Understanding the Benefits of Blepharoplasty

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For patients who are unhappy with drooping lids or bags under their eyes but uncertain about surgery, Drs. Dustin Heringer and William McLeish can walk you through the benefits of blepharoplasty at our Scottsdale, AZ, practice. Reach out today to learn more about the aesthetic, functional, and emotional improvements that this minimally invasive procedure can offer.

A Breakdown of the Procedure's Benefits

Aesthetic Outcome

The cosmetic benefits are a primary concern for many patients interested in blepharoplasty. Loose, excess skin on the upper eyelids and bags under the eyes are often some of the first signs of aging. Many patients feel these concerns also make them look unhappy or tired. An upper or lower eyelid surgery can help reduce or eliminate wrinkles or bags, removing excess skin and fat deposits to enhance the overall shape of the eyes and leaving patients looking younger and healthier.

Dr. Heringer can also combine a blepharoplasty with a number of other cosmetic procedures to enhance patient results. 

In addition, the incisions needed to perform the surgery are minimal. For upper lid surgery, the incisions are hidden in the natural creases of the skin, while lower lid surgery can be performed through an incision placed along the lash line. In both cases, the resulting scar is either completely camouflaged or slight enough that it does not detract from the overall result. 

Functional Improvement

While the primary focus of some patients' blepharoplasty is aesthetic, the surgery can enhance vision and comfort, as well. In some cases, the upper lid may droop enough that it impairs or even blocks a person’s vision. As a result, these patients often need to raise their lids even higher than normal to compensate for the reduced vision, which can put additional strain on the brow muscles. Removing excess skin or heavy deposits, and lifting the lid can help to expand the line of sight and allow patients to relax their forehead.

Minimally Invasive

While a substantial part of blepharoplasty’s popularity is its high rate of success, a significant portion is also tied to its minimally invasive nature. Conducted through small incisions, the procedure typically requires only a local anesthetic and patients can remain conscious and responsive throughout. While you can expect some swelling and discomfort during your recovery, the side effects are typically minor and do not interfere with your daily life. Although the full effects of the procedure can take anywhere from several weeks to months to become apparent, patients recover from the surgery much faster than other types of plastic surgeries.

Improved Confidence

Accepting the physical effects of aging can be trying, particularly when you feel as if your appearance does not match how you feel. Some patients feel particularly self-conscious about how their face changes as they age. No treatment can stop the aging process completely, but a blepharoplasty can go a long way towards helping you feel more comfortable with your appearance and, consequently, improving your self-esteem.

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At Arizona Ocular and Facial Plastic Surgery, we strive to provide the best results possible for your treatment goals. Reach out today to set up a consultation and learn how blepharoplasty surgery can benefit your lifestyle. 

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