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
"5-star Doctor & Results!!! - I cannot say enough wonderful things about my experience with Dr. Williams. My results look incredible and exceeded my expectations. His bedside manner was always kind, professional and extremely knowledgeable, always putting me at ease. I was so nervous embarking on the whole process and I came to 100 percent trust his expertise, instructions and guidance. His staff was also wonderful to work with! Amazing!!!!"- J. / RealSelf / Jan 09, 2020
"Dr. Williams is experienced and knowledgeable with a professional and kind demeanor. His work is amazing and I can say with confidence that he will take great care of you. Even his office is inviting and beautiful."- E.N. / Google / Oct 19, 2019
"I have been going to Dr. Williams office for years. It has always been a positive experience. Dr. Williams explains procedures in great detail. Office staff is courteous and professional."- M.B. / Google / Oct 11, 2019
"When you place yourself if the care of others, it’s nice to feel confident and safe. This is what I found in Dr. William’s office. He gives his professional opinion and lets you make an informed decision. Dr Williams also gives you options, helping you to feel your best. Stephanie, is the aesthetician who has been wonderful, she helps you to look better at any age. She explains the procedures and lets you decide what will work best for you. When she does a treatment she takes her time, explaining along the way what she is doing and why.Dr. Williams and his staff are truly “Scottsdale’s best”!"- R.L. / Google / Aug 29, 2019
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
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 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.