Drs. Ankit Desai, Michael Fallucco, and Joseph Parks with Florida Plastic Surgery Group talk about what to expect from eyelid surgery.
Jacksonville, FL – According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were approximately 207,000 eyelid surgery procedures performed in 2014. That statistic keeps eyelid surgery, often referred to as blepharoplasty or an “eyelid lift,” firmly entrenched in the top five most popular surgical cosmetic enhancement procedures available. Drs. Ankit Desai, Michael Fallucco, and Joseph Parks, Jacksonville plastic surgeons with Florida Plastic Surgery Group, say eyelid surgery’s continuing popularity is reflected at their practice, with both women and men of a wide range of backgrounds looking for ways to reduce signs of age and exhaustion around the eyes for a more youthful, refreshed appearance.
The doctors say eyelid surgery can ultimately address a number of concerns that can give people a consistently tired or aged appearance. Upper eyelid surgery can eliminate excess skin, smooth out wrinkles, and even correct drooping eyelids that may be having an effect on one’s vision. Lower eyelid surgery can serve to significantly reduce the appearance of undereye bags and puffiness, resulting in a more youthful and rested look. The surgeons at Florida Plastic Surgery Group note that some patients may need only one procedure to meet their goals, while others can benefit from both procedures, which can be performed in combination. They say that eyelid surgery can significantly reduce the effects that age, stress, and lack of sleep can have on the areas around a patient’s eyes.
Eyelid surgery, for both the upper and lower eyelid areas, typically involves the careful removal of excess skin, fat, and muscle. The remaining skin is then lifted, tightened, and smoothed. The doctors say the eyelid surgery procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis and, depending on the extent of treatment, can be completed within about one to three hours. Drs. Desai, Fallucco, and Parks say recovery will be slightly different for each patient; however, in general terms, patients are able to resume normal daily activities after about 10 to 14 days. They note that swelling is common in the treatment areas, but this can be reduced with the application of ice packs following treatment. The doctors say a special ointment will likely be applied to the eyes after eyelid surgery, and any discomfort can be managed with medication. Some temporary light sensitivity, excess tearing, and blurriness can also be expected.
The surgeons say the cost of eyelid surgery will largely depend on the specific type of treatment an individual patient will need. In cases where excess upper eyelid skin is affecting a patient’s vision, insurance may cover part of the cost. While eyelid surgery for cosmetic reasons is not typically covered, the doctors say they work with a number major healthcare and plastic surgery financing companies that offer no-interest and extended monthly payment plans for qualified applicants to make the price of treatment as convenient as possible.
The doctors at Florida Plastic Surgery Group advise people who are considering eyelid surgery to consult with an experienced plastic surgeon and talk about their options. Ultimately, they say, this procedure can offer extraordinary results, virtually erasing common skin conditions around the eyes that can make one look older and more tired than he or she may actually be.
Florida Plastic Surgery Group
Florida Plastic Surgery Group is a comprehensive cosmetic and reconstructive surgery practice located in the Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and Middleburg, Florida area. Drs. Ankit Desai, Michael Fallucco, and Joseph Parks have each been recognized as one of Jacksonville Magazine’s Top Doctors. In addition to eyelid surgery, the surgeons at Florida Plastic Surgery Group offer an array of procedures to enhance the face, breasts, and body, as well as non-surgical options and skin care treatments. They are available for interview upon request.
For more information about Florida Plastic Surgery Group, please visit plasticsurgeryjacksonville.com and facebook.com/pages/Florida-Plastic-Surgery-Group/80225914572.
Florida Plastic Surgery Group
14540 Old St. Augustine Rd. #2391
Jacksonville, FL 32258
2 Shircliff Way
Jacksonville, FL 32204
1658 St. Vincent’s Way, Suite 210
Middleburg, FL 32068