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Tampa Plastic Surgeon Dr. Rich Castellano

Upper Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)

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Overview

You see your eyes every time you look in the mirror and they are typically the first part of your body seen by others. Inevitably, when you make eye contact, people see the skin surrounding your eyes as well. As you age, your eyelids naturally stretch, often causing your eyelid skin to sag or become fatty, making the aging process very visible. Fortunately, there are treatment options available that will allow you to appear as young as you feel.

An upper eyelid lift, also called blepharoplasty, is a minimally invasive procedure that can help you rejuvenate the appearance of your eyes. When you receive an upper eyelid lift, excess skin and surrounding tissue is removed from above your eyelids, improving the appearance and functionality of your eyes.

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Is an Upper Eyelid Lift Right for You?

If you’re a healthy adult male or female with excess skin around your eyes that makes you appear older than you feel, an upper eyelid lift procedure may be right for you. As you age, excess skin and fatty tissue can naturally develop above and below your eyes, inhibiting your ability to see and negatively affecting your appearance. An upper eyelid lift works by removing and/or repositioning this excess tissue to restore your eyes’ youthful appearance and improve their peripheral visibility. If you think this procedure may be right for you, contact ImageLift today to schedule your free consultation for an upper eyelid lift in Tampa or The Villages Florida.

What Should You Expect With an Upper Eyelid Lift?

After recovering from your upper eyelid lift, you should expect that your eyes appear younger and refreshed.

As with any cosmetic procedure, it is important that you know what to expect from an upper eyelid lift prior to receiving it. The following are a few important things to keep in mind:

  1. An upper eyelid lift is minimally invasive and performed as an in-office procedure. General anesthesia is not necessary for this procedure as it can easily be done with only local numbing medication.
  2. This procedure typically takes between thirty and forty-five minutes to perform and recovery times will vary, taking up to a few weeks.
  3. Traditional upper eyelid procedures would remove skin, muscle, and fat.  Today, many treatments can focus on skin only, or skin a fat as needed to preserve tissue volume.  Taking too much tissue can skeletonize and create a more aging appearance, which is why a minimalist approach for eyelid treatments is preferable.

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How Are the Results With an Upper Eyelid Lift?

Typically, after recovery you can expect that an upper eyelid lift will make your eyes appear younger and more aware, improving your overall appearance. The results from upper eyelid lifts are long lasting, restoring the appearance of your eyes for up to ten years, although results will vary based on individual circumstances. If the rest of your facial skin is sagging and/or wrinkling from the natural aging process, you may want to consider an upper eyelid lift in combination with another procedure, such as ImageLift fillers or laser treatments.

Remember, many providers offer upper eyelid lifts, but only a few are EXPERT at achieving artistic results.  Don’t settle for less when it comes to your face.  Our physicians are double-board certified facial plastic surgeons.

If you are interested in finding out more information, call one of our Patient Care Coordinators at 866.574.6834 today! Click here to visit our contact us page!

Treatment Plans for Eyelids

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Trim Extra Upper Eyelid Skin

Quick and easy, with little to no downtime. Opens and brightens the eyes, and makes it easier to put eye shadow on without excess folds of skin. Check out the treatments picture album.

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Treat Eyelid Fat Pockets

Often, expert placement of temporary or permanent fillers can avoid the need for surgery. And if you want to have a fat pocket or excess eyelid skin removed, this is a common procedure performed at ImageLift™ without the need for general anesthesia or IV sedation. Check out the treatments picture album.

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Laser Resurfacing of Skin

Many times a laser treatment under the eyes is the right answer to improve your appearance. ImageLift™ has the latest technology for light or deep laser treatments, and the results speak for themselves! Only a consultation will tell you which treatment is right for you. And remember, the most important decision isn’t the laser, the technology, or the treatment. The most important decision is the ARTIST that will be treating you! Check out the treatments picture album or click here to learn more.

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Combination Treatments

There is no “One size fits all” answer if you want the best results. Find out how to customize your dreams and desires. Because we age in three different ways (sagging, volume loss, and skin damage), different strategies may be used to optimize your outcome. Check out the treatments picture album.