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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) in Tampa, FL

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Let the EYES have it

Tampa Bay Plastic Surgery offers eyelid surgery for a more refreshed appearance in Tampa, FL.

Have you noticed the development of sagging skin or drooping folds above your eyelid? Has your youthful eyelid contour been morphed due to excess skin and fine wrinkles around your eyes and eyelids?

As you get older, the skin around your upper and lower eyelids begins to lose its firmness and causes you to appear aged. In addition, the surrounding muscles and tendons can also become weaker, resulting in a droopy appearance of the upper or lower lid. If you are looking for a reliable solution for reawakening and redefining your facial beauty, there is now a revitalizing procedure for enhancing the appearance and youthful glow of your eyes. Eyelid Surgery, or Blepharoplasty, is a personalized solution for restoring the shape and position of your upper and lower eyelids for a refreshed and younger look. Learn more about Blepharoplasty by scheduling a private consultation with Dr. Halpern at Tampa Bay Plastic Surgery. The doctor will assess your eye area concerns during your consultation and discuss your eyelid lift options.

What is Eyelid Surgery?

Performed in the caring and experienced hands of Dr. David E Halpern as Tampa’s eyelid and eye lift surgery specialist, the eyelid procedure is a specially-designed remedy for eliminating droopy, sagging eyelids, as well as puffy bags underneath the eyes. The eyelid lift procedure is recognized as both a functional and cosmetic procedure intended to resculpt and reshape the look of your eyes. This personalized treatment utilizes a specialized method to enhance your eyes for a more youthful and energetic appearance.

What are the benefits of eyelid surgery?

optimal results

Dr. Halpern works with you to develop a treatment plan that brings you optimal results. For example, eyelid surgery can raise droopy eyelids and remove bags on your lower lids. Upper and lower eyelid surgery can be performed separately or simultaneously, depending on your aesthetic goals.

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How Does it Work?

fresh and lifted eyes

Professional eyelid surgery is designed to provide patients with fresh and lifted eyes. It works to treat:

  • Eliminates drooping under eyelids
  • Removes bags from under the eyes
  • Removes excess skin and wrinkles from the lower eyelid
  • Possibly tightens the lower eyelid when it becomes lax
  • Removes Lax and sagging skin that can impair vision from the upper lid
  • Tightens and lifts the surrounding skin for a more youthful and energetic glow

You can learn more about whether Blepharoplasty is suitable for you by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Halpern today.

Am I a good candidate for eyelid surgery?

Say goodbye to eye puffiness

Many men and women struggle with under-eye puffiness, which hereditary issues may cause due to enlarged fat pads, or suffer from eyelid ptosis—caused by excess skin that causes sagging or droopy upper eyelids.

Typically, patients are over 40 and have significant signs of aging around their eyes. However, eyelid surgery is still an option for younger patients unhappy with their lower eyelid bags by avoiding an external incision with a transconjunctival approach to remove just a portion of the lower eyelid fat to smooth this area out for improved contour. Or perhaps want to add or refine a crease in their eyelids—this is called Westernization of eyelids, where a crease is created in the upper eyelid crease to convert an Asian upper eyelid. The Epicanthal fold may also be modified if desired to a more Western appearance.

Your Eyelid Procedure

Eyelid Rejuvenation

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Dr. Halpern will create markings on your eyelids to know the precise amount of skin to remove. Then your anesthesia is administered. Local anesthesia is often used, along with IV sedation, to keep you comfortable throughout your surgery for an upper eyelid lift.

Next, an incision is made within the natural crease of your eyelid. Excess skin is removed, and a small amount of fat and muscle may be removed in some cases. For a lower eyelid lift, anesthesia is also needed. The primary goal for this procedure is to remove extra fat in the eye bag area, reduce puffiness, and address sagging skin as needed. Your surgery takes about 30 minutes to one hour but may take up to two hours if both procedures are performed concurrently.

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Eyelid Recovery & Results

Dramatic and Significant Results

You can expect significant bruising and swelling during the first five to seven days after your surgery. Ice packs and cool compresses will help keep swelling down. However, major pain is not common after your surgery. It is also recommended to sleep elevated and use your prescribed eye drops to reduce infection risks. Most patients take a full week off of work to recover. If you have non-dissolving sutures, these are removed after week one post-op. Full recovery can take a few weeks, but this depends on the extent of your surgery. Eyelid surgery does not stop the aging process. However, it takes years off your appearance and lasts up to 15 years. As you age, the skin around your eyes will continue to age as well.

Schedule your Tampa Eyelid consultation with Dr. Halpern today

How We Can Help

Dr. David Halpern has been practicing and performing successful eye lift surgeries since 2002. He has changed lives and helped countless patients reclaim a vibrant and youthful appearance. If you are looking for a reliable solution to refresh your look, reach out to us here at Tampa Bay Plastic Surgery to learn more. Contact us today and schedule your consultation!

Blepharoplasty Frequently Asked Questions

Blepharoplasty is a safe and effective FDA-approved surgical procedure. However, expected side effects include swelling, bruising, bleeding, dry eyes, and possible infection. Dr. Halpern is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon with nearly 30 years of experience.

The cost of your procedure will vary depending on your surgical treatment plan and aesthetic goals. Our patient coordinator will inform you of your specific surgical costs. In addition, Tampa Bay Plastic Surgery offers payment and financing options for your convenience.

Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure and is not submitted by our practice to any insurance for reimbursement.

Dr. Halpern will discuss all of your non-surgical options during your consultation. However, Botox and Dysport can non-surgically improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and raise your eyebrows to help change the appearance of drooping eyelids. Dermal fillers such as Restylane are viable options, as well as TempSure Radiofrequency resurfacing. However, these options are not permanent and do not provide the full benefits of eyelid surgery.

Whether you had local anesthesia or general anesthesia, you will need someone to drive you home after your surgery because your eyes will have had ointment placed, which may temporarily affect your ability to see clearly and you will have to be driven home.

Schedule your consultation with Dr. David E. Halpern today

Dr. David E. Halpern is Tampa’s nationally renowned triple-board certified plastic surgeon, carefully blending expertise and artistry with extraordinary care. For the past two decades, Dr. Halpern’s dedication to exceptional care and commitment to his patients have made him Tampa’s most trusted plastic surgeon. Place your confidence in the capable hands of Tampa plastic surgeon Dr. David E. Halpern by scheduling a consultation today.

Tampa Bay Plastic Surgery is located in the Hyde Park area of South Tampa. We serve patients in Tampa Bay, Hyde Park, and out-of-town patients across Florida and beyond.