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About Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty in Tampa can address eyelid drooping, puffiness, under-eye bags, and excess wrinkles or fine lines. This procedure can also improve a patient’s vision by correcting upper eyelid drooping, which can sometimes impair a patient’s sight.

Am I a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

You may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery if you’re experiencing any of the following:

  • Eyelid puffiness
  • Eyelid drooping that impairs vision
  • Heavy or excess bags under the eyes
  • Deep wrinkles or grooves in the eye area

We also recommend that patients considering the procedure be:

  • Free of medical eye conditions such as glaucoma or dry eye: this procedure may make the symptoms of those conditions worse
  • Healthy and nonsmokers: if you smoke, you may have to stop smoking entirely or stop smoking six weeks before your procedure, as well as six weeks post-operation

If you believe you are a good candidate for a blepharoplasty based on the qualifications outlined above, we suggest you schedule a consultation with Dr. Buchanan to discuss your aesthetic concerns along with the possibility of eyelid surgery and the added benefits it could bring to your life.

What Will My Recovery Look Like?

After your eyelid surgery in Tampa, your eyes will be covered with gauze; in some cases, they may be loosely taped up to keep the desired shape intact. Moderate to severe swelling is expected, as well as bruising, dry eyes, and general discomfort, which can be mitigated with cold compresses and medication prescribed by Dr. Buchanan prior to the surgery. Eyeglasses can be worn after the gauze is removed. However, we recommend waiting at least two weeks before wearing contact lenses. You may experience some sensitivity to light. It’s helpful to keep a pair of dark sunglasses accessible when exposed to the sun or other light sources. Swelling can last up to six weeks but usually subsides rapidly within the first week, and bruising is usually gone by 1-2 weeks. Patients can expect to see their final results six weeks post-surgery.

How Long Will My Results Last?

Most patients will see the results of their blepharoplasty by about six weeks post-surgery. Results from eyelid surgery are long-term and can last up to 15 years or more, depending on your specific procedure. In order to prolong your results, it is vital to maintain a healthy lifestyle and daily practices to delay the natural aging process. Proper sun protection, a daily skincare regimen, and diet and exercise are all lifestyle habits that help keep signs of aging at bay.

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How much will my eyelid surgery cost? Prices starting at $4,000

The cost of eyelid surgery in Tampa can vary greatly depending on the complexity of your case. Unfortunately, health insurance does not cover the procedure as it is considered cosmetic. It's important to remember that the total cost may include:

  • Anesthesia fees
  • Operating room costs
  • Compression garments for post-surgery
  • Surgeon fees

Additionally, there may be other miscellaneous fees not included in the cost, such as:

  • Blood tests or additional pre-operative testing
  • Medical clearance exams
  • Prescription medications

The cost of the procedure can also be influenced by factors such as the surgeon's level of experience and reputation, the techniques used, and the location of the surgeon's practice. For example:

  • Surgeons with many years of experience or a high reputation may charge more for their services
  • Larger cities typically have higher operational costs, making the procedure more expensive

If you are interested in eyelid surgery but have financial concerns, you can speak with Dr. Buchanan or a member of the VIVIFY staff about financing options. They strive to work with each patient to provide financing plans to help them achieve their surgical goals.

Finding the Right Plastic Surgeon

If you're searching for a plastic surgeon, it's essential to prioritize those certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). These surgeons have undergone an extensive training program lasting between 6 and 8 years post-medical school. This training ensures that they are well-versed in both reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery, providing you with the assurance that you're in the hands of a skilled and knowledgeable professional.

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Why Choose VIVIFY?

Time is the great equalizer. It never stops, and it catches us all. We are all fighting our internal voice about who we are and how we present ourselves to the outside world. The board-certified providers at VIVIFY plastic surgery & medspa are here to help you fight the internal villain through external cosmetic transformation. We understand that how one feels about themselves can drastically alter inner happiness and satisfaction and how one presents themselves to others. Changes in the body can change patients' mental and physical health. Dr. Dallas Buchanan has been recognized in the "Top 10 Plastic Surgeons in Florida" five years in a row because of his commitment to helping patients achieve their desired aesthetic, prioritizing safety, privacy, and patient satisfaction, all while treating patients like part of the family.

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