Eyelid Surgery in Scottsdale
Eyelid surgery Scottsdale, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure removing targeted areas of excess skin on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. Dr. Ashley Howarth is a female plastic surgeon Scottsdale, and she specializes blepharoplasty, restoring and rejuvenating eyelids to a vibrant, youthful appearance.
What is a Blepharoplasty?
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, improves the appearance of the eyelids by removing excess skin and fat that gives one the appearance of looking tired or aged. Blepharoplasty can improve vision, particularly in cases where excess eyelid skin or hooding impairs vision. Sometimes eyelid surgery is combined with a brow lift, in cases where the brow is sagging due to excess forehead skin.
The word blepharoplasty comes from blepharon, which means eyelids, and plasty, which means surgical repair or restoration. Excess eyelid skin and fat creates droopy or saggy eyelids, making one look tired, aged, or have bags under their eyes. This can be reversed by eyelid surgery, and Dr. Ashley Howarth is known in Arizona for her excellent rejuvenating results.
Choosing Your Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
Why select Dr. Howarth for your Eyelid Surgery in Scottsdale?
Dr. Ashley Howarth is a plastic surgeon in Scottsdale who specializes in eyelid surgery. She understands that many individuals appear prematurely aged or consistently tired because of saggy or droopy eyelids, which can easily be addressed surgically. Each patient is different, and Dr. Howarth gets to know each patient individually. After a thorough consultation and physical evaluation of the upper and lower eyelids and brow, Dr. Howarth will develop a surgical plan to remove excess tissue in eyelids. Dr. Howarth has developed the reputation as one Scottsdale’s top female plastic surgeons because of her obsession to detail, compassionate care, and technical expertise.
What is removed in a blepharoplasty?
Eyelids can sag or appear droopy due to excess fat, tissue, and skin. Some eyelids are extremely thin, contributing to looking tired or prematurely aged with bags under the eyes. A blepharoplasty may address the upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or sometimes both. Surgery of the eyelid removes excess skin and tissue through a very delicate and precise incision which leaves the eye appearing more smooth, youthful, and rejuvenated.
Types of Eyelid Surgery
In an upper blepharoplasty, excess skin or tissue is removed on the upper eyelid. This commonly is needed when the upper eyelid appears to fold over the eye, causing a droopy or hooded appearance. In this surgery, a very fine curvilinear incision is made in the fold of the eyelid, removing the excess tissue, and camouflaging any scarring.
In a lower blepharoplasty, baggy skin and fat deposits are surgically removed from the lower eyelid. Dr. Howarth utilizes an advanced approach to eyelid surgery, placing an incision on the inside of the lower lid, trimming tissue in a way that minimizes any visible scar. After a lower eyelid surgery, the eyelid has an improved shape and restored youthful appearance.
Both upper and lower blepharoplasty
Many patients require both upper and lower eyelid surgery. This is not uncommon and does not add to the complexity of either procedure. During your consultation with Dr. Howarth, she will make an assessment on how your upper or lower blepharoplasty will enhance your appearance, improve your vision, and rejuvenate your eyes.
What to Expect with Dr. Howarth at
Your Eyelid Surgery Consultation
What is the process for your Eyelid Surgery consultation in Scottsdale?
To set up your blepharoplasty consultation with Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. Ashley Howarth, simply request an appointment. At your consultation appointment at our office in Paradise Valley, you will have a chance to visit with Dr. Howarth who will review with you your medical history, examine your face and eyelids, and create a surgical plan to reach your desired goals. Dr. Howarth will make a recommendation to address the upper, lower, or both eyelids, and whether any additional procedures could be beneficial.
How much does Eyelid Surgery cost in Scottsdale?
At your pre-surgical consultation, Dr. Howarth will create your eyelid surgery plan, including whether upper, lower, or both eyelids require surgery. Dr. Howarth may make other recommendations that may be beneficial as well, such as a brow lift or non-surgical treatments. Our finance coordinator will present your estimated fees and answer any finance related questions that you may have. Without a consultation, we do not provide estimates for how much eyelid surgery costs, as the extent of each procedure varies and is often combined with other cosmetic procedures.
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Process
Am I a candidate for a blepharoplasty?
Your personal consultation with Dr. Howarth is your one-on-one opportunity to learn if you are a good candidate for upper or lower blepharoplasty, and to determine if other surgical and non-surgical options may be beneficial. During the consultation, Dr. Howarth will conduct a physical examination of your face and eyelids, to observe the extent of droopy, baggy eyelids.
A blepharoplasty candidate should be in good overall health and have bags, folds, or sags in their eyelids that can be corrected with eyelid surgery. Dr. Howarth will discuss your expectations about what can be achieved through surgery.
What should I expect during the procedure?
On the day of your procedure, Dr. Howarth will review with you your surgical plan, answer any questions, and provide care instructions. Eyelid surgery is generally an outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia. This makes the procedure safer for the patient and the healing process more rapid. The procedure generally takes one to two hours, depending on the surgical plan.
If eyelid surgery is combined with other cosmetic surgical procedures, it could be completed in our outpatient surgical center, the Paradise Valley Cosmetic Surgery Center, which is conveniently located adjacent to our office.
What is recovery like after eyelid surgery?
Like most surgery, eyelid surgery requires a period of recovery that may include soreness, bruising, or swelling. Patients are given a special cold compress or ice pack to apply to the eyelid area to keep this to a minimum. A pain management protocol is provide for you to help minimize your pain and swelling as well.
About a week following surgery, you will return to our office for removal of the fine sutures that were placed during the procedure. Generally most bruising and swelling should be resolved two weeks following the procedure. You will notice results from your eyelid surgery most dramatically after swelling has resolved.