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Blepharoplasty (Cosmetic Upper or Lower Eyelid Lift Surgery) – Scottsdale, AZ

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About Eyelid Surgery

The eyes are the central element of the face, and William Shakespeare called the eyes "the window to your soul."

However, an abundance of skin or fat above or under the eyes can create an aging look.

Scottsdale, AZ plastic surgeon Dr. James Nachbar offers blepharoplasty (also known as eyelid surgery) to remove excess skin and/or fat, and lift the upper or lower eyelid, creating a younger and awakened facial appearance.

Countless men and women undergo eyelid surgery at Scottsdale Plastic Surgery to remove puffy bulges, which helps with both functionality and facial appearance. Upper and lower eyelid surgery creates a fresh, youthful appearance and can produce subtle yet striking improvements.

Ideal Candidates

Eyelid surgery is a cosmetic surgery that is sought out by both men and women. During your private consultation, Dr. Nachbar will evaluate your face and eyes, and let you know what options are available to help you.

Often, the eyes are the first part of the face to show aging, which can make you look older than you are.  If the department store salesperson has asked if your female companion, who was your younger sister, was your daughter, you may be ready for blepharoplasty!  (That actually happened to one of my nurses!)

In most cases, ideal candidates are impaired by excess, hanging skin and folds above their eyes or bulging skin and/or fat at the bottom eyelid.

Excess skin of the upper eyelid can cause impairment in your visual fields, making it hard to see what is above your head. 

For a rejuvenated appearance, eyelid surgery may be the right procedure for you. If you have loose skin that droops on the upper eyelid or bulges and puffiness under the eyes, blepharoplasty can correct this to give you a younger appearance.

Surgical Technique

Dr. Nachbar generally performs blepharoplasty under general anesthesia, although if only the upper eyelids are being treated, local anesthesia may be appropriate. This cosmetic procedure may be done on the upper eyelid alone, on the bottom eyelid, or a combination of both upper and lower during the same surgery.

  • Upper
    Upper blepharoplasty assists in diminishing the hanging of skin that droops over the eye to create a more appealing eyelid appearance. An incision is usually made along the fold of the upper eyelid.
  • Lower
    Lower eyelid surgery is performed to reduce extra, puffy skin and/or fat under the lower eyelid. The incision is placed just under the lash line to allow access to tighten the skin and remove extra fat, and the skin is delicately lifted to produce a smoother look.

What to Expect

After the procedure, you should take a few days to rest and avoid strenuous activities, although you will be up and around right away. Ice packs can help reduce bruising and swelling for the first day or so.

The results from blepharoplasty can last years and although the results are lasting, the aging process does not stop. To complement the surgical outcomes, facial rejuvenation treatments at Scottsdale Plastic Surgery such as skin treatments and fillers can be used to extend your fresh appearance.

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Look More Awake

If you are having a hard time seeing due to hanging skin on the upper eyelid or are frustrated by puffy skin and/or fat underneath your eyes, then blepharoplasty at Scottsdale Plastic Surgery may be right for you.

This surgery can help you look youthful and awakened. We invite you to contact our office in Scottsdale, AZ to schedule a consultation with Dr. James Nachbar.

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