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Eyelid Surgery in Phoenix

One of the earliest signs of aging is drooping eyelids. At Regency, we combine years of surgical expertise with the latest technologically advanced techniques to restore a youthful appearance to the eyes with our eyelid surgery. 

What can eyelid surgery accomplish?

With age, our eyelids can become puffy or droopy, which can impair both our appearance and the functionality of our eyes. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) targets these areas of concern to open the eyes up and make them appear more rested, youthful, and attractive.

Why get eyelid surgery?

The eyes are one of our most important features. They have the ability to communicate every emotion. Because of this, the eyes should never be hidden behind excess, puffy, or drooping skin. When this happens, it can create an unpleasant resting face that makes us appear sad, tired, or angry.

Some of the most common reasons why patients choose to undergo eyelid surgery is to improve:

  • Orbital fat bugling underneath the eyes
  • The worsening of crow’s feet
  • A sagging brow
  • Under-eye bags
  • Fine lines around the eyes
  • Extra skin in the lower or upper lids

Eyelid surgery details

Eyelid surgery can be done under local anesthesia or general anesthesia and takes 1 to 2 hours. With upper eyelid surgery, your surgeon will carefully make he incisions within the natural creases of the eyelids. Fatty deposits will then be removed or re-adjusted.

Excess skin will also be removed, and the muscles will be tightened. The incisions will then be closed with sutures.With lower eyelid surgery, your surgeon will make incisions within the lower eyelids or below the eyelash line.

No excess skin is removed during lower eyelid surgery, but if you need more volume in the area, we may recommend a fat transplant.Many patients have both their upper and lower eyelids done at the same time to achieve optimal results.

Recovery

The majority of eyelid surgery patients will require a week off of work and their routine activities. It’s important to be aware that you may experience blurred vision, bruising, redness, swelling, dry eyes, and/or mild discomfort. While these side effects are common, they are also temporary. 

Be sure not to wear contact lenses for two weeks. After about a week, your sutures can be removed. We will provide you with thorough home care instructions to help you with the recovery period. You may also be prescribed or recommended eye drops and eye ointment to help with healing. 

Results

After about six weeks, you will be able to see the final outcome of your blepharoplasty. The results will be subtle, but significant. You will find that you appear much more rested and youthful, and if you had been having trouble seeing before the surgery due to sagging skin, you will now be able to see without any obstructions.

Eyelid surgery candidates

If you’re considering undergoing blepharoplasty in Buckeye, Surprise, Phoenix, or the nearby areas, you may be an excellent candidate. Ideal candidates for this procedure:

  • Want to improve their sad, angry, or tired-looking resting face
  • Have excess skin, puffiness, or sagging of the eyelids
  • Don’t have any pre-existing eye conditions
  • Do not have thyroid problems
  • Are non-smokers
  • Have realistic expectations about what eyelid surgery can accomplish

Why choose Regency Specialties?

If you’re interested in eyelid surgery in Buckeye, Surprise, Phoenix, or the nearby areas, schedule a consultation with us at Regency Specialties. We are a multi-specialty group delivering the very best treatments in dermatology, plastic surgery, hand surgery, breast oncology, reconstruction, and dermatopathology, all in one practice. This offers a convenient solution for our patients. We provide the highest level of care and availability, featuring the top specialists in Arizona. You will feel completely welcome from the moment you enter our door to your very last follow-up appointment. To learn more or schedule a consultation, please call 623-243-9077 or contact us online.

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