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Eyelid Surgery in Phoenix, AZ

Do your lower eyebags always make you look exhausted? Are you having trouble seeing because of the heaviness in your upper eyelids?

Aging can cause our eyelids to lose elasticity and the underlying muscles to weaken.
Fortunately, Dr. Boll can perform eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) to eliminate fat pockets, reduce eyelid sagging, improve peripheral vision, and restore a youthful appearance.

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What Does Eyelid Surgery Do?

What Should I Expect From My Eyelid Surgery?

What Can I Expect for My Eyelid Surgery Consultation?

During your consultation, Dr. Boll will speak with you about your cosmetic goals, medical history, and concerns. Your eyelids will be examined, and your ‘before’ photographs may be taken.

Dr. Boll will also discuss your eyelid surgery’s potential results and what to expect during your blepharoplasty recovery.

How Is Eyelid Surgery Performed?

Upper eyelid surgery is often performed in the office using local anesthesia. General anesthesia or intravenous sedation can also be used to make your eyelid surgery comfortable and pain-free.

An incision is made in the upper eyelid’s natural crease to remove or reposition fat deposits, tighten muscles, and remove excess skin. An incision below the eyelashes in the lower eyelid can be used to eliminate and reposition excess fat and skin.

Certain incision techniques for the lower eyelid may not allow for skin removal.

Can My Eyelid Surgery Be Combined With Other Procedures?

Do you experience dramatic sagging in the upper brow or forehead area? You may benefit from brow lift surgery. Combining a brow lift with eyelid surgery will allow you to restore a youthful and alert upper facial appearance. This will also make your eyes appear more open and “awake.”

Dr. Boll can add additional facial plastic surgeries to your overall treatment plan to provide more complete corrections to your entire face. For example, a facelift can remove deep creases and wrinkles, a neck lift can address aging in the neck region, and fat transfer (fat grafting) can restore lost volume to the face.

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Recovery

What Is Recovery Like for My Eyelid Surgery?

Patients should expect swelling, bruising, irritation, and dry eyes. Medicated ointment or cold compresses can be applied to soothe irritation. Your eyes may also be loosely covered with gauze for protection and support.

Dr. Boll will give you instructions that include how to care for your eyes and reduce the chance of infection. Dr. Boll will also share symptoms to look for around the eyes and explain when it is safe to return to work and certain physical activities.

Scars

Will My Eyelid Surgery Leave Scars?

All surgeries leave scars, but typically scars are not noticeable after eyelid surgery. The natural eyelid crease will hide scars from eyelid surgery.

Cost

What Is the Cost of Eyelid Surgery in Tempe, AZ?

Eyelid surgery cost varies by patient depending on the nature of their unique corrections. Other factors that can change your treatment price include practice location, anesthesia fees, and surgical fees. Dr. Boll can give an accurate estimate for the cost of your eyelid surgery during your initial consultation.

Will Insurance Cover My Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery is often not covered by insurance because it is an elective procedure. However, if eyelid surgery is needed for functional reasons (blocked vision), your insurance provider may cover some or all costs. 

Dr. Boll offers financing options to help patients afford the cosmetic treatment they desire.

Pain

Will My Eyelid Surgery Be Painful?

Eyelid surgery is not a painful treatment, as each patient is put under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation.

Patients are expected to feel minor pain or discomfort during the recovery process that can be easily managed with the medication prescribed by Dr. Boll.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Eyelid Surgery

Am I a candidate for eyelid surgery?

Ideal candidates for eyelid surgery should have realistic expectations and be in overall good health. Good candidates for eyelid surgery:

  • Desire a more alert, youthful, and bright eye appearance
  • Dislike their unnatural, tired, or aged expressions
  • Have trouble seeing due to drooping eyelids

How can I prepare for eyelid surgery?

Patients can prepare for eyelid surgery by completing the correct lab tests and medical evaluations. It is also important to follow your surgeon’s instructions before surgery, such as dietary or medication restrictions.


Can eyelid surgery result in any side effects?

With the help of a board-certified plastic surgeon, major side effects can be avoided, and minor side effects can be managed. Eyelid surgery may cause temporary:

  • Dry eyes
  • Red eyes
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Infection

Will my eyelid surgery results be permanent?

Eyelid surgery will provide youthful eyelids for many years to come but can not stop the natural aging process.

You should protect your results by avoiding excessive sun exposure and following a proper skin maintenance routine.


What other questions should I ask during my eyelid surgery consultation?

Here are some questions you can ask to have an easier process:

  • Are there non-surgical options that address my eyelids?
  • Where will nurses take me once my eyelid surgery is finished?
  • When will I return for my follow-up appointment?

Will Dr. Boll share before and after photos of eyelid surgery?

Dr. Boll has an online gallery of eyelid surgery results. Dr. Boll may also provide before and after photographs during your consultation.