Unfortunately, our youthful looks last only so long and at some point they yield to father time. Among the earlier tell tale signs that we are no longer as young as we feel are excess skin particularly of the upper eyelids, downward migration of the outer brows and fat bags of the lower lid. With time, these become progressively worse resulting in an even older and more tired appearance. These changes can be very distressing and even more so in a youth oriented world and competitive work place.
What is the solution? Eyelid surgery, also known as a blepharoplasty, is a very popular and effective procedure that can rejuvenate this area. This involves the precise excision of excess skin of the eyelids and a conservative removal of fat with or without some repositioning of some remaining. As most people have some asymmetry of their eyes including in the manifestations of aging, often there is a need to remove different amounts of skin and fat from each side. There is often a need to tighten the lower eyelid support system which becomes more lax with aging.
Incisions for the upper eyelid are placed in the natural crease that is most often present. The lower lid incision is situated right below the lid margin. Both incisions heal extremely well and are usually quite inconspicuous within a few weeks.
Often, some form of brow lift or forehead lift is also performed in order to more thoroughly rejuvenate the area. This can consist of a local lifting of the eyebrows themselves, an endoscopic forehead lift or the more extensive open approach.
Many times eyelid surgery is combined with other facial rejuvenative procedures such as a facelift and necklift. It can also be performed with most other cosmetic procedures such as a breast enlargement, tummy tuck, liposuction and breast reduction.
Before eyelid surgery and endoscopic forehead lift
After eyelid surgery and endoscopic forehead lift
For more information of eyelid surgery or any other cosmetic surgery procedure, you can contact my office at 480-451-3000.
Steven H. Turkeltaub, M.D. P.C.
Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona
A Message Regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19
In light of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to let you know of some of the major precautions we are taking in our office to maximize cleanliness and keep the environment as sanitary and safe as possible. Our highest priority is always to ensure the safety of every individual who sees us and we are taking extreme infection-control measures to maintain cleanliness and “sterility” of surfaces and the overall environment.
We will be limiting dates and times for office appointments and consultations due to safety and other issues. Consequently, if you have already made an office appointment or consultation prior to March 18, 2020 to occur at a later time, this may need to be changed.
For anyone considering plastic surgery, we are now offering Virtual Consultations and Telemedicine through Skype. A great number of aesthetic or insurance-related issues can be evaluated via pictures and online video conferencing, making this an excellent way to find out more about particular procedures, determine candidacy for treatment, receive answers to questions and facilitate being able to move forward with care once the government lifts all restrictions.
In an abundance of caution, we are asking all current patients who are experiencing a fever, cough, chills, fatigue or any type of respiratory illness to please delay any upcoming appointments at our practice. We can talk with you by phone or email to establish a new date and time for the appointment.
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