Our eyes are the number one facial feature that people recognize. When people say we look tired it is often the aging changes around the eyes which lead to this comment. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) in Phoenix can provide for more rested, more alert, and more youthful eyes.
It is important to see a facial plastic surgeon in Phoenix that specializes in eyelid surgery. Dr. Caniglia is one of these facial plastic surgeons. A comprehensive eye exam is necessary to determine whether the aging changes are due to excess loose upper eyelid skin or sagging of the brow tissues or both.
The upper eyelids serve a very important function; they serve to cover the eyeball when we blink and sleep thereby keeping the eye moist and lubricated. Therefore it is important for a surgeon to only remove the amount of excess skin necessary to still allow the eyes to close. It is extremely important for the surgeon to not alter the shape of the eye; a soft natural look is preferred.
A blepharoplasty is usually performed under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes. The incision is well hidden in the natural crease of the upper eyelid. Through this incision, the surgeon will remove the excess skin and if necessary recontour the fatty tissue. A single stitch is used to close the incision. The patient is allowed to go home that day after a short recovery period.
There is very little pain with eyelid surgery in Phoenix. The eyes are not swollen shut and one will be able to see that day. The sutures are removed in 7 days. Women can apply makeup after suture removal. Normal activity can be resumed after 10 days.
Upper eyelid surgery is a very rewarding procedure with outstanding results if performed properly. The results are immediate and long lasting with very little downtime. An experienced facial plastic surgeon can assist you with your eyelid needs.