Of all the signs of aging, droopy eyelids are often one of the most annoying.  Sagging eyelids can be caused by age, or by over-exposure to the harsh sun in Tampa, but can be corrected with droopy eyelid surgery.  Lower Blepharoplasty (otherwise known as droopy eyelid surgery) can reduce the heaviness under the eyes and improve appearance in both men and women.  Bags under the eyes are usually a cosmetic issue but the regular puffiness can make you look unhealthy or inebriated.  Those that have struggled to get rid of bags under the eyes have often tried many cures before considering droopy eyelid surgery.

What is Droopy Eyelid Surgery?

Lower Blepharoplasty is sometimes called droopy eyelid surgery.  This procedure is used to correct sagging lower eyelids to improve appearance, rather than help with vision.  Blepharoplasty Patient Before ad After Full FaceTemporary puffiness under the eyes can be caused by many different factors – being overtired, excessive alcohol use, crying, allergies and an assortment of medical conditions.  However, once the situation is addressed, the swelling will lessen and your eyes return to normal.  If the droopy eyelids are caused by age or skin damage, then there are no over the counter treatments that will firm up the lower lids.  Lower blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that will remove excess fatty deposits in the eyelids and reduce sagging skin.  This surgery should be done only by an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon to correct the droopiness of the lower lids.

Tampa Plastic Surgeon Discusses Droopy Eyelid Surgery

According to expert plastic surgeon, Dr. Dominic M. Castellano, an internal incision made into the lower eyelid is the best way remove the fatty deposits and ensure that there is no noticeable scar tissue following the procedure.  Dr. Dominic will often use a laser to reduce any bruising or swelling and may recommend laser skin resurfacing to smooth and tighten the lower eyelids.  The use of a laser will lessen the recovery time slightly and will leave no marks behind when the surgery is completed.  “Lower blepharoplasty treats the puffiness by removing or repositioning the fat tissue in the lower lids and can make the patient appear younger and more alert once the recovery is completed.  The goal is to leave the patient looking very natural, yet more rejuvenated.”

When to Seek Droopy Eyelid Surgery

The decision to seek surgery to correct droopy eyelids is entirely up to the individual patient.  In most cases, the condition is visible on a daily basis and cannot be corrected with over the counter creams or treatments to reduce swelling.  Many patients report that they were frustrated by the inability to get rid of the bags under their eyes and tired of people asking if they felt okay.  The surgery can make a dramatic difference in appearance and refresh your looks.  If you would like to learn more about blepharoplasty, please schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Dominic Castellano at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery in Tampa.   Call (813) 975-3223 or visit www.EliteTampa for more information.

Elite Facial Plastic Surgery is a fully accredited medical facility located in Tampa, Florida.  Dr. Dominic Castellano is a highly respected and double board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in crafting natural results through less invasive plastic surgery procedures.  The medical team is highly trained in both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures.

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