Your eyes can look puffy and chronically tired with age, time, and environmental exposure. The skin around your eyes and eyelids can look saggy and droopy as your skin cells lose firmness and elasticity. The development of fine lines, wrinkles, and folds around the eyes can further age your face, making you look older or more tired than you feel.

Blepharoplasty, more commonly known as eyelid surgery, can dramatically solve each one of these issues in a matter of hours. This facial procedure enhances the appearance, aesthetic, and function of your upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. If you would like to learn more about blepharoplasty in Fountain Hills from oculoplastic fellowship trained and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ross Stutman, contact our office today.

Am I the Right Candidate for Blepharoplasty?

If your eyes make you look tired, old, or chronically fatigued due to puffiness or undereye bags and excess skin on the upper or lower lids, blepharoplasty may be ideal for you. Not only are these issues aesthetically unpleasing, but drooping eyelids can sometimes impair your vision.

Blepharoplasty is an advanced procedure that can smoothen the skin around your eyes and eyelids, lift sagging, drooping skin, and refresh the look of puffiness and eye bags, helping you look well-rested and more energetic.

Good candidates for eyelid surgery are in overall good physical and mental health, with no untreated chronic illnesses or serious ophthalmological conditions. You may be ideal for this procedure if you experience any of the following cosmetic or medical conditions:

  • Puffiness or bags under the eyes due to fatty deposits
  • Excess skin on the upper eyelids that droops and impairs vision.
  • Sagging or drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris
  • Noticeable signs of aging around the eyelids, including fine lines and wrinkles

From the moment you step in for your consultation, Dr. Stutman will do his best to ensure you are thoroughly informed about the nature of your blepharoplasty procedure in Fountain Hills and the expected results and that you are comfortable with the process from start to finish.

What to Expect During Blepharoplasty

Depending on your individual surgical plan, which you will build with Dr. Stutman during your consultation, you will have an upper eyelid procedure, a lower eyelid procedure, or both.

Upper Blepharoplasty/Upper Eyelid Procedure

This procedure changes the upper eyelid and addresses any cosmetic issues associated with this region of the eye. Dr. Stutman will make carefully concealed incisions along the natural crease and lines of the upper eyelids. Your upper eyelid will be lifted, and any loose muscles, excess, sagging skin, and excess fat will be removed through these incisions. This will result in a smooth and lifted upper eyelid.

Lower Blepharoplasty/Lower Eyelid Procedure

This procedure targets the lower eyelid. During surgery, Dr. Stutman will make concealed incisions along the lower lash line and/or inside the eyelid. Excess, sagging skin and excess fat will be removed to create a smooth, contoured, and aesthetically pleasing undereye area.

Whether you opt for upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, or both, Dr. Stutman will make carefully concealed incisions to ensure that your results look as natural as possible with minimal scarring.

While your individual recovery time may vary, you should be able to return to normal activities after about three days. At this stage, you should be able to use your eyes normally, including driving, reading, watching television, or using your computer. The full effects of your blepharoplasty in Fountain Hills will be noticeable around the three-month mark after your surgery. At that point, you can fully enjoy your new, more youthful look.

Look Younger and Well-Rested With Blepharoplasty in Fountain Hills

Blepharoplasty could be right for you when you want to refresh and reawaken the appearance of your eyes. This treatment is designed to permanently eliminate a variety of the most common signs of aging around the eyes, including fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness, undereye bags, and noticeable sagging and drooping skin around the eyelids.

Dr. Stutman will work closely with you to develop a completely customized and comprehensive treatment plan based on your medical and aesthetic needs. Book your consultation today for blepharoplasty in Fountain Hills and discover how this treatment can permanently restore, refresh, and revitalize your face.