At some point, most of us awaken to find that despite sufficient sleep, cosmetics, and eye creams, our eyes reflect a more tired and aged appearance than what we feel inside. Eyelid surgery restores a more refreshed and youthful look to the eyes by improving the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. This procedure effectively helps to correct the characteristics which can cause the eyes to appear older and fatigued. Board-certified Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Henry Mentz is one of the nation’s foremost experts in procedures to restore a refreshed and youthful appearance to the face and eyes. Though eyelid surgery can be performed alone, it is often combined with a facelift, brow lift and/or neck lift.
Eyelid Lift Reviews
"Overcorrection and Slanted Eye from Unecessary Canthopexy on Right Eye - Houston, TX - Dr. Mentz is a wonderful plastic surgeon and very friendly and compassionate doctor. He is a professional who strives to make continious improvements and feels very conected to his patients. His facility is luxerious, comfortable, and welcoming. - - My girlfriend had upper and lower bleph and canthopexy performed on both eyes 4 weeks ago. She mistakingly, requested to have both eyes performed with canthopexy, when she only needed her left eye fixed. The PS created an incision from her brow to the bottom of her eye (about 2.5 inches long) to take skin up to make room for the unnecessary canthopexy. Now her right eye is slanted.The cons were that a canthopexy surgery was performed when the PS said only the left eye needed, but since she insisted before surgery, both eyes had canthopexy, and her right eye had excess skin removed to slant the eye up.Would skin grafting and a canthopexy release restore her right eye to what it would looked like had this not happened?"- O. / RealSelf / Sep 14, 2009
"Lipo of the Neck and Fat Grafting Under Eyes - Houston, TX - Several friends have had work done with Dr. Mentz, he was highly reccomended. - - Dr. Mentz is a wonderful doctor, excellent bedside manner, the professionalism and attention to detail are fabulous. After the surgery they sent a nurse to check on me at my home.This has been really life changing, my confidence and self-image have been greatly increased. I cannot be more pleased!"- R. / RealSelf / Oct 27, 2012
"I had surgery about 3 months ago for puffy eyelids and kind of a saggy neck. Dr. Mentz and Lupe helped me sort out exactly what my issues were with an imager and measurements. My face, neck and eyes are recovered now after surgery. I had?"- B. / Citysearch / Oct 17, 2010
"I had a lower blepharoplasty, brow lift, breast lift, liposuction and had wonderful results and outcomes. These procedures were done over a course of several years and time. I can honestly tell you that I trust him and he is very knowledgeable and highly skilled with lots of experience. He is also easy to talk to and takes time to listen to my needs and concerns. I realize that everyone has a difference experience and outcome and I'm being honest when I say that I have had nothing but a positive experience with him and his staff. The facility is top notch and can't be matched by other places that I've seen. I highly recommend Dr. Mentz."- K.C. / Google / Mar 29, 2016
"Several years ago (2009)I had several procedures performed: a brow lift, blepharoplasty and liposuction on my inner and outer thighs, and abdomen and was very pleased with my results. Just recently (March 2011) I went back in and had a breast reduction and additional liposuction on my arms and I'm very happy!!! Since choosing a surgeon is a personal one I can only comment on how the experience was for me. I chose Dr. Mentz also since he is triple board certified and I feel that he is a good listener and understands my needs. I would not go to anyone else."- Anonymous / Vitals / Mar 07, 2011
For upper eyelid surgery, an incision is generally made within the fold of the lid. Through this incision, Dr. Mentz removes excess skin and fatty tissue, and he tightens the muscles and tissues. To correct conditions of the lower eyelid, an incision is made just below the lower lash line. Through this incision, excess fat is removed or redistributed to restore a smoother, firmer appearance to this region. As an alternative, Dr. Mentz may perform a transconjunctivial blepharoplasty through an incision made inside the lower eyelid. With this technique, no skin is removed and the incision is closed with dissolving sutures.
In the first few days following surgery, you should rest with your head elevated. To reduce bruising and swelling, Dr. Mentz may instruct you to apply cold compresses to the surgical regions. Most bruising diminishes within 7-10 days. You may initially feel a sensation of tightness around your eyes, which can be controlled with oral medications. You may experience temporary sensitivity to light, blurred vision, and excess tearing and/or dryness. To reduce those sensations try taking naps and avoid activities that dry your eyes such as; reading, watching television, or using the computer, etc. Dr. Mentz may recommend eye drops to relieve any burning or itching you may experience. Stitches are removed in one week. Scarring is usually minimal after three weeks and undetectable in six months. Most patients are able to return to work in 5-7 days and resume exercise in three weeks.
Multiple procedures will reduce the costs for anesthesia and facility time. Please be aware that the prices listed below are for an estimate of fees only and that you will need a consultation to confirm any pricing.
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- Average Cost
- $3,000 - $4,000
- Recovery Time
- 2-4 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 Hour
- Procedure Recovery Location
Eyelid Lift FAQs
An eyelid lift procedure effectively helps to correct the characteristics which can cause the eyes to appear tired and aged including:
- Loose or sagging skin of the upper eyelids, which can obscure the natural fold of lids and, in some cases, cause vision impairment
- Puffiness in the upper eyelids
- Bags under the eyes
- Droopiness of the lower eyelids
- Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelids
Combining Face Surgeries?
Many patients choose to have eyelid surgery in conjunction with both surgical and non-surgical procedures which may include a facelift, neck lift, endoscopic brow lift, cell-enriched fat grafting, nose surgery, and laser resurfacing, which reduces fine wrinkles and improves the skin’s tone and texture. During your consultation with Dr. Mentz, he will comprehensively evaluate the degree of laxity of each area of your face in order to recommend the procedure or combination of procedures that will help you to achieve the most youthful and natural appearance.
Because incisions for eyelid surgery are placed within the natural creases and structures of the eyelid region, any scarring is typically well-concealed. Eyelid surgery is performed in 1-2 hours as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia at Dr. Mentz’s private AAAASF-certified SurgiCentre facility in Houston, Texas under the supervision of a board-certified anesthesiologist.