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Everything You Need to Know About Eyelid Lift Surgery

Drooping eyelids and bags under the eyes can make a person look sad, tired or irritable even when they are not. They also make a person seem older than they are. If the eyelids droop enough, they can even interfere with the client’s vision. Fortunately, our plastic surgeon in Scottsdale offers eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty. This plastic surgery removes bags, repairs droopiness and gives our client an alert and youthful look.

The Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery is practically scar-free. One of the reasons for this is the incisions follow the eyelid’s natural creases. It’s through these incisions that the surgeon takes away excess skin and fat and tightens the muscles around the eyes. They can also make incisions inside the eyelid. The surgeon can opt for a variety of tools to operate, including scalpels, scissors, radio frequency cutters or carbon dioxide lasers. They and the patient decide on the technique.

Blepharoplasty takes between one and three hours, and the surgeon works only one eye at a time, as the eye needs to be covered for a few days to heal. The patient can choose between general or local anesthesia.

Sutures are absorbable or non-absorbable. Incisions made on the outside of the eyelid are sutured, and the doctor removes them after a few days. The inner eyelid incision may not have sutures, but if it does, they stay in a bit longer than those used on the outside. After the surgery, the doctor applies dressings to the sutures and ointment to the eyes. They then add a compression bandage.

Recovery
Some swelling and bruising are to be expected after any surgery, but they will fade after a few days. The patient may find that their eye tears a lot, and they may have double vision for about two weeks or so. Discomfort can be eased with cool damp compresses. The client will need to sleep with their head elevated and not wear contact lenses for at least two weeks. Because the eye that was operated on will be very sensitive to light for a time, they should avoid direct sunlight or wear sunglasses and sunscreen when they go out for at least a month and a half. They shouldn’t drive until their eye stops tearing and their vision returns to normal.

The overwhelming majority of clients who have eyelid surgery are not only thrilled with their new, invigorated look. Clients whose drooping eyelids were interfering with their vision are now happy to see the world in all its splendor.

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Client Testimonials

H.C.

Facelift Client

I was so pleased with the honesty and concern for my best interest that not only did the Dr. provide but also Rosie. They want you to be completely happy with your results and offer an honest opinion of what procedures will help you obtain that result. The nurses are so friendly and helpful before and after the procedure. I would and will refer Dr. Zavala to my friends and family.

D.S.

Client

I absolutely love my results!! The nurses took good care of me and questions I had before and after the procedure they answered. Doctor explaining what he was going to do before the procedure step by step and also how I was going to feel after the procedure overall was a good experience. I cant express enough how amazing my results look and how much confidence I have gained.

k.D.

Client

I absolutely love my results!! The nurses took good care of me and questions I had before and after the procedure they answered. Doctor explaining what he was going to do before the procedure step by step and also how I was going to feel after the procedure overall was a good experience. I cant express enough how amazing my results look and how much confidence I have gained.

M.R.

Client

El Dr. Zavala es muy professional, y entiende lo que nos molesta, o como nos sentimos. El conoce muy bien como debe lucir el cuerpo femenino. Gracias a su experiencia. Me hizo sentir segura y tranquila. Le recomiendo este doctor al cualquiera que dese verse major. Y Dr. Carlos Mata no se queda atras, muy professional, y sabe escuchar!

M.S.

Client

Every time I came to the office the whole staff was always very nice and welcoming. The day of my surgery the nurses took great care of me and made me feel comfortable. The doctor is very nice as well. Also my boy did not react well to one of the medications and Dr. Zavala kept me longer to make sure I was ok and the nurses kept a close eye on me. They were all so sweet. I am very thankful for that!

Anonymous

Client

Staff very friendly and supportive, Dr. Zavala extremely professional and proficient in everything he does. It almost feels like you are part of the family when you come in, and you know that the doctor and his staff only have your best interests in mind.

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