Eyelid surgery, involves removing or manipulating the fat, muscle or skin of the eyelids to restore a more youthful, rested appearance. As we age, the eyes naturally develop excess skin and fat that creates a puffy appearance or weighs down the eyelids. This is usually hereditary, but it may also worsen due to allergies, hormonal imbalances and sun exposure. The position of the brow also affects the appearance of the eyelids. In some cases, the brow requires surgical attention as well to truly rejuvenate this portion of the face.
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Both men and women can develop excessive skin and fat around the eyes. Individuals genetically predisposed to overhanging brows or excessive fat under the eyes may age faster around the eyes. This problem frequently makes patients appear tired all the time.
Along with cosmetic concerns, there can be vision issues as well. Some patients with sagging eyelids and brows may have impaired vision, particularly peripheral vision, that may be corrected with this procedure.
A blepharoplasty in Scottsdale is one popular option for reversing the aging process around the eyes. It will effectively open up the eyes to give you a more refreshed appearance while removing any hindrance to your vision.
Now, let’s see what the one of the finest facial plastic surgeons in Scottsdale, Arizona recommends.
Brow Lifts and Blepharoplasties
Dr. Shapiro may recommend a brow lift along with this procedure. The forehead and eyebrows play a role in how much skin sags over the eyes, and removing skin and fat of the eyelids may not be sufficient to give you the desired results. A browlift will lift the forehead and brow area to keep tissue from sagging over the eyes.
An upper blepharoplasty treats the upper eyelids. This is a minimally invasive procedure that requires a small incision along the upper eyelid to remove a small amount of skin and fat. Scarring is very minimal and hidden well within the creases of the eyelids.
This procedure has a long and proven track history and a reliable means to eliminate puffiness from the upper eyelids. It can also improve vision and lighten the eyes by exposing the eyelashes once more.
A lower blepharoplasty treats the lower eyelids. There are many approaches to this procedure that will be customized to your specific issues and the reasons for the puffiness.
If puffiness is caused by excess skin, not wrinkling or extra skin, a transconjunctival blepharoplasty will be performed. This procedure does not result in external scarring and it is performed on the insides of the eyelids to remove just fat.
Some patients have puffiness due to excess skin and wrinkling, which may be treated with laser treatments, skin resurfacing or chemical peels.
The standard operation is reserved for patients with severe puffiness due to wrinkles, excess skin and extra fat. As with surgery on the upper lids, an incision is made along the eyelashes to remove fat and skin. Dr. Shapiro, a Scottsdale facial cosmetic surgeon, may use a canthopexy to support the lower eyelid and prevent damage, as this is less invasive than detaching the tendon from the orbital bone.
This procedure is typically performed in the Operating Room under general anesthesia, in some cases under local anesthesia as an in office procedure. Dr. Shapiro will use extreme care to hide incisions within the natural folds of the eyelids. For surgery on the upper eyelids, incisions are hidden in creases. For the lower lift, incisions are made inside of the lower lids or just below the lower lashes. Through small incisions, fatty tissue and excess skin will be removed or repositioned. Muscle may also be tightened to lift the eyelid area and restore a more rested appearance. Incisions are closed with very fine sutures. Dr. Daniel Shapiro has been performing facial surgery in the Scottsdale area for more than 20 yrs. You can be sure, he is an expert in all facial procedures.
Bruising and swelling are common after surgery. Once these side effects resolve, you will see the results of your procedure. Puffiness and heaviness will be gone and you will seem more alert. During the recovery period, keep your head elevated and use cold compresses, which will help to reduce swelling.
There is very little pain following the procedure, although Dr. Shapiro can prescribe oral pain medication. Most patients return to light activity within three days, although strenuous activity should be avoided for one month. Any stitches will be removed after five days.
Some patients with advanced aging appear gaunt. This may be due to natural aging, or if too much fat is removed in a previous lower eyelid procedure. Dr. Shapiro treats a gaunt appearance with soft tissue fillers or a facelift that lifts fat from the cheeks into the under-eye area. These procedures can restore a more youthful and fuller appearance to the upper cheeks and lower eyelids. If you want to learn more about how Dr. Shapiro could help you have a younger appearance, please come and visit us at our Scottsdale Location in Paradise Valley.