Many men and women are bothered by droopy or hooded eyelids, either due to aging, heredity, or both. The same is true of the wrinkles, puffiness and fat bulges that can develop in the lower eyelids. These conditions can be particularly troublesome, since the eyes are such a critical part of our expressions and our interactions with others. Patients often complain of looking tired or unhappy despite feeling otherwise.
In Grapevine, Fort Worth, Dallas, Plano, and surrounding areas, eyelid surgery is frequently the most cost-effective means of correcting this “tired” look and improving overall facial appearance. Sometimes drooping eyebrows will exacerbate the sagging skin of the upper eyelid, necessitating a forehead lift for full rejuvenation of the eye area.
Blepharoplasty Before & After Photos
Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
This very healthy 41 year old woman wanted to look more refreshed and came to my office interested in eyelid surgery. After discussing her options, we decided an upper eyelid procedure would give the most noticeable result. Her photos are shown one month after surgery. Most people can’t quite figure out what has changed, but she... Read More
This 52 year old woman from the Dallas area came to my Southlake practice complaining about the appearance of her eyelids. She is a professional photographer and is very aware of facial aging because of her experience with portrait photography. She pointed out that she has always had a low eyebrow position and is happy with this characteristic. She... Read More
This 50 year old gentleman from Fort Worth visited my Southlake plastic surgery office after being referred by his wife. He was quite unhappy with the "bags" under his lower eyelids as they constantly made him look "tired". We easily addressed this with a lower blepharoplasty procedure. His post operative photos were taken 4 weeks after surgery.... Read More
This very active 55 year old woman from Colleyville came to my Southlake office interested in upper eyelid rejuvenation. She did have a significant amount of upper eyelid skin excess, with a notable double lid crease and slight hooding. She also had a relatively flat eyebrow arch. Because of this, I suggested she consider both an upper blepharoplasty... Read More
This is a 47 year old woman who came to my office interested in "fixing" her upper eyelids. She was overall happy with the appearance of her face, but recently had noted that her eyes appeared tired and heavy. She desired eyelid rejuvenation, but didn't want to end up looking like a different person. I recommended an upper eyelid... Read More
While you use your eyes to see the world, how the world looks at you can really be influenced by your eyes. This 48 year old woman underwent both upper and lower eyelid surgery to refresh her facial appearance. She just looks more awake and brighter in the after pictures. I performed this by removing excess skin, fat, and then softening... Read More
This 46 year old woman was concerend that her eyes appeared "tired", and wanted to look refreshed for a wedding that was 6 weeks away. She underwent bilateral upper lid eyelid surgery by Dallas plastic surgeon Michael Bogdan. She was surprised how quickly she recovered, and had post operative photos taken at 3 weeks after surgery. Read More
This 32 year old woman was bothered a familial trait of lower eyelid "bags". Her skin was quite youthful, and she truly had isolated fat excess in the lower eyelids which was giving her a "tired eye" appearnace. In normal room lighting, the fat bulges create shadows under the eyes, which makes her look tired. We performed a trans-conjunctival lower... Read More
This healthy 55 year old man always appeared tired due to bags under his eyelids. I performed upper and lower eyelid surgery to remove excess upper lid skin (to remove the hooded appearance), and reduce to puffy fat bags under his lower lids. He now looks more energetic / awake. Read More
This 51 year old woman from the Dallas / Fort Worth area presented to my plastic surgery practice in Southlake with complaints of facial aging. She was specifically bothered by skin laxity along her neck and face, bands in her neck, and tired appearing eyes. She was interested in a face lift Dallas style - meaning that she did not want to be noticeably... Read More
This 33 year old woman was bothered by double skin folds that appeared in her upper eyelids. These dynamic lines appeared while blinking, and detracted from her otherwise perfect face. We decided to perform upper eyelid surgery in Dallas, just removing a small amount of skin, to improve her crisp youthful facial lines. She recovered nicely, and was... Read More
This is a 40 year old surgical nurse who worked worked closely with me, and had seen many of my facial rejuvenation operations. She wanted to refresh her upper eyelids, and had always been bothered by what she jokingly called her "dorsal fin" on the bridge of her nose. She wanted a refinement rhinoplasty to reduce the hump, but wanted to maintain... Read More
This 52 year old woman from the Fort Worth area desired upper eyelid rejuvenation. She had been bothered by heavy upper lids for the past five years, and felt that it was a familial trait that also affected her mother. After visiting with Dr. Bogdan in Southlake, she decided to go ahead with upper eyelid surgery. She recovered quickly, and was very... Read More
This 36 year old woman constantly had a tired appearance and it bothered her when people noticed. I performed a transconjunctival lower blepharoplasty to remove excess lower eyelid fat, and she now looks more energetic! She is happy with the compliments she has received at work, and has started wearing contacts as she doesn’t feel the... Read More
This 46 year old woman was bothered by excess upper eyelid skin. She was aware that she had asymmetric eyebrows (with the left being lower than the right), but did not want to address her brow position at this time. (A brow lift operation could be used to elevate her eyebrows and correct the asymmetry.) We agreed that an upper eyelid blepharoplasty... Read More
This 60 year old woman was bothered by tired eyes and jowls which made her look older than she felt. She underwent an upper eyelid surgery procedure and simultaneous facelift with platysmaplasty. Post-operative photos are shown at 4 weeks. Read More
This 56 year old woman came to my office complaining of the appearance of her upper eyelids. She was unhappy that her upper eyelid skin was "hooding" onto her eyelashes, making her constantly appear tired. She did have some anxiety regarding surgery, and wanted to do something simple to address her upper lids. I recommended an upper eyelid blepharoplasty... Read More
This 36 year old gentleman was unhappy with the appearance of his lower eyelids. The “bags” under his eyes made him appear tired all the time, and did not match with his age or energetic lifestyle. After meeting with him, discussing his goals, and examining his lid structure, we agreed that surgery was appropriate. Due to the structural laxity of... Read More
This 56 year old woman was bothered by heavy upper eyelids, fine rhytids on her lower eyelids and the appearance of neck bands. Board-certified Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Bogdan performed an upper blepharoplasty, lower eyelid resurfacing, and traditional facelift with neck lift. Post-operative photos are shown at 3 weeks. Read More
One of the most common procedures performed by plastic surgeons in the DFW area is eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty. This is because, unfortunately, the eye area is one of the first areas to show the signs of aging, such as sagging eyelid skin and puffy, wrinkled skin beneath the eyes. Since the eye area is so central to our facial expressions, surgery to rejuvenate the eyelids can have a tremendous impact on the overall appearance of the face.
Dr. Bogdan will take several factors into consideration when evaluating you for cosmetic eyelid surgery. First, he will need to determine if you truly have excessive eyelid skin, or if your sagging eyelids are caused mainly by a drooping brow. If this is the case, you may actually need an endoscopic brow lift, either with or without blepharoplasty. Also, many people who choose eyelid surgery also have rhinoplasty or a face lift.
Dr. Bogdan will need to decide if you require upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, or both, and what approach would be best suited to your condition. Then he will utilize the following surgical techniques:
Upper Eyelid Surgery
Upper eyelid surgery allows removal of excess skin and occasionally fat bulges that contribute to a fatigued, tired, or grumpy appearance. The incision generally follows the natural fold of the upper eyelid, extending just beyond the outside corner into the existing creases. Through this incision, a strip of excess skin is removed and fatty tissue is eliminated or repositioned to create a more refreshed, alert appearance. Because the incision follows the natural crease of the eyelid, it is usually very well-concealed and rarely noticeable.
Dr. Michael Bogdan
Dr. Bogdan is a board-certified plastic surgeon with a passion for his craft who is known for working closely with patients to get excellent results.
Lower eyelid surgery may be done through the inside of the lower eyelid, the so-called transconjunctival or “scar-less” technique. This technique requires no external incision, and is appropriate only for the removal or redistribution of fat. It cannot be used to remove excess skin, so is not the best choice if there is significant lower eyelid wrinkling.
In this case, a “classic” approach might be more appropriate, with an incision just underneath the eyelashes. Through this incision, excess skin, muscle and fat are removed, or fat may be redistributed to eliminate the puffy appearance. Other adjustments to correct specific problems such as muscle laxity may also be performed. The incision, as with other incisions used around the eyes, becomes essentially invisible as it heals. Newer techniques, which combine the internal incisions with skin resurfacing to reduce wrinkles, are also available.
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Eyelid surgery can be a very effective means of making the entire face appear more refreshed, awake, and vibrant. However, since the eyes and the eye area are such an important part of our appearance and our self-expression, it is critical that eyelid surgery be performed only by a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in this delicate procedure.
Dr. Bogdan is one of the few plastic surgeons to have undergone formal post-graduate training in aesthetic surgery. He completed a highly sought-after fellowship at the prestigious Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital in association with the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at New York University Medical Center. Through this prestigious fellowship, he acquired advanced surgical techniques, which he uses in each of his procedures.
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