What is Eyelid Surgery?

Dr. Pruitt practices a conservative, nuanced approach when it comes to rejuvenating the appearance of the eyes, shaping and smoothing the lids without forcing extreme changes or compromising eyelid function. The surgery can beautifully restore a well-rested countenance and boost self-confidence. In certain cases, it may even improve vision issues associated with low-hanging lids. 

Many patients pursuing a facelift or neck lift with Dr. Pruitt decide to undergo eyelid lift procedures as part of a comprehensive anti-aging treatment plan that addresses all areas of the face and neck at the same time.

When Should I Consider Blepharoplasty with Dr. Pruitt?

If you’re looking for the best results from an eyelid enhancement surgery in Dallas, Dr. Pruitt is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon that has trained with the very best and has, for more than 20 years, refined his craft and artistry to produce remarkable results. His reputation for aesthetic excellence and has made him a sought-after choice for discerning high-profile individuals, celebrities, CEOs, politicians, athletes, and TV personalities both nationally and internationally.

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Dr. Pruitt can create dramatic, beautiful changes in a patient’s face, but a natural look and safety always come first.

Am I a Candidate for Blepharoplasty?

When he meets with you for your consultation, Dr. Pruitt will call upon his extensive experience and expertise to guide you toward procedures to achieve your unique goals. You are likely an excellent candidate for blepharoplasty in Dallas if you are interested in addressing:

  • Loose or sagging skin above the eye
  • Difficulty putting on eye makeup due to loose tissues
  • Puffiness and “bags” above or below the eyes
  • Loose or crepey skin below the eye
  • A tired or sad facial expression –especially around the eyes

What are the Benefits of Eyelid Surgery?

Dr. Pruitt's approach to eyelid surgery is characterized by its gentleness and nuance, aimed at shaping and smoothing lids without compromising function or forcing drastic changes. This meticulous procedure not only unveils more of your eyes but also eliminates sagging skin and pockets of fat, offering a rejuvenated appearance and boosting your self-image.

The benefits of eyelid surgery with Dr. Pruitt include the following:

  • Natural Enhancement: Dr. Pruitt's conservative approach ensures that the results of eyelid surgery appear natural, complementing your unique facial features.
  • Restored Youthful Appearance: Bid farewell to loose or sagging skin, puffiness, and "bags" above or below the eyes, revealing a refreshed and well-rested countenance.
    Improved Vision: In some instances, eyelid surgery may alleviate vision issues associated with low-hanging lids, enhancing both aesthetics and functionality.
  • Comprehensive Anti-Aging Solution: Many patients choose eyelid surgery as part of a comprehensive treatment plan, simultaneously addressing facial and neck concerns for a harmonious and youthful outcome.
  • Expert Guidance: With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Pruitt, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, guides each client through a detailed consultation process, ensuring personalized and beneficial outcomes.

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Your Detailed Consultation Process

Goals and Objectives

During the consultation process, the client will express their unique goals and objectives for improvement. After understanding their requests and concerns, Dr. Pruitt will determine if the client is a good candidate for an eyelid lift. Dr. Pruitt will only accept a new client if he believes that the surgery is in their best interest and that it will accomplish an improved aesthetic result. 

Questions and Medical History

The client will have the chance to review photos of previous successful procedures performed by Dr. Pruitt (with the patient’s permission) and will be able to ask as many questions as they like. He will perform a thorough review of the patient’s medical history, a physical evaluation and look specifically at factors such as skin quality and elasticity as well as the degree of ptosis and U.V. sun damage. Lifestyle and assessment of risk factors will also be considered  when determining candidacy.

Pre-operative Consultation

If the patient decides to move forward and is accepted by Dr. Pruitt as a candidate for eyelid surgery, the surgery date can be reserved and a second pre-operative consult can be scheduled at this time. During the pre-operative consult, additional questions can be answered and the final touches on the client’s personalized surgical plan can be refined. Additionally, medical photos are taken for use during surgery, paperwork is signed, and any last-minute details are carefully reviewed.

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Understanding the Eyelid Surgery Procedure


A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Pruitt provides some of the best eyelid enhancement surgery in Dallas and surrounding areas. Dr. Pruitt takes a conservative approach to eyelid lift procedures and will work to shape and smooth the lids to give the appearance of a very natural cosmetic enhancement. 

Sedation and Anesthetic

The surgery is usually performed with only IV sedation and local anesthetic. A credentialed anesthesia professional provides the sedation and monitors the patient at all times during the procedure. Since general anesthesia is avoided, there is no tube inserted into the trachea, and the patient is relaxed and unaware while breathing on their own. Patients wake up quickly, typically within minutes, and remain very comfortable throughout their recovery.


During the surgery, Dr. Pruitt will carefully lift and reposition the tissues in the treatment area, removing excess skin and fatty tissue as needed to sculpt the best eyelid contours for your unique anatomy.  

What is the Recovery Period for Blepharoplasty?

After surgery, Dr. Pruitt will want you to follow specific instructions to minimize swelling or puffiness and speed recovery. His nurse educator will discuss these with you at your pre-operative consultation and they will be provided to you in writing as well.

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A Trusted Authority in the Field of Facial Plastic Surgery

Dr. Pruitt is a leading plastic surgeon in the Dallas area specializing in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, and body. He is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and underwent elite Fellowship training specifically geared toward facial aesthetic techniques. For over 20 years, he has maintained a reputation for achieving conservative, natural results, placing emphasis on safety and meticulous attention to detail.

Dr. Pruitt has been named in D Magazine as one of the best plastic surgeons in Dallas for many years, and Texas Monthly has called him a “Texas Super Doctor”.  In addition, Dr. Pruitt has been voted by his peers as one of America’s Best Doctors each year in an annual national survey. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including D Magazine, D Beauty, New Beauty, and Texas Monthly. He has been an author for The Plastic Surgery Forum, has written for Mosley-Yearbook Inc., and has been a contributor to many other reputable publications worldwide.

Eyelid Surgery FAQ

What does eyelid surgery do?

Why do I need a consultation for eyelid surgery?

Does eyelid surgery improve vision?

How is eyelid surgery performed, and what type of anesthesia is used?

Are eyelid surgery results natural?

Can eyelid surgery be combined with other anti-aging treatments and surgeries?

How long has Dr. Pruitt been practicing eyelid surgery?

Does insurance cover eyelid surgery?

What does eyelid surgery do?

Dr. Pruitt's eyelid surgery aims to address the effects of aging around the eyes, including sagging skin, puffiness, and loss of eyelid contour. This procedure enhances the natural beauty of your eyes with a conservative and nuanced approach.

Why do I need a consultation for eyelid surgery?

The consultation allows you to express your goals and concerns. Dr. Pruitt reviews your medical history, evaluates skin quality, and discusses factors such as lifestyle and risk. He will proceed only after determining that eyelid surgery is in your best interest.

Does eyelid surgery improve vision?

In some instances, eyelid surgery can address vision issues associated with low-hanging lids. Dr. Pruitt's expertise ensures both aesthetic enhancement and functional benefits.

How is eyelid surgery performed, and what type of anesthesia is used?

Dr. Pruitt performs eyelid surgery with IV sedation and local anesthetic, avoiding general anesthesia. This approach ensures a relaxed and comfortable experience, with patients typically waking up within minutes after the procedure.

Are eyelid surgery results natural?

Yes, Dr. Pruitt's conservative approach focuses on shaping and smoothing lids for natural-looking enhancements that complement your individual facial features.

Can eyelid surgery be combined with other anti-aging treatments and surgeries?

Absolutely. Many patients opt for eyelid surgery as part of a comprehensive anti-aging treatment plan, simultaneously addressing facial and neck concerns for harmonious results.

How long has Dr. Pruitt been practicing eyelid surgery?

Dr. Pruitt boasts over 20 years of experience as a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, refining his craft to achieve conservative, natural results.

Does insurance cover eyelid surgery?

Typically, eyelid surgery for cosmetic reasons is not covered by insurance. However, Dr. Pruitt's team can provide detailed information about potential financing options during the consultation process.

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