Upper & Lower Blepharoplasty

This procedure is also known as Blepharoplasty Surgery and can rejuvenate the upper, lower or both eyelids. This procedure will address the loose skin of the upper and lower eyes as well as puffiness from excess fatty tissue that begins to protrude. For the lower eyelids, this can blunt the smooth transition between the lower eyelids and cheek. For the upper eyelids, the skin can begin to obstruct your vision.

Am I a Good Candidate For
Eyelid Surgery?

You are an ideal candidate for eyelid surgery:

  • If you are a healthy patient who does not have significant medical problems
  • If you have excess skin and puffiness of the upper or lower eyelids
  • If you also have sagging bags of the lower eyelids or dark circles of the lower eyelids

The Eyelid Surgery Procedure

The goal of any cosmetic procedure should be to enhance and rejuvenate while maintaining and revealing your inner, natural beauty. As one of the most delicate areas, with eyelid surgery, less can truly be more – ensuring your satisfaction while avoiding changing the eye shape or any hollow areas.

For some patients, eyelid surgery may be all that is required to create a youthful and refreshed appearance. For others, a brow lift or other complementary procedure may be beneficial to achieve their desired outcome

At Brown Plastic Surgery, we are advocates for complementary and bespoke care. With a team that stands by you, you can rest assured that we will create the ideal surgical plan for your unique needs and best interest.

What Results Will I See?*

  • Removal or tightening of upper and/or lower eyelid skin
  • Reduction of puffiness and bags of upper and lower eyelids
  • Removal of excess hooding skin of the upper outer eyelids
  • May improve vision with upper eyelid removal of skin

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Eyelid Surgery Procedure Details

The operation itself takes 1-3 hours depending on what type of eyelid surgery you undergo. Depending upon concurrent procedures eyelid surgery can be performed using all types of anesthesia.

Upper Eyelids (Upper Blepharoplasty):

Local or general anesthesia can be used. Single-incision along the eyelid crease for removal of excess skin and fat.

Lower Eyelids (Lower Blepharoplasty):

Sedation or general anesthesia can be used, but local is not an option. Internal (transconjunctival), or an external incision is used to remove fat bags. Depending on the patient, skin is either removed, or laser is utilized for skin tightening. Fat transfer or filler products can be added with this procedure as well for tear trough correction. We often times mix this with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) which is your blood that we spin down to collect the PRP. It has many valuable stem cells that help promote collagen production and help improve fat cell survival when injected.

Is There Any Downtime?

Depending on how many procedures you have you may be able to go home the same day or will be required to have a short overnight stay. Eyelid surgery alone is usually an outpatient surgery. Expect bruising and swelling for 1-2 weeks. Pain and bruising varies but is controlled with oral medications and cool compresses for 5-7 days. Sutures are removed between 5-7 days.

You are encouraged to walk immediately after surgery. No heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for 6 weeks. You may drive when you are no longer requiring narcotic pain medications. Expect 1-2 weeks off of work for depending on job demands. If you do not mind people seeing that you are bruised and swollen you may return to work within days. You will be seen in our office one week after surgery or sooner, and scheduled follow-ups accordingly thereafter.

Eyelid Surgery Procedure Details

The operation itself takes 1-3 hours depending on what type of eyelid surgery you undergo. Depending upon concurrent procedures eyelid surgery can be performed using all types of anesthesia.

Upper Eyelids (Upper Blepharoplasty):

Local or general anesthesia can be used. Single-incision along the eyelid crease for removal of excess skin and fat.

Lower Eyelids (Lower Blepharoplasty):

Sedation or general anesthesia can be used, but local is not an option. Internal (transconjunctival), or an external incision is used to remove fat bags. Depending on the patient, skin is either removed, or laser is utilized for skin tightening. Fat transfer or filler products can be added with this procedure as well for tear trough correction. We often times mix this with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) which is your blood that we spin down to collect the PRP. It has many valuable stem cells that help promote collagen production and help improve fat cell survival when injected.

Is There Any Downtime?

Depending on how many procedures you have you may be able to go home the same day or will be required to have a short overnight stay. Eyelid surgery alone is usually an outpatient surgery. Expect bruising and swelling for 1-2 weeks. Pain and bruising varies but is controlled with oral medications and cool compresses for 5-7 days. Sutures are removed between 5-7 days.

You are encouraged to walk immediately after surgery. No heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for 6 weeks. You may drive when you are no longer requiring narcotic pain medications. Expect 1-2 weeks off of work for depending on job demands. If you do not mind people seeing that you are bruised and swollen you may return to work within days. You will be seen in our office one week after surgery or sooner, and scheduled follow-ups accordingly thereafter.

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Please fill out the form on this page to request an in-person consultation and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Brown Plastic Surgery will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our Scottsdale or West Valley offices directly to schedule at 480-568-3804. Brown Plastic Surgery serves the Scottsdale and West Valley areas.

*Individual results may vary*