Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

Do you have wrinkled lower or upper eyelid skin or excessive sagging? If yes, then you are a perfect candidate for an eyelid surgery also known as Blepharoplasty. This is also helpful if there is excess skin on your upper eyelid which could interfere with your vision, or in case you have lost the natural crease of your upper eyelid. Eyelid surgery (eyelift) may also be suggested if there are puffy pouches of fat on either the lower or upper eyelids which result in an aged or tired appearance. Dr. Soler serves many patients in the greater Tampa Bay Area.

How is Blepharoplasty Surgery Performed?

The eyelid surgery procedure is meant to add a more rested and youthful appearance to the eyes. If your vision field is partially blocked due to excessive skin on the upper eyelid, this surgery may also widen your vision. Dr. Soler performs blepharoplasty under general anesthesia. Any mild discomfort can be controlled by oral medication that Dr. Soler will prescribe to you. It may take a week or two for any bruises or sensitivity to completely diminish post surgery. Any swelling also disappears during the same timeframe. Once the sutures are removed, you can begin using eye makeup as well.

Is Blepharoplasty covered by insurance?

Blepharoplasty is considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by insurance, so you are responsible for the payments. However, if you get your eyelid surgery done and it improves your vision field, you may be able to get insurance to cover some of the surgery. It is advisable to check any specific suitability and risk related queries during your consultation with Dr. Soler at his Tampa office. It is important to keep in mind that all surgical procedures do have some degree of risk involved. Though it is rare to face any major complications, minor ones that do not hamper the outcome of your blepharoplasty surgery do occur occasionally.

Discreet Cosmetic Surgery Travel

If you plan on travelling into Tampa from 50 or more miles away, we recommend you plan to stay for a few days. The chart below shows how long Dr. Soler recommends you plan to stay based on your procedure. This chart is for both car and air travelers. At your consultation, Dr. Soler can give you a better idea of exactly how many days you would need to plan for post-operatively. If you need additional planning assistance, please contact our helpful office or visit our travel page .

ProcedureDaysDetail
Blepharoplasty5-7 daysYour recovery will depend on whether it is only the upper, lower or both upper/lower eyelid combined.

Schedule your Eyelid Surgery Today

If you may be considering eyelid surgery, you should set up a consultation with Dr. Soler to go over your specific needs. Our office is centrally located just outside of downtown Tampa. Dr. Soler looks forward to meeting you and discussing your specific Blepharoplasty goals. Call today to schedule your consultation to see if eyelid surgery is right for you!