Eyelid Surgery Available for Residents of Tampa, FL
If you are a Tampa, Florida, resident looking for an effective treatment for droopy eyelids, you should know that St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute offers eyelid surgery. This procedure can lift eyelids, reduce puffiness in the upper and lower lids, and expand your field of vision. Also known as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery at St. Michael’s has led to spectacular outcomes for our patients with reduced skin elasticity.
How Is Eyelid Surgery Performed?
For most adult patients, it is an outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia. Your surgeon will create a small incision in the fold of the upper eyelid and trim away excess skin. As the incision is closed, your eyelid will be tightened and smoothed, giving you a younger, more vibrant appearance.
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.