If creases, crow’s feet and heavy bags surround your eyes, eyelid surgery with Dr. Larson can refresh this delicate area and restore your youthful expression.
For many men and women, the area around the eyes is one of the first places to betray their age. The skin in this location is thin and delicate, and as such very susceptible to the sun, facial expressions and damaging environmental elements.
If you’re ready to restore a bright expression and smooth the skin around your eyes, it may be time for eyelid surgery. When this procedure is performed by Dr. Larson, you can expect subtle alterations – along with extremely natural results.
Your eyelid surgery will be done under general anesthesia and can focus on the lower eyelids, the upper eyelids, or both. Here is a closer look at the surgical techniques Dr. Larson may use during your procedure:
During lower eyelid surgery, Dr. Larson will remove fatty deposits beneath your eyes. In most cases, he will make an incision along the lower lash line, hidden within your skin’s natural contours. Through that opening, he will remove unwanted fat, tighten lax muscles, redistribute droopy tissue and trim away excess skin.
If you don’t have excess skin to address and your puffiness is mild, Dr. Larson may create the incision inside the lower eyelid, so that the scar is completely hidden from view. If you suffer from hollow areas, he can also transfer a small amount of fat to naturally plump your skin.
With upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Larson can improve the look of droopy eyelids – a common side effect of aging.
To begin, he will create an incision hidden within the natural contours of your upper eyelids. Through those openings, he will remove excess tissue, trim away aging skin and reposition the underlying muscles.
All of these alterations will be done with a conservative hand to ensure natural results – not the wide-awake look that can develop with an overly aggressive surgical technique.
In many cases, Dr. Larson will combine your eyelid surgery with a complementary procedure, such as a brow lift or facelift for a dramatic transformation.
After eyelid surgery, the area will appear red, irritated, bruised and swollen. You may also experience blurred vision, sensitivity to light and excessive tearing. All of these side effects are normal, temporary, and will dissipate soon.
To care for your eyes after surgery, you will need to apply cold compresses and use eye drops frequently. Avoid activities that can strain your eyes, such as reading, watching TV and using a computer. You should be able to resume your normal daily routine in about ten days.
In accordance with the decision made by the Governor, elective surgery will once again be possible in the state of Arizona as of May 1.
This means that we will be expanding the operating hours of our office on a limited basis to accommodate new patients and to care for post-operative patients.
Physical Distancing measures will still be in effect. If you are coming to the office, please wear a mask and sanitize or wash your hands before entering and frequently while you are with us. We will be wearing masks as well and limiting physical and close contact.
If you are coughing, feeling ill or have a fever, DO NOT come to the office. Call us instead and we can make arrangements to see you if you need us. We will also have limited staff present in the office so things may run a bit more slowly.
Telemedicine consults are still available, and we encourage you to use this option if possible.
We are working to reschedule all the patients who had their surgeries temporarily canceled as a result of the quarantine. We will be in touch with you to do so, there is no need to call us. Please be patient with us, the surgery centers and hospitals will be working through a major backlog.
The mortality rate of this disease climbs sharply after 50. If you are over 50, please stay home if at all possible. Patients over 60 should only come to the office for emergencies or issues that cannot wait such as trauma or cancer.
Please be safe and bear with us as we begin the phased process of re-opening.Virtual Consultation