Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries for Largo, Florida, residents who want improve the appearance of their eyes. The procedure has a high success rate among patients who have been properly educated about it, including the recovery process. Generally, the benefits of blepharoplasty are long lasting, and few patients need to undergo the procedure a second time. Of course, with aging, the skin loosens, and cosmetic eye surgery cannot alter the natural aging process.
Although there is usually is little pain involved in this surgery, knowing what to expect afterwards can make the process less overwhelming.
When you awake from your blepharoplasty, you should expect your vision to be blurry. That’s because of a thick antibiotic ointment is applied to the eye area to prevent the surface area from becoming dry.
Are You a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
Good candidates are patients who are healthy and have no medical conditions that can impair healing. It takes about two weeks to fully heal and resume your normal activities.
Specific conditions that eyelid surgery treats include:
- Bags under the eyes
- Sagging skin that creates upper eyelid folds
- Droopy lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris
- Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid
Eye Care From Experienced Ophthalmologists
If you would like more information about eyelid surgery at St. Michael’s, or if you want to be evaluated for eyelid surgery, contact St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute or visit our FAQs page. With two state-of-the-art facilities just down the road from your Tampa home, we have been improving the vision and quality of life for Tampa Bay-area residents since 1961.