Eyelid Surgery – Eye Lift

Eyelid surgery is a great way to quickly restore the youthful appearance to the eyes, adding a fresh new look to your overall face.  Each year, thousands of men and women elect to have surgery to “open up” their eyes and rejuvenate their appearance.  Eyelid surgery Tampa and New Tampa is a safe procedure that should be performed by a skilled surgeon with a personal touch, like Gerard C. Mosiello, MD.  Dr. Mosiello performs surgery that patients can be confident in, as he is a highly-skilled board-certified plastic surgeon who takes great pride in providing personal, compassionate care to each of his patients.  Specializing in facial aesthetic procedures, Dr. Mosiello offers surgery with outstanding results since 2001.

Blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that has both aesthetic and functional applications. Excess skin and tissue surrounding the eyelids not only creates an aged appearance, but can also interfere with peripheral vision. Through the removal of excess skin or loose tissue, surgery can improve the appearance of both the upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery, or eye lift,  is routinely performed in conjunction with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as brow lift or facelift surgery.

When to Consider Eyelid Surgery

Ideal candidates for eyelid surgery are those who are in good physical and mental health with realistic cosmetic expectations. Benefits of the surgery may include:

  • Removal of excess skin
  • Tightening of skin and tissue
  • Decreased puffiness or bags
  • Improved peripheral vision

Non-smoking patients have speedier recovery times. Not all eye concerns may be addressed with eyelid surgery. During the consultation process, your plastic surgeon will be able to determine if eyelid surgery is right for you.

Frequently Asked Patient Questions

What happens during eye lift surgery?

General anesthesia will be administered prior to your procedure. Your surgeon will begin by making incisions that are concealed within the natural lines of the eyelids. Incisions are typically made in the creases of the upper eyelids and just below the lashes of the lower lids.

Excess skin, tissue and fat deposits will be removed through these incisions. Fat may also be redistributed to give a more even appearance. Incisions may be closed with fine stitches, skin adhesives or surgical tape for minimal scarring.

What happens after eyelid/eye lift surgery?

Following the surgery, you may experience some swelling and bruising. This should diminish over the course of 7-10 days. You may also experience some light sensitivity for a few weeks. Stitches will be removed within one week of surgery. Dr. Mosiello may ask that you apply ointment to the treatment area to ensure proper healing.

Will there be scarring following eyelid surgery?

Typically, the surgery results in very minimal scarring because incision lines are hidden within the natural folds of the eyelid. The incision lines may be visible immediately following surgery, but will begin to gradually fade over the next six months.

Are the results of eyelid surgery permanent?

While the results of the surgery are considered permanent, eyelid surgery will not prevent your eyes from aging. Over time, your natural aging process may result in decreased skin elasticity, and additional sagging or wrinkling of the treatment area. This may be addressed with revision eyelid surgery.

Are there any possible complications?

Eyelid surgery has a low occurrence of complication and these risks will be discussed in depth during the consultation process. Some risks may include discomfort, impaired eyelid function or irritation that may require revision surgery. As with all surgeries, there is also the risk of bleeding, poor wound healing and infection.

Learn More About Eyelid Surgery – Eye Lift

For more information about eyelid surgery, or to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Gerard Mosiello, contact 813-631-1500. Our Tampa Palms cosmetic surgery office is conveniently located in the Tampa Palms area of New Tampa near Wesley Chapel.


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I love Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery ~ Dr. Moseillo, Mary, Nancy & Paula. I had breast cancer and reconstruction with Dr. Moseillo several years ago and knew I would never let anyone perform surgery on me other than him. I decided I wanted to do an Upper Blepharoplasty (upper eyelid surgery). I had the surgery a few months ago, am now at my summer home in Maine and everyone is commenting on how great I look. They have no idea that I had anything done! I keep hearing, “you have amazing eyes”. I am so thrilled with the results, feel 10 years younger and if you’re thinking about this procedure, or any other for that matter, do not hesitate to go to Tampa Palms

Tammy Ahearn

Dr. Mosiello, plain and simply put , is the BEST ! I did a lot of research and he was the one I chose and am very thankful and grateful that I did, as I had consulted with other plastic surgeons from other cancer centers. Dr. Mosiello surpassed in every area. He and his staff truly care and are warm, friendly, compassionate and knowledgeable. Which takes the stress out of any pre surgery or procedure. Knowing you have the best surgeon in your corner is the most important part. Post surgical procedures look amazing and he has saved my life, and has made me whole again. Look no further, he IS the best.

Stacy Kurnot

Dr. Mosiello taught me how to live again after having breast cancer. His staff is truly a blessing. He is an amazing artist and a wonderful Doctor and friend.

Susan Harrigan

I came to Dr. Mosiello’s practice as a reluctant patient who had just been given the diagnosis of breast cancer. I have been in several doctors’ office’s during my diagnosis and treatment and Dr. Mosiello’s office is my favorite. He is a very kind, competent surgeon who patiently answered questions and explained things fully. I was given clear post op directions and checked on by the nurse before my first post op visit and someone was always available if I had a question or concern. His staff is amazing! Melissa, Paula, Mary and Carol are all very personable and caring. This is also an office where I did not wait long periods of time to be seen. Things run smoothly and timely. I would highly recommend Dr. Mosiello to anyone in need of a plastic surgeon.

Melissa H

Dr. Mosiello is an absolute pleasure and privilege to have when in circumstances requiring his knowledge and care. His staff are fantastic as well, all welcoming with a kind smile. Highly recommend this is a doctor and team you can put your trust in.