Upper Eyelid Surgery – Blepharoplasty
Upper Eyelid Surgery Can Transform Your Eyes
What happens to your Eyes as you age?
Sagging skin can age your appearance, especially around your eyes… With an Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty, you can say goodbye to tired, old-looking eyes!
Why is this happening? In some patients, this is a genetic trait, and they may have excess or droopy eyelid skin at a young age. For most people, this is an age-related condition. Many people develop excess upper lid skin starting in their late 40s – 50s. Excess upper lid skin can make people look tired and older than they are. Dr. Bomer is a fellowship-trained, experienced Facial Plastic Surgeon who specializes in eyelid surgery. She is a meticulous eyelid surgeon and cares deeply about all her patients. She performs a volume-preserving upper blepharoplasty, in which the underlying muscle is preserved and only the excess skin is removed. The shape of the eye is not changed. The result is a natural, refreshed, and more youthful appearance. The eye area is the first to show signs of aging. Under-eye hollowness can often be improved with filler in patients in their late 30s and 40s, but excess upper lid skin requires surgery. For patients who are candidates, upper eyelid surgery is a very rewarding experience.
How can Eyelid Surgery Blepharoplasty Rejuvenate Your eyes?
Upper Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) can help rejuvenate your eyes and give you a refreshed and more youthful appearance!
Benefits of Upper Eyelid Surgery at Rejuvent:
- Can make patients look years younger and more attractive
- Patients look natural, like a younger version of themselves
- Performed under local anesthetic
- Relatively quick recovery (compared to Rhinoplasty or Facelift)
- Long-lasting results
- Great Bang for the Buck!
For some patients, puffiness under the eyes is also a concern. Dr. Bomer addresses this with a lower eyelid Blepharoplasty which targets under-eye bags, fine lines on the lower lids, and dark circles beneath the eyes and can be performed in conjunction with the Upper Blepharoplasty.
Upper Eyelid Surgery in Scottsdale
For any additional questions, or to schedule your consultation for Upper Eyelid Surgery in Scottsdale with Dr. Bomer, call Rejuvent at 480.889.8880.
Rejuvent is located in Scottsdale, Arizona, and conveniently located near Paradise Valley, Tempe, Mesa, and other areas of Greater Phoenix.
No more hooded eyes!
“I’ve never had the eyes that you could see if I had eyeshadow on, I always had hooded eyes. At age 46 I looked in the mirror I decided that my eyes looked tired and even sad. I went through three consultations for my eyes before deciding on Dr. Bomer. Her before and after pictures on the website and her gentle demeanor at the consultation were awesome, all my questions were answered and I didn’t feel rushed. After surgery, I have had people tell me I look 10 years younger, and those that don’t know I had it asked if I went on vacation because I look so rested!”
– K. M.
Upper Eyelid Surgery Before and After Photo Gallery
Beautifully Rejuvenated Eyes with Upper Eyelid Surgery
Visit Rejuvent for a consultation and find out how Dr. Bomer can help rejuvenate your eyes and remove the excess skin from your eyelids. These eyelid before and after photos are only a small sampling of the amazing results Dr. Bomer & Dr. Bouzoukis achieve for their patients in their Scottsdale location.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the upper eyelid area.
At Rejuvent Scottsdale, upper eyelid surgery is performed under local anesthesia, with optional IV sedation. Recovery time is minimal.
If your eyelids are droopy, puffy or you have excess skin sagging which impairs your vision you are a great candidate for this surgery.
Yes. If you are a candidate for Lower Eyelid Surgery, Dr. Bomer can perform both surgeries at the same time.
Blepharoplasties are performed in our in-office surgical suite at Rejuvent. They are performed under local anesthesia, and most patients also take oral medications directly before surgery to relax and relieve discomfort. Fasting is not required.
Depending on the patient, upper eyelid surgery may involve removing only excess skin or deeper orbital fat may be removed, as well. During eyelid blepharoplasty, the thin muscle of the eyelid (orbicularis oculi) is preserved with careful dissection. This retains volume, improves healing, and minimizes scarring. Not all surgeons take the time to preserve all the muscle during Eyelid Blepharoplasty.
During surgery, Dr. Bomer makes incisions in the natural folds of the eyelid and in the crease of the upper eyelid to remove the excess skin. Incisions are virtually unnoticeable after they have healed.
The eyelid surgery takes between 1 and 2 hours. Additional time is spent before surgery in marking the lids, and patients remain in our recovery room afterward for a brief period.
We recommend following this list before your surgery:
- One week before your surgery, avoid taking aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (Advil, Motrin, Aleve, or Ibuprofen), Gingko Biloba, Vitamin E, or fish oil supplements. These agents may increase bruising and bleeding. If you require a pain remedy during this time period, it is ok to take Tylenol.
- Adding leafy greens to your diet will boost your Vitamin K and help to reduce the possibility of bruising and swelling.
- Avoid eating apples or large quantities of garlic before your surgery.
- Arnica supplements have been shown to reduce discomfort, bruising, and swelling from injectable procedures. Arnica pills may be started the day before or the day of treatment and should be continued until bruising has resolved. We carry Arnica supplements at Rejuvent and RejuventSkinCare.com
You will need a driver to take you home after surgery, and someone to care for you that afternoon and evening.
Fasting is not needed.
You will need to have a ride, and someone to care for you that afternoon and evening.
It is normal to experience soreness, bruising, swelling, tightness, and minor pain for the first few days following surgery. These conditions will lessen each day. Following blepharoplasty, lubricating eye drops will be prescribed to prevent dryness and protect your eyes. Excessive tearing, sensitivity to light, and double vision may be experienced immediately following the procedure. The evening after surgery vision will be a little blurry from eye ointment. Incisions will be red and visible at first, and eyelids may be puffy and may feel numb for several days. Ice packs or cold compresses applied to your eyes can help reduce swelling. Stitches will be removed after one week. A skin-colored medical tape is then applied over the lateral aspect of the Blepharoplasty incisions to support the incision for another week.
Most patients take 1 week off from work, but some choose to return to work sooner.
The final results are usually seen two to three months after the surgery has been performed. For the incision to heal it usually takes a couple of months, and most of the visual swelling is usually gone in approximately one month.
When you come for your consultation we will go over your concerns and provide a quote for the surgery cost.
If you would like a consultation for the upper eyelid with the best eyelid surgeon in the Phoenix Scottsdale area, please call 480-889-8880 to schedule your appointment.