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Introduction to Eyelid Surgery

The eyes are the windows to your soul, they express your emotions and capture the attention of the ones around you. But what if droopy or sagging eyelids are hindering your look and making you look older than you feel? For some, their puffy lower eyelid bags make them look constantly tired and aged. In Tampa, you can achieve a revitalized and more youthful appearance with the transformative power of Eyelid Surgery at Ravive Plastic Surgery. On this page we will delve into one of Dr. Bhat’s favorite procedures: Eyelid Surgery,  discussing its remarkable ability to rejuvenate and enhance the beauty of your eyes.

What is Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid Surgery, also known as Blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure designed to rejuvenate and enhance the appearance of your eyelids. This delicate surgery involves the removal of excess skin, fat, and sometimes muscle from the upper or lower eyelids to address various aesthetic concerns. During the procedure, incisions are strategically made along the eyelids’ natural creases, ensuring minimal scarring. Through these incisions, excess tissue is carefully removed or repositioned, resulting in a smoother, firmer, and more youthful eye contour.

The surgery can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, depending on the patient’s specific needs and desired outcome; more on this below. Under the skilled hands of Dr. Deepa Bhat in Tampa, FL, eyelid surgery becomes an art form, tailored to each patient’s unique needs and desires.

Upper Blepharoplasty

Upper Blepharoplasty, or Upper Eyelid Surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that aims to resolve issues such as heavy eyelids, sagging or overhanging skin, and the aging appearance of the upper eyelids. During upper blepharoplasty, excess upper eyelid skin, fat, and muscle are meticulously removed. Upper Blepharoplasty can create a more youthful, awake, and refreshed look to the upper eyes, making them more striking in appearance. With Upper Eyelid Surgery, you can achieve a smoother and firmer upper eyelid contour and enhance both your appearance and potentially improve vision in cases of visual obstruction caused by excess skin.

Lower Blepharoplasty

Lower Blepharoplasty focuses on rejuvenating the lower eyelids. Also known as Lower Eyelid surgery, it targets issues such as under-eye bags, puffiness, and wrinkles that occur beneath your eye area. During Lower Blepharoplasty, excess skin and fat are carefully removed or repositioned to improve the contour and smoothness of the lower eyelids. This can result in a more rested look, enhancing the overall harmony of the face.

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What are the Benefits of Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid Surgery from Ravive Plastic Surgery offers several benefits for those seeking to improve the appearance of their eyes in Tampa. Here are some of the key benefits:

  • Improved Appearance
  • Enhanced Eye Contour
  • Reduced Signs of Aging
  • Improved Vision
  • Boosted Self-Confidence

Who are the Best Candidates for Eyelid Surgery?

Blepharoplasty in Tampa, FL can address a range of aesthetic concerns for our patients. The best candidates for Eyelid Surgery are individuals who exhibit one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Excess or Sagging Skin
  • Puffiness and Under-Eye Bags
  • Drooping Eyelids
  • Good Overall Health
  • Realistic Expectations

What’s the First Step?

The first step towards your Eyelid Surgery from Ravive Plastic Surgery is to contact our clinic for a detailed consultation. During this initial appointment, you will have the opportunity to discuss your goals, concerns, and expectations with Dr. Bhat. She will carefully evaluate your eye area and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan for your needs. During the consultation, it is important to openly communicate your desired outcomes and ask any questions you may have about our procedure. Dr. Bhat will provide you with detailed information about the surgical process, including the risks and benefits involved, as well as the expected recovery period. She will then personalize the treatment plan to address your specific concerns, and our patient coordinator can schedule your surgery at your convenience.

What to Expect on the Day of Eyelid Surgery

On the day of your Eyelid Surgery with Dr. Deepa Bhat, you can expect a smooth and efficient experience. The type of anesthesia that will be used will be determined and discussed in your consultation, which will help ensure your comfort. Once administered, Dr. Bhat will then mark the incision lines on your eyelids before the procedure begins.

During the surgery, Dr. Bhat will skillfully remove excess skin, fat, and tissue as needed. She may also perform additional techniques to enhance the results.  After the surgery, you will be closely monitored in a recovery area until you wake up from anesthesia. You will be discharged with a friend or family member for a ride home, as driving is prohibited immediately after the procedure.

Eyelid Surgery Recovery

After your Tampa Eyelid Surgery, it is important to follow Dr. Bhat and her team’s post-operative care instructions to ensure a smooth recovery. Swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort are common during the initial days after the procedure. Cold compresses and prescribed medications can help alleviate these symptoms.

You will be advised to keep your head elevated and avoid activities that may strain the eyes, such as reading, watching screens, or wearing contact lenses. It’s normal for the eyes to feel dry and sensitive after eyelid surgery. Dr. Bhat may recommend using artificial tears or lubricating ointments to moisturize the eyes, it is crucial to protect your eyes from sunlight and wear sunglasses when outdoors.

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How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost in Tampa, FL?

The average cost of eyelid surgery in Tampa Bay, FL typically starts at $4,000 and can go up to around $14,000. The price can vary depending on anesthesia costs, surgeon fees, and more. The best way to get the most accurate cost will be to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bhat. During your consultation, our patient coordinator will be able to give you a detailed quote for surgery.

Why Choose Dr. Bhat?

When it comes to Eyelid Surgery, choosing a skilled and experienced surgeon is crucial to achieving optimal results. Dr. Deepa Bhat in Tampa, FL is a great choice in the state for several reasons. With extensive training in plastic surgery, Dr. Bhat is highly knowledgeable in performing Eyelid Surgery with precision and artistry. She completed an ASAPS-endorsed aesthetic fellowship, which can only be obtained through a post‐residency program and involves advanced education and training in the art of cosmetic surgery. This makes her one of the few aesthetic fellowship-trained plastic surgeons in Florida!

Our team at Ravive Plastic Surgery is committed to delivering personalized care, taking the time to understand each patient’s unique goals and concerns to create a customized treatment plan. By choosing Dr. Bhat, you can trust that you are in the hands of a highly skilled and caring individual who will prioritize your well-being and provide you with the most natural and beautiful eyes possible.

Schedule Your Consultation

To schedule your consultation with Dr. Bhat at Ravive Plastic Surgery, please contact our office today. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist you in finding a convenient appointment time. Take the first step towards rejuvenating your eyes and enhancing your natural beauty today.

Eyelid Surgery FAQs

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Patient Resources

We’re here to help, with a number of patient resources designed to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Read through the materials below, and don’t hesitate to reach out and set up your consultation to learn more about what we can do for you.