One of the first facial features people take notice of are the eyes. Some believe they can learn a lot about a person just by the appearance of their eyes. Dark circles, droopy skin, and puffiness are the signs weariness, sorrow or depression. On the other hand, more aesthetically pleasing, youthful-looking eyes display confidence, joy, and vibrant energy.
Luckily, eye problems can be easily solved with eyelid surgery in Scottsdale. It is a popular, safe and effective cosmetic procedure that can help you achieve the look you desire. If you have excess skin, or puffiness in your upper or lower eyelids that you are unhappy with, blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, may be the solution.
What are the benefits of cosmetic eyelid surgery in Scottsdale?
Eyelid surgery in Scottsdale will rid you of droopy excess skin puffiness. Upper blepharoplasty involves the removal of skin and fat from upper lids which can interfere with vision, and detract from an attractive face. With lower blepharoplasty, Dr. Ronald Caniglia reduces puffiness and tightens loose under the eye lid skin. Both cosmetic eyelid procedures are fast and simple.
Am I a good candidate for eyelid surgery?
One of the first facial areas to show visible signs of aging is the eyelid area. If you have fine lines or wrinkles below the eyes, excess skin or bags in the lower lids, or dark circles under your eyes, you may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery in Scottsdale. Typically, blepharoplasty is performed on younger patients in their 30s and older. It is not likely that surgery will need to be repeated in advanced age.
During your initial consultation for upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Caniglia will also evaluate your eyebrows. For some patients, they actually need a brow or forehead lift, as opposed to an eyelid lift, to accomplish their goals. Oftentimes, both a brow lift and an upper blepharoplasty are performed at the same time to achieve optimal results.
What should I expect during the procedure?
Eyelid surgery is usually an outpatient procedure and is typically completed in about thirty minutes for upper blepharoplasty and 45 minutes for both upper and lower eyelid surgery, combined.
At Caniglia Facial Plastic Surgery all blepharoplasty procedures are performed under local anesthesia. Dr. Caniglia uses intravenous sedation to keep his patient’s pain-free and comfortable during the procedure, and more refreshed and alert when it is time to leave the clinic.
How soon can I return to work after eyelid surgery?
Patients experience little to no discomfort following surgery. With the laser approach, there is minimal bruising, especially in the lower eyelids. After seven days the sutures are removed, and patients can resume their normal routine, but wait two weeks before engaging in strenuous activity.
If you are unhappy with your tired, and worn down appearance, and want to learn more about how eyelid surgery can brighten your look, contact Dr. Caniglia either online or at (480) 483-6200 to schedule a consultation.