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Blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, is an eyelid surgery in Tampa, FL that treats common signs of aging around the upper and/or lower eyelids — specifically, droopy upper eyelids and puffy under-eye bags. Such a delicate area demands the skilled hand of Dr. Abdullah, one of Tampa’s most in-demand surgeons for facial plastic surgery.
WHAT IS EYELID SURGERY?
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic procedure designed to enhance the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids. This surgical intervention addresses the telltale signs of aging, such as drooping upper eyelids and puffy under-eye bags. The procedure rejuvenates the eyes by carefully removing excess fat, skin, and muscle, creating a more youthful and refreshed look.
EYELID SURGERY (BLEPHAROPLASTY) CANDIDATES
You may be a candidate for an eyelid lift and blepharoplasty if you have:
- Droopy upper eyelids
- Excess skin obscuring the natural folds of your upper eyelid
- Puffy, heavy under-eye bags
Ideally, you should be in good physical and psychological health, not smoke, and have reasonable expectations of the procedure. Dr. Abdullah encourages you to schedule an informational consultation, during which he will perform a physical examination and inquire about your eyelid surgery goals and ideal outcome. He will also describe his intended treatment plan and may show you before-and-after photographs of his eyelid surgery patients to give you a better idea of the typical results.
Eyelid Lift and Blepharoplasty Surgery Procedures
An eyelid lift, or blepharoplasty, is performed on an outpatient basis in Tampa, FL. Anesthesia is administered for your comfort, and you won’t feel anything during surgery. Dr. Abdullah can treat the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both.
If Dr. Abdullah is treating the upper eyelids, he will make a small incision in the natural fold of the lid. If he’s treating the lower eyelids, he will place the incision just below the lower lash line. Through the incision, he will remove excess fat, tissue, and skin, redistribute fat and make other adjustments to tighten the eyelids and reduce puffiness or bulges. When he’s finished making the necessary surgical modifications, he will close the incisions with sutures and place bandages.
Benefits of Blepharoplasty
Undergoing eyelid surgery has numerous benefits, including:
Blepharoplasty addresses the common signs of aging, such as sagging skin, drooping eyelids, and puffy under-eye bags, effectively making you look more youthful and refreshed.
Sagging upper eyelid skin can obstruct their visual field and cause visual impairments in some individuals. Blepharoplasty removes the excess skin, correcting these visual problems.
A negative self-image due to facial imperfections can impact one’s self-confidence. Blepharoplasty improves the appearance of the eyes and face, boosting self-esteem and self-confidence.
Heavy eyelids and under-eye bags can make you look tired and worn out. Blepharoplasty eliminates these signs of fatigue, giving you a more awake and refreshed appearance.
The procedure is tailored to meet each individual’s unique needs and goals, ensuring they receive the best possible results and enjoy the full range of benefits of blepharoplasty.
Eyelid Lift & Blepharoplasty Recovery
At Arviv Plastic Surgery, Dr. Abdullah will provide aftercare instructions that detail how to care for the incisions, how to control pain and when to return for a follow-up visit.
Your eyelids may be swollen, bruised, puffy or numb for several days after surgery; side effects that will gradually subside. Dr. Abdullah will prescribe pain medication to alleviate any discomfort. It’s important to keep the eyes lubricated with special drops and to use cold compresses to reduce swelling. For one to two weeks after surgery, you should rest and relax at home as much as possible. Short walks around the house are good for healthy circulation, but avoid any strenuous activity, including bending and heavy lifting, until Dr. Abdullah clears you to do so. He will schedule several follow-up visits in Tampa to check your healing progress, remove the sutures and advise when it is safe to return to work and your normal routine.
Eyelid Surgery Preparation
At Arviv Plastic Surgery, we strive to make your eyelid surgery experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible. To ensure the best outcome from your procedure, preparing properly for your surgery is important.
A few weeks before your surgery, you will have a consultation with one of our experienced plastic surgeons, who will review your medical history, current medications, and other relevant information. Based on this information, you may be asked to stop smoking, adjust your medications, or undergo lab testing or medical evaluations to ensure optimal health.
Additionally, you will be asked to avoid taking aspirin, herbal supplements, and anti-inflammatory drugs, as they can increase the risk of bruising and bleeding during and after the surgery.
In preparation for your procedure, it is also important to have the following items on hand:
- Soothing eye drops to alleviate dryness
- Sterile gauze pads to manage any stray fluid
- A comfortable ice pack and an ample supply of ice cubes to help reduce swelling and discomfort
Finally, arranging for a responsible individual to drive you home after surgery is essential to ensure your safety and comfort.
At Arviv Plastic Surgery, we support you every step of the way and look forward to helping you achieve your desired outcome.
Profound Eyelid Surgery Results
At Arviv Plastic Surgery, we are proud to offer patients the most profound results from eyelid surgery. Under the expert care of Dr. Abdullah, patients can expect to experience long-lasting benefits from their blepharoplasty procedure.
Most patients can typically return to public activities in just 10-14 days, although full healing may take several months. The results of eyelid surgery are designed to be long-lasting, correcting certain conditions permanently. However, it is important to keep in mind that everyone continues to age naturally over time.
To help maintain your results and ensure the success of your surgery, it is crucial to follow post-operative instructions, such as practicing proper sun protection. Trust us, the results of your eyelid surgery will be well worth the investment.
Schedule your appointment with us today!
Rejuvenate your confidence with eyelid surgery at Arviv Plastic Surgery in Tampa Bay, Florida. Our top-tier clinic is led by the renowned surgeon Dr. Abdullah, and our dedicated team is committed to delivering exceptional results.
With us, you’ll say goodbye to tired eyes and hello to a revitalized, youthful gaze. Take the first step in enhancing your beauty and rejuvenating your confidence. Schedule your consultation with us today and embark on a journey to a more confident you.
Eyelid Surgery FAQs
We have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions to help you make an informed decision.
Blepharoplasty typically takes 1-2 hours if both upper and lower eyelids are done simultaneously.
You may experience some swelling and bruising after eyelid surgery. Following post-operative instructions and using cold compresses can help manage these symptoms.
The results of eyelid surgery are long-lasting, with the upper eyelid results lasting 5-7 years and the lower eyelid results being permanent.
Yes, but they are well-hidden and will only be visible to anyone who knows what to look for.
The cost of eyelid surgery in Tampa, FL, is determined by several factors, such as:
- Consultation fee
- Surgeon’s fee
- Anesthesia fee
- Operating room fee
- Post-operative follow-up visits
The average cost of eyelid surgery in Tampa, FL, can range from $3,000 to $5,000, and a detailed quote will be provided to you during your consultation with Dr. Abdullah.