REASONS TO HAVE EYELID SURGERY
- Bags under the eyes
- Excessive fatty deposits that lead to puffy eyelid
- 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
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
Lower blepharoplasty corrects the bulging or sagging appearance underneath the eye. The surgeon has various options with regards to the incision site. The first approach is to make an incision below the lower eyelash in order to remove excess fat, skin, and tissue. Alternatively, Dr. Jude may use a transconjunctival incision, which is a cut inside the lower eyelid. The latter method is common for patients with good skin elasticity and helps hide the resulting scar. For patients who have dark circles around their eyes, the surgeon may recommend blepharoplasty in conjunction with other procedures such as chemical peels or injectable fillers.
PLANNING YOUR EYELID REJUVENATION SURGERY
FEATURED PATIENT GALLERIES
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Eyelid surgery usually does not lead to visible scars. Skilled surgeons take great care to hide the incision sites within the natural fold lines of the eye. Once healing is complete, there typically are no noticeable signs of scarring. Patients should make sure that they work with experienced surgeons in order to avoid mishaps with eyelid surgery.
While blepharoplasty helps address sagging, drooping and baggy eyelids, it is not a treatment for crow’s feet and hollow eyes. Your surgeon may recommend that this procedure is combined with nonsurgical treatments such as BOTOX in order to alleviate these issues.