In spite of how well you take care of yourself - eating right, exercising, and getting plenty of sleep - your eye area is one of the first places to show your age. Eyelid surgery can give you that refreshed, rejuvenated eye appearance by tightening sagging upper eyelids and correcting bags underneath the eyes. Dr. Jeremy Benedetti, a plastic surgeon in Tampa Bay, performs blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) to create natural-looking facial improvements.
When entrusting your facial rejuvenation to a physician, you want to find someone who possesses the right blend of skill, expertise, and compassion. For many people in Tampa Bay considering blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), Dr. Benedetti is an excellent choice. In addition to being board-certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Benedetti has a positive, approachable personality that will put you at ease. His state-of-the-art office combined with an attentive office staff gives patients confidence and reassurance when deciding how to improve their look.
To see the difference eyelid surgery can make, click here to view before and after photos of some of Dr. Benedetti's patients. Request a consultation with Dr. Benedetti to learn more about your Tampa cosmetic surgery options.
Who Is a Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid surgery, technically known as blepharoplasty, is appropriate for healthy adults of all ages who have realistic expectations about how the procedure can improve their appearance. Eyelid surgery focuses on the area immediately around the eyes, and may be a good choice if you have:
- Loose skin, fine wrinkles, or fatty deposits on your upper or lower eyelids
- Bags under your lower eyelids
- Sagging upper eyelids that obscure your peripheral vision
- Droopy lower eyelids that expose the lower whites of your eyes
For a more complete facial rejuvenation, Dr. Benedetti can combine eyelid surgery with a brow lift or face lift. Sometimes, a brow lift alone accomplishes the improvements you are looking for by raising sagging eyebrows. Dr. Benedetti will help make this decision easier by providing you with a detailed physical examination and then discussing your facial sculpting options with you. You may also benefit from facial rejuvenatin services at our on-site Medical Day Spa in Tampa.
How Long Will My Eyelid Surgery Results Last?
Most patients enjoy the youthful, refreshed look from eyelid surgery for several years. Keep in mind that any Tampa cosmetic surgery procedure will not stop the aging process. Also, you can retain your improvements longer by continuing your healthy diet and lifestyle, not smoking, and avoiding sun exposure without proper protection and sunscreen.
Recovery from Eyelid Surgery
Recovery from Tampa Bay blepharoplasty is minimal; in fact you'll likely return to your job and daily activities in less than 10 days. This recovery period will vary, however, if you combine eyelid surgery with other facial sculpting procedures like a brow lift or a face and neck lift procedure. Bruising around the eyes should fade after about 2 weeks to a month, and in the interim many women find that they can adequately conceal any discoloration with light makeup. You should avoid vigorous exercise for about 3 weeks after surgery.
The First Step
Dr. Benedetti can restore a more rested, youthful appearance to your eye area through eyelid surgery. To learn more, request a consultation or call the office of Benedetti Cosmetic Surgery at 727-289-7119.