There are many facets to your facial appearance, but it is the area around your eyes that can make the most impact. People form judgments about your age, demeanor, health and mood based on the skin, muscle and tissue that surround your eyes. If you have fatty bulges or hanging skin that makes your eyes seem “hooded,” old or tired, then eyelid surgery can help. Also known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery at PREMIERE Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Miami and Tampa Bay targets unsightly fat deposits and excess tissue to create a more youthful look.
How is Eyelid Surgery Performed?
Blepharoplasty typically takes one to two hours, depending on whether you are having upper or lower eyelid surgery or both. For upper eyelid surgery, the incision is made in the creases of the upper lids. For lower eyelid surgery, the incision is made just below the lashes. If you are only having an upper eyelid surgery or a lower eyelid surgery, then only upper or lower eyelid incisions will be made. If you have laugh lines (“crow’s feet”) that you would also like removed, your PREMIERE surgeon may extend the blepharoplasty incision to the outer corners of your eyes. The wounds are closed with fine sutures and covered with small adhesive strips.
Is Eyelid Surgery Right for Me?
Most blepharoplasty patients are above age 50, although the procedure was designed for men and women age 35 and older. Sometimes the operation is performed on younger adults if they have droopy eyelids or large under-eye bags. Most of our eyelid surgery patients in the Miami and Tampa Bay regions are bothered by:
- Excess skin on the upper lid that sags and interferes with vision
- Excess skin on the upper lid that hides the eyelid skin above the lashes
- Excessive wrinkling on the upper lid
- Puffiness or bags under the lower lid
- Excess skin and wrinkles on the lower lids
What Can I Expect After Eyelid Surgery?
Common side effects from blepharoplasty include swelling and bruising, both of which can be soothed with medication and cold compresses. Your eyes may also be sticky, and you may experience light sensitivity or blurred vision. Your PREMIERE surgeon will give you detailed instructions on how to care for yourself during the recovery process. You will also have a series of eyelid surgery follow-up visits at either our Miami or Tampa Bay office.
How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost?
Because every surgery is a highly personal process, the costs of blepharoplasty in the Miami and Tampa Bay regions depend greatly on the patient and the extent of the operation. Our doctors and staff at PREMIERE will be pleased to discuss your procedure, price and financing options with you, so call today and schedule your free consultation.
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