What Is an Eyelid Lift?
An eyelid lift procedure, also referred to as eyelid surgery or sometimes, blepharoplasty, is performed to offset the appearance of fine lines, eye bags, as well as wrinkles. This can also be performed in order to get rid of drooping lids. This procedure also works in correcting imperfections for both the upper as well as lower eyelids.
Puffiness and folds, which can cause visual difficulties, can be eliminated by this surgery while droopiness can be removed when the lower eyelids are corrected. Click here to review before and after pictures.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
Phoenix and Scottsdale patients in excellent health and who want to improve the appearance of sagging skin around their eyes, are a good candidate for eyelid surgery. Surgery is not recommended for individuals who have dry eye or glaucoma or are suffering from heart disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes.
What Does the Procedure Involve?
Phoenix and Scottsdale patients who undergo blepharoplasty are given a general anesthetic before the procedure begins. The surgeon then makes some incisions. For upper eyelid, he makes incisions in the creases of the upper eyelid. The sagging skin is then excised, and the tissue tightened. During lower eyelid, the doctor makes an incision beneath the lower lash line before removing the excess skin. The incisions are closed with either absorbable or removal sutures, surgical tape, or a skin adhesive. If removable sutures are used, they are generally taken out after about five days.
What Is Involved in After-treatment Care?
After the procedure, patients normally use a cold compress to alleviate bruising and swelling and are advised to keep their head elevated when they’re relaxing. Prescription pain relievers alleviate any discomfort. Eyes may feel a bit sticky or scratchy; therefore, eye drops may also be recommended in post-treatment care.
How Long Do the Results Last?
The results from blepharoplasty can last as long as ten years.
For more information about Eyelid Surgery, Phoenix and Scottsdale patients can schedule a consultation at (602) 957-6000