Upper Eyelid Surgery Can Help You Achieve a Refreshed and Youthful Look
If sagging eyelids impair your vision or cause you to appear older than you are, you may be a candidate for upper eyelid surgery at our Scottsdale, AZ, practice. During this personalized procedure, Dr. Dustin Heringer can improve drooping eyelids by removing excess fat and tightening sagging skin. Furthermore, in many cases upper eyelid surgery, or upper blepharoplasty, can have important health benefits. If your vision has been impaired by sagging eyelids, the procedure can dramatically improve your quality of life. In these instances, the team at Arizona Ocular and Facial Plastic Surgery can work with your insurance company to maximize coverage. Whether performed for cosmetic effects or health purposes, our surgery is efficient and virtually risk-free. Additionally, Dr. Heringer and his team are committed to your complete well-being. They will provide detailed guidance as you prepare for and recover from your surgery.
Are You a Candidate for Upper Eyelid Surgery?
As you age, your body produces less collagen, and your skin begins to lose elasticity. Fat deposits may also become displaced, making your lids appear puffy. These effects can make you appear tired or older than you are. Drastically drooping lids can also hang over your pupils, blocking part of your field of vision. In any of these instances, you may be a great candidate for blepharoplasty. To qualify for treatment, you should:
- Be in good health with no chronic diseases that could inhibit healing
- Be a non-smoker
- Not have any serious skin or eye conditions, such as macular degeneration or severe dry eye
- Have realistic and specific goals for your surgery
What Happens during Upper Blepharoplasty?
Dr. Heringer will work hard to ensure your safety and comfort. He will begin with a thorough preparatory process. During this time, he will thoroughly clean the area and administer local anesthesia. Once you are comfortable, he will create incisions in the crease of your lid or along your lash line. Either position results in scars that are virtually invisible.
Upper eyelid surgery can have important health benefits.
Through these incisions, Dr. Heringer can remove any drooping skin and excess fat deposits. He may reposition fat cells, as well. If needed, he will tighten the muscles, using small, dissolvable stitches to hold them in place. This process will have a noticeable effect on your appearance, but it will not impact your natural eyelid movement. When he is finished, he will use traditional or dissolvable stitches to close the incisions.
The Benefits of Upper Eyelid Surgery
Upper eyelid surgery offers a number of important advantages:
- It can dramatically improve your appearance, helping you look much younger and more alert.
- Blepharoplasty can improve your eyesight, especially your peripheral and upward vision.
- Upper eyelid surgery usually requires only local anesthesia, so you will not be groggy afterwards.
- Healing is very quick. You can usually return to work within a week. Swelling typically subsides within two weeks.
- Side effects are minimal. They typically include minor swelling, bruising, and inflammation.
Why Choose Us for Your Eyelid Surgery?
The benefits of upper blepharoplasty are even more apparent when you visit our practice. Focusing exclusively on surgery for the face and eyes, Dr. Heringer has the necessary experience to provide truly outstanding results. Furthermore, comfort is a top priority. Our team will do everything possible to help you feel at ease. We also emphasize personalized care. Every treatment will begin with a detailed consultation. Dr. Heringer will discuss your goals for treatment, your budget, and your health history. Then he will plan a treatment that meets or exceeds your expectations.
Contact Us for Additional Information
To learn more about upper eyelid surgery and to find out if it is right for you, contact Arizona Ocular and Facial Plastic Surgery today. You can also reach us at (480) 949-5990.