Eyelid Surgery

blepharoplasty columbus ohio

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is used to reduce the amount of excess tissue around the eyes that often results in a tired appearance. Upper blepharoplasty removes excess skin from the upper lid and sometimes a small amount of fat. Lower blepharoplasty generally involves removal of skin as well as fat that may be producing bags under the eyes. Occasionally, the fat alone may be removed, resulting in no visible scars. These procedures may either be done alone or in combination with other procedures such as brow lift or face lift. Recovery is about 2 weeks.

FAQS about Blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty is intended to reduce the amount of excess and sagging skin around the eyelids. Sagging skin around the eyes is associated with aging and can contribute to a tired appearance. Lower blepharoplasty can correct “bags” under the eyes.

Blepharoplasty does not correct facial wrinkles nor will it smooth wrinkles on the forehead or lift sagging eyebrows. Blepharoplasty will not remove “crow’s feet”, eliminate dark circles under the eyes, or lift sagging eyebrows .The best way to find out which procedure is right for you is to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Houser contact our office.

The goal is to keep visible scarring to a minimum. In some patients, fat alone may be removed, resulting in no visible scarring. In other patients, scarring is carefully hidden in the creases of the eyelids. However, no two patients are exactly alike. Dr. Houser will discuss your planned surgery with you, during your private consultation in our (Westerville) Columbus, Ohio office.
The recovery time following blepharoplasty / eyelid surgery is usually about two weeks. Some patients are able to return to work sooner than this, others may require extra time away from work.
Eyelid surgery, as with most facial cosmetic procedures, requires only twilight sedation with local anesthetic. This allows for a rapid recovery and less nausea and fatigue after surgery.

Our office has a fully equipped operating room that is certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilitates (AAAASF) and is fully compliant and accredited. Most of our plastic surgery procedures are performed in our facility which keeps your experience private and in the company of our staff with whom you will have already become accustomed. We are conveniently located adjacent to Mt. Carmel /St. Ann’s Hospital.