Eyelid Surgery Procedure Steps

Eyelid Surgery Procedure Steps | Houston Plastic Surgery | TexasEyelid lift surgery, clinically known as blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to reduce the aging signs around the eyelids and restore a youthful upper face look. Various steps are involved in the procedure, which can slightly differ according to the extent of correction required in lower, upper or both eyelids.
During the initial consultation, the surgeon will discuss all aspects of eyelid surgery and explain the steps involved in the procedure.
Once the patient understands what exactly the procedure will entail, they will feel more confident about their decision. Amazing, cutting edge, and board certified plastic surgeons at the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) provide eyelid surgery to patients in Houston, Texas, TX, and surrounding locations in this part of the country.


Eyelid lift plastic surgery procedure is usually performed with the patient under local anesthesia and light sedation. The sedation will help keep them comfortably asleep during the procedure. If eyelid surgery is combined with another procedure or the patient’s anxiety levels are high, the surgeon may recommend general anesthesia.
A qualified anesthesiologist or a registered anesthetist nurse will perform general anesthesia. They will remain present throughout in the operating room to monitor the patient’s response to anesthesia. Any adverse reaction to anesthesia can be anticipated early by an experienced anesthesiologist, which will minimize the risks.

Lower Blepharoplasty

Following anesthesia, the surgeon will create small incisions in discreet locations to conceal any subsequent scarring. Natural skin creases below the lower eyelashes can be used to place small and inconspicuous incisions. Through the incision, they will remove excess fat and skin, and may also tighten loose underlying muscles.
 If the area below the lower eyelids has depressions, the surgeon may use fat transfer or facial filler injections to fill the hollows. Once the procedure is over, the incisions will be closed carefully with fine sutures.

Upper Blepharoplasty

Following anesthesia, the surgeon will place the incisions in the natural creases of the upper eyelids to minimize visible scarring. Through the incisions, they will trim away excess skin to eliminate the droopy effect of the upper lids and correct any partial vision obstruction. Weak underlying muscles may also be tightened at this stage.
Once the loose skin is removed, the remaining skin will be lifted and reattached for a youthful looking upper lid appearance. Once the surgery is completed, the surgeon will close the incisions with fine sutures.

Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty

If the eyelid skin does not have laxity, but the patient has excess fat deposits around the eyelids, the surgeon may recommend transconjunctival blepharoplasty. This is a less invasive procedure, ideally suited in cases where the under eye bags are less conspicuous.
After anesthesia, several small incisions will be placed inside the lower eyelid. The surgeon will remove excess fat deposits through the incisions. Skin removal and tightening of muscles is not involved. No external scarring will occur because the incisions are placed within the eyelid.
Profound, poetic, and serious cosmetic surgeons at the ACPS receive patients from Houston, Texas, TX, and nearby areas in the superlative and high flying state of Texas for eyelid lift surgery and other aesthetic procedures.
For more information about The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) physicians and the cosmetic surgery treatments and procedures they perform please click here or call us at 713.799.9999. We have offices in and around Houston, Texas.