Conroe Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery): Preparing for Your Procedure

Dr. Wesley Myers assists patients with a variety of plastic surgeries, prioritizing a standard of care, patient safety, and quality results. He offers Conroe eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) to reduce the appearance of drooping skin and bagginess.

Part of Dr. Myers’ work is preparing patients by discussing the surgery; answering questions; and ensuring that patients are proper candidates for blepharoplasty. Below, learn more about the steps you will take leading up to surgery.

Setting Expectations

An essential factor in a successful surgery is ensuring that patients know what to expect. Conroe eyelid surgery patients should understand the results that they can get from blepharoplasty as well as the limitations of the procedure.

During your appointment, Dr. Myers will discuss the benefits, including the fact that eyelid surgery can make you look significantly younger and appear less tired. Surgery may also correct vision problems in some older patients affected by upper eyelid “hooding.”

Dr. Myers will also explain what blepharoplasty will not address, such as:

  • Crow’s feet.
  • Sagging eyebrows.
  • Dark circles under your eyes.
  • Other wrinkles.

Your eyes will continue to age, though proper care can keep them looking younger longer. Also, blepharoplasty will not erase evidence of one’s racial or ethnic heritage, though it can add can an upper eyelid crease to the Asian eyelid.

Potential Risks and Proper Care

Whether you are seeing Dr. Myers for eyelid surgery, a facelift, or Conroe lipo, he will equip you with the information that you need to make the right decision about a procedure.

Our practice will provide you with details about common risks associated with blepharoplasty. The majority of patients do not experience complications, and we take multiple steps to keep you safe during treatment.

As part of your appointment and in medical visits following up to the procedure, Dr. Myers may:

  • Conduct a general health examination.
  • Call for lab testing and the adjustment of any medications that you are currently taking.
  • Perform a Schirmer test or have you meet with a Conroe ophthalmologist before eyelid surgery.

Each of these steps helps ensure a higher level of care.

Preparing for after Surgery

In your pre-surgical appointments, Dr. Myers will give you a detailed list of instructions for your recovery. It’s a good idea to become familiar with these beforehand so that you will be ready.

For example, you will probably feel somewhat tired for days following the operation, and your eyelids may remain swollen and bruised for a month or longer. Since Conroe patients usually go home the same day as eyelid surgery, make sure that you have someone available to drive you. You may also want someone to stay with you that night in case you need help.

Another example—and one that concerns many patients—is how long you should expect to be away from work. You may be unavailable for several days because of your recovery, and Dr. Myers instructions will outline activities you should avoid during that time to help you progress to full health.

By supporting patients in these and other areas, Myers Plastic Surgery helps patients achieve success in their procedures. To learn more about eyelid surgery, contact our Conroe-area offices.

Call (936) 539-8115 for an appointment with Dr. Myers.