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If, indeed, the eyes are the windows to your soul, then you want them to accurately express all of the youth, vitality, and vigor embodied by your spirit. Baggy or droopy eyelids can give others the false impression that you are constantly exhausted or even older than you truly are. When you gaze at yourself in the mirror, you want to feel confident that your appearance truly reflects how you feel inside. At the Arizona Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Dr. Steven Turkeltaub performs offers blepharoplasty procedures (eyelid surgery) to those who wish and need to bring their inner and outer selves into proper alignment once again.

The Eyelid Surgery Procedure

Eyelid surgery typically involves the removal of excess skin, muscle, and fat deposits from the upper and lower eyelids with some structural tightening and repositioning. The incisions employed are usually hidden to minimize the conspicuousness of post-surgical scarring. Upper eyelid incisions are made in the natural skin crease while lower lid incisions are placed right below the eyelashes. In certain situations, the incisions can be placed on the inside of the eyelid and will therefore be imperceptible. During the procedure, extra skin, fat and muscle are trimmed away to create a more vibrant and alert appearance. Once complete, the incisions are closed with very fine sutures to reduce the amount of scarring.

Often, patients decide to combine eyelid surgery with a forehead lift and a facelift as part of a more comprehensive aesthetic transformation. Learn more about the eyelid surgery procedure by accessing our facial treatment FAQs page.

Recovery from a Blepharoplasty

Post-operative discomfort is fairly mild and well-tolerated, and bruising may be present for up to a week more following the procedure. Makeup can usually be applied one week after a blepharoplasty. It can take several months for more long term results to be seen. The incisions fade rapidly and the scars are usually imperceptible.

*Individual Results May Vary

Schedule an Appointment for Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery is an excellent option for those who want to rejuvenate their appearance. To learn more about the procedure or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Turkeltaub, please contact our plastic surgery practice today.

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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.

We are all in this together. Our team urges everyone to follow the guidelines recommended by local health authorities and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which include frequent handwashing for a minimum of 20 seconds, social distancing, staying home if you are feeling sick, and contacting your healthcare provider if you feel you are experiencing symptoms.

For more information, please read our blog – Coronavirus and You: Important Information

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If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us by phone or email.

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