Heavy and tired eyes can be refreshed using minimally invasive scarless techniques to maximally corrective surgical procedures. Eyelid surgery, technically called blepharoplasty, is a delicate procedure that rejuvenates the eyes. This procedure is ideal for beauties with sagging or excessively wrinkled upper or lower eyelid skin, drooping eyelids, puffiness, or hollows under the eyes. If you’re ready to look and feel rested and refreshed again, schedule your consultation with Dr. Wu in The Woodlands, TX. Patients traveling or flying to The Woodlands can visit our Out-of-Town page for more information.
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Upper Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)
Upper eyelid lift is performed through discreet incisions that follow your natural lid crease. Dr. Wu preserves your eyelid muscles and fat to optimize the youthful fullness of your eyelids as you age.
What is eyelid surgery?
As you grow older, the gradual weakening of your eyelid muscles and the accumulation of fat above or below your eyelids can lead to drooping eyelids, under-eye bags, and other cosmetic problems. An eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure that repairs droopy eyelids and reverses the signs of aging on your eyelids.
Eyelid rejuvenation may begin by restoring the position of your eyebrows followed by removing excess skin from the eyelids. This will reduce the sagging and drooping appearance, making your eyes look youthful and alert.
In some cases, your eyelid surgery can be complemented with carefully administered fat injections. If you have under-eye hollows due to the loss of volume and collagen, Dr. Wu can harvest fat cells from other parts of your body and inject them into your under-eye region. This can reduce puffiness and under-eye hollows, thereby improving the results of your eyelid surgery.
You’re a good candidate for eyelid surgery if you:
- Are in generally good physical and mental health.
- Don’t have underlying medical conditions that prevent optimal wound healing or recovery.
- Don’t smoke or are willing to stop smoking several months before and after the surgery.
- Have realistic expectations from eyelid surgery.
- Have saggy or droopy upper eyelids, excess skin on the upper eyelids, poor peripheral vision, or bags under your eyes.
Dr. Chaowen Wu carefully examines your eyelids, discusses your goals, and reviews your medical history to ensure you’re a suitable candidate. She favors natural procedures that improve your overall facial appearance while ensuring natural-looking results inspired by your own body.
What happens during eyelid surgery?
Your eyelid surgery is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia with sedation. Dr. Wu avoids general anesthesia to negate the possibility of the associated risks. The specific surgical techniques depend on your specific cosmetic goals and concerns. For upper eyelid surgery, the incision will be made along the natural crease of the upper eyelid. For lower eyelid surgery, the incision will be made just beneath the lower eyelid lashes.
After making the necessary incisions, Dr. Wu will carefully remove the appropriate amount of unwanted skin from your eyelids and reposition the muscles. Furthermore, if you have dark circles or under-eye hollows, the surgeon will draw fat cells from other parts of your body, such as the abdomen, and inject them under your eyes. This will make your eyes look more youthful and brighter.
What’s the eyelid surgery recovery process like?
Afterward your blepharoplasty procedure you can take oral medications to reduce pain and discomfort. The sutures will be removed after 5 to 7 days, and the post-treatment swelling and bruising will gradually dissipate after 1 to 2 weeks. You can resume wearing contact lenses after 7 to 10 days. Dr. Wu will provide a comprehensive list of aftercare guidelines to ensure you have a smooth and safe recovery process.
Dr. Wu has extensive and up-to-date training in plastic surgery. Why trust aesthetic changes to your face and body to anyone other than a fully trained plastic surgeon who specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery? What Dr. Wu’s thorough education and experience means for you:
1-Year Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship: Feel confident with your results from a dedicated aesthetic plastic surgeon who is Aesthetic Fellowship-trained. This exclusive 1-year fellowship is only available to a small number of select plastic surgeons.
Dual MD + PhD Degrees: With the highest degrees awarded for expertise in plastic surgery + science, you can trust that your surgeon will continuously update and apply the most effective techniques to meet your needs.
Peace of Mind
6-Year Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency: Have peace of mind that your surgeon has completed the most rigorous plastic surgery training available through an Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency with 6 years dedicated solely to plastic surgery.
Nearly a Decade of Plastic Surgery Experience: Dr. Wu springboards her aesthetic surgery foundation from in-depth experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast, and body.Schedule Consultation
Experience the Revel you Difference
Did you know, when you have surgery with Dr. Wu, you are the center of her attention. Your surgery is never rushed because Dr. Wu performs only one facial rejuvenation surgery a day. This way you benefit from having a completely focused and rested surgeon for one of the most intricate and demanding procedures.
Private Overnight Stay
- Relax and recovery in style after surgery in one of our on-site recovery suites. This is available with all facial surgeries to ensure you get optimal results.
Complimentary CosmetAssure Included With Every Procedure
- With Revel You, you’ll always have peace of mind knowing that your qualifying cosmetic surgery is insured with CosmetAssure, the gold standard in complication insurance, regardless of your health insurance coverage.
State-of-the-Art Surgery Center
- All procedures performed at Revel You take place at the Hourglass Surgery Center in The Woodlands. It has the highest accreditation possible being a State-Licensed Ambulatory Surgery Center.
Our clients can’t wait to share!
“Wow! 5 stars are not enough..I am so happy I chose Dr Wu for my procedures ...which were fat facial transfer and brow lift . She is honestly the best and has restored that confidence for me 🤩Not to mention down to earth , extremely professional , she understood and addressed my concerns! I will always go to her for any and every future procedures 😊🙏🏼🤩”Paola Martinez
“Dr.Wu is nothing beyond simply amazing! The quality of work done by this doctor is priceless. She is an artist, she knows exactly what you need to get done to make you look fabulous, she has changed my life.LoveTaylon
Additionally her staff is amazing, and is dedicated to making sure you have a wonderful experience. I truly would recommend anyone to Dr.Wu, you'll definitely get everything you want plus more!”
“Amazing doctor! Dr. Wu actually was honest enough to suggest an alternative procedure which cost 1/3 the price of procedure i went to the consultation for. I had surgery yesterday and haven't even needed a Tylenol. I have zero bruising and swelling is minimal. I can not recommend her enough. Please do yourself a favor and book a consultation with Dr. Wu before you book with anyone.”April Sanders
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The Revel EyeLift will last years as long as you maintain a stable body weight. As our skin continues to age over time, further procedures may be desired.
It may take 1-2 weeks for the swelling and bruising to dissipate after eyelid surgery. Generally individuals will feel comfortable being out in public after 1-2 weeks.
If you have both saggy brows and upper eyelids, a brow lift will likely be recommended to address your symptoms. Once your brows are in proper position and your upper eyelids are still saggy, then an upper eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) procedure may also be recommended.