Eyelid Surgery Blepharoplasty
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Upper eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty) Scottsdale
The surgical procedure known as blepharoplasty is used to correct sagging eyelids, bags beneath the eyes and excess folds around the eyes. A blepharoplasty is often done in conjunction with an eyebrow lift or facelift.
Dr. Sacks, following the natural lines and creases of the eye, makes very fine incisions from the inner to the outer edge. On the upper eyelid, the incision is made in the fold of the lid; on the lower eyelid the incision is made directly below the eyelashes. Excess skin and fat are then removed from the underlying compartments, and precise sutures are used to close the incision.
If you are interested in learning more about any form of facial surgery, please call our office. We will be happy to answer your questions or make an appointment for a free consultation. Please call Arizona Cosmetic Surgery at (602) 277-1111 serving Phoenix, Scottsdale, and surrounding cities. If you are outside of Arizona, please call (800) 765-2771.
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. One of the first things noticed about a person is their 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 face lift or rhinoplasty (nose surgery).
Reasons for Considering Eyelid Surgery:
Dark circles or bags under the eyes.
Excessive skin or wrinkles surrounding the eyelids.
A tired appearance or puffiness due to inherited factors.
The surgical procedure includes tiny incisions made in the natural contours around the eyes which should leave no visible scarring. The surgeon 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. Also 'fillers' may be used to fill in depressed areas.
The surgery generally takes about one to two hours and is performed at Arizona Cosmetic Surgery. If additional cosmetic procedures are being performed, the eyelid surgery could last longer.
Normally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and reduce the recovery time. Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with surgery which can be treated with oral medication. While complications are rare, patients can minimize the risk for potential problems by carefully following the post-operative directions given after the surgery. The healing process for this procedure is slightly longer than most other forms of cosmetic surgery; however, the benefits are long-lasting. Patients will have a more rested and youthful appearance.
Prices vary depending on whether both upper and lower eyelids are corrected and type of anesthesia chosen but will range from $2750 to $5500.