For most people, the eyes begin to show signs of aging before other areas of the face. This is caused by the many muscle contractions which occur all day long as your eyes try to focus on objects of varying distances and convey emotion to others. Over time, these muscle contractions can lead to the development of fine lines and wrinkles which may make you look older than you are. Eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, can help reverse these signs of aging to provide you with a rejuvenated facial appearance.
Very few procedures can produce the dramatic facial rejuvenation results achieved by blepharoplasty. If you feel that the fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes are making you look tired or old, Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery can help you turn back the clock and take years off of your appearance.
You can receive individualized treatment recommendations by speaking with Dr. Ali or Dr. Tamir in person. Please call 602-513-8133 today to schedule a consultation at our Phoenix plastic surgery office.
Benefits of Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery can deliver beautiful, natural looking results that make you look more youthful and revitalized. The procedure can deliver a wide range of aesthetic benefits, including:
- Reducing or in some instances eliminating dark circles under the eyes
- Eliminating hollows in the eyes
- Eliminating eye puffiness
- Removing deep folds in the eyelids
- Opening up the eye region
- Removing bags from underneath the eyes
- Removing excess skin which results in wrinkles and droopy eyelids
In addition, eyelid surgery can provide important vision benefits. By correcting droopy eyelids, blepharoplasty is able to improve your visual field, helping you see more clearly.
Am I a Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
In general, ideal blepharoplasty candidates are men and women in good overall health who would like to correct one or more of the following signs of aging in the eye region:
- Sagging or wrinkling in the upper or lower eyelid skin
- Drooping in the upper eyelids
- Hollows under the eyes the create an appearance of dark bags
- Lost upper eyelid crease
- Excess skin in the upper eyelid that negatively impacts your visual field
- Puffy fat deposits in the lower eyelid which make you look tired
While the most common age for blepharoplasty is your 40s or 50s, Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir are seeing an increasing number of men and women in their mid to late 30s who are experiencing the early signs of aging and would like to restore a more youthful appearance.
It is important to understand that blepharoplasty is only intended to reverse the signs of aging in the eye region. If you experience more extensive signs of facial aging, Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir may recommend a brow lift or facelift in conjunction with eyelid surgery for more comprehensive facial rejuvenation results.
Your Blepharoplasty Procedure
Eyelid surgery is performed slightly differently for the upper and lower eyelids. Upper lid blepharoplasty typically involves the removal of excess skin to produce a youthful crease in the upper eyelid without a redundant fold of skin. In some cases, the muscle and fat of the upper eyelid can also be addressed to achieve your desired results. The procedure leaves a nearly invisible scar on the upper eyelid that is concealed by the natural lid crease.
Lower lid blepharoplasty is frequently performed through an incision inside the lower eyelid, called a transconjunctival incision. The procedure elevates and softens the junction between the lower eyelid and the cheek, restoring a youthful appearance to the lower eyelids. Fat from the three distinct pockets in the lower eyelid are removed and repositioned to eliminate the appearance of dark circles and bags underneath the eyes. As with upper eyelid surgery, your scar will be nearly invisible.
Contact our Phoenix Plastic Surgeons
Please contact Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery using the form on this page or call 602-513-8133 today to schedule your eyelid surgery consultation. We serve patients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and the surrounding areas of Arizona.