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Blepharoplasty

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Our eyes are a reflection of our identity, and eyelid rejuvenation surgery can help you show off your eyes to the fullest. The eyelid area is often one of the first areas of the face to reveal aging. In Tucson, eyelid surgery, technically called blepharoplasty, from board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jerold Olson can renew the eye area and even improve vision.

To find out how eyelid surgery in Tucson can enhance your appearance, request a consultation online with Dr. Olson or call (520) 731-1110.

Selecting Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery provides a more youthful-looking eye area. This procedure can:

  • Diminish wrinkles surrounding the eyes
  • Reduce under-eye bags and sagging below the eyelids
  • Soften laugh lines and crow's feet around the eyes
  • Tighten loose, hooded upper eyelids
  • Improve peripheral vision

About Eyelid Surgery

Dr. Olson uses a delicate approach for his Tucson blepharoplasty patients, involving a very thin incision along the eyelid rim line or natural upper eyelid crease. He performs lower eyelid surgery by placing incisions either along the lower lash line or inside the lower eyelids. The goal is to make any incisions as unnoticeable as possible. If your upper eyelid sagging is significant, you may benefit from a brow lift instead of, or in addition to, eyelid surgery.

Eyelid surgery may be performed on its own or in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures and treatments, including facelift, injectable fillers, or BOTOX® Cosmetic. Dr. Olson is recognized for his advanced techniques and he will tailor the procedure to meet your goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I know what my eyes will look like following the procedure?

You can view before-and-after photos to obtain an idea of the results Dr. Olson has achieved for other patients like you. In addition, during your consultation Dr. Olson can provide additional before and after cases and talk with you about the results he thinks are possible given your facial anatomy and personal goals. He can assist you with setting reasonable expectations for the outcome of your procedure.

How long will my eyelid surgery results last?

The results of eyelid surgery often last 10 to 15 years or more. While the surgery will not stop the aging process, it can "reset the clock" and keep you looking young and vibrant for your age. Factors such as lifestyle habits and heredity may affect the appearance of your results in the long term. Some of our eyelid surgery patients choose BOTOX® Cosmetic to keep their results looking rejuvenated over time.

What can I expect from my eyelid surgery recovery?

Choosing a board-certified facial plastic surgeon such as Dr. Olson helps to ensure that your recovery goes well. Dr. Olson will provide you with post-operative instructions to decrease recovery time and create results you can love. For example, you should refrain from straining your eyes with computer use or watching a lot of TV for the first few days after the procedure. If you are a smoker, you will be advised to quit. Smoking will affect both the results of surgery and the appearance of the eyelids over time. Discomfort in the first few days can be relieved with medication, and swelling and bruising can be minimized with the use of a cold compress. Dr. Olson recommends that his patients allow 7 to 10 days for rest, at which time swelling and bruising should begin to subside.

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