Dr. Shah Vira is a fellowship trained oculoplastics expert, specializing in all facets of oculoplastic surgery including: upper & lower blepharoplasty, brow lifts, mid face lifts, cosmetic injectables (Botox, Xeomin, and more). Dr. Shah Vira is committed to giving every patient fantastic, natural, and lasting results.
Aging of the upper eyelids often presents as excess skin over the eyelids (dermatochalasis). This can cause an impairment of vision and an increased feeling of fatigue.
Upper eyelid surgery scars are minimal and hidden in the natural eyelid crease. This results in a refreshed appearance of the eyes, without altering the shape or function of the eyelids.
Aging of the lower eyelids is typically associated with the development of crepey, lax skin, and bulging of fat pads around the eyes. This can result in an eyelid ectropion, or a pulling of the eyelid down and out.
Lower eyelid surgery scars are minimal and hide under the lash line and in the crow's foot area. Patients are pleased with how quickly and well the scars heal and the natural, lasting results.
Eyelid malpositions (turning in or out) can cause irritation, intermittent blurry vision, and redness. Eyelid positions can change as a result changes of aging, genetics, trauma, or previous surgery.
Unaddressed, eyelid malpositions can lead to discomfort and impairment of vision. Surgical corrections can often be done in the office.
Living in Texas has its perks with our bright sunny skies, and that makes skin cancer and eyelid cancers common. The good news with eyelid cancers are majority can be completely excised with minimal scarring, if caught early.
Lumps and bumps around the eyelid can masquerade as carcinomas so be sure to have them evaluated. While rare to spread outside the eye, some lesions may spread deeper into the eyelid tissue resulting in much larger reconstructions and scarring.
Many patients think that the eyelids are the first part of the face to age when they notice the excess skin, but in actuality, the brow can often play a bigger role in facial aging. In some cases, it's a droopy brow causing the push of skin onto the eyelid. A “heavy” or "droopy" brow can lead to eyelid droop and impact vision.
A full brow lift or lateral brow lift can give patients instant, natural-looking dramatic results using small incisions that are easily hidden in either the brow line, rhytids (forehead lines), or eyelid crease.
Neurotoxins, such as Botox and Xeomin, are used to treat eyelid spasms and most commonly, to improve the appearance of wrinkles around the eyelids and on the face.
Neurotoxins work to soften and smooth the fine lines and wrinkles, providing a more youthful and pleasant appearance. This in office procedure typically takes about 15 minutes.