Is Eyelid Surgery Right for You?

Drooping, puffy eyelids can alter your expression, making you look tired, sad, and older than your age. In some cases, they can even obstruct your vision. Eyelid lift surgery, medically known as blepharoplasty, repairs the form and function of eyelids affected by ptosis (drooping eyelid muscle) or sagging skin. If you’re experiencing the effects of stubborn undereye bags that are hard to conceal with makeup, a sunken, tired appearance, or dark circles, an upper or lower eyelid surgery may be the perfect solution for you.

Austin-based specialist Dr. Malena M. Amato is a board-certified plastic surgeon. She personally performs blepharoplasty on patients of all ages. Dr. Amato prioritizes providing high-quality care with safety always at mind. Her friendly, personal touch and extensive experience allow her to create natural results.

What Is Blepharoplasty?

During an eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, Dr. Amato makes a thin incision within the natural eyelid crease. Through this incision, she removes excess skin and fat; she may also adjust the muscles that support the eyelids to give your eyes a more awake and open appearance. Lower blepharoplasty focuses on the reduction of undereye bags, hollowness, and skin laxity. Cosmetically, this procedure can help reduce wrinkles and folds around the eyes, creating a vibrant, rested, and approachable expression.

Improve Your Vision


Not only can eyelid surgery take years off your appearance, but it can also help improve your vision. If your droopy eyelids obscure your peripheral vision, everyday tasks like reading or driving can be much more challenging. Some people can even develop a persistent brow ache from continually using their forehead muscles to raise their eyelids. If this is relatable to you, upper eyelid blepharoplasty with ptosis repair may be an ideal solution to help improve your vision.

Eyelid Surgery Options


Dr. Amato offers three types of blepharoplasty. The right one depends on your unique needs. These procedures often take place while the patient is under local anesthesia or minimal sedation in an outpatient surgery setting.

  • Upper blepharoplasty removes excess eyelid skin and fat from the top lid, with the goal of a more youthful upper eyelid shape.
  • Lower blepharoplasty removes fat pads from under the eyes to diminish undereye bags. You can have laser skin resurfacing or a liquid facelift performed at the same time.
  • Upper and lower blepharoplasty combines the two surgeries for an all-around eye rejuvenation.


Why Choose Dr. Amato?

Dr. Malena Amato provides 20 years of experience with training from Stanford and Georgetown Universities, which specialize in cosmetic procedures of the face and around the delicate eye area. Since an eyelid lift is an extremely detailed procedure, patients require the care of a surgeon with the training and experience necessary to achieve their desired results. As a board-certified ophthalmologist, she also knows how to manage complications that may occur after surgery.

For more information about eyelid surgery and Dr. Amato, please contact our office at Malena M. Amato Eyelid & Facial Plastic Surgery Associates for a consultation.