Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon is pleased to offer blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, at Solomon Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX. Blepharoplasty removes excess skin, tissue, and fat from the eyelids to create a more desirable contour. This procedure can also be performed on the upper and/or lower eyelids at the same time to remove saggy skin above the eye or to reduce puffiness underneath the eyes. In many cases, this procedure also helps to improve a patient's vision. The results will produce a youthful contour that will leave patients looking more refreshed and awake.
"Excellent! - Dr. Solomon is the absolute best at what he does! I felt at ease starting w/my initial consult. Great bedside manner. He explained the procedure, answered my questions, and gave his non-judgemental, professional opinion for the results best suited to my situation. His friendly staff is wonderful and on top of everything, including timely paperwork and great communication. Dr. Solomon called the same day after the procedure to make sure I was doing well. The surgical center that he uses was clean, organized and had caring staff. I will never forget how well I was cared for nor the impeccable job Dr. Solomon did with my procedure. Dr. Solomon is a perfectionist at his craft and has mastered every facet of patient care that is important to the patient."- Anonymous / Vitals / Jan 02, 2018
"The Doctor and staff are awesome & very professional. I felt as though, I matter! I am very pleased with my results. I was taken care of!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Jan 25, 2019
"Exceeded my expectations - I recently had an abdominoplastly with liposuction performed by Dr. Solomon and I couldn't be happier with my experience and results. Dr. Solomon proves himself to be a top surgeon in every way - his bedside manner and staff are excellent, his surgical technique goes above and beyond others in his field, and his artistic talent for cosmetic surgery is evident in the excellent results he produces. I was nervous about having a major surgery, but due to the excellent care I received during and after surgery I healed faster than I could have imagined. My results and healing have exceeded my expectations in every way. I would recommend anyone looking for cosmetic surgery in the DFW area to consult with Dr. Solomon."- Anonymous / Vitals / Jan 17, 2019
"I recently had an abdominoplastly with liposuction performed by Dr. Solomon and I couldn't be happier with my experience and results. Dr. Solomon proves himself to be a top surgeon in every way - his bedside manner and staff are excellent, his surgical technique goes above and beyond others in his field, and his artistic talent for cosmetic surgery is evident in the excellent results he produces. I was nervous about having a major surgery, but due to the excellent care I received during and after surgery I healed faster than I could have imagined. My results and healing have exceeded my expectations in every way. I would recommend anyone looking for cosmetic surgery in the DFW area to consult with Dr. Solomon."- F.G. / Google / Jan 17, 2019
"Very highly recommend Dr. Solomon! He is so easy to talk to and ask questions, honest and very talented. Love my procedure very much!!!"- M.R. / Google / Dec 01, 2018
Ideal candidates are generally over the age of 35, with excess skin or fat above or below one or both of their eyelids. This procedure is usually performed on patients who want to improve their cosmetic, but can also be performed on those who have vision issues due to excess skin. In addition, ideal candidates are in overall good health and are nonsmokers.
Upper and lower blepharoplasty utilize different techniques, which will be discussed in more detail during an initial consultation with Dr. Solomon, but the main differences are listed below.
Upper Eyelid Surgery: During this procedure, an incision will be made within the natural creases of the upper eyelid to remove excess tissue, skin, and fat. In some patients, a small amount of the orbicularis occuli muscle may be removed as well to produce optimal results. Scarring is generally well concealed because of the strategic placement of the incision.
Lower Eyelid Surgery: For this approach, the incision is made inside the eyelid so that there are no external scars. Dr. Solomon will then go beneath the orbital septum (deepest layer covering the eyelid fat) and release the underlying muscles to achieve the desired contour. The lower eyelid fat is then repositioned into the upper cheek so there is a smooth blending of the lid cheek junction. The incision is then closed with very fine sutures and the procedure is concluded. In patients with advanced aging and weak lower lids, a tacking suture is placed in the outer corner of the lower lid to keep the lid well supported during the healing phase. Dr. Solomon performs this procedure differently in that, typically no skin incision is required below the lower eyelid. Besides, Dr. Solomon's technique avoids cutting the lower eyelid orbicularis muscle and avoids many of the complications associated with this.
What to Expect
Blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure that is performed in an accredited surgical facility. After the procedure, patients will experience bruising and swelling, but an ice pack can be applied to the eyes to reduce these symptoms. Typically, a lubricant eye ointment is prescribed to help keep the eye moist until the eyelid swelling resolves. A youthful contour will be more evident once bruising dissipates at about week three, but optimal results will be seen in the months that follow. In some cases, it can take 3 – 4 months for these results to be evident.
Upper blepharoplasty will reduce hooding, remove excess skin, relieve eyelid heaviness, and provide an overall youthful appearance. However, it will not elevate the eyebrows, improve Crow’s feet, or the wrinkles between the eyes. Lower blepharoplasty will not address fine wrinkles over the lower lids, Crow’s feet, or lift sagging cheeks. Dark circles around the eyes may be improved as fat redistributes across this area but lower eyelid surgery will not eliminate them.
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Refresh Your Look
Are you tired of looking older than you actually are or having a hard time seeing due to excess tissue along your upper eyelids? Call our cosmetic practice in Dallas, TX to schedule a private consult with Dr. Solomon today to learn more about blepharoplasty. This surgery will help create a more youthful and refreshed appearance and may even improve your vision.