Blepharoplasty

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"The eyes are the window to the soul," is a familiar expression. The appearance of our eyes is a fundamental part of how others perceive us. Unfortunately the aging process can make us appear tired or sad no matter how vibrant and happy we may feel. The experienced surgeons at Advanced Aesthetic Associates perform eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) in Scottsdale and Phoenix, to help women and men look refreshed and more youthful.

If you would like to learn more about your facial rejuvenation options, request a consultationrequest a consultation at Advanced Aesthetic Associates today. Or you can call our office at (480) 752-7874 to schedule your appointment.

Benefits of Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. Patients choose it for a variety of benefits, including:

  • Lifting sagging upper eyelids
  • Reducing puffy under-eye bags
  • Attaining a defined upper eyelid crease
  • Improving vision obstructed by loose eyelid skin

How Much Does Blepharoplasty Cost?

The cost for blepharoplasty varies with the complexity of the procedure but usually ranges from $3,500 to $8,000. For the most satisfying outcome, it's essential to choose a surgeon who is qualified and experienced in performing facial cosmetic surgery instead of basing your decision on price alone. Visit our Choosing a Plastic Surgeon page for helpful considerations.

Completing Your Facial Rejuvenation

During your consultation, Dr. Prichard, Dr. Repta, Dr. Andres, or Dr. Mussman can discuss the options that are ideally suited for your individual needs and help you decide on the best eye rejuvenation treatment that will meet your goals. Many people considering eyelid surgery may also be good candidates for one or more of the following procedures:

  • Brow lift surgery raises a drooping or naturally heavy brow line.
  • Facelift surgery rejuvenates the lower 2/3 of the face.
  • Minimal scar facelift surgery addresses early signs of aging in the lower face and neck with shorter incisions and less skin removed. Recovery time is typically shorter than for a complete facelift.
  • Fat grafting and injectable fillers replace lost facial volume on areas such as the cheeks and temples.

If you are bothered by upper eyelid sagging and you're not quite ready for surgery, you may want to ask us about a non-surgical treatment to lift the outer brow area such as BOTOX® Cosmetic injections or Ultherapy®.

Your Eyelid Surgery

Our surgeons perform eyelid surgery as an outpatient procedure using IV sedation or general anesthesia, which is delivered under the care of a board-certified anesthesiologist. For upper eyelid surgery, the incisions are placed along the upper eyelid crease, through which excess skin and fat is removed. Lower eyelid surgery incisions may be placed within the lower eyelids or along the lower lash line.

What to Expect During Recovery

After eyelid surgery, any pain can usually be controlled with prescription pain medication. You can minimize swelling and bruising by applying icepacks as directed for the first 24 hours and by keeping your head elevated as much as possible for approximately the first week. Sleeping in a recliner or with extra pillows behind your head helps.

Patients typically feel ready to return to work within 7 to 10 days and may resume strenuous exercise after about 3 weeks to a month.

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