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Learn About Eyelid Surgery In Phoenix - Arizona Cosmetic Surgery
One of the first things noticed about a person is their eyes. Eyelid surgery (known as blepharoplasty) is a corrective procedure that can reduce dark circles or “bags” under the eyes, remove excess wrinkles, and provide a more youthful appearance to the eyes. During the aging process, wrinkles, lines, and puffiness contribute to a tired or aged appearance. The blepharoplasty surgery is often performed in conjunction with other facial procedures such as a facelift or rhinoplasty (nose surgery).
Candidates considering eyelid surgery may exhibit the following:
- Excess skin and fat in upper eyelids, giving too much fullness or “puffiness.”
- Dark circles or bags under the eyes.
- Excessive skin or wrinkles surrounding the eyelids.
- A tired appearance or puffiness due to inherited factors.
- Horizontal lines under the eyes.
- Lines at the side of the eyes, known as “Crow's feet”.
Eyelid surgery generally takes about one to two hours, and at his Phoenix office, Dr. Sacks performs all surgeries under sedation anesthesia. Additional procedures, such as a face-lift, are often performed together with eye-lid surgery.
Eyelid lift in Phoenix
The surgical procedure includes tiny incisions made in the natural contours around the eyes which should leave no visible scarring. Dr. Sacks will usually work on the upper eyelids first to remove any fatty tissue and tighten loose skin. Lower eyelids are completed next to eliminate puffiness and reduce dark circles. In some instances, laser technology may be used to smooth lower eyelid areas.
Newer techniques may include Botox injections to firm fine lines and wrinkles. Fillers may also be used to enhance the process and fill up defects such as in the crease running from the top/side of the nose and bordering the lower extent of the eyelid. This crease contributes to a tired look as it catches light from above.
To see if an eyelid lift is right for you, call Dr. Sacks in Phoenix, AZ and schedule a consultation today!