan or low-interest financing.

Will I have bruising and swelling?

Many people will experience some bruising and swelling so you should not be concerned if you experience this. It should subside within about two weeks.

Eyelids are very sensitive so you will likely have some pain as well. Dr. Hanz can give you some tips and guidelines to reduce pain and swelling.

When will I see my final results?

You should begin to see your results within about two months following your surgery. Upper eyelid surgery results will typically last for about 5 – 7 years while results from a lower eyelid surgery typically should not need to be repeated.

Can I wear makeup?

Most patients will be well enough to start wearing makeup two weeks after their surgery. Patients should be aware that if they choose to wear makeup any earlier than that, they may find their makeup “tattoos” into their incisions.

Can I wear contacts?

Vision is not affected so you should not expect that you will have better vision. However, if you wear contacts, you will want to have a pair of glasses handy because you will not be able to wear your contacts for two weeks after your surgery.

Your eyes may be dry after your surgery so you may find yourself needing to use eyedrops.

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What is Lipo AI?

LipoAI's  involves identifying fat without immediate extraction, allowing Dr. Hanz to precisely target and dissolve fat cells while preserving surrounding tissues. This targeted approach not only minimizes bodily trauma and reduces the risk of vascular or nerve damage but also promotes skin tightening for smoother, more natural-looking results. By liquefying fat prior to removal, the procedure ensures a gentler extraction process, contributing to enhanced patient comfort and expedited post-operative recovery.

What is Renuvion®?

The first major advancement in decades of skin treatments for the face, Renuvion is a new and effective nonsurgical option for smoothing and contracting the skin — all in one procedure.

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How do I know if Lipo ai is right for me?

The first major advancement in decades of skin treatments for the face, Renuvion is a new and effective nonsurgical option for smoothing and contracting the skin — all in one procedure. Renuvion is an amazing non-surgical solution for reducing wrinkles and rhytides, but it’s not for everybody. This procedure requires recovery time and is not recommended for patients with darker skin tones but is limited to patients with Fitzpatrick skin types I, II, or III. Dr. Kevin Hanz will talk to you about your goals, your lifestyle, and whether Renuvion is the right option for you.

What can Lipo ai Treat?

LipoAI can treat various areas of the body where excess fat accumulates, including the abdomen, thighs, arms, back, buttocks, and submental region (under the chin). It's effective for both large and small areas, providing precise contouring and skin tightening.

    How does Lipo ai work?

    Lipo AI skin tightening treatment works by using laser energy to target the deeper layers of the skin. The laser heats the collagen fibers in the skin, stimulating collagen production and promoting tighter, smoother skin over time.

    Why is this treatment good for my skin?

    This treatment is beneficial for the skin because it stimulates collagen production, which helps to improve skin elasticity and firmness. It also promotes cell renewal, resulting in a more youthful and radiant appearance.

    Will I be asleep during the Lipo AI treatment?

    Lipo AI does not require a patient to be asleep or undergo general anesthesia. The procedure may be completed with a patient awake. Patients are given a light sedative to feel more relaxed and insure a pleasant, comfortable experience. Many of our patients prefer to avoid general anesthesia and really appreciate the awake approach. Having said that, we do offer the possibility of full anesthesia for those patients that may prefer to be more asleep during the procedure.

    What should I expect during the recovery time?

    During the recovery period, patients may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated areas. The recovery typically involves significantly less down time than other forms of Liposuction. Symptoms are usually mild and most patients can resume normal activities within a few days to a week after the procedure. Patients may appreciate initial results in as little as 2-3 days, though maximum benefits may take several weeks to months to become fully apparent as the body heals and remodels. 

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