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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.

Additional procedures that may enhance the result of an eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) are Brow Lift or Facelift.

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.

My interactions and services with Dr. White were excellent. I have been completely satisfied with the results of my surgery, pre-surgery services, and post-op. All staff were super friendly, professional, and supportive of my procedure. I highly recommend Dr. White.

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To Our Valued Patients,

We hope this letter finds you and your loved ones in good health. Per directives by the Governor and HonorHealth we will be restarting surgery and several in-office procedures, while following new protocols to decrease the risk of transmission of any illness.

FOR SURGERIES AT THE OUTPATIENT CENTER: All patients MUST be covid negative. The hospital will coordinate the testing which must be done 2 days before your surgery and will be at NO COST to you.

We have decided to begin with our younger, lower risk patients having shorter surgeries for the first couple of weeks. Preops will of course be in person.

FOR CONSULTS AND BOTOX AND IN-OFFICE PROCEDURES: All patients must be screened for exposure to coronavirus (questionnaire) and have no symptoms or fever. We will not be doing any procedures around the mouth for the first few weeks. Patients MUST wear MASKS.

You will see some changes to our office procedures:

We are really looking forward to seeing everyone again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we are taking to keep you and our staff safe in our practice! To make an appointment please call 480-614-3535 or visit our website at www.drwhiteplasticsurgery.com.

Sincerely,
Deborah White, MD and staff

Dr. White and Staff