November 19, 2022 | By Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery

What To Expect From Eyelid Surgery?


It is important to understand the best practices in blepharoplasty, whether you’re interested in upper eyelid surgery, lower eyelid surgery, or both. Selecting the best surgeon is a crucial step in the procedure. In the New Tampa region, Dr. Mosiello of Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery is a well-respected plastic surgeon you can trust for your eyelid procedure.  Patients may rest easy knowing they are working with a highly skilled board-certified plastic surgeon who has the knowledge, training, and decades of experience to provide proven results.

A cosmetic technique called blepharoplasty is used for aesthetic and practical purposes. Extra skin and tissue around the eyelids can obstruct peripheral vision as well as give the eyes a tired and aged appearance. Surgery can enhance the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids by removing extra skin or loose tissue or fat. Eyelid surgery, also known as an eyelid lift, may also be combined with other cosmetic rejuvenation techniques like a facelift or neck lift surgery.

Considerations for Eyelid Surgery

People with appropriate cosmetic goals who are in good physical and mental health make the best candidates for eyelid surgery. Benefits from the procedure could include:

  • Removing extra skin
  • Tissue and skin tightening
  • Reduced under eye bags
  • Reduced hooding of the upper eyelid
  • Minimizing fine lines and wrinkles

Patients that don’t smoke recover more quickly. Eyelid surgery may not be an option for all eyelid issues. Your plastic surgeon can decide if eyelid surgery is best for you during the consultation phase.

What age is ideal for eyelid surgery?

Your plastic surgeon should be able to give you results that seem natural-looking at almost any age. Still, younger patients have an advantage because their skin is more elastic and will enable optimum healing and outcomes that look extremely natural as they mature. People frequently benefit from undergoing surgery in their 50s if aging is the reason for their droopy eyelids (although it is common for patients to wait until their 60s). Those with excess eyelid skin at a young age may decide to undergo the operation sooner.

Waiting until your eyelids exhibit excessive (rather than mild) sagging before having an eyelid lift will probably result in a more dramatic transformation.  In these situations, to optimize results, some older patients may decide to undergo additional treatments, like a facelift, to maintain the harmony of the appearance of their other facial features and the eyelids.

Comfort Post- Blepharoplasty

The application of cold compresses is a popular and useful technique after blepharoplasty.

Eye rest and minimizing any strenuous activity or straining is also part of the recovery phase.

After blepharoplasty, it can be extremely difficult to avoid staring at screens. Most individuals rely on their phones, laptops, or televisions on a daily basis but should take a few days off from them. In addition, adequate rest is necessary for a proper blepharoplasty recovery. You can rest your eyes by listening to audiobooks, music, or podcasts during your post-blepharoplasty recovery period.

A Blepharoplasty Trend That’s Not So Helpful: Social Media

While blepharoplasty can remove excess skin and fat and provide a refreshed look, patients need to understand everyone’s results are individualized.  No two patients are alike, and each patient’s eyelids may be different on the right and left side of the body. Social media can be a terrific resource for finding inspiration and motivation to improve yourself, but it’s not always the most trustworthy.

You can find accurate information about blepharoplasty performed by plastic surgeons at

Working with a board-certified plastic surgeon is the best method to ensure safe and proven results.  Dr. Mosiello is a well-respected plastic surgeon you can rely on for eyelid lifts in New Tampa if you’re considering blepharoplasty. Call 813-631-1500 immediately to schedule your appointment with Dr. Mosiello at Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery.


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