Achieve a Refreshed, Alert Appearance with Blepharoplasty
Skin elasticity decreases as we age. When this begins to affect the skin around your eyes, it can cause you to look tired or sad. In some cases, it can obstruct vision. Blepharoplasty involves tightening the tissues around the eyes to help patients look more alert and experience unobstructed vision. Drs. Dustin Heringer and William McLeish use precise surgical techniques to provide beautiful, natural-looking results. They will customize your procedure based on your cosmetic goals and facial structure. To learn more about blepharoplasty and its potential benefits, contact our Scottsdale practice today.
Are You a Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
If you feel self-conscious because of drooping upper eyelids or sagging lower lids, or if your eyelids are obstructing your vision, you may be a candidate for blepharoplasty. Non-smokers often make excellent candidates for any plastic surgery procedure, since nicotine use can compromise the ability of the body to heal following treatment. Our doctors will conduct a thorough examination to determine your candidacy during an individual consultation.
To perform upper blepharoplasty, your surgeon will create a small incision hidden in the crease of your eyelid. He will tighten the underlying muscles to raise the lid. If needed, he can also eliminate excess skin and fat tissue. Our doctors work conservatively and will never remove more tissue than necessary. This approach helps to ensure natural-looking results.
During lower blepharoplasty, the incision is created along the lash line. The surgeon will redistribute fatty tissues to reduce the bags under your eyes. In some cases, he may also use fat grafting to enhance this area of your face. Following both upper and lower eyelid surgery, our surgeons may recommend laser skin resurfacing. This cosmetic treatment can remove the top layer of damaged skin to reduce crows feet and other imperfections.
Recovery and Results
Recovery from blepharoplasty typically takes about a week. After this time, you will return to the office, and your surgeon will remove your sutures. Patients can usually return to work at this time. Initially, you may experience some slight bruising and swelling. You can typically control this discomfort with mild medication and cold compresses. It may take several weeks for inflammation to subside completely. However, after one or two weeks, it is safe to wear makeup, and it is usually easy to conceal any bruises.
As you recover, you will start to notice the benefits of your procedure. If you were experiencing obstructed vision as a result of sagging eyelids, you will probably notice an immediate improvement following surgery. As you heal, you can expect to look rejuvenated and alert, which can help you feel more confident in your appearance.
Schedule Your Consultation
Your face is your most prominent feature, and we believe everyone deserves to feel confident about the appearance of their facial features. Blepharoplasty can restore a youthful appearance and help you feel great about the way you look. Schedule an appointment at Arizona Ocular and Facial Plastic Surgery to learn more about its cost and how this cosmetic surgery procedure can benefit you.