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EYELID SURGERY
In Scottsdale AZ

Eye Bag Surgery (Blepahroplasty) in Scottsdale, Arizona

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure to correct baggy or wrinkled eyelids. Aging often leads to a loss of skin elasticity, causing fat deposits under or above the eyes and resulting in sagging. This sagging can make you look older, give a tired appearance, and sometimes impair vision. Many choose eyelid surgery to address baggy lower eyelids and hooded upper eyelids.

Dr. Jude LaBarbera offers specialized blepharoplasty to help remove these undesirable features. This surgery can be done alone or combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures like brow and neck lifts. He has successfully helped numerous patients, including those as young as 35, achieve a more refreshed and youthful appearance through eyelid surgery.

REASONS TO HAVE EYELID SURGERY In Scottsdale

Blepharoplasty effectively treats:

  • Under-eye bags
  • Puffy eyelids caused by excess fatty deposits
  • Loose or sagging upper eyelid skin affecting contour
  • Fine wrinkles and extra skin on lower eyelids
  • Drooping lower eyelids exposing the white below the iris

This surgery is designed to restore a more youthful and alert look. Dr. Jude LaBarbera customizes his approach for each patient, ensuring the results align with their goals.

YOUR INITIAL BLEPHAROPLASTY CONSULTATION

Schedule your initial consultation with Dr. LaBarbera at his Scottsdale office. During this appointment, he will assess your eyelids, discuss your reasons for seeking eyelid surgery, and answer any questions you have. Dr. LaBarbera will also review your medical history and determine the best approach for your needs. If he concludes you are a good candidate for blepharoplasty, he will guide you on how to prepare for the surgery.

SURGICAL PROCEDURES

Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, aiming to preserve the natural appearance of the eyes. The techniques may vary slightly depending on the eyelid being treated, but the overall approach is similar. This procedure involves removing loose tissue or skin and repositioning fat deposits for optimal results.

While eyelid surgery addresses issues specific to the upper or lower eyelids, it does not correct related cosmetic concerns like dark circles, wrinkles, or crow’s feet. Dr. LaBarbera can create a comprehensive plan that includes these additional treatments along with blepharoplasty. This combined approach, known as eyelid rejuvenation, aims to enhance the overall aesthetic of the eye area.

UPPER EYELID SURGERY

Excess skin hanging over the eyes can impact both appearance and vision. To address this, an incision is made along the eyelid’s natural crease. This allows for the removal of excess fat and tissue, as well as the elimination of any bulges. Sometimes, fat tissues are repositioned rather than removed. Finally, the excess skin is trimmed away, and the incision sites are closed with fine sutures.

LOWER EYELID SURGERY

Lower blepharoplasty addresses under-eye puffiness and sagging. The surgeon can opt for different incision locations. One method involves making an incision just below the eyelashes to remove surplus fat, skin, and tissue. Another option is the transconjunctival approach, which involves an incision inside the lower eyelid. This technique is suitable for patients with good skin elasticity and results in minimal scarring. For those with dark circles, Dr. Jude LaBarbera might suggest combining the procedure with other treatments like chemical peels or fillers to achieve more comprehensive improvements.

DURING/AFTER SURGERY

Blepharoplasty is generally conducted on an outpatient basis using general anesthesia. When performing both upper and lower eyelid surgery, the upper eyelid is addressed first. This procedure usually takes about 1-2 hours, depending on its complexity. Afterward, patients are able to return home the same day to begin their recovery. In the initial days post-surgery, it is common to experience swelling and bruising around the eyes. It is advised to rest with your head elevated to minimize swelling. The surgeon will provide pain relief, antibiotics, and comprehensive post-operative care instructions to ensure a smooth recovery.

PLANNING YOUR EYELID REJUVENATION SURGERY In Scottsdale

The cost of eyelid surgery can vary significantly based on whether the procedure involves the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. Typically, insurance does not cover the cost of blepharoplasty. Dr. Jude LaBarbera conducts blepharoplasty in his state-of-the-art operating room, with the assistance of a skilled and licensed team. He serves patients from Scottsdale and the surrounding Arizona areas, ensuring each individual receives the highest level of care and expertise.

AVERAGE COST

Varies

PROCEDURE TIME

1 – 2 Hours

RECOVERY TIME

1 – 2 Weeks

INSURANCE

Some Situations

FEATURED PATIENT GALLERIES

EYELID SURGERY FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

To ensure minimal visible scarring after eyelid surgery, surgeons make incisions within the natural fold lines of the eyes. Once the healing process is complete, scars are typically unnoticeable. It’s essential to select a highly skilled surgeon to achieve optimal results and avoid potential complications.

While blepharoplasty effectively addresses issues like sagging and drooping eyelids, it doesn’t treat crow’s feet or hollow eyes. To tackle these concerns, surgeons often recommend combining eyelid surgery with nonsurgical treatments, such as BOTOX, for a more comprehensive rejuvenation of the eye area.

While mainly a cosmetic operation, eyelid surgery can improve functionality. Many individuals with drooping upper eyelids find that their vision improves post-surgery, as excess skin removal can enhance their field of view.

Jude LaBarbera MD Plastic Surgery of Scottsdale has created this website for informational purposes only. This website is not intended to serve as formal medical advice. To discuss your plastic surgery needs, please contact our office to schedule a consultation. We serve Scottsdale and the surrounding areas in Arizona.