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Upper Eyelid Surgery in Tampa and St. Petersburg, FL

When you have excess skin and fat on your upper eyelids, keeping your eyes open can be a chore. As a result, you may look and feel sleepy. Upper eyelid surgery by Dr. Dean Davis, a dual-board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and otolaryngologist, reduces excess skin and fat to restore a more youthful appearance. If you live in Tampa, St. Petersburg, or the surrounding areas in Florida, you should entrust your upper eyelid surgery to Dr. Davis.

What is Upper Eyelid Surgery?

Upper eyelid surgery is a plastic surgery procedure that provides a more youthful appearance by reducing extra fat, muscle or skin tissue from around the eyes. Depending on which areas bother you most, this procedure may only be done on the upper eyelids, or it may be done alongside plastic surgery on the lower eyelids. Upper eyelid surgery not only reinvigorates the area around the eyes and makes patients look younger but also addresses impaired vision due to ptosis or sagging eyelids. However, it’s not advised to receive this surgery to fix drooping eyebrows or wrinkles.

What Other Procedures Are Combined with Upper Eyelid Surgery?

In many cases, upper eyelid surgery is performed in conjunction with lower eyelid surgery to remedy signs of aging around the eye area, such as under-eye bags that often go along with drooping eyelids. Patients frequently choose to combine surgery of their upper eyelids with brow lifts or facelifts to achieve better results when aiming for a younger look and remedying the problems that often occur with natural aging such as crow’s feet, sagging jowls and wrinkles.

Why is the Surgery Recommended?

Accumulating extra fat and loose skin around your eyes is a normal part of aging. Unfortunately, this can cause droopy eyelids, and deposits of fat can cause eyes to look puffy as the skin become less elastic. By receiving upper eyelid surgery, patients can free themselves from problems that make them look old and tired and instead allowing them to look young and fresh.

Who Are Good Candidates for Upper Eyelid Surgery?

Ideal candidates for upper eyelid plastic surgery are people who are in good physical health and are age 35 or older. This surgery is not recommended for people with health problems such as chronic dry eyes, heart disease or hypertension. Good candidates should also possess a strong, supportive framework around the eyes, which will be assessed at your consultation appointment. If you’re in relatively good health but suffer from saggy or puffy upper eyelids, then this surgery may be able to help improve your appearance and make you look younger.

What Does the Upper Eyelid Surgery Procedure Involve?

During your surgery, Dr. Davis will start by creating small incisions in the natural folds of your upper eyelids. In some cases, excess fatty tissue must be reduced from underneath the eyes as well as during a process known as transconjunctival eyelid surgery, which requires tiny incisions to be made inside the lower rim of your eye. Fat will then be separated from the muscle, enabling easier improvement. Both of these surgeries are performed using a local anesthetic along with a sedative to help ensure your maximum comfort throughout the procedure.

How Long is the Recovery Time?

Recovering from upper eyelid surgery can take between seven and 10 days on average. Mild bruising and swelling is normal for most patients and should be expected. Fortunately, this typically resolves itself within a few days.

What Does the Recovery Process Involve?

Immediately after your upper eyelid surgery, Dr. Davis will recommend using a pain reliever to help minimize discomfort. You will also be advised to use cold compresses and moisturizing eye drops, keep your head elevated at all times and avoid watching television.

How Much Does Upper Eyelid Surgery Cost?

During your consultation, Dr. Davis will review your procedure costs. Davis Facial Plastic Surgery does not participate in any medical health insurance plans. Dr. Davis accepts all major credit cards, checks, CareCredit®, and cash for procedures. If you have any questions about financing your procedure, contact Davis Facial Plastic Surgery.

If your eyelids feel heavy and you look and feel tired all the time, contact Davis Facial Plastic Surgery today to schedule your private consultation for upper eyelid surgery.

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