Eyelid Surgery

As the focal point of the face, the eyes are the one feature associated most with personal identity. Aging eyelids can obscure youth, happiness, and the way you truly feel about yourself, making you look tired, sad, and older than you really are. Dr. Dominic Castellano, a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, offers an effective solution: blepharoplasty. This procedure, often called eyelid surgery, helps Tampa women and men rejuvenate their upper and lower eyelids to give them a younger and more refreshed look.

To find out more about the eyelid lift, other facial cosmetic surgery options, and non-invasive procedures in Tampa, Florida, at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery, please request a complimentary consultation online, or call our office at 813-975-3223. We look forward to helping you improve your appearance and your confidence.

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tampa eyelid surgery before and after

Eyelid Surgery Before & After


The benefits of eyelid surgery may include*:

  • A more youthful appearance
  • Improved vision
  • The removal of excess skin and fat
  • Reduced bruising and swelling

Sometimes, aging is exacerbated by drooping of the eyebrows or sagging skin in the mid-face. In this instance, eyelid surgery can be combined with a brow lift or a facelift.

Dr. Dominic Castellano

Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

Board certified in both facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (head-neck surgery), Dr. Dominic performs cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck exclusively. His expertise and exceptional outcomes earned him the 2019 Top Doc award for facial plastic surgeon by Tampa Magazine.

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Blepharoplasty Cost

The cost of blepharoplasty in Tampa, FL ranges from $4,000 to $6,000. This depends on the type of eyelid surgery, whether its upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both sets, as well as the complexity of the procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Dominic will provide you with a personalized estimate for your procedure to take with you.

Eyelid Lift Procedure

This procedure is performed at our in office surgical suite and can generally take about one hour.

Upper Eyelids

Over time, the upper lids begin to sag, droop, and appear puffy, due to fat deposits and loss of skin elasticity. Upper eyelid surgery removes excess skin and fat from the upper eyelids. A small incision is made in the natural fold of the eyelid.  This hides the scar very well and is not easily observable post surgery.  The incision is made with the use of a laser which helps in the precision and reduces swelling and bruising.  Patients report a more rested and refreshed appearance.  Some patients even have improved vision as the eyelid is no longer “resting” and impairing their vision.

Lower Eyelids

Puffiness or bags in the lower eyelids can occur due to aging or as a familial trait. The skin may become redundant and dark circles may appear. The puffiness is due to fat from around the eye bulging forward. Lower lid blepharoplasty treats the puffiness by removing or re-positioning the excess fat. Dr. Dominic does this with an internal incision made with the laser to reduce bruising and swelling. Laser skin resurfacing can be incorporated to smooth and tighten the lower lid skin.


Dr. Dominic is well known for preserving the patient’s natural features and not making them look surprised or like someone else. Our caring and attentive post-operative staff will assist you with your recovery which will take a few days.

*The results and experiences depicted illustrate results you may achieve if you choose to have a plastic surgery procedure.  Individual results and experiences may vary by patient.

Eye Lift | Eyelid Surgery | Blepharoplasty FAQs

What can a blepharoplasty do for me?

Eyelid surgery can remove bags and puffiness from the eyelid, open up the eye area, and restore the youthful appearance of your eyes. In some cases it can even improve vision.

What is the normal age to start thinking about blepharoplasty?

For most people, aging eyelids start to become an issue in the mid-thirties. However, due to genetic factors, some patients can benefit from eyelid surgery much earlier in life.

Is it possible to remove the sagging in my upper lids without having the “surprised” look?

Of course! We have all seen and heard the horror stories of extreme eyelid surgery gone wrong. Dr. Dominic uses minimally invasive techniques and always opts for the subtle approach, achieving effective results without radically deviating from your natural look.

Is the blepharoplasty procedure painful?

No. Eyelid lifts are performed in our office and require only local anesthesia and mild sedation. General anesthesia is not required.

What is recovery like?

You may experience mild swelling and bruising for a few days to a week or more after blepharoplasty surgery. You should keep your head elevated for a few days. Dr. Dominic will give you eye drops to use and will instruct you on how to care for your eyes and keep them clean during recovery.

Can blepharoplasty be combined with other procedures?

Yes. Many patients choose to have laser skin resurfacing, a facelift, injectable fillers, or BOTOX® treatment along with blepharoplasty.

If you still have questions about eyelid surgery in Tampa, contact us today or request your complimentary consultation.

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