Blepharoplasty in Tampa, FL

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What is Blepharoplasty?

A person's eyes are a beautiful facial feature. Sometimes, excess skin above or under the eyes can make you look older. At Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery in Tampa, FL, Dr. Brandon-Dzung Mang performs eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty to remove excess skin and lift the upper or lower eyelid. This creates a beautiful, more "alert" appearance. Many men and women undergo eyelid surgery to reduce saggy eyelids, which improves functionality and enhances the complexion. If you're interested in rejuvenating your complexion with an eye lift, please contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mang at his practice in Tampa, FL.

Is Eyelid Surgery For You?

Eyelid surgery is a popular cosmetic surgery for both women and men. During your private consultation, Dr. Mang will take the time to learn about your cosmetic concerns, discuss your treatment options, and develop a personalized surgical plan. Generally, ideal candidates want to treat excess, drooping skin on the upper eyelid or reduce puffy skin just under the bottom eyelid. These symptoms can cause functional problems that hinder daily activities. If you have saggy skin that folds over on the upper eyelids or bags under the eyes, blepharoplasty can treat these issues and provide a younger-looking appearance.

Surgical Technique

No matter the complexity of your blepharoplasty, we will provide some form of anesthesia. During your consultation, we will discuss this information in detail. We can perform eyelid surgery on the upper eyelids, underneath the bottom eyelid, or a combination of both treatments.

  • Upper
    Upper eyelid surgery removes excess skin on the lid. Sometimes, this excess skin can hinder your vision. Once removed, patients will have a refreshed complexion and the ability to see better. The incision is often placed along the lash line or crease.
  • Lower
    Eyelid treatment on the lower lid can reduce the appearance of bulging, bloated skin. Often, an incision is placed just under the lash line. After making the incision, Dr. Mang can remove excess fat and delicately lift the skin for a softer appearance. For additional enhancement, Dr. Mang may use dermal filler injectables.

What to Expect

Blepharoplasty can last up to two hours and is based on whether we treat one or both eyes. After surgery, you should expect about a week to recover and rest at home. Cold compresses can help reduce discomfort, swelling, and bruising. The results from eyelid surgery can last years; however, the aging process does not stop. To maintain your surgical results, we offer nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatments at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery, such as chemical peels, PRP therapy, microdermabrasion, and dermal fillers.

Blepharoplasty FAQ

How much does eyelid surgery cost?
Cosmetic eyelid surgery costs can vary based on whether you're having a lower eyelid lift, upper, or both. When your treatment plan is decided during your consultation, Dr. Mang can discuss estimated costs. To get natural-looking results that last a long time, it's better to concentrate on choosing a skilled plastic surgeon whom you trust, like Dr. Mang, rather than looking for the lowest cost. To help you afford a great eyelid lift, Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery takes several payment methods, including low-interest financing.

Can I use insurance to pay for my eyelid surgery?
When hanging skin is limiting your vision, your insurance may cover some of your blepharoplasty. Please talk to Dr. Mang during your initial consultation if you are considering applying for an insurance claim. A team member at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery can help you get the needed information and paperwork to your insurance company to consider your claim. Generally, you will require a diagnosis from an optometrist or ophthalmologist stating that blepharoplasty is medically necessary to restore your vision.

What are some other benefits of an eyelid lift?
An eyelid lift not only helps to rejuvenate your face but can also improve other aspects of your life. You may discover your vision field expanding once loose, hanging skin on your upper eyelid is removed. It can also be much easier to apply eye makeup once your upper eyelid is smooth. Eliminating fine lines, paper-thin skin, puffy bags, and dark circles under your eyes can make your eyes look fuller and brighter without a lot of makeup.

Will an eyelid lift fix wrinkles and Crow's feet?
Wrinkles on your forehead and the corners of your eyes (Crow's feet) may be better addressed with a brow lift or facelift because the results of the eyelid surgery are limited to the upper or lower eyelids. Blepharoplasty may be combined with a nonsurgical treatment like BOTOX®, which combats wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. An injectable filler can also be effective because it adds volume to hollow areas for a smoother appearance. In your initial consultation, Dr. Mang will develop your custom treatment plan based on your needs and goals.

What about nonsurgical treatments instead of eye surgery?
Skin tightening without surgery plus injectable treatments (for example, BOTOX, JUVÉDERM® (dermal fillers; full product line below), and Restylane®) can provide mild improvements. Although, if you want to fix moderate to severe loose skin or want results that last a long time, an eyelid lift would be better for your needs. Once you have talked to Dr. Mang about your concerns and goals for your eyes, he can explain his suggestions for a nonsurgical or surgical treatment plan. He might also recommend both surgical and nonsurgical procedures for your best results.

Younger-Looking Eyes

If your vision is impaired from folds of skin on your upper eyelids, or you feel frustrated by bulging bags underneath your eyes, then upper or lower blepharoplasty at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery can help you look and feel your best. Blepharoplasty enhances your complexion and addresses your vision impairment concerns. We encourage you to schedule an appointment at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery in Tampa, FL with Dr. Mang. At your consultation, Dr. Mang will create a detailed treatment plan and determine the costs of your procedure. Our group offers a variety of payment options to make it easier for you.

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