Eyelid Surgery Overview
An eyelid lift is performed by our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. John Williams, to correct eyelids that make you look tired, sad, or older. Blepharoplasty removes the excess fat and drooping skin of the eyelid, minimizes bags under the eyes, and tightens lower eyelid skin for a more youthful, rested, and alert appearance. This extra skin and fat are removed with an incision along the natural crease of the upper and lower eyelids. Our practice in Scottsdale, AZ can provide men and women with a rejuvenated facial appearance, helping them look younger. For an even fresher new look, patients should consider a brow lift or facelift in conjunction with this surgery.
"Words can not express how truly happy I am with my whole experience! I have wanted this surgery for years, but never thought I would actually voluntarily have someone cut me open. Trust in someone to do that is HUGE! Dr. Williams put me at ease immediately. After meeting and speaking with Dr. Williams I knew I was in good hands! He explained the whole process and everything I should expect (good and bad). If I had known about him before I wouldn’t have waited so long! His whole staff is fantastic, especially Adriana! Thank you for EVERYTHING! It’s been a month, I know I have a long way to go till I’m all healed, but I am already so very happy with the results! If you are looking for a great surgeon look no further!"- K.L. / Google / Sep 22, 2018
"amazing surgical experience - From the moment I met Dr Williams and his staff I felt very at ease. I went to have an explant and a lift after having trouble with my implants and hating them for 10 years. Dr. Williams listened and was very thorough and has a great bedside manner. My Dr recommended him and she was spot on. I had my explant and lift March 15th and I have had limited pain and have not needed pain medicine only Advil. He is very gentle and precise! I am so impressed and couldn't be happier even at 3 days post op! If you are considering a Dr, go see Dr Williams and his staff!!! They are amazing!!!"- R. / RealSelf / May 19, 2020
"Yes that’s it!!! If you’re looking for a top notch doctor or professional skin care services this is hands down the best office in Scottsdale!! Stephanie is exceptional when it comes to skin care and can work her magic in ways I haven’t seen done before. I was extremely impressed! Dr. Williams has a great bedside manner and between the two of them and the staff, I felt super comfortable. I walked away after my first treatment feeling like I had truly found the right place for me. This is the place to go for all your skin care and surgical treatments."- C.D. / Google / Feb 28, 2020
"As of right now I’ve only gone in for a consultation; however, I need to say how pleasant the staff & Dr. Williams are! They eased my mind and took the time to answer all my questions. I didn’t feel rushed & felt confident with their depth of knowledge. I plan on getting a few other opinions before officially deciding on the surgeon, but as far as I can tell-Dr. Williams & his staff will be my first choice!"- T.C. / Google / Feb 28, 2020
"Beautiful facility. Professional staff. I had botox injections done by Dr William's, but would definitely consider him for a surgical procedure. Prices are reasonable and no pressure from staff to do more. Will return!"- K.V. / Google / Feb 14, 2020
Best Candidates for Eyelid Surgery
You may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery if you have:
- Upper eyelids
- Excess skin that hides the natural fold of the upper eyelids
- Loose skin that hands down from the upper eyelids
- Puffiness in the upper eyelids that creates a tired look
- Impaired vision due to hanging skin
- Lower eyelids
- Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelids
- Puffy “bags” under the eyes
What to Expect with Eyelid Surgery
Blepharoplasty may either be performed on the upper eyelid, the lower lid, or both. The most common problem with the upper eyelid is excess skin. Not only does this look unappealing, but it can also obstruct one's vision. This is corrected with an incision that is placed along the natural fold of the eyelid and excising any excess fat and skin. For the lower eyelid, treatment will improve the appearance of bulging and sagging skin below the eye. Incisions may be made just slightly below the lash line, or a transconjunctival incision may be a better option as the incision is made inside the lower eyelid, which eliminates visible scarring. A lower lid lift does not necessarily improve the dark circles that may occur under the eyes. In this situation, we may recommend a skin rejuvenation procedure such as laser treatment or a chemical peel to assist with discoloration.
Eyelid Surgery During/After Surgery
Eyelid surgery is performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation. Patients will be sent home and will be advised to keep their heads elevated for the first several days. Bruising and swelling will occur and may last for several weeks. It takes approximately 3-4 weeks for the results to appear. This surgery leads to very minimal scarring due to the location of the incisions. Not only will patients look rejuvenated and refreshed, but they also may experience an improvement in vision.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $3,000 - $6,000
- Recovery Time
- 3-4 weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3 months
- Procedure Recovery Location
Rejuvenate Your Look
Blepharoplasty is a common procedure that can make a big difference in your life. For women in particular, putting on makeup can be difficult if hanging skin exists on the upper eyelid, and even with makeup on, the bags and circles under the eyes cannot be improved. Eyelid surgery creates beautiful, soft results that can be long lasting and life changing. For a complete consultation, we encourage you to call our plastic surgery office so that you can visit with our team and learn more.