Austin, TX (PressExposure) September 09, 2011 -- Getting rid of excess skin or fatty pouches around a person's eyes is now much simpler. Dr. Louis W. Apostolakis, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Austin, now provides eyelid surgery to remove or reposition the fatty pouches around eyes. Both upper and lower eyelid surgeries take just a couple of hours to be completed.
Talking about eyelid surgery and its process, Dr. Apostolakis stated, "Most commonly, eyelid surgery is performed to remove excess skin and to either remove or reposition fatty pouches. The excess skin and fat tend to give a tired or sad appearance and it's even possible for eyelid skin to become so loose that it blocks vision. While mostly a procedure to reduce the signs of aging, some people have puffy eyelids or bags from the time they are teenagers, warranting the surgery early in life."
Dedicated to giving his patients the most natural look, Dr. Apostolakis accentuates the beauty of the eyes through his eyelid surgery. Lower eyelid surgery is performed to reduce the signs of aging, making the eyes appear rejuvenated and attractive. Whether through a skin incision or through the inside of the eyelid, the procedure of each patient is determined by what work needs to be done. The incision in the skin made during the upper eyelid surgery gets covered when the eyes are open, leaving no noticeable scars.
Requiring a consultation prior to opting for an eyelid surgery, Dr. Apostolakis said, "While I have had great success with eyelid surgery, every eyelid is different. There are multiple techniques and choices to be made with each individual patient. The only way for me to know is to have someone visit for a consult and have me examine his or her eyes. With an exam I can inform you of the likely outcomes, risks, recovery, and costs of each approach so that you can make an informed decision on which approach is best for you."
With a different approach, he also fills the hollow under the bag to create a fuller, more youthful appearance. For the week after the surgery, exercising, bending and lifting heavy weight is not allowed. It takes four to five days for the sutures to be removed and make-up can be worn 24 hours after they are taken out. When undergoing eyelid surgery Austin residents are accommodated in an excellent facility fully equipped with state-of-the-art tools.
About Dr. Louis W. Apostolakis
Dr. Louis W. Apostolakis, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Apostolakis completed his facial plastic and reconstructive training serving as a fellow with Dr. McCollough at the McCollough Institute. Treatments provided by him at his facility include eyelid surgery, lip enhancement, wrinkle fillers, laser skin surfacing, Botox and more along with plastic surgery Austin based, the on-site facility provides 24-hour care in a luxurious, comfortable environment.