Each year, 100,000 men and women choose a type of eyelid surgery called blepharoplasty to improve the way they look. Blepharoplasty corrects droopy eyelids, which can make you look older and potentially impair vision. The procedure cannot alter dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, nor can it change sagging eyebrows. Though blepharoplasty is often performed as a single procedure, your surgeon may also recommend a brow lift, facelift, or skin resurfacing to achieve the best results.
If you are wondering how blepharoplasty can change the way you look, you need to know how eyelid surgery is performed and what to expect from this procedure. Successful facial cosmetic surgery is a result of good rapport between patient and surgeon. Trust, based on realistic expectations and exacting medical expertise, develops in the consulting stages before surgery. Your surgeon can answer specific questions about your specific needs.
Is Blepharoplasty For You?
As with all facial cosmetic surgery, good health and realistic expectations are prerequisites.
Blepharoplasty removes excess fat, muscle, and skin from both upper and lower lid areas. The results can be a refreshed appearance, with a younger, firmer eye area.
Those with pre-existing circulatory, ophthalmological, or serious medical conditions must rely on the diagnostic skills of their own physician to determine the feasibility of the procedure. Consultation with your cosmetic surgeon can help you decide whether any additional, complementary surgery would increase the success of the surgery. Your surgeon might recommend planning a simultaneous forehead lift to correct a drooping brow and smooth the forehead, or skin resurfacing to remove the fine line wrinkling in the eye area.
Making the Decision for Blepharoplasty
Whether the surgery is desired for functional or cosmetic reasons, your choice of a qualified cosmetic surgeon is of great importance. The patient must also make the commitment to follow the pre-surgical and post-operative instructions of the surgeon.
During the pre-surgical consultation, you will be examined or asked to answer questions concerning vision, tear production, use of contact lenses and your desires for surgery. Your surgeon will explain what you can expect from blepharoplasty and take a complete medical history. Factors to be weighed include age, skin type, ethnic background, and degree of vision obstruction. You can expect an open and honest exchange between you and your surgeon, which will establish the basis for a successful outcome.
After a mutual decision is made by both you and your surgeon, the technique indicated for your individual surgery will be discussed. The type of anesthesia, the surgical facility, any supportive surgery, and the risks and costs inherent in the procedure will be outlined.
Castellano Cosmetic Surgery Center, P.A. is a cosmetic surgery practice in Tampa, Florida specializing in body and facial cosmetic surgery. Joseph J. Castellano M.D. is a board certified surgeon, and has completed specialized training in cosmetic surgery. He specializes in breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck, and facelift. Castellano Cosmetic Surgery Center has a licensed aesthetician with over 10 years of experience with laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, and skin care products in Tampa, Fl. She specializes in Laser Hair Removal. We are proud to offer a state of the art operative facility for the safety and comfort of our patients. Please call for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Castellano or our aesthetician at 813-872-6093.