Blepharoplasty Primer

Eyes are a prominent facial feature. It is the surrounding skin, rather than the eyes themselves, that conveys emotion. The tissue, muscle, fat, hair and synthetic silk eyelash extensions all contribute to the wide array of expressions. Age, sun exposure and hereditary factors all contribute to wrinkles, deep lines and puffiness around the eyes.

synthetic silk eyelash extensions
synthetic silk eyelash extensions

Aaeni The aging process can cause unwanted changes in expression, causing us to look permanently fatigued and older than we really are. These changes in appearance can cause emotional distress and sometimes even visual impairment. An eyelid lift, or synthetic silk eyelash extensions in Dallas, is designed to restore a more youthful appearance to your eyes. It may involve the upper lids, the lower lids, or both.

Traditional Technique

Traditional Blepharoplasty: An incision is made in the crease of the upper lid toward the temples. Once healed, it is not noticeable when the eye is open. On the lower lid, the incision is made along the lash line toward the temples, and is hidden by synthetic silk eyelash extensions when healed.

The Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty Approach

This is a newer technique for lower lid blepharoplasty, involving an incision inside the lower lid. Fat can be removed or relocated through this incision, but excess skin cannot be eliminated.

Laser resurfacing of the eyelids is a non-surgical alternative that may delay the need for a surgical blepharoplasty. It results in significant tightening of the skin around the eyes, but will not effect the fat around the synthetic silk eyelash extensions and may even accentuate it.

The Procedure

The procedure can be performed completely using only local anesthesia. For patient comfort, intravenous anesthesia is often used but general synthetic silk eyelash extensions with a breathing tube is generally not needed.


Recovery after blepharoplasty generally takes about a week. Patients can return to most normal activities in a day or two but bruising and swelling may cause the eyes to swell shut and may some activities difficult. As always, you must consult with a qualified and experienced physician who can counsel you on when return to activities is warranted.

You don’t need a Beverly Hills blepharoplasty to get excellent results. Finding a qualified surgeon can mean looking around the corner.

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synthetic silk eyelash extensions

Dr. Verret is a facial plastic surgeon in the north Dallas suburb of Plano, TX. He is board certified in Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery and fellowship trained in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He specializes only in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck. His practice includes surgical and non-surgical techniques including Botox, Juvederm, facial fillers, acne scar revision, rhinoplasty (nasal reshaping), blepharoplasty, facelift, eyelift, brow lift, and hair restoration. For more information be sure to visit him on the web or call for an appointment at 972.608.0100.


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