Today’s plastic surgeons and patients are both looking for improved results following eyelid surgery while minimizing the risks and downtime. The newest techniques for eyelid lift surgery combine traditional methods of excess eye lid skin removal and tightening with modern, less invasive procedures like fat injections and fillers to smooth the contours and fill upper and lower eye bags and hollows. Using these less invasive methods helps improve overall facial harmony and youthfulness while decreasing the risks associated with older, more aggressive eyelid surgery procedures.
For some patients, usually those that are younger and have minimal excess skin or bags, fat grafting or fillers around the eye may be all that is needed to give the desired effect. For patients with more excess eye lid skin or severe bagging, a small incision in the upper lid crease or just under the lower eyelashes will allow for small amounts of fat and skin removal to give optimal results. Combining these techniques potentially allows the plastic surgeon to remove smaller amounts of skin and fat which decreases the risk of lower lid malposition, skeletonization, and an “operated-look” which are some of the most common and feared complications in eyelid lift surgery.
Combining these techniques not only helps avoid scars and potentially decreases recovery time and the risks associated with traditional eyelid lift surgery, but the cost may even be less than with older, more invasive techniques. The cost of fillers alone around the eye starts at about $600, while the price fat transfer to the eyes or upper and lower eyelid surgery starts at approximately $4,000 depending on the complexity, length of operation, and area of the country.
Luckily for patients in the Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, Florida The Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa specializes in eyelid lift surgery, injectables, fat grafting, and micro-fat transfer to the periocular area. Our fully-trained plastic surgeons are familiar with the anatomy of this delicate area of the body, understand their patient’s needs and desires, and are dedicated to patient safety, stellar results, and patient satisfaction. For examples of the eyelid lift surgeries and fat transfer procedures we offer to patients, view the before and after eyelid lift surgery photos of patients from all over Tampa, Florida, and abroad. Our before and after eyelid lift surgery patient photos are untouched, un-edited, and are a sample of our typical results. We take great pride in our work and this is most obvious when viewing the before and after gallery and reading our patients’ comments and reviews.
For more information on eyelid lift surgery or other plastic surgery procedures, call the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa today at (813) 877-3739 to schedule a free consultation.
Traci M. Temmen, M.D.