Blepharoplasty Dallas
Eyelid Surgery

One of the most popular types facial rejuvenation techniques is blepharoplasty, also known as the eyelid lift. There are several variations to consider and some patients may not be candidates for all types of cosmetic eyelid surgery.

Dr. Mohan guides his patients along each step, from the initial consultation through the procedure and into recovery. Blepharoplasty, as with any kind of surgery, has risks and complications, so it’s a good idea to ask questions.

Table Of Contents

What is Blepharoplasty

A eyelid lift is primarily intended to correct sagging skin and loss of volume in the cheek and eyelids. The goal in facial rejuvenation is to make the face more youthful and to turn back the clock in a way that also looks natural.

Eyelid lift is the most common procedure for improving sagging eye skin, and can be performed as a upper or lower blepharoplasty. The goal of the procedure is to remove extra skin and fat in the eyelid. Sometimes fat is repositioned or grafted to make the eyelid look more youthful.

Blepharoplasty Before and After

Eyelid Surgery Dallas
Dallas Eyelid Surgery

View More Photos

Candidate for eyelid lift

Patients who are ideal candidates for a eyelid lift are in good health and have signs of facial aging associated with the lower face and neck. Patients typically present with fine lines, excess skin and fat in the upper and lower eyelids. Patients undergoing a eyelid lift range from ages 40-80.

Types of Eyelid Surgery

There are many different types of blepharoplasty techniques and Dr. Mohan formulates an individualized plan for each patient depending on their examination.  Learn about the different types of eyelid surgery performed by Dr. Raj:

Upper Blepharoplasty

Upper eyelid blepharoplasty address issue with upper eyelids targeting droopiness, puffiness, and wrinkles. Upper eyelid surgery restores a youthful, refreshed appearance and banish tired looks.

Lower Blepharoplasty

Over time, diminished muscle elasticity under the eyes results in saggy lower eyelids. Unappealing dark circles and shadows may emerge, contributing to an aged look. Counteract these effects with lower eyelid surgery.

Double Eyelid Surgery

Commonly known as “Asian eyelid surgery,” the double eyelid procedure is popular among East Asians with monolid eyes, lacking a crease. While monolid eyes enhance some facial features, others choose this surgery for larger, more appealing eyes.

Creating natural-looking folds, the procedure yields a permanent crease, enhancing the eyes’ size and brightness.

Full-incisional technique

Using this method, your surgeon will make precise incisions on your eyelid, removing excess fat, skin, and soft tissues. The skin and muscle are then attached to the tarsus, the dense connective tissue in the eyelid.
The extent of skin removal depends on the desired crease height, with incisions discreetly placed in the natural eyelid crease for virtually imperceptible healing.

Suture technique

Also known as the Double Suture and Twisting Technique (DST), this method strategically places sutures on the eyelids, compressing the upper lid structure for a natural-looking crease.

Transconjunctival Eyelid Surgery

Addressing excess fat pockets around the eyelids, transconjunctival eyelid surgery aims to reduce puffiness and swelling, providing a rejuvenated appearance.

Ideal for patients with good skin elasticity, this procedure precisely adjusts orbital fat, effectively removing eye bags without the need for additional blepharoplasty.

Please contact Dr. Raja Mohan to see which type is best for you!

Why Choose Dr. Raja Mohan?

Patients choose Dallas eye lift cosmetic surgeon Dr. Raj for a variety of reasons. He trains and studies with the best in the industry as a peer and leader, and this commitment means that his patients are always able to benefit from advancements at the cutting edge of science and surgery. He is knowledgeable and personable and is known for both candor and compassion. He really cares about his patients and it shows, both in how he interacts with them as well as in the quality of patient care he provides. Ultimately, all roads end with the outcomes, and the reason most people choose Dr. Raj as their Dallas eye lift doctor is that he delivers results that speak for themselves.
Dr. Raj Mohan is a board-certified, aesthetic-fellowship-trained plastic surgeon.
Dr. Raja Mohan Plastic Surgery

Eyelid Surgery Consultation

During the initial consultation, Dr. Mohan will conduct an evaluation of the patient’s skin and identify opportunities to improve the appearance of eye wrinkles, including non-surgical options. When non-surgical options cannot produce a desired result, patients will then be evaluated for surgical options such as eyelid lift.

The procedure will be described to patients in detail so that they have a grasp on how invasive or non-invasive the surgery will be and can determine whether or not it’s worth pursuing.

Dr. Mohan may make additional recommendations at this time for other procedures like brow lift, chin liposuction and rhinoplasty which may help the patient to achieve desired results of youthful appearance. As well he may make recommendations for skin care treatments or products to help restore the quality of the skin.

The goal is for Dr. Mohan to formulate a plan that each patient is most comfortable with and addresses his or her desires.

Blepharoplasty Procedure

Blepharoplasty In Dallas

Before the procedure

Patients should follow any pre-surgical instructions. Some patients may be required to undergo a physical or receive a release for surgery from a primary care doctor prior to scheduling a procedure. All patients will be provided with information about the procedure and aftercare instructions before surgery.

Patients who smoke are advised that it is best to abstain from smoking for at least 2 weeks prior to surgery through recovery for best results.

The day of the procedure

The procedure is done at an accredited surgery center or at a hospital. On the day of surgery, Dr. Mohan will perform markings to plan the procedure. Afterwards, under general anesthesia, Dr. Mohan will perform the procedure which will take about 1-3 hours depending on the complexity and extend of the procedures. Most patients can go home the same day after the procedure.

Description of procedure

During and eyelid lift the surgeon makes incisions along the creases of the patient’s eyelids to trim sagging skin and muscle, as well as to remove excess fat. Once the tissue is excised, the skin is joined with tiny stiches designed to reduce the appearance of scars.

Blepharoplasty Recovery

Patients are given detailed instructions on the eyelid recovery process. Swelling and bruising can be present for up to one week after surgery. Dr. Mohan teaches each patient on how to care for and take care of the incisions during the recovery process. Patients are given special eye-drops and prescription pain medication to speed up the recovery process.

Sutures are removed about one week following surgery, and most people can return to work within one to two weeks. Most patients feel comfortable returning to social settings two weeks after surgery.

Patients can resume their normal exercise regimen 4 weeks after the procedure – once the wounds have sufficiently healed. After one month, Dr. Mohan teaches different techniques and modalities to minimize scarring. Complete healing may not occur for two to three months.

Eyelid Surgery Risks

  • Infection and bleeding
  • Dry, irritated eyes
  • Difficulty closing your eyes or other eyelid problems
  • Noticeable scarring
  • Injury to eye muscles
  • Skin discoloration
  • The need for a follow-up surgery
  • Temporarily blurred vision or, rarely, loss of eyesight
  • Risks associated with surgery in general, including reaction to anesthesia and blood clots

Blepharoplasty Cost Dallas

The cost of cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) varies. You have to take into consideration anesthesia, operating room facilities, and related expenses. Consult your surgeon’s office for the final fee, which depends on experience, procedure type, and geographic location.

Financing plans are often available; inquire with Dr. Raj’s office today.

Blepharoplasty FAQ

What is Blepharoplasty upper eyelid ?
An upper blepharoplasty or eyelid lift is a procedure intended to rejuvenate the upper eyelid. The goal is to restore the natural contours that were present at a younger age. The procedure is aimed at removing extra skin and fat in the upper eyelid region. It really opens up or makes the eyes look more awake.
What is Lower Blepharoplasty?
A lower blepharoplasty or eyelid lift is a surgical procedure that removes extra fat and skin on the lower eyelids. This area can give the appearance of aging or tiredness. Some patients benefit from muscle tightening or fat grafting/transfer. The technique and procedures that are done depend for each patient.
Are the Blepharoplasty results permanent?
Yes, the results should last a long time but the results can change with weight changes and aging. Some patients report better vision with an upper eyelid lift also.
What is the recovery like?
During the first week, Dr. Mohan will provide detailed instructions on which eyedrops and medications to take. It is normal to have some bruising and swelling but that will subside. We recommend icepacks to help alleviate this. Patients can go back to performing daily activities of living the day after the surgery.
It is important to begin walking right after surgery. We recommend waiting one week before performing any activities which may strain your eyes such as reading or focusing on a screen. It is normal to have some blurriness or visual changes that takes a few days to subside. Patients can return to work one week after the procedure. Patients can resume their normal exercise regimen four weeks after surgery.
What is the bulging in the lower eyelid?
The bulging or bags under the eyes that makes the eye look aged or tired are excess fat. There are three fat bags in the lower eyelid that are addressed in a lower eyelid lift.
Can you remove fat in my upper eyelid?
Yes in some cases, there is extra fat that needs to be removed from the upper eyelid when performing a eyelid lift.
I have a deep crease in my lower eyelid, what is that?
Some patients have a deep crease that is called a tear trough deformity. This can make the eyelid look tired or aged. This has to be released or treated during an eyelid lift so it is not visible.
I have dry eyes, can I undergo eyelid surgery?
Patients with severe dry eye are not suggested to undergo elective eyelid surgery because the condition can worsen. For mild amounts of dry eye, patients are advised to use artificial tears or eye drops frequently after surgery.
When can I wear glasses or contact lenses after eyelid surgery?
Patients can wear glasses right away as long as they do not dislodge sutures or affect the incisions. Dr. Mohan recommends waiting at least one week before attempting to wear contact lenses.
Which is better blepharoplasty or brow lift?
A blepharoplasty is suggested for individuals seeking to address sagging and heavy eyelids, while a brow lift is recommended for those with lower or sagging brows. If the drooping of the eyelid is alleviated when raising your brows, a brow lift may be the suitable procedure for your needs.

Book You Consultation

Dr. Mohan has a high-degree of success with his eyelid-lift patients. A leader in the industry, his techniques for delivering patient results and satisfaction set the gold standard for plastic surgeons in the field. Ultimately however, patients choose Dr. Raja Mohan for the results. His patients look and feel their best, and so can you.

If you want to learn more about whether or not blepharoplasty is for you please call (469) 301-1725 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Raj Mohan, board certified plastic surgeon serving  Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.



Locate Call Gallery Schedule

Accessibility Toolbar

SEO and Website by Kohana Media