Blepharoplasty

Eyelid Surgery in Dallas, TX, With Dr. Teotia

You’ve got a lot on your plate, but you also know that maintaining your appearance is essential, especially in the business world. While you may do your best to keep up with your skin care goals, it’s very difficult to manage between family time, business functions, and that much needed “me time.” Additionally, you may also need extra help when dealing with the inevitable signs of aging.

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Drooping or puffy eyelids and a heavy brow line are very natural signs of aging. Not only can these conditions make patients feel as if they look sad, angry, or aged, they can sometimes interfere with eyesight. Tending to responsibilities and the onset of the natural signs of aging make it challenging for women to continually look their best – which is why you should partner with an expert!

As a surgeon, businesswoman, mother, and spouse, Dr. Stephanie Teotia personally understands the struggles patients bring with them to her practice. She offers her patients a partnership that reaches far beyond the scope of other practices. Dr. Teotia is a board-certified expert plastic surgeon who provides the best plastic surgery results and most comfortable experience in the Oak Lawn, Uptown, and Turtle Creek areas of Dallas. Contact her caring, all-female staff at (214) 823-9652 to learn more about Dr. Teotia, blepharoplasties, brow lifts, facelifts, and any of her other wonderful services.

Why Choose Dr. Teotia?

When you choose Dr. Teotia, you don’t just pick a plastic surgery procedure out of a book, as you would in other practices. Dr. Teotia and her staff believe in partnering with every patient to give them not only the best results that they want, but also to provide them with genuine care.

Dr. Teotia offers:

  • Outstanding, natural looking surgical results.
  • Expert training and knowledge.
  • A comfortable, inviting environment maintained by an all-female staff.
  • A genuine partnership with your best interest in mind.

Read on to learn more about your eyelid lift or brow lift journey with Dr. Teotia!

What Is Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift)

Blepharoplasty, also known as an eyelid lift, is a procedure that aims to correct signs of aging around the eyes. When you meet with Dr. Teotia, she will listen to all of your concerns, educate you on all of your options, and then form the plan that best matches what you want to achieve.

When administered by Dr. Teotia, blepharoplasty can:

  • Tighten and rejuvenate the appearance of your eyelids. 
  • Remove excess skin, fat, bags, and tissue on the upper and lower eyelids.
  • Take the attention away from the specific area, making your whole face look younger and more balanced.

The Blepharoplasty Procedure

There are two different customizable procedures, one for the upper eyelid and one for the lower. Hover over each box to learn more.

Upper Eyelids

If you have sagging skin and fat above your eyes, Dr. Teotia may suggest upper eyelid surgery. In this surgery, Dr. Teotia will make incisions along the upper eye crease to remove excess skin and fat. Dr. Teotia is adept at performing in-office procedures, which means you’ll be awake, and you will not need to receive general anesthesia.

Lower Eyelids

Similarly, lower eyelid surgery corrects puffiness or bags underneath the eyes. Dr. Teotia will create incisions directly below the lower lash line. The site is similar to where women draw on their eyeliner. Like upper lid surgery, lower lid surgery entails the removal of fat and excess skin. This option can also be performed in the office setting on certain patients.

Candidates for Blepharoplasty

Good candidates are patients usually over age 40, who have a noticeable amount of extra tissue around their eyes that they would like to have removed. If you are not sure whether blepharoplasty is right for you, Dr. Teotia will gladly give you her professional opinion and guide you through the decision-making process.

Let's Start a Partnership!

Dr. Teotia believes during every aspect of your aesthetic journey, trust and communication are essential. When you choose to partner with Dr. Teotia, you can expect a personalized approach from a specialist who genuinely has your best interest in mind. She invites you to meet with her and our friendly, all-female team to learn more about what we can do for you.

Dr. Stephanie Teotia

Blepharoplasty Recovery

We generally suggest that our patients recovering from blepharoplasty need to take approximately one week off of work, although this will vary based on the patient. If you are comfortable with others seeing bruising and swelling, you may return to work sooner. Most swelling and bruising subsides within 7-10 days. During this time, you may have to return to Dr. Teotia’s office to have any non-dissolvable sutures removed.

Patients with contact lenses should plan to keep them out for ten days. Also, you will need to avoid using any makeup around the eyes during this time and exercise great caution when cleaning the eye area. Precaution must be taken during initial healing because any pulling or manipulating of the eyelids can slow the healing process and affect your results. You will also want to avoid any intense exercise for the first week.

While recovering, patients sometimes feel some discomfort, which is manageable with pain medication. Some also notice tightness or dryness as their eyelids heal and settle into their new form and place.

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The final results are usually visible within several months. Any scarring that you have will be concealed within your natural eyes creases and will fade almost completely within a year.

Your consultation awaits

To learn more about Blepharoplasty in Dallas, TX, contact Dr. Stephanie Teotia’s office today at (214) 823-9652 to schedule your consultation!   

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FAQS: Blepharoplasty With Dr. Teotia

The choice to do any cosmetic surgery is highly personal. It’s best not to rely on any single person or beauty standard to dictate your needs. You must decide for yourself. Dr. Teotia will not pressure you into making any decision you are not ready to make for yourself.
Dr. Teotia uses a local anesthetic to make your experience as comfortable as possible. You will also have the option of using ProNox, which is similar to laughing gas. Most patients are pleasantly surprised by the ease of their operative experience.
The incisions during blepharoplasty occur at the normal creases of the eyelids. As a result, any scarring is rarely visible and will fade over time.
Most patients tend to be in their 40’s or older. However, there is no specific age required.
It will help with wrinkles immediately associated with the eyelids. Crow’s feet, or lines that fan outward from the corners of the eyes, are typically smoothed with skin peels and Botox.