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Blepharoplasty Surgery: What You Need to Know

Eyes, often called the window to the soul, are crucial to facial appearance. With age, the skin around them loses elasticity, causing sagging and puffy eyes due to bulging fat pads. Eyelid Surgery, or Blepharoplasty, removes excess skin and fat, rejuvenating the eyes. It's a minor procedure that can significantly enhance appearance, addressing the upper, lower, or both eyelids for a refreshed, youthful look.

How Much Does Eyelid Surgery Cost?

At HK Plastic Surgery, the cost of blepharoplasty, aka eyelid surgery, ranges from $4600-$6000. Please note: Each plan is customized to individual situations and includes facility fees, IV sedation, medication, and post-operative appointments.

Schedule an appointment with the doctor to discuss the details of your surgery, and he will provide a customized plan and quote for you. 

Am I an Ideal Candidate?

The ideal candidate for a blepharoplasty in Tampa or Sarasota will be concerned about the signs of aging around the eye area, in generally good health, and have realistic expectations from the surgical procedure. During your in-person consultation, Dr. Holcomb will review previous surgeries, the position of your eyelids, and any preexisting conditions before deciding if a blepharoplasty procedure can be recommended.

Patients with excess or redundant upper or lower eyelid skin and/or bulging eyelids may benefit from eyelid surgery. Important considerations include previous surgery, the position of the eyelids, the position of the eye relative to the surrounding bony structures, and pre-existing conditions that affect the eyes or may likely affect the eyes.

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The Eyelid Lift Procedure

A blepharoplasty procedure at our Sarasota facility usually takes one to two hours to complete in our accredited surgical center. Since the Blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure, patients can rest in the comfort of their own homes that same afternoon. Eyelid surgery is often performed simultaneously as brow lift and/or face and neck lift.

If you are in Tampa, FL, consultations with Dr. Holcomb or Dr. Kreithen will occur at their Tampa office. However, the blepharoplasty procedure itself will be conducted at our Sarasota office.

Please visit this page if you're interested in a blepharoplasty consultation in Tampa. 

Before & After

Upper Eyelid Surgery

An Upper Eyelid surgery utilizes an incision placed near the natural crease of the eyelid to remove excess skin and/or bulging fat.

Lower Eyelid Surgery

  • A lower eyelid surgery may utilize an incision just below the eyelashes. From this incision, excess skin and bulging fat can be removed.
  • The transconjunctival approach is commonly performed, with an incision inside the lower eyelid, for patients primarily dealing with bulging fat.
  • Laser skin resurfacing of the lower eyelids (for example, with the Fractional CO2 Laser) can be used at the time of a transconjunctival Laser treatment, for improved results.

Recovery from an Eyelid Lift

Patients should expect the recovery from and Eyelid Lift to take one to two weeks. Initially, you’ll experience some soreness or tightness around the eye area. Swelling and bruising may also occur, but will resolve on its own within two to four weeks after surgery. After four to 14 days, patients will generally feel well enough and be comfortable with their appearance that they may return to work or school.

Tampa Bay residents: 

If you want to learn more about our Tampa office and blepharoplasty procedure, please visit this page.

Please note: consultations with Dr. Holcomb will occur at their Tampa office. However, the procedure itself will be conducted at our Sarasota office.

The Holcomb - Kreithen Difference

Dr. J. David Holcomb and Dr. Joshua Kreithen bring more than 25 years of collective experience to each and every patient.

Offering a wide range of surgical and noninvasive cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, we will assist each patient with a unique treatment plan designed to meet their specific goals and needs.

Located in the heart of Sarasota, Florida, our office is convenient for local residents, and the city provides a lovely backdrop for out of town guests.

Holcomb - Kreithen Plastic Surgery & Medspa

If you've been looking for a way to eliminate excess pads of fat, bulging skin, or unwanted fat around the upper or lower eyelid areas, Holcomb - Kreithen offers eyelid surgery at our Tampa and Sarasota locations, which can help you look and feel refreshed and rejuvenated, every single day. Reach out and set up an in-person consultation, and we'll work closely with you to help you decide whether or not this procedure is right for you!

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