The Question of Scarring – Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery | Amarillo TX Eyelid surgery has become an increasingly popular way for men and women to regain the appearance of youthfulness. Much of the time, we are able to mitigate the consequences of aging using injectable solutions. However, there are people for whom the surgical tightening of eyelid tissue is most suitable. In such instances, one of the primary questions we get has to do with scarring.

The Value of Eyelid Surgery
Cosmetic eyelid surgery reduces cosmetic concerns, and it is also performed to improve vision. Over time, the lack of collagen in the matrix of fibers beneath the skin leads to sagging. Once the skin loses its elasticity and firmness, especially around the eyes, tissue can quickly deteriorate. The skin on the upper eyelid can droop over the field of vision. When the lower lids are affected, some people develop “pockets” in between the surface of the eye and the skin around it. Excessive accumulation of fatty deposits can cause what are called festoons, which could be described as under eye bags on steroids. Blepharoplasty can resolve both the visual and the cosmetic concerns related to loose, sagging skin.

Eyelid Surgery and Scars
Blepharoplasty, on both the upper and the lower eyelids, is conducted through incisions that are made in a way to prevent obvious scarring. They may be placed in a natural crease, or inside the eyelid, when possible. Even with the care that is taken to disguise scars, if they do occur, patients want to find ways to minimize the appearance of discoloration in the skin, or the risk thereof.
One way to decrease the chances that scarring may develop post-blepharoplasty is to avoid UV exposure. If you do go outdoors before your skin has completely healed, tissue may be protected behind sunglasses and under the brim of a hat. Don’t rely on just one; double up!

In addition to covering the eyes, the skin can also be treated directly. Patients who know they are prone to scarring can benefit from the preventive use of scar cream for a few weeks after surgery. We can discuss reputable products during the planning phases of care.

Dr. Murrell serves patients throughout the Amarillo area with personal ophthalmic and oculoplastic care. To learn more about eyelid surgery, call 806-351-1177.

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7411 Wallace Blvd
Amarillo, TX 79106

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Amarillo, TX 79106

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This is the latest IOL for Dr. Murrell's cataract practice. The LAL is the first IOL that can be adjusted after the surgery. Dr. Murrell can customize your IOL so that you can have the vision that you desire.

The LAL is a premium IOL which will not be covered under your medical insurance hence will have to pay for this IOL.


What's coming to Dr. Murrell's practice in the next few months.
Embrace with Accutite and Facetite and Morpheus Prime and Morpheus8

Accutite and Facetite: - These are FDA approved cosmetic devices that can melt fat and mildly tighten skin. It requires only a small opening in the skin. The Accutite is for small areas such as the upper and lower eyelids. The Facetite is for the larger areas of the face such as the jowls, neck, and nasolabial folds.

Morpheus Prime and Morpheus 8 - These are FDA approved cosmetic devices that are applied to the skin to tighten the skin and collagen underneath the skin. The Morpheus Prime is for smaller areas smaller areas such as the upper and lower eyelids. the Morpheus8 is for the larger areas of the face. Both Morpheus Prime and Morpheus 8 takes 3 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart from each other.

The Accutite and Morpheus Prime can both be performed to the eyelids to maximize the cosmetic effect. Likewise, the Facetite and Morpheus8 can both be performed to maximize the cosmetic effect.

The Embrace is the device that rungs the Accutite, Facetite, Morpheus8, and Morpheus Prime. These treatments are not covered by insurance. The patient will have to pay for the procedure.

What's New in Dr. Murrell Practice in 2023

Light adjustable IOl (LAL) for Cataract Patients

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