Your eyes are one of the first areas to show signs of aging. The numerous daily muscle contractions necessary for your eyes to focus on near and distant objects, read written text in print and on computer screens, and express emotion eventually take their toll on your skin. This can result in a tired appearance which makes you look older than you are. Fortunately, eyelid surgery can help you reverse these signs of aging so that you look and feel your very best.
Very few procedures can achieve the dramatic facial rejuvenation effects of eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty. For this reason, it is one of the most popular facial plastic surgery procedures performed by Dr. John Corey.
The best way to determine whether eyelid surgery is the right option for you is to speak with Dr. Corey in person. Please call 480-767-7700 today to schedule a consultation with our Phoenix plastic surgeon.
Benefits of Blepharoplasty
Blepharoplasty is a great way to reverse the signs of aging in your eyes, taking years off of your appearance. Some of the aesthetic benefits of eyelid surgery include:
- Eliminating eye puffiness
- Opening the eye region
- Reduce, and at times, eliminate dark circles under the eyes
- Removing deep folds in the eyelids
- Eliminating hollows in the eyes
- Removing bags from under your eyes
- Removing excess skin which causes wrinkles and droopy eyelids
In addition, many blepharoplasty patients find that the elimination of droopy eyelids clears their visual field and improves their vision. Psychological benefits, such as a boost in self-esteem, are also commonly experienced after eyelid surgery.
Am I a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
Ideal blepharoplasty candidates are in good overall health, have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure, and would like to correct one or more of the following issues:
- Lost natural upper eyelid crease
- Excessive sagging or wrinkling in the eyelid skin
- Puffy pouches of fat in the eyelids which give off a tired or aged appearance
- Excess upper eyelid skin that interferes with vision
Dr. Corey has found that in recent years, an increasing number of men and women in their mid-30s and early 40s are choosing to undergo eyelid surgery. These people prefer to experience the benefits of eyelid surgery at a younger age, when it can positively impact their personal and professional interactions, instead of waiting until they are older and might need more extensive facial plastic surgery.
In some instances, Dr. Corey may recommend a brow lift for enhanced results. If you are looking to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, then BOTOX® Cosmetic can be an effective non-surgical alternative.
Your Blepharoplasty Procedure
Eyelid surgery is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. Dr. Corey will remove excess fat and skin in the upper and lower eyelids to restore a more youthful appearance. You will receive detailed blepharoplasty recovery instructions from Dr. Corey. It is important to follow these instructions carefully to ensure the best possible outcome.
Dr. Corey is a board certified plastic surgeon who has the extensive training and experience to ensure you achieve beautiful, natural looking results.
If you are interested in eyelid surgery, please contact Dr. John Corey today to schedule your initial consultation. We serve patients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Mesa, Chandler, and Tempe, Arizona.