Eyelid Surgery

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Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is a procedure that improves the appearance of your eyes by eliminating excess skin and fat. As we age, unfortunately the fat and skin on our eyelids can start to bulge and sag (ptosis). Droopy eyes can make you feel self-conscious and affect your quality of life. The good news is Dr. Ahmadi can rejuvenate your eyes and have you looking your best in no time. As one of the leading cosmetic surgeons in the Houston area, Dr. Ahmadi has changed thousands of lives with plastic surgeries and cosmetic procedures. Due to Dr. Ahmadi’s artistic passion and attention to detail, Avante Plastic Surgery is one of the most exclusive practices in the Houston area. Dr. Ahmadi operates at the highest standard and is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Contact our office to get started at one of the following locations: 

About Eyelid Surgery

If you are considering eyelid surgery, you should know that the procedure is not just about aesthetics, it is about your quality of life. Gravity and skin changes from age can make your eyes puffy and change your overall appearance. Droopy skin and puffiness can be hard to manage because they can affect your vision and change the shape of your face. If you have droopy upper eyelids, you might even struggle to see with your peripheral or central vision. 

As we age, the eyelids also stretch over time which can result in bags underneath the eyes. Although sagging eyelids and excess fat are a natural part of aging, you definitely do not have to live with them. Dr. Ahmadi performs several different types of eyelid surgeries that target different areas around the eyes where you might be experiencing eyelid puffiness and ptosis. 

Upper Eyelid Surgery

During an upper blepharoplasty, Dr. Ahmadi will make an incision along the natural fold of the eyelids and remove excess tissue. He will carefully stitch the incisions together to create a natural crease. Taking away excess skin and fat will have a face brightening, anti-aging effect. (2) You will barely be able to see the well-hidden scar and can return to your daily routine within a week or two.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

During a lower blepharoplasty, Dr. Ahmadi will make an incision beneath the eye. Next, he will remove excess skin and fat to shape the face, making you look more alert. He will make the incision just under the lash line or from inside the lower eyelid via the transconjunctival approach. This approach allows Dr. Ahmadi to perform the procedure without leaving visible incisions and can reduce the risk of possible side effects. (1)

Quad Eyelid Surgery

If you have puffiness or sagging skin in multiple areas, we can help you address this during one appointment. Why not get everything done in one procedure? During an upper and lower eyelid surgery (quad blepharoplasty), Dr. Ahmadi will remove skin and fat above and beneath the eyes. Dr. Ahmadi can even combine this procedure with a face lift or neck lift for a complete makeover

Benefits of Eyelid Surgery

Patients at our Sugar Land and Houston locations experience the following benefits from blepharoplasty:

  • Corrects drooping eyelids
  • Reduces the appearance of eye bags and tear troughs
  • Removes bulging fat and excess skin
  • Eliminates lines around your eyes
  • Restores youthful skin texture


Good candidates for eyelid surgeries are usually 30 or older. However, if you are under 30, blepharoplasty is worth considering if you have a genetic disposition toward drooping eyes. Eyelid surgery is not just cosmetic. No matter your age, you do not need to settle for blocked vision due to sagging skin or increased fat in the eye area.

Initial Consultation

During your initial consultation, Dr. Ahmadi will discuss your options and recommend the best approach. We will ask you to complete our standard patient forms before your consultation. During your appointment, Dr. Ahmadi will discuss how he can help you achieve your dream look. At this time, you can ask questions or address any concerns about the procedure, your expectations, and the recovery process. For more information about eyelid surgery, schedule a consultation with Avante Plastic Surgery at (281) 265-2639.


This simple procedure also has a relatively simple preparation process. Our office will ask you to stop taking any medication that thins the blood two weeks before your surgery date. This includes medications like aspirin and ibuprofen. Stay out of the sun, and wear UV protection if you are outside for long periods.

You will probably want to go grocery shopping before the procedure, and make sure you have easily preparable meals ready ahead of time. On the day of your procedure, you will need to take the following steps to prepare: 

  • Limit your personal body products (no makeup, gel, mousse, or hairspray).
  • Remove your jewelry before the procedure begins.
  • Remember to wear comfortable clothing. 

Make sure you arrange proper time and space for your recovery while your eyelids heal. Dr. Ahmadi will give you specific instructions to follow after your surgery.

Eyelid Surgery Procedure

We will perform your eyelid surgery with a local or general anesthesia depending on your treatment plan. Depending on the results you want to achieve, your surgery can take anywhere from 45 minutes to two hours. During an upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Ahmadi will make a small, curved incision above or below the eyes. Next, he will remove a sliver of tissue and place small stitches in the treatment area to allow it to heal well. For a lower eyelid surgery, Dr. Ahmadi will make a small incision beneath the eye to remove excess fat. Due to the proper placement of the incisions, any scars left from the procedure will be well-hidden in the natural creases of the eyelids.


After surgery, you can return home and recover in a comfortable environment, but you should have someone drive you home. You will also need someone to monitor you for the first 24-48 hours after your procedure, where possible. We will provide you with a list of the supplies you will require during your recovery. This may include the following:

  • Over-the-counter medicine for discomfort
  • Eye drops
  • Bandages
  • Clean towels
  • Ice packs

It is important to note that patients who undergo blepharoplasties might experience temporary discomfort, vision changes, light sensitivity, or puffiness around the eyes. (1) After your surgery, we will provide ice packs for at-home care, and these side effects should dissipate relatively quickly as you heal. Consistently using ice packs on your eyes for 10 minutes 4 to 5 times a day will help to mitigate swelling. We may also provide ointments and eye drops to reduce discomfort. 


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After your eyelid surgery, you can expect to see a natural lift above or below the eyes depending on the type of procedure you had. Upper eyelid surgery results last approximately ten years or longer. Results are usually permanent, however aging can cause additional skin to sag around the eyes over time. If your eyelids start to droop again, Dr. Ahmadi may recommend a brow lift. Lower eyelid procedures usually last a lifetime and should rarely require another procedure. 

Corresponding & Complementary Procedures 

We can perform an eyelid surgery with other anti-aging facial procedures (such as laser resurfacing or under eye fillers) to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. 

Neck Lift

If you are wondering what you can do about sagging around the neck, you are in luck. Neck lifts are one of Dr. Ahmadi’s most popular procedures. Dr. Ahmadi can eliminate this with a simple incision that removes fat. Many patients are happier with their appearance after receiving a neck lift. To learn more about how Dr. Ahmadi can improve the appearance of your neck and jawline, see our blog


Combining an eyelid surgery with a face lift is a good way to address sagging skin in the face. A face lift removes excess skin and fat in the lower regions of the face. During the appointment, Dr. Ahmadi will make a small incision to remove excess skin for a more youthful appearance. You can refer to our blog to learn more about how a face lift works.

Brow Lift

A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift, elevates the eyebrows and removes excess skin from the forehead. Aging can change the structure of the brows and lead to sagging or puffiness. This procedure is perfect for you if you have started to notice wrinkles close to your hairline or puffiness/drooping around the eyebrows. 

How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost in Sugar Land?

The cost of eyelid surgery will depend on the nature of your treatment plan and whether additional procedures, such as canthopexy (lid tightening), are required simultaneously. If you choose to receive local anesthesia instead of general anesthesia, the cost will be less. Don’t hesitate to contact our office or call (281) 265-2639 for an estimate. We will provide an exact price after your consultation with Dr. Ahmadi.When you consider the permanence of both upper and lower blepharoplasties, your investment will be worth the boost in self-esteem and quality of life.


Is eyelid surgery uncomfortable?

A blepharoplasty is one of the smoothest surgical procedures. You may experience some discomfort in the days that immediately follow surgery, but you should have a quick recovery. Your symptoms can easily be treated with over-the-counter medication and ice packs to numb the sensitive areas.

How many appointments will I need?

Upper and lower eyelid stitches are removed within 5-7 days after the procedure. Most of the puffiness subsides within the first two weeks, and we usually take postoperative photos after six weeks. 

How long until I see results?

After your procedure, you will see results in about three weeks and will be able to enjoy your final results about six months after the procedure.

Can I combine this treatment with other procedures?

Absolutely! Many of our Houston patients will combine their eyelid surgery with other facial procedures such as a brow lift, chin augmentation, or rhinoplasty. If you would like to learn about additional procedures, you can discuss your options withDr. Ahmadi during your consultation.


  1. Naik M, Honavar S, Das S, Desai S, Dhepe N. Blepharoplasty: An overview. Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery. 2009;2(1):6. doi:https://doi.org/10.4103/0974-2077.53092 
  2. Rodrigues C, Carvalho F, Marques M. Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty: Surgical Techniques and Results—Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 2023;47(5):1870-1883. doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s00266-023-03436-6