Eyelid Surgery for Drooping Eyes

By dustinheringer on September 29, 2019

Drooping eyelidsAt Arizona Ocular and Facial Plastic Surgery, we offer plenty of solutions to reverse premature signs of aging. Dr. Dustin Heringer can use the latest surgical and non-surgical procedures to help you look years younger. When it comes to revitalizing the eyes, cosmetic eyelid surgery (also known as blepharoplasty and eye lift) is an excellent option.

The team at our Scottsdale, AZ practice would like to consider how eyelid surgery can help you look refreshed and enhanced. Specifically, we want to consider how eyelid surgery can help enhance the appearance of drooping and sagging upper eyelids.

Problems Caused by Drooping Eyelids

If you have drooping eyelids, they can cause a number of serious cosmetic problems. Upper eyelids that droop can be particularly problematic, causing you to look haggard and much older than you want. In some cases, the sagging of the upper eyelid obscures part of your vision, which can make simple tasks such as driving much more dangerous. This condition is known as ptosis.

For cosmetic issues and problems with your vision, undergoing eyelid surgery can be extremely helpful.

Good Candidates for Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery

Good candidates for cosmetic eyelid surgery are people who suffer from flaws related to the appearance of their eyes. They should be in good overall health and not suffer from any kinds of medical conditions that would make a facial surgery a danger to general wellness. The team at our Scottsdale plastic surgery center can go over the risks and benefits of surgery in much greater detail.

We should note that if sagging eyelids are the cause of vision problems, your procedure might be covered by your medical insurance. This is something you can discuss with us or your general practitioner if you need more details.

The Blepharoplasty Procedure

During eyelid surgery, a tiny incision is made along the upper eyelid following the natural fold in the skin. Using this small incision, a plastic surgeon can remove excess skin from the eyelid to reduce the amount of sagging that a patient experiences. This is the only incision required.

Recovery from Blepharoplasty

While recovering from eyelid surgery, it’s important that patients get a lot of rest and avoid rubbing their eyes. They should wear sunglasses to protect their healing eyelids from the effects of the sun. Roughly a week or two should be taken off work so the swelling and discoloration can go down.

Dry eye can often occur after cosmetic eyelid surgery. Patients should have some lubricating eye drops on them at all times to help reduce discomfort. Placing recommended ointment on the eyelids can offer some relief for dry skin and also help lower the risk of infection.

The Results of a Cosmetic Eye Lift

The results of cosmetic eyelid surgery can be quite dramatic. A person may look years younger and far more refreshed thanks to this subtle surgical adjustment. Since the incision is made along the natural fold of the eyelid, post-surgical scarring is very hard to detect. Many patients who undergo eyelid surgery at our Scottsdale practice report excellent long-term anti-aging results.

Contact Our Practice

If you would like more information about enhancing the appearance of your eyes, be sure to contact a skilled facial plastic surgeon. The team at Arizona Ocular and Facial Plastic Surgery can be reached by phone at (480) 949-5990.

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