What is Eyelid Surgery? 

Eyelid Surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids. It is a highly individualized procedure that addresses droopy skin, wrinkles, puffiness, and other signs of aging around the upper and lower eyelids.  

An upper blepharoplasty is to be considered separate from a lower blepharoplasty. An upper blepharoplasty will address the excess skin on the upper portion of the eyelids. Alongside the aesthetic benefits, there is also a medical benefit to this surgery as well. Often times the excess skin can impair patients’ vision, by removing said excess skin, the vision is restored, and patients will achieve a refreshed, awake look.  

A lower blepharoplasty addresses the ‘bags’ and puffiness on the lower portion of the eye. This surgical procedure involves removal of the herniated fat pads under each eye. With the removal of the fat pads this creates a permanent solution to help smooth out the under eyes.  

While an upper and lower blepharoplasty are considered two separate procedures, they can be addressed together surgically. 

Patients that suffer from droopy eyelids, with excess skin or fat, may benefit from eyelid surgery at Dermacare Plastic Surgery. Under the care of Dr. Rod, patients can achieve their ideal look and possibly even improve their range of vision. 

Eyelid Surgery Candidates 

The ideal Candidate for Eyelid Surgery has droopy or loose skin around the eyes or bags under the eyes. However, not everyone is a candidate for eyelid surgery. That’s why Dr. Rod recommends that all patients schedule an initial consultation at our Phoenix office to discuss their options. If eyelid surgery is not possible, Dr. Rod can recommend alternative procedures to help patients achieve their goals. 

Dr. Reza Rod

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon


Dr. Reza Rod, of Phoenix, Arizona, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with two decades of experience and training in enhancing natural beauty with both surgical and non-surgical techniques. His accolades include being honored as a “Top Doctor” on Real Self and being hand-selected for a fellowship at the world-famous Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, where he received rigorous plastic surgeon training. Dr. Rod is passionate about helping patients make their appearance reflect their spirit and has made breast augmentation a primary focus of his practice. He believes in combining highly technical skills with meticulous attention to detail to achieve natural-looking breast enhancement results that fit his patient’s personal goals and aesthetic ideals. 

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Benefits of Eyelid Surgery

As people age, their skin loses its elasticity. In addition to producing noticeable changes in the rest of the face, this process is particularly apparent in the eyelids, which can begin to droop. Sometimes, patients can even experience dark circles or puffy areas under the eyes. Eyelid surgery, medically known as blepharoplasty, can address droopy or loose skin around the eyes and bags under the eyes. 



How Long Does it Take to Recover from Blepharoplasty?

Recovery time periods for any surgery will vary from patient to patient. In general, blepharoplasty patients need at least a week off work to recover from their surgery, during which time they can’t wear makeup.  Your exact recovery time period will depend on your unique case. Staying well-hydrated, resting, icing, eating well, and sleeping at a 30-degree angle usually results in a faster recovery.

Can Blepharoplasty Improve My Vision?

While blepharoplasty can’t make you see images more sharply as glasses and contacts do, it can help patients see better if their eyelids droop so much that they obstruct their vision. A consultation with Dr. Rod will be able to tell you if this surgery can help improve your vision.

Why Do Aging Eyes Make Me Look Tired in the First Place?

Your eyes are one of the first areas of the face to show the signs of aging. Wrinkles, loss of skin laxity, and the way your body stores fat in the eyelid and under-eye area can all contribute to you having a sleepy, older look to your eyes even though you’re still young and well-rested. Blepharoplasty can treat all these signs of aging and provide results that make you look as great as you feel inside.

Are the Results of Blepharoplasty Permanent?

Once the fat pads are removed from the lower eyelids there is no chance of them re-appearing. What will need to be addressed as the aging process continues, is the elasticity of the fragile skin beneath the eyes. Radio-frequency treatments for the lower eyelids will help maintain the results of your lower blepharoplasty because these treatments help to tighten the skin.

The Eyelid Surgery Process Explained

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Schedule a Consultation  

If you have eyelids that droop, and you think you’re a candidate for eyelid surgery, contact Phoenix’s go-to plastic surgeon. Dr. Rod of Dermacare Plastic Surgery is ready to consult with you and help determine if eyelid surgery is the right course of action for you. To schedule this initial appointment, give us a call today or fill out our online form. We are also proud to serve Goodyear, Chandler, Tempe, Scottsdale, and surrounding areas. 


Staff is amazing and Dr. Rod is the best. Highly recommended.

I wouldn’t hesitate to come here again or refer friends and family. Everyone is so kind and they take time to answer all questions. My surgery went so smoothly and the results were exactly what I was told they would be.

Couldn’t be more happy with the results I found from this experience. Fantastic staff and people over all. Would recommend.

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