As we age, our skin loses elasticity. When this occurs in the eyelids, it can make a person look perpetually tired or sad and even obstruct his or her vision. If your eyelids have begun to show signs of aging, blepharoplasty, or cosmetic eyelid surgery, at our Scottsdale, Arizona office can help you. Dr. Steven Wiener can use special techniques to remove excess skin and fat, and tighten muscle tissue to give you a younger, more alert appearance that looks completely natural. To learn more about how you can benefit from blepharoplasty performed at our Scottsdale office, please contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation.
Blepharoplasty begins with a local anesthetic, administered to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Once the anesthetic has taken effect, Dr. Wiener can begin making the necessary incisions. Incision lines are carefully placed so that the resulting scars will be concealed within the natural structure of the eyelids. For the upper eyelid, the incision will follow the natural crease that occurs when the eye is open. For the lower eyelid, the incision may be made just below the lash line. These incisions grant the doctor access to underlying fatty tissue and muscles, allowing him to reposition fat deposits, tighten skin and muscle tissue, and remove excess skin. Finally, the incisions are closed with surgical tape, sutures, or skin adhesives.
As bruising and swelling subside, you will begin to notice a smooth, defined appearance in your eyelids and surrounding skin. You can expect to appear more rested and alert following full recovery, which can take several weeks. The exact duration of your recovery will depend upon the extent of your treatment. The surgeon will give you instructions on how to use special medications and cold compress packs to facilitate healing. The results of blepharoplasty are generally long lasting, and can be prolonged with careful protection against sun exposure.
Cosmetic eyelid surgery can yield excellent results for many years to come. However, it is important to understand that, like any surgical procedure, blepharoplasty does involve risks. These include dry eyes, difficulty closing the eyelids, unfavorable scarring, bleeding, and numbness. The surest way to avoid these conditions is to choose a trusted, reputable surgeon such as Dr. Wiener.
No one is immune to the signs of aging. However, if a loss of elasticity in your eyelids is causing excess drooping or sagging, it can cause you to look tired and possibly older than you actually are. If you are experiencing these conditions, and they are causing you obstructed vision or self-consciousness about your appearance, contact our Scottsdale office today. Blepharoplasty can give you a rejuvenated appearance you will love seeing in the mirror each day.