Revitalize and Reveal Clearer Eyes

Maybe your upper eyelids obscure your eyesight, or your lower eyelids have developed bags that make you appear older than you'd like. Dallas eyelid surgery with Dr. Meade can resolve these issues and boost confidence in your appearance. The upper eyelids can be corrected through incisions within the natural creases on the eyelids. This allows access to the removal or repositioning of fat deposits, the tightening of muscles, and the removal of excess skin if necessary. Corrective issues with the lower eyelids can be addressed through an incision just below the eyelash line.

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Choose Dr. Meade for Your Eyelid Surgery in Dallas, TX

Dr. Meade is a board-certified facelift specialist and plastic surgeon who has helped thousands of satisfied men and women elevate and refine their looks. He has been nominated for 10 years, Castle Connally top doctor, and with 17 years in the profession, he has learned how to refine and modify procedures to make them his own. In addition to performing transformative eyelid surgery in Dallas, Dr. Meade offers many other surgical and non-surgical procedures. He offers appointments at two locations: Dallas and Plano, TX.

Contact our compassionate and professional team when you're ready to learn more about how blepharoplasty can enhance your natural beauty. We'll be happy to answer any questions we can, and if you're ready, book your initial consultation with Dr. Meade. Call 214.823.1691 today!

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Meet Dr. Ricardo Meade

Dr. Ricardo Meade is a board-certified plastic surgeon at Meade Aesthetic Surgery. He wanted to start a practice so that he could be involved in every step of the patient's care. Listen in as he shares how he was able to do that and introduces you to his practice.

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Am I a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

Candidates for eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty typically include individuals who exhibit one or more of the following concerns:

  • Correcting loose eyelid skin, improving vision and appearance.
  • Reducing puffiness for a more youthful look.
  • Lifting drooping lids, improving vision and aesthetics.
  • Smoothing out wrinkles, enhancing eye and face appearance.
  • Enhancing overall facial balance and youthfulness.

Upon consultation, Dr. Meade will assess your specific concerns, medical history, and aesthetic goals to determine if upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, or both are appropriate options.

Reasons Why to Get Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery offers several benefits to individuals seeking to rejuvenate their appearance and address specific cosmetic concerns. Some of the key advantages of eyelid surgery include:

  1. Removes sagging skin, puffiness, and wrinkles for a refreshed look.
  2. Provides a more alert appearance, reducing tiredness.
  3. Boosts self-esteem with rejuvenated, vibrant eyes.
  4. For ptosis, enhances vision by removing obstructive excess skin.
  5. Skillful surgery produces natural-looking results, enhancing facial harmony.
  6. Simplifies makeup application without excess skin or puffiness.
  7. Tailored surgery to specific upper, lower, or both eyelid concerns.
  8. Conceals incisions in natural eyelid creases, minimizing visible scars.
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Customization: Tailoring Eyelid Surgery to Your Needs

Upper Eyelid Surgery

If your primary concern is drooping or sagging upper eyelids, upper eyelid surgery is the focus. Excess skin is removed during this procedure, and the remaining skin is skillfully tightened. This not only rejuvenates your appearance but can also improve your field of vision if sagging lids are obstructing your sight.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

Lower eyelid surgery is the solution for those with under-eye puffiness or bags. It involves addressing excess fat deposits and sagging skin to create a smoother and more youthful contour. Lower eyelid surgery can also alleviate the tired or aged appearance caused by these concerns.

Combined Approach

In some cases, individuals may benefit from both upper and lower eyelid surgery to comprehensively address their eyelid and periorbital region concerns. Dr. Meade will assess your unique needs and recommend the most suitable approach for your desired outcome.

Blepharoplasty Before & After

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Your Initial Consultation With Dr. Meade

You will have a physical evaluation with Dr. Meade at your consultation appointment and discuss your aesthetic surgical goals and desires. He may advise of other procedures or modalities that you're unaware of, both surgical and non-surgical. You'll also peruse the before and after photos to see what an eyelid surgery might do for you.

Once a clear path has been agreed upon, Dr. Meade will provide you with a comprehensive service quote and answer any other questions you might have.

We know that selecting a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for your aesthetic surgery is essential. You have made a great choice by choosing Dr. Ricardo Meade for your aesthetic surgery consultation!

Will There Be Visible Scars After Eyelid Surgery?

One of the concerns many individuals have about eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty, is the presence of visible scars. Fortunately, Dr. Meade and his team take great care to minimize scarring and place incisions strategically to ensure they are as inconspicuous as possible.

For upper eyelid surgery, incisions are typically made along the natural crease of the upper eyelid, where any resulting scars can be well hidden. These scars tend to become quite discreet over time and are often barely noticeable.

Lower eyelid surgery may involve incisions just below the lower lash line or inside the lower eyelid. Incisions along the lash line can usually be well concealed with makeup, while the inside of the lower eyelid leaves no visible external scarring.

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What is a Transconjunctival Approach?

The transconjunctival approach is a surgical technique used in eyelid surgery, specifically lower eyelid surgery or lower blepharoplasty. This approach involves making an incision on the inside of the lower eyelid, along the conjunctiva, which is the clear membrane that covers the white part of the eye.

Here are some key points about the transconjunctival approach:

  • Internal Incision: Unlike traditional lower eyelid surgery, where the incision is made externally along the lower lash line, the transconjunctival approach is performed from the inside of the lower eyelid.
  • No External Scarring: One of the primary advantages of this technique is that it leaves no visible external scarring. Since the incision is made on the inner side of the eyelid, there are no external sutures or scars along the lower lash line.
  • Fat Repositioning: The transconjunctival approach allows for access to the fat pads beneath the eyes. In some cases, these fat pads may be repositioned or redistributed to address puffiness or bags under the eyes.
  • Limited to Lower Eyelids: This approach is typically used for lower eyelid concerns, such as excess fat or bags, rather than upper eyelid issues.
  • Healing and Recovery: Recovery from the transconjunctival approach may be quicker compared to traditional lower eyelid surgery, as there is no external incision to heal. However, there may be some temporary swelling and discomfort.
  • Patient Selection: Not all patients are suitable candidates for the transconjunctival approach, and the choice of technique depends on individual factors and the specific eyelid issues being addressed. It is essential to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon to determine the most appropriate approach for your needs.

The transconjunctival approach is a valuable technique in eyelid surgery, particularly for individuals concerned about visible scarring after lower blepharoplasty. It offers the advantage of no external scarring while addressing specific lower eyelid concerns.

Dr. Meade is not only a highly skilled and very talented surgeon, his attention to detail is outstanding. His kindness, respect, and the way he cares for his patients is truly amazing.

Ashley R.

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Preparing for your Blepharoplasty in Dallas, TX

In preparation for your blepharoplasty in Dallas, Dr. Meade may ask you to:

  • Undergo further medical examinations and laboratory testing
  • Adjust or cease your medications and supplements
  • Refrain from smoking, drinking alcohol, and any drug use
  • Stay well-hydrated, especially on those days just before your procedure 

Recovery and Results

While results vary, you should expect to see brighter, tighter, and more 'open' eyes after blepharoplasty. The effects can be subtle but surprisingly impactful. 

Your eyelids may be swollen and bruised for 1 to 3 weeks after surgery. Your eye's appearance may continue to improve for 1 to 3 months as the skin and tissue settle into their new positioning. Most people feel ready to go out in public and back to work in about 10 to 14 days. 

Once your procedure has completely healed, you should look natural yet alert, well-rested, youthful, and even more vibrant. These pleasing results usually last at least 5 to 7 years and even a lifetime. Any evidence of the incisions is nearly invisible.

Contact our professional and compassionate team when you're ready to learn more and better understand how much a blepharoplasty procedure in Dallas or Plano, TX, could revitalize your facial appearance. We're excited to hear from you today! Call 214.823.1691.


Are there any risks to eyelid surgery?

How much does eyelid surgery costs?

Is eyelid surgery painful?

What is the difference between blepharoplasty and eyelid surgery?

What is the best age for blepharoplasty?

What post-operative care will be necessary to ensure optimal results?

How long does blepharoplasty last for?

Are there any risks to eyelid surgery?

Eyelid surgery does carry some inherent risks, although they are relatively rare. Dr. Meade can discuss these with you in your initial consulation.

How much does eyelid surgery costs?

On average, the cost of eyelid surgery range from approximately $3,000 to $7,000 or more per eyelid. Consult with our Dr. Meade and his team to access what is the most optimum procedure plan for you.

Is eyelid surgery painful?

eyelid surgery is among the least painful cosmetic surgical procedures. Aside from minimal discomfort on the day, you'll quickly recover and see the results swiftly. 

What is the difference between blepharoplasty and eyelid surgery?

Blepharoplasty, primarily a cosmetic procedure, involves removing excess skin from the eyelids to enhance appearance by reducing bagginess and improving upper eyelid hooding. However the terms blepharoplasty and eyelid surgery can be used interchangeably

What is the best age for blepharoplasty?

it's typically more common for people to consider eyelid surgery in their 40s, 50s, or older, when signs of aging around the eyes, such as sagging skin and wrinkles, become more pronounced. Ultimately, the decision should be based on a consultation with Dr. Meade.

What post-operative care will be necessary to ensure optimal results?

Yes, see our post-operative patient instructions here, which you can download and have as a reminder of what is recommended.

How long does blepharoplasty last for?

The results of blepharoplasty are typically long-lasting, providing permanent improvements in the appearance of the eyelids. However, it's important to note that while the effects of surgery are enduring, the natural aging process will continue over time, which can gradually affect the eyelids again.

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