Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery

Michael R. Whetstone, M.D. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
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With aging, eyelid skin loosens as the muscles surrounding the eye weaken. As a result of diminished elasticity, excess skin and fat collect on both the upper and lower eyelids causing wrinkles, bulges, and droopy or sagging eyelids. This not only leads to an aged or tired appearance, but it can also affect your appearance, self-image, and even vision.

At Las Colinas Centre For Plastic Surgery in Dallas, we proudly offer blepharoplasty, commonly known as eyelid surgery or an eyelift, to rejuvenate tired-looking eyes and restore youthful appearance. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Whetstone is one of Dallas’ top plastic surgeons with over 25 years of experience performing safe and effective eyelid surgeries.  Dr. Whetstone specializes in performing Dallas eyelid surgery on both men and women, helping patients to achieve eyes that are more open and refreshed while restoring a naturally youthful appearance to aging eyes.

What Is Blepharoplasty?

Eyelid surgery is a plastic surgery procedure performed to remove excess skin or fat from the eyelids in order to improve appearance and reduce signs of aging. At Las Colinas Centre For Plastic Surgery, Dr. Whetstone has experience performing successful Dallas eyelid surgery on either upper or lower eyelids delivering noticeable and beneficial results for cosmetic and medical reasons alike.

During an eyelid surgery, excess skin, fat or tissue is first removed from around the eyes.  Afterwards, Dr. Whetstone is better able to determine if tightening is needed and to what extent.

Benefits Of Eyelid Surgery

Las Colinas Centre For Plastic Surgery in Dallas offers safe and effective eyelid surgery helping patients achieve restored youthfulness in aging eyes.

Benefits of eyelid surgery include:

  • Rejuvenated eyes
  • Restored alert and youthful appearance
  • Improved facial symmetry
  • Improved contours of the eye
  • Tightening of skin around the eye
  • Removal of excess skin and fat
  • Smoother, firmer eyelids
  • Improved appearance of sagging or drooping eyelids
  • Reduced puffiness of eyelids
  • Improvement of visual impairments caused by excess eyelid skin
  • Decreased forehead discomfort from continual strain of lifting sagging skin from eyelids
  • Increased self-confidence and self-image

Results are immediately visible but it is important to remember that your body will need time to heal. While it may take a few weeks, your final result will provide you with a more youthful appearance and a boost in self-confidence.  A healthy lifestyle and skin care regimen will help to extend the results of your Dallas eyelid surgery.

Candidate For Eyelid Surgery

You may consider blepharoplasty if:

  • You are in good physical health
  • You are a non-smoker or willing to stop
  • You have realistic expectations
  • You are unhappy with the visible signs of aging in your eyes
  • You have tired looking eyes
  • You have puffiness around your eyes
  • You have excess fat or skin on either upper or lower eyelids, or on both
  • You have droopy or sagging eyelids
  • You have vision impairments due to drooping eyelids

If you are considering Dallas eyelid surgery, we recommend scheduling a complimentary consultation with Dr. Whetstone to thoroughly discuss your goals, expectations, and the procedure. During this time, Dr. Whetstone will help you decide if blepharoplasty is the right procedure for your needs and desires while ensuring that you are a good candidate. He will also perform a physical examination, review your medical history, answer any questions you may have and discuss in detail your options.

Recovery From Eyelid Surgery

Successful recovery from eyelid surgery requires a commitment to self-care both before surgery and post-operatively. Understanding what recovery will be like and carefully following post-operative instructions will help to ensure a successful recovery.  It is important to remember that each body heals differently, so please maintain understanding of this along with patience as you recover

After Dr. Whetstone has completed your surgery, you will need to spend some time in a recovery room until he is confident you are physically stable and ready to go home. Before you are discharged, you will receive detailed recovery instructions and a post-operative appointment will be scheduled. You will need to arrange for a ride home after discharge.

Following eyelid surgery, you should expect some swelling, redness and bruising for a few days. Irritation and minimal discomfort at the incision sites may be experienced, but can be relieved with prescribed pain medication. Post-operative symptoms will differ from person to person however should fade within a week or two. Patients are typically able to resume normal activities after a week, but can expect limitations on reading or watching television, wearing contact lenses, instructions to maintain the head elevated, and avoiding strenuous activities. Eyes may feel gummy, dry, and itchy; excessive tearing, sensitivity to light, and temporary changes in vision are also possible but should diminish with each passing day.

Dr. Whetstone and his caring staff at Las Colinas Centre For Plastic Surgery will provide you with detailed information and instructions in order to best equip you for a smooth recovery and successful procedure.

Dallas Eyelid Surgery

With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Michael Whetstone has the skill and knowledge to perform successful blepharoplasty procedures. Contact Las Colinas Centre For Plastic Surgery today to schedule your free consultation.

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