Considering Eyelid Surgery? Here are 4 Things You Need to Know:

eyelid surgery in scottsdale

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is one of the most popular surgical procedures performed. Dr Shaw can perform this surgery to improve both puffiness of the lower eyelids as well as drooping of the upper eyelids, giving his patients a more youthful appearance. For more extensive rejuvenation, the surgery may be performed along with other procedures like a facelift, forehead lift, or skin resurfacing.

During the surgery, Dr. Shaw removes excess fat, skin, and muscled from the lower and/or lower eyelids. This helps to improve drooping upper eyelids and puffy under eye bags. Eyelid surgery may also improve vision if excess upper eyelid skin is interfering with the patient’s eyesight.

What eyelid surgery can treat:

  • Loose or saggy skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision
  • Fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid

Who is a good candidate for eyelid surgery:

  • Healthy individuals with no medical conditions that can impair healing
  • Nonsmokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic goals
  • Individuals without serious eye conditions

What to expect during Surgery:

  • The surgical time for blepharoplasty typically lasts between 1 ½ to 2 hours, with either local anesthesia and sedation or general anesthesia being used.
  • Incisions are usually located in the crease of the upper eyelids and just below the lashes of the lower eyelids.
  • Another approach commonly used by Dr. Shaw is via a small incision inside the lower lid, also known as a transconjuctival blepharoplasty. Working through these incisions, Dr. Shaw removes excess fat, and excess skin and muscle are trimmed prior to skin closure.

What to expect after surgery:

  • After the surgery, cool eye pads are applied to the eyelids
  • Patients can expect some minor bruising and swelling. Most bruising will fade within 7-10 days.
  • Only mild discomfort, if any, can also occur.
  • Stitches are removed within three to seven days
  • Patients will return to work and other normal activities after 7-10 days

Considering eyelid surgery? Call the office today to schedule your consultation! (480)767-1900

About Dr. Shaw

Dr. Lawrence Shaw is a double board certified plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, Arizona with over 30 years of aesthetic surgical experience. Dr. Shaw’s excellent reputation is attributed to his uncompromising commitment to the highest standards of patient care, rational decision making and meticulous surgical technique. He has thousands of satisfied patients throughout Arizona, the United States and beyond.

Dr. Shaw is the founder and medical director of The Spa at The SHAW Center which has grown into a Premier Medical Spa offering non-invasive, anti-aging services ranging from advanced skin care, neurotoxins, injectable facial fillers, non-invasive fat reduction, cryotherapy, IV infusion therapy, to lasers for vaginal rejuvenation, hair removal and skin rejuvenation.

About The SHAW Center

At The SHAW Center, over the last 30 years, Dr. Shaw has created an environment to attract the best team possible to promote innovation and exchange ideas to fulfill our mission.

Dr. Shaw’s vision is to deliver the utmost in surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic care and patient experience. We strive to be the plastic surgery and medical aesthetic spa of choice where we consistently meet or exceed our patient’s expectations. Caring for our patients, assessing and realizing aesthetic goals in a safe, comfortable environment is always our top priority.

We provide compassionate personalized care that extends well beyond the treatment and recovery period leaving our patients with a positive lifelong lasting impression. It is personally gratifying to see how many patients from the 80’s and 90’s are still our patients and now referring their children to Dr. Shaw and our office. Our patients truly become “patients for life” and part of The SHAW Center family.

We invite you to come meet our incredible team to explore and realize your aesthetic dreams!