EYELID SURGERY PHOENIX
Eye Bag Surgery in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Mesa, Glendale, Paradise Valley and surrounding AZ
Dr. Jude LaBarbera specializes in blepharoplasty to help remove undesirable eyelid features. This surgery may be performed alone, or together with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as brow and neck lifts. He has helped countless patients – some as young as 35 – achieve a softer, more alert and youthful look with blepharoplasty.
REASONS TO HAVE EYELID SURGERY
Blepharoplasty can help treat:
- Bags under the eyes
- Excessive fatty deposits that lead to puffy eyelids
- Lax or saggy skin that folds or disturbs the contouring of the upper eyelids
- Fine wrinkles and excessive skin in the lower eyelids
- Drooping lower eyelids that show the white of the eye below the iris
Eyelid surgery aims to give patients with drooping eyelids a more youthful and alert appearance. Dr. Jude LaBarbera works individually with each one of his patients and formulates an effective plan to achieve the desired results.
YOUR INITIAL BLEPHAROPLASTY CONSULTATION
The first step is to visit Dr. LaBarbera at his Scottsdale or Gilbert AZ office. During this initial visit, the surgeon will examine your eyelids, understands your motivations for having eyelid surgery, and answer any questions that you may have. Dr. LaBarbera will collect information on your medical history, and discuss the best way forward to address the problem. If you are a good fit for blepharoplasty, the surgeon may recommend that you start making preparations for the surgery.
Blepharoplasty may be performed on the lower eyelid, the upper eyelid, or both. The goal of this cosmetic and sometimes functional procedure is to maintain the natural look of the eye. There may be minor differences depending on the eyelid to be operated on (upper or lower) but the method is generally similar. Your surgeon will work to remove any loose tissue or skin, as well as extract and reposition fat deposits.
Eyelid surgery is usually just to treat issues with the upper or lower eyelids. It does not correct related cosmetic issues such as dark circles, wrinkles, or crow’s feet. However, Dr. LaBarbera can come up with a plan that addresses these issues in conjunction with blepharoplasty. The term eyelid rejuvenation is used to describe eyelid surgery and other adjustments that need to be made to achieve the desired cosmetic appearance.
Upper eyelid surgery
Lower eyelid surgery
Eyelid surgery is typically an outpatient procedure that is performed under general anesthesia. If the procedure entails both the upper and lower eyelids, the surgeon will work on the upper eyelid first. The surgery takes 1-2 hours to complete, depending on the extent of the procedure. Patients are usually able to go home on the same day, to continue with recovery there. Over the first few days after blepharoplasty, swelling and discoloration are common around the area. Patients are advised to rest with their head elevated. The surgeon may provide pain medications, antibiotics, and instructions to ensure an uninterrupted recovery process.
Planning your eyelid rejuvenation surgery
The average cost of eyelid surgery can vary depending on which eyelids and how many eyelids need surgery. In most cases, insurance does not pay for blepharoplasty. There might be exemptions, so it’s important to work with your insurance coordinator to find out if you are eligible. Many of the patients who are covered by insurance have drooping eyelids that affect their vision.
Dr. Jude LaBarbera performs blepharoplasty at his ultra-modern operating room, supported by a team of professional and licensed staff. He works with patients from Scottsdale, Phoenix, Mesa, Gilbert, as well as the surrounding Arizona areas .
1 – 2 Hours
1 – 2 Weeks
Eyelid Surgery FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
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Jude LaBarbera MD Plastic Surgery of Scottsdale & Gilbert has provided this website for informational purposes only. This website does not constitute formal medical advice. Please contact our office to schedule your plastic surgery consultation to further discuss your medical needs. Serving Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, and other surrounding cities in Arizona, including Paradise Valley, Chandler, and Mesa AZ.