Eyelid surgery (medically known as blepharoplasty) is a procedure to improve the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, restoring a youthful appearance to the area surrounding the eyes and making you look more rested and alert. Specifically, eyelid surgery can treat:
Changes around the eyes are some of the earliest signs of the aging process.
Your eyelids serve as frames for your eyes. So why not achieve the most attractive and youthful “frames” you can? Eyelid surgery has helped many men and women boost their appearance as well as their self-confidence. Premier Mesa Valley eyelid surgery provider Wilson Plastic Surgery invites you to consider if this treatment is right for you.
If you are in good health and desire to improve the appearance of your eyelids, you should be an excellent candidate for blepharoplasty. Be aware that eyelid surgery is not a facelift or a brow lift, although those procedures can often complement eyelid surgery.
Selecting the right surgeon is the most important decision you will make in pursuing the benefits of eyelift surgery. Your surgeon should be eager to show you “before and after” pictures of previous eyelid surgery patients.
Before scheduling your blepharoplasty, your doctor will carefully review your medical history. Some basic pre-surgical lab tests will likely be required, and your surgeon will probably direct you to suspend the use of any medications or supplements that may promote bleeding. If you smoke, you’ll need to stop for at least a few weeks before and after your procedure.
Eyelid surgery typically takes place in an outpatient facility. Your surgeon will inject a numbing agent into your eyelids and most likely will give you intravenous medication to help you relax. General anesthesia can be used for those who feel more comfortable being asleep for their procedure. You should be able to go home later in the day.
Mesa Valley eyelid surgery provider Wilson Plastic Surgery is regarded as an industry leader in cosmetic procedures. We look forward to seeing you! Call us today for a consultation at either the Scottsdale or Mesa offices. We serve the following communities, Scottsdale, Gilbert, and Chandler, AZ.
After surgery, there may be some bruising for 5-10 days and some swelling for up to two weeks. You may experience some temporary symptoms, such as light sensitivity and numb eyelids. Your doctor will appropriately prescribe any needed pain medication. Frequent use of ice packs for a couple of days will speed your recovery. Avoid strenuous physical activity for at least a week and keep your head elevated. If you use contact lenses, you’ll need to go without them for a period specified by your doctor. Wear darkly tinted sunglasses to protect your eyes. If you have post-surgical stitches, your doctor will schedule an appointment to remove them.
The final results of eyelid surgery are visible immediately, but some swelling may be present for one to two months. Your incisions will continue to heal and fade, becoming almost unnoticeable at the one-year point. Eyelid surgery carries a very high patient satisfaction rate. While many patients find the results last a lifetime, others may desire additional surgery at some future point.
Blepharoplasty is considered a very safe procedure. But like all surgeries, it carries risks. These include infection, bleeding, scarring, complications from anesthesia, and allergic reactions to medications and materials. Risks specific to eyelid surgery are dry eyes, vision impairment, and eyelid mispositioning.
The cost of your eyelid surgery will vary according to the extent of your procedure.
The selection of your surgeon is important in having aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery and obtaining the best results. When you choose Dr. Wilson at Wilson Plastic Surgery Center in Mesa and Scottsdale, you are choosing a dedicated, experienced professional who believes in giving you the results you want.
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