Blepharoplasty in Phoenix, AZ

The eyes are one of the first things people notice with regard to physical appearance. Anyone who feels self-conscious about their eyelids may experience a lack of confidence or low self-esteem. For residents of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and the surrounding communities of Arizona, board-certified ENT and facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Farhan Taghizadeh performs eyelid surgery on men and women who want to rejuvenate their eyelids at Arizona Facial Plastics, PC.

What Is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a corrective eyelid surgery that focuses on either cosmetic or functional treatment of the eyelid. The results of the procedure can correct tired and droopy eyelids, thereby improving a person’s appearance. In addition, blepharoplasty can address long-term conditions, such as vision problems due to drooping eyelids.

Benefits of Blepharoplasty

The benefits of eyelid surgery depend on the patient’s goals and motivation behind seeking the procedure.

Some of the advantages include the following:

  • Increased confidence and self-esteem
  • More aesthetically pleasing eyelids
  • Improved vision if a drooping eyelid obstructs sight

How Is Blepharoplasty Performed?

Dr. Taghizadeh begins eyelid surgery by applying a local anesthetic, though different techniques are used depending on the specifics of the procedure. For an upper eyelid blepharoplasty, an incision will be made in the eye crease; a lower eyelid procedure requires Dr. Taghizadeh to make the incision closer to the lower eyelashes. Placement of the incision allows excess fat deposits and skin to be removed or repositioned as necessary for the goals of the procedure. The position of the incision also enables the doctor to properly tighten surrounding skin and muscle. When Dr. Taghizadeh completes the surgical treatment, the incisions are seamlessly joined by either removable sutures or specialized skin adhesives.

The Recovery Process for Blepharoplasty

The skin around the eyes is very fragile, so there may be some initial discomfort or bruising around the surgical site. As part of the recovery process, the patient should apply ointments to the eyelid and apply cold compresses as directed by Dr. Taghizadeh. In some cases, he will recommend using gauze to dress the eyelids. In addition, it’s very important to protect the eyelids and surrounding skin from sun exposure to facilitate the healing process.

Many patients can return to work and their normal daily routine within seven to 10 days. However, you should allow at least three weeks before engaging in activities of a physical nature.

How Much Does Blepharoplasty Cost in Phoenix?

Most insurance companies consider plastic surgery to be an elective procedure and do not offer coverage for these procedures; a blepharoplasty treatment is usually excluded from policies. In order to make eyelid procedures and other plastic surgeries financially accessible and affordable, Arizona Facial Plastics, PC, accepts cash, checks and credit cards. In addition, financing is offered through Prosper® Healthcare Lending and CareCredit®. If you have any questions about the blepharoplasty procedure, recovery, costs or financing options at Arizona Facial Plastics, PC, please give us a call.

Is Blepharoplasty Right for Me?

There are a number of circumstances that make someone a good candidate for eyelid surgery. If you have loose or sagging skin on the eyelids that detracts from their natural shape, blepharoplasty could be an option for you. Anyone with excessive fatty tissue that obstructs their vision or makes them self-conscious might also consider eyelid surgery. Plus, blepharoplasty can even address bags under the eyes.

When Can I Return To Work Following Blepharoplasty?

Most patients report being able to resume work and their normal routine within seven to 10 days. Still, you should allow at least three weeks before tackling more strenuous activities.

If you look tired and worn out because of droopy eyelids, consider blepharoplasty to rejuvenate your appearance. Contact board-certified ENT and facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Farhan Taghizadeh to schedule your consultation at Arizona Facial Plastics, PC, convenient to all Phoenix, Scottsdale and Paradise Valley residents.

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