Eyelid Lift Scottsdale
Wrinkles and sagging skin around our eyes can make us look tired and older than we feel. Puffy pouches of fat in the upper or lower lids creates an exhausted appearance, and excessive skin in the upper eyelid can even interfere with vision.
Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. White can help you look dramatically younger and more rested through eyelid lift surgery. If sagging eyelids are interfering with your vision, then an eyelid lift can widen your visual field, creating less strain on your eyes.
Eyelid Lift Procedure Information
Eyelid lift surgery (blepharoplasty) is done on an outpatient basis at the Piper Outpatient Surgical Facility in Scottsdale either with local or general anesthesia. It may be done in our office with local anesthesia for appropriate patients. The incisions are made where the natural crease should be in the upper lids and below the lash line in the lower lids, and excess fat and skin are removed. If only excess fat is present in the lower lids, it may be removed through an incision inside the lower lids with no external incision or scar (called a transconjunctival blepharoplasty).
Complementary Plastic Surgery Procedures
All sutures are usually removed within 4 to 6 days. Initial mild discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Bruising and sensitivity to light last at least a week or two, and swelling progressively disappears in 1 to 2 weeks. Eye makeup can be used after sutures are removed, and contact lenses can be worn when comfortable – usually within 7 to 10 days.
If eyelid lift surgery is being done to improve the field of vision, insurance may cover upper lid surgery. Otherwise, eyelid lift is considered cosmetic, and therefore is not covered by insurance.
Eyelid Lift Surgery
The specific risks and the suitability of eyelid lift can be determined only during your consultation with Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. White. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk, but major complications are rare.